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Volume 41 Issue 6

Alzheimer research proposals sought >

November 6th, 2008

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) seed monies grant program is seeking proposals for pilot grants to stimulate new research relevant to Alzheimer’s disease. Proposals can range from basic to psychosocial science in methodology, with priority given to novel approaches. Proposed research may involve humans, other animals or in vitro studies. The patient registry, clinical […]

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On Teaching: Writing roundtable >

November 6th, 2008

The five-paragraph essay, according to national experts, is the dominant formula for teaching basic writing. Students, particularly in high school, are taught to conform to a cookie-cutter model in their writing assignments. Students are asked to insert material into a introduction, provide a set of supporting data and present a conclusion. Critics of the model […]

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Career clothing drive planned >

November 6th, 2008

The Pitt Volunteer Pool is sponsoring a career clothing drive on Nov. 11 to aid efforts of Pennsylvania Women Work, an organization that promotes the economic self-sufficiency of single parents, displaced homemakers and individuals in transition. The organization is seeking donations of professional clothing for women and men that is appropriate for job interviews and […]

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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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