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Volume 40 Issue 15

Weight race impact widespread at Thackeray Hall >

April 3rd, 2008

“There’s a social part to this, that everybody can participate in,” whether in the weight race or not, said Joe Cheadle, an accounting analyst in Student Billing and Accounting. Employees building-wide are exchanging healthy recipes, and joining in Tuesday brown bag lunches and weight race participants’ walks, he said, adding that his office alerts all […]

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Food drive launched >

April 3rd, 2008

Pitt’s annual Partnership for Food drive will collect non-perishable food items throughout April to help restock the shelves of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. For more than a decade, the University has ranked among the 10 most successful Pittsburgh-area employers in the annual spring food drives. Over the years, contributions from the University have […]

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ReSET Center targets smoking >

April 3rd, 2008

A new center at Pitt seeks to increase the University’s role as a source of expertise and information on tobacco and smoking cessation. “I want us to be seen as a resource,” said Graduate School of Public Health Dean Donald S. Burke, adding that Pitt is well equipped to contribute information of local relevance that […]

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Pharmacology department renamed >

April 3rd, 2008

The Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine has changed its name to the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology. The new name reflects how research and teaching activities have evolved in the modern practice of pharmacology. Bruce A. Freeman, Irwin Fridovich Professor and chair of the department, said: “Research in the department emphasizes […]

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Subtly sexist language: Words make a difference >

April 3rd, 2008

Proper grammar be damned! The use of the suffix -man, as in chairman and congressman, and masculine pronouns such as he and his to indicate people of both genders is sexist, whether or not they are grammatically correct. That was the main thesis of Pitt law professor Pat K. Chew in summarizing her research on […]

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Engineering office on the move >

April 3rd, 2008

Today is moving day for the Swanson School of Engineering’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations. The renovation and expansion of Benedum Hall is prompting the office’s temporary move to the fourth floor of the Cathedral of Learning. The office is expected to be in its temporary space for about 18 months. Staff phone numbers […]

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