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Volume 41 Issue 14

Scholarly publishing: Plenary keynote speaker outlines concerns >

March 19th, 2009

“It’s not unreasonable to say that the scholarly publishing that most of us grew up with is either in collapse or in a forced transition that will be awkward until we find the new version,” said Provost James V. Maher as he introduced keynote speaker David E. Shulenburger at the University Senate’s spring plenary session […]

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Obituary: Frank John Draus >

March 19th, 2009

Frank John Draus, a long-time faculty member and administrator in the School of Dental Medicine, died March 4, 2009. He was 79. A native of Dupont, Pa., Draus came to Pitt in 1956 as a research assistant in the school, rising through the academic ranks to associate professor and professor. He held a number of […]

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Scholarly publishing: Pitt panelists speak out >

March 19th, 2009

Pitt panelists Steven L. Kanter, vice dean in the School of Medicine; Michael J. Madison, associate dean for research in the School of Law; Cynthia Miller, director of the University of Pittsburgh Press, and John D. Norton, director of the Center for Philosophy of Science, added their comments on scholarly publishing issues at the plenary […]

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Cooper among wheelchair athletes featured on Cheerios boxes >

March 19th, 2009

One of the world’s foremost authorities on wheelchair design and an accomplished wheelchair athlete, Rory Cooper, distinguished professor and chair in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, is being honored with his picture on a special edition Cheerios box as part of a national campaign. Organized […]

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CRSP speaker discusses health effects of discrimination >

March 19th, 2009

“Discrimination is a potentially powerful explanation about how race and ethnicity may be linked to health,” said David Takeuchi, associate dean for research at the University of Washington School of Social Work. Takeuchi shared some of his work on perceptions of discrimination among Latinos and Asian Americans and offered his thoughts on future research trends […]

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