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Volume 37 Issue 18

Feick named interim business dean >

May 12th, 2005

Lawrence Feick, professor of business administration and director of Pitt’s International Business Center, has been named interim dean of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration (CBA), effective Aug. 1. He will succeed Frederick W. Winter, who is stepping down as dean to continue his academic career in research […]

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CSSD tackles identity theft and other cyber threats >

May 12th, 2005

Do you have a predictable computer login password such as “Pittsburgh” or “Steelers?” Has your computer been updated with the latest security update? Such issues have become as important as having your credit cards tucked away in a safe place. Record numbers of hackers and scammers are breaking into the computer systems of universities and […]

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GSPH prof’s web site links international public health forces >

May 12th, 2005

If public health professors in Cairo or Charleston want to know about contemporary methods of monitoring disease, they might turn to Supercourse, a public health research web site created by Ronald LaPorte, professor of epidemiology at Pitt. Supercourse provides lectures — some in multiple languages — boiled down into PowerPoint presentations on major public health […]

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How to solve health system’s ills >

May 12th, 2005

“The U.S. health system is the poster child for underachievement. We know better. Why don’t we do better?” said a national health care system expert here last week. Although the United States can boast about having the potential for the best health care available anywhere in the world, data on gaps and disparities in the […]

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Helen S. Faison delivers commencement address >

May 12th, 2005

Pitt’s Class of 2005, some 6,000 strong, were told by a well-known local educator and Pitt alumna to take their alma mater home with them — “to use some of your gifts to ensure that every child is given access to the best possible educational experience.” Helen S. Faison, director of the Pittsburgh Teachers Institute […]

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Making Pitt Work: Computer programmers create virtual worlds >

May 12th, 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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