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Volume 38 Issue 17

Designer babies: Experts consider issue in genetic manipulation >

April 27th, 2006

Genetic engineering is a science that tests the maxim, “Parents will do anything for their children.” Do parents want healthier and smarter kids? Yes. Do they condone, or should society condone, the manipulation of the genome to achieve that end? Well … Six experts in various fields convened last month at Pitt’s law school for […]

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Researcher offers some surprises to aid longevity >

April 27th, 2006

Want to live to be 90? While many old-timers attribute their longevity to clean living, perhaps the more scientific recipe is one that includes more wine and socializing, daily coffee and even a little weight gain as the golden years approach. The surprising results are part of a new study of people who’ve reached the […]

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Selling Pitt stuff on eBay >

April 27th, 2006

Need a fireproof wastebasket? A used overhead projector? Some antique oak map drawers? Now may be the time to go shopping at Pitt’s Surplus Property department before millions of other potential buyers get a chance to bid on line for University equipment once available to few beyond the Pitt community. The University recently has begun […]

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Retiree transition period ends June 30 >

April 27th, 2006

Eligible employees who agree to leave the University by June 30 will have a choice of retiree medical insurance plans. The University introduced a new retiree medical program, dubbed the defined dollar benefit (DDB) program, July 1, 2004, with a two-year transition period that ends in June. During that period, eligible employees who leave Pitt […]

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Eight teaching proposals funded >

April 27th, 2006

Eight teaching proposals have been selected for funding under the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence’s seventh annual Innovation in Education Awards program. The projects range from the development of a center for creative writing at the Hill House in Pittsburgh’s Hill District to the designing of a program for pharmacy students on how to […]

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Bradford raises $13 million >

April 27th, 2006

Pitt-Bradford has raised more than $13 million, surpassing its goal for the Complete the Campus Campaign, which helped to create new scholarships, provide support for academic programs, enhance technology, build new buildings and renovate and expand existing ones. The campaign exceeded its goal by $178,726 thanks to the gifts and pledges from more than 3,300 […]

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