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Volume 41 Issue 12

Abigail Alliance case discussed: Balancing study drugs, safety >

February 19th, 2009

A 21st-century case at the fulcrum between law and ethics will continue to be discussed and have implications for the medical community as well as for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said a medical ethics expert speaking here. “Abigail Alliance v. von Eschenbach is one of the most fascinating cases in many years, with […]

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Obituary: Randi Kaye Daimon Koeske >

February 19th, 2009

Randi Kaye Daimon Koeske, a psychology professor at Pitt-Greensburg, died Jan. 31, 2009, of complications from cancer. She was 59. A memorial service is set for 4 p.m. March 2 in UPG’s Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center.   Koeske held research and teaching positions at Pitt before joining the UPG faculty in 1989. […]

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Guest speaker addresses generosity >

February 19th, 2009

Think beyond the numbers and ponder wealth in all its dimensions, Indiana University professor Richard Gunderman urged listeners in his talk, “Generosity: What’s at Stake.” Last month’s lecture was the first in a Philanthropy Forum speaker series sponsored by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in conjunction with GSPIA’s Johnson Institute for Responsible […]

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Pitt tax hotline set up >

February 19th, 2009

Payroll has set up a tax hotline for questions about W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline, 412/624-8070 (option 9), will be in effect through April 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Inquiries also can be submitted online at www.bc.pitt.edu/payroll/inquiries.html. Questions regarding form 1099 should be directed to Payment Processing at 412/648-7845. Questions regarding form 1098T […]

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COI filing season underway >

February 19th, 2009

Pitt’s annual conflict of interest (COI) filing season has begun. A Feb. 16 memorandum from Provost James V. Maher and Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran provides information on who must file and how to file, as well as details concerning supervisors’ responsibilities in managing potential conflicts. Copies of the memorandum and attachments are posted at […]

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Faculty honored for teaching, research >

February 19th, 2009

Winners of the 2009 chancellor’s awards for distinguished teaching and distinguished research have been announced. Distinguished teaching award winners are: • Jennifer Cartier, assistant professor, Department of Instruction and Learning, School of Education. • Chuck Kinder, professor of English and director of the writing program. • Michael J. Madison, professor and associate dean for research, […]

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