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Volume 41 Issue 6

U.S. ignoring critical importance of environment, scientist says >

November 6th, 2008

The world — and particularly the United States — has its head in the sand when it comes to the dangers of destroying the ecosystems that sustain life, a prominent scientist said here last week. “When you hear a politician say, “We have a tough economic situation now, what we have to do is work […]

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Bradford nursing group plans food collection >

November 6th, 2008

The Pitt-Bradford Student Nurse Organization is collecting non-perishable food through Nov. 17 to distribute in McKean County. Food will be collected at the Frame-Westerberg Commons, Swarts Hall, Fisher Hall, Campus Police, Hanley Library and the Sport and Fitness Center. Those attending UPB sporting events can get $1 off the ticket price by bringing a non-perishable […]

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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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