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Volume 40 Issue 17

GSPH funds computational & systems modeling projects >

May 1st, 2008

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has created a program in computational and systems modeling that provides start-up funding to investigators who are applying simulations and predictive models to public health. The goal is to address and solve problems such as obesity, poor food choices and inadequate use of vaccination. “Quantitative tools have become […]

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Commencement 2008: “Find what you love,” Marino tells Pitt grads >

May 1st, 2008

With his newly minted Doctor of Broadcast Journalism honorary degree in hand, Pitt alumnus, sports icon and Oakland native Dan Marino addressed this year’s University’s commencement congregation on some of life’s lessons. “One of the most important things as you enter the real world is to find what you love to do. It may take […]

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Pitt Press's composition, literacy and culture series wins awards >

May 1st, 2008

Three books in the Pittsburgh Series on Composition, Literacy and Culture recently won major awards. The series, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, is edited by English faculty David Bartholomae, chair, and Jean Ferguson Carr. • “Toward a Civil Discourse: Rhetoric and Fundamentalism” by Sharon Crowley won the 2008 CCCC Outstanding Book Award, marking […]

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Commencement 2008: “Change the world,” GSPIA speaker urges >

May 1st, 2008

“Your presence here today means not only that you are hardworking, but courageous and independent,” a national political commentator told new graduates of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) last week. “Your presence means you believe there is such a thing as the common good. You have chosen to stand up and […]

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New sports/entertainment law concentration offered >

May 1st, 2008

The master of studies in law program at the School of Law has added a concentration in sports and entertainment law to its existing roster of almost two dozen concentrations. The master of studies program is designed for people who use law in their work or who work with lawyers and want to learn about […]

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Baker wins 3rd term as Senate president >

May 1st, 2008

John J. Baker has been re-elected University Senate president for a third term. Baker is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology-Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine. Susan B. Hansen, professor of political science, was elected vice president, and Lisa Marie Bernardo, associate professor, health and community systems, School of Nursing, was re-elected secretary. Winners […]

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GSPH starts occupational biostatistics & epidemiology center >

May 1st, 2008

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has established a center dedicated to occupational biostatistics and epidemiology. The mission of the center, based on an approach that is collaborative and multidisciplinary, is to build on the school’s success in developing and applying biostatistical methods to the study of workplace exposures. Directed by Gary M. Marsh, […]

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Weight race ends; activity challenge planned >

May 1st, 2008

Notice something missing at Pitt? More than three tons’ worth of excess faculty and staff weight has disappeared thanks to the MyHealth Weight Race that concluded last week. Across the University community, baggy clothing that’s not intended as a fashion statement and belt-tightening unrelated to state funding have become apparent as the weight race drew […]

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Belnap elected to AAAS >

May 1st, 2008

Nuel D. Belnap, Alan Ross Anderson Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, professor of history and philosophy of science, and fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Science, is among 212 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Belnap was named to the philosophy and religious studies section of the humanities and arts […]

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