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Volume 39 Issue 12

Sock-a-thon runs through March 2 >

February 22nd, 2007

Pitt’s Volunteer Pool is sponsoring a sock-a-thon to aid the homeless and needy during the winter months. The effort runs through March 2. New socks can be dropped off at the Volunteer Pool Office, 710 Alumni Hall. The Volunteer Pool also is supporting “National Wear Red Month,” an effort to raise awareness about women’s cardiac […]

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History dept. to host Latin American journal >

February 22nd, 2007

Pitt has been selected to host the editorial offices of the Hispanic American Historical Review, the flagship journal of historical scholarship on Latin America, for a five-year period beginning in July. Pitt history professors George Reid Andrews, Alejandro de la Fuente and Lara Putnam will serve as senior editors of the journal; professors Paul Eiss […]

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7 staffers win annual chancellor's awards >

February 22nd, 2007

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has named the recipients of the 2007 chancellor’s awards for staff excellence in service to the University and the community. The service awards, open to all classified and union full- and part-time staff members who have been employed at the University for at least five years, are the highest awards that […]

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Correction >

February 22nd, 2007

M. Leon Skolnick, a radiologist in the School of Medicine, was identified incorrectly as the late M. Leon Skolnick in the Feb. 8 Research Notes section of the University Times. We regret the error.

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6 faculty honored with chancellor's awards >

February 22nd, 2007

Winners of the 2007 chancellor’s distinguished research and public service awards for faculty were announced last week. Each faculty honoree will receive a $2,000 cash prize. In addition, each research award winner will receive a $3,000 grant to support his or her research, and the public service honoree will receive a $3,000 grant to support […]

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Tough budget year could affect Pitt appropriation >

February 22nd, 2007

This will be a very difficult budget year for the commonwealth, and that has ramifications for Pitt, according to Charles McLaughlin, assistant director of commonwealth relations. McLaughlin reported on a number of factors contributing to uncertainty as the annual state budget process wends its way to completion. Earlier this month, Gov. Edward G. Rendell proposed […]

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Pitt says it's neutral on proposed Salk Legacy Fund >

February 22nd, 2007

While the state’s other academic research institutions have announced their support for Gov. Edward G. Rendell’s expanded proposal to use Tobacco Settlement Fund money to stimulate biomedical research, Pitt has yet to jump on the bandwagon. Dennis Yablonsky, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Calvin B. Johnson, secretary of the […]

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Making Pitt work: Glassblower Lori Neu >

February 22nd, 2007

Lori Neu is one of a rare breed. One of the newest employees in the chemistry department, Neu has no advanced degree, yet is an esteemed and essential collaborator with researchers in chemistry, physics, engineering, medicine and more. A scientific glassblower, Neu is one of a select few with the specialized skills to fabricate and […]

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