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Volume 38 Issue 7

GSPH gets biostatistician training grants >

November 23rd, 2005

The demand for biostatisticians is increasing while the number of qualified candidates in the U. S. appears to be decreasing. For the first time in 20 years, the federal government is funding training grants for biostatisticians, and the Department of Biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health has recently received two. The training biostatisticians […]

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UPB scholarship fund established >

November 23rd, 2005

The children of Robert D. Galey, a longtime supporter of Pitt-Bradford and currently an emeritus member of its advisory board, have given a $100,000 gift to UPB to create a scholarship in his honor. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to students who are descendants of employees of Zippo Manufacturing Co., where the senior Galey […]

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Pitt to offer 1st undergrad international studies degree >

November 23rd, 2005

The University Honors College and the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) have created the Bachelor of Philosophy in International and Area Studies (B.Phil. IAS) degree, a new research-based undergraduate degree that will help students meet the global demands of today’s workplace. The B.Phil. IAS degree will be awarded by the Honors College and is […]

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Correction >

November 23rd, 2005

An incorrect phone number for Eli Shorak, Pitt associate vice chancellor for Business, appeared in the Nov. 10 University Times in an article on the University Club. Shorak’s number is 4-5474.

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Pitt plans new health & safety building >

November 23rd, 2005

Pitt will construct a three-story building to house the campus police department. The $6 million, 26,000 sq. ft. building, to be constructed on the parking lot adjacent to the Eureka Building at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Halket Street, was one of some $55 million worth of construction projects approved Nov. 11 by the […]

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Student wins Pitt’s 4th Rhodes Scholarship >

November 23rd, 2005

Pitt senior Justin Chalker has been named a 2006 Rhodes Scholar. The dual chemistry and history and philosophy of science major is among 32 students chosen from a nationwide pool of 903 applicants, and is one of only three selected from a public university. Chalker is an undergraduate teaching assistant under the direction of chemistry […]

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Starzl awarded National Medal of Science >

November 23rd, 2005

Pitt transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl has been selected by President George W. Bush to receive the 2004 National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest scientific honor. Starzl, distinguished service professor of surgery at Pitt’s School of Medicine and director emeritus of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at UPMC, and seven other medal laureates […]

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