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Volume 35 Issue 10

“Much Ado” about tango >

January 23rd, 2003

Lovers in Shakespeare’s comedies have been likened to dance partners — drawing close, then pushing each other away, posing, pouting, teasing, despairing, only to end up in each other’s arms by the final curtain. W. Stephen Coleman will crank up the dance imagery in directing Pitt’s upcoming production of a favorite Shakespearean comedy. Coleman has […]

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Faculty, students view Pitt’s global service learning program as win-win >

January 23rd, 2003

History professor Christopher Kopper taught a Pitt international service-learning course, “Holocaust Studies in Germany and Poland,” last summer. During the first week, Kopper lectured, led discussions and took his students — eight undergraduates and one grad student — on tours of historic sites in Berlin. Then the Pitt group spent a week at the former […]

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English tapped for national study of doctorate >

January 23rd, 2003

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced this month that Pitt’s English department is one of six English departments nationwide selected to participate in the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID). CID, a multi-year research and policy project aimed at improving doctoral education at American universities, selected 32 partner departments nationwide in chemistry, […]

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Pins & needles >

January 23rd, 2003

Can acupuncture help relieve common menopausal symptoms in breast cancer patients and survivors? When Susan M. Cohen joined Pitt’s nursing faculty last fall, she came with the belief — as well as with scientific evidence from recent clinical trials to back it up — that acupuncture could relieve the bothersome discomfort associated with menopause. Cohen, […]

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Minority health center gets $6 million grant >

January 23rd, 2003

The Center for Minority Health in the Graduate School of Public Health at Pitt received a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The grant will establish a center of excellence designed to support community partnerships, outreach, research and training needed to eliminate racial and […]

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Same sex benefits case back in court >

January 23rd, 2003

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is attacking the constitutionality of a 1999 law that exempts Pennsylvania’s state-related universities (including Pitt) and state-owned schools from municipal ordinances requiring them to provide health benefits. In a brief filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court earlier this month, Pitt lawyers had cited the state act, among other […]

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Pitt sets up nanoscience center >

January 23rd, 2003

From building microscopic scaffolds for cells to grow into tissue to creating entire computers on a microchip, the promise of nanotechnology has engrossed much of the scientific community worldwide. Pitt has launched a research institute to coordinate and develop nanoscale technology. Provost James V. Maher introduced the Institute of NanoScience and Engineering last month during […]

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