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Volume 38 Issue 4

Science 2005: Examining how genes affect aging >

October 13th, 2005

Armed with whimsical line drawings of greybeard cartoon worms leaning on canes and with a gift for expressing complex ideas in simple terms, molecular biologist Cynthia Kenyon wrapped up the University’s annual science and technology showcase with a discussion of the effect of hormones on aging. Kenyon, a biochemistry and biophysics professor at the University […]

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Science 2005: Re-thinking Einstein’s thought experiment >

October 13th, 2005

Think about the properties of light and the absolute character of time, urged a Pitt professor at last week’s on-campus science forum. Now rummage around in your basic physics background, which likely exposed you to the seminal theories of Albert Einstein (1879-1955), who revolutionized the field 100 years ago when he proposed his general theory […]

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Campus flu shot clinics set >

October 13th, 2005

Pitt will offer on-campus flu shots to University I.D. holders through its Student Health Service office. Dates for the flu clinics are Oct. 25 in the William Pitt Union Ballroom, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and Nov. 1 in the William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room, also 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost of a flu vaccine shot is […]

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United Way campaign begins >

October 13th, 2005

Pitt’s 2005 United Way fundraising campaign began yesterday, Oct. 12, and will run through Nov. 23. This year’s campaign goal is $500,000. Last year, the University collected $584,591. Faculty and staff pledged $463,972; students pledged $95,000; retirees contributed $21,322, and special events brought in $4,297. There were 2,389 donors who pledged contributions during last year’s […]

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Pitt organizations eligible for United Way funding >

October 13th, 2005

The Pitt organizations eligible for designated United Way contributions and their donor codes are: Adjuvant Therapy, 1037; Arthritis Institute, 942523; Autism Center, 222684; Breast Cancer Research, 830; Center for Minority Health, 222783; Child Development Center, 1280; Children’s Neurosurgery Fund, 4645; Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Center, 234; Creip Chair Patient Care Program, 951936; Department of Neurology — Epilepsy, […]

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GSPIA gets HUD grant >

October 13th, 2005

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $90,000 to the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) for economically disadvantaged and U.S. minority graduate students preparing for careers in community development. HUD’s community development work-study program will fund three graduate students pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree in GSPIA. […]

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Music institute gets NEH funds >

October 13th, 2005

Pitt’s Center for American Music, part of the University Library System, has received $165,581 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to hold another “Voices Across Time” institute, June 26-July 28. The institute features a series of workshops, field trips and seminars that will train teachers to use popular American songs to educate young […]

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