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Volume 37 Issue 15

Race, gender inequities aren’t the only barriers to success >

March 31st, 2005

“I’m sure 99 percent of parents love their children equally. But do they treat them equally? I seriously doubt it,” said a national expert on the influence of family home life on adult success. “We love our kids equally, but sometimes that love blinds us to actual inequalities within the family.” Dalton Conley, professor of […]

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Making Pitt work: Library preservationists save books >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt’s senior administration grabs most of the headlines. The faculty here get noticed when they bring in research dollars, win teaching awards or publish in their fields. But behind the scenes, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data […]

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Pitt prof aids Indonesian tsunami victims >

March 31st, 2005

This week’s earthquake in Indonesia was a sharp reminder of the December earthquake that spawned the tsunami in the same region, leaving as many as 300,000 dead or missing. One Pitt professor is determined that Pittsburgh and its people will remember the tsunami victims by forging a sister city relationship with communities in Aceh, the […]

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New center to address minority health disparities >

March 31st, 2005

In Allegheny County, African Americans have a disproportionately higher death rate from stroke, prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease as compared to Caucasians. Pitt’s Schools of the Health Sciences have created the Center for Primary Care Community-Based Research to address such disparities. The center, led by Janine E. Janosky, executive director, and Jeannette E. South-Paul, medical […]

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Nanotech facilities to expand at Benedum Hall >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt is planning a big expansion into one of the tiniest realms of science — nanotechnology. The University plans to invest $6.1 million to build a nanotechnology facility in the sub-basement of Benedum Hall and to hire nine more faculty to study the cutting-edge technology. Nanoscience is the study of things smaller than 100 nanometers […]

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Report explores rural public health preparedness >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt’s Center for Public Health Preparedness, part of the Graduate School of Public Health, and the Center for Rural Health Practice at the Bradford campus, along with other collaborators, this month released an independent report highlighting the challenges and concerns of rural public health preparedness. The report explores rural America’s vulnerability to bioterrorism and other […]

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2 English profs garner Bellet teaching awards >

March 31st, 2005

Two English department faculty members have been named winners of the 2005 Tina and David Bellet A&S Teaching Excellence Awards. The annual teaching awards were established in 1998 with a $200,000 donation from the Bellet family to recognize outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate Arts and Sciences (A&S). This year, the Bellet family donated an […]

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Pitt to sponsor food drive >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt’s 2005 Partnership for Food Drive will be held throughout April to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Nonperishable food and household items will be accepted. The most needed food items include baby formula and food, stews, chunky soups, peanut butter, packaged meals, tuna, canned meats and cereals. Items such as paper products, soaps […]

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