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Volume 40 Issue 17

Pitt Press's composition, literacy and culture series wins awards >

May 1st, 2008

Three books in the Pittsburgh Series on Composition, Literacy and Culture recently won major awards. The series, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, is edited by English faculty David Bartholomae, chair, and Jean Ferguson Carr. • “Toward a Civil Discourse: Rhetoric and Fundamentalism” by Sharon Crowley won the 2008 CCCC Outstanding Book Award, marking […]

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Rx for U.S. health care: Learn from other nations' successes >

May 1st, 2008

“Our leaders like to say we have the best health care system in the world,” said national health policy expert and economist Karen Davis. But that view is not shared by the American public, she said. “It’s hard to look at what has happened in the health care system over the recent past and not […]

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New sports/entertainment law concentration offered >

May 1st, 2008

The master of studies in law program at the School of Law has added a concentration in sports and entertainment law to its existing roster of almost two dozen concentrations. The master of studies program is designed for people who use law in their work or who work with lawyers and want to learn about […]

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Open Access: Libraries, university presses form partnerships >

May 1st, 2008

Open access publishing has been in the limelight as recent developments have encouraged more free publication of scholarly literature. This is the second in an occasional series on the impact of the digital age on academic publishing. Among the digital publishing partnerships on the rise in scholarly circles are those between libraries and university presses. […]

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GSPH starts occupational biostatistics & epidemiology center >

May 1st, 2008

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has established a center dedicated to occupational biostatistics and epidemiology. The mission of the center, based on an approach that is collaborative and multidisciplinary, is to build on the school’s success in developing and applying biostatistical methods to the study of workplace exposures. Directed by Gary M. Marsh, […]

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Obituary: Deborah J. Aaron >

May 1st, 2008

Deborah J. Aaron, an associate professor in the School of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Activity, died April 23, 2008. Aaron, who was 51, had been battling cancer. Aaron earned a master’s degree in public health at Pitt in 1991 and added a PhD in epidemiology in 1994. She then served a post-doctoral fellowship […]

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