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Volume 38 Issue 8

University recognizes long-term staff >

December 8th, 2005

50-year award • Graduate School of Public Health Paul C. Magee ————— 40-year awards • Office of the Chancellor Sandra S. Bayus • School of Arts and Sciences Nancy A. Robinson • School of Education Shirley J. Breitigam • University Center for International Studies E. Maxine Bruhns • University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute William P. […]

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Was A-bomb key in ending WWII? Goldstein says yes >

December 8th, 2005

Yesterday, Dec. 7, was the 64th anniversary of the “day which will live in infamy” as the starting point of the United States involvement in World War II. Last August, the country marked the 60th anniversary of the war’s end on Aug. 14, 1945. The unconditional surrender of the Japanese government followed within 10 days […]

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GSPIA prof raises awareness of children born of war-time violence >

December 8th, 2005

Children in war-torn areas around the world have an advocate on the Pitt campus. Assistant professor R. Charli Carpenter of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) is using her research to raise awareness of the issues faced by children who are born as the result of gender-based violence in war zones. Carpenter […]

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Pitt joins non-profit consortium to aid city >

December 8th, 2005

Pitt will be contributing an undisclosed amount of money to the city’s coffers over the next three years, as part of a consortium of city non-profit organizations. An agreement brokered by the mayor’s office in August between the city and the Pittsburgh Public Service Fund was ratified Nov. 21 by Pittsburgh City Council. The agreement […]

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New graduate program in sustainable engineering has Brazilian ties >

December 8th, 2005

A select group of Pitt graduate students and faculty soon will be brushing up on their Portuguese, all in the name of sustainable engineering. The University’s latest Brazilian connection comes in the form of a $3.2 million National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) award that will strengthen Pitt’s partnership with the […]

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Health Sciences librarians assist doctors, patients >

December 8th, 2005

Far from a career consisting of shushing noisy patrons or spending long hours amid dusty stacks of books, the reference librarians of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) are never bored. Their expertise in research has manifested itself in a variety of ways, from helping a local author get his medical facts straight for a […]

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Pitt law clinic work could expand Medicare transplant coverage >

December 8th, 2005

Work done at the Pitt Health Law Clinic has sparked a review of Medicare procedures that could have an impact on diabetics nationwide. Thanks to the law clinic’s work on behalf of a UPMC patient in need of a pancreas transplant, Medicare is reconsidering its policy of refusing coverage for most pancreas transplants. Under a […]

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