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Volume 41 Issue 6

Pitt Men's Study marks 25th year >

November 6th, 2008

When the Pitt Men’s Study began 25 years ago, researchers “had a strong vision for the need to respond to the approaching storm,” in spite of the fact that men in Pittsburgh were not dying in significant numbers from AIDS, recalls Philip Parr, who at the time directed the Pittsburgh Free Clinic. “I did not […]

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Obituary: Mitchell B. Max >

November 6th, 2008

Anesthesiology professor Mitchell B. Max, director of the molecular epidemiology of pain program (MEPP) in Pitt’s Center for Pain Research, died Oct. 22, 2008. He was 59. Max, a neurologist whose research interests included the mechanisms and treatment of neuropathic pain and the genetics of chronic pain, came to Pitt in 2007 to lead the […]

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The future of Oakland: Senate plenary session examines partnerships >

November 6th, 2008

A Pittsburgh City Council member is calling for representatives of the University and Oakland community organizations to join with city officials in developing a new 10-year master plan for Oakland. Bill Peduto, who represents parts of Oakland, said, “I want to talk about what I call ‘2020 vision.’ Not [as it relates to] eyesight. In […]

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The future of Oakland: Community groups & what they do >

November 6th, 2008

Following the speakers at the Oct. 23 Senate fall plenary session, a panel of representatives from Oakland community groups presented brief descriptions of what their organizations do and how they have partnered with Pitt. Community Human Services Corp. (CHS) Adrienne Walnoha said that CHS has been a community center in South Oakland for almost 40 […]

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The future of Oakland: Roundtable discussions >

November 6th, 2008

The Oct. 23 Senate plenary session included summaries from roundtable discussions, where intermingled groups of Pitt students, faculty, staff and administrators sat down with local residents and community organizers to brainstorm on Oakland’s future. “The purpose of these roundtable discussions is to create representative dialogue on the issues and the strengths that we see in […]

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Online self-registration piloted >

November 6th, 2008

Standing in line to register for classes is a thing of the past on Pitt’s regional campuses. The University is piloting a program that allows some students to self-register online for the spring term. By next fall, Pitt students system-wide will be registering on their own, according to University Registrar Samuel Conte. Conte said the […]

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