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Volume 41 Issue 6

Pitt Men's Study marks 25th year >

November 6th, 2008

When the Pitt Men’s Study began 25 years ago, researchers “had a strong vision for the need to respond to the approaching storm,” in spite of the fact that men in Pittsburgh were not dying in significant numbers from AIDS, recalls Philip Parr, who at the time directed the Pittsburgh Free Clinic. “I did not […]

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The future of Oakland: Senate plenary session examines partnerships >

November 6th, 2008

A Pittsburgh City Council member is calling for representatives of the University and Oakland community organizations to join with city officials in developing a new 10-year master plan for Oakland. Bill Peduto, who represents parts of Oakland, said, “I want to talk about what I call ‘2020 vision.’ Not [as it relates to] eyesight. In […]

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The future of Oakland: Community groups & what they do >

November 6th, 2008

Following the speakers at the Oct. 23 Senate fall plenary session, a panel of representatives from Oakland community groups presented brief descriptions of what their organizations do and how they have partnered with Pitt. Community Human Services Corp. (CHS) Adrienne Walnoha said that CHS has been a community center in South Oakland for almost 40 […]

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The future of Oakland: Roundtable discussions >

November 6th, 2008

The Oct. 23 Senate plenary session included summaries from roundtable discussions, where intermingled groups of Pitt students, faculty, staff and administrators sat down with local residents and community organizers to brainstorm on Oakland’s future. “The purpose of these roundtable discussions is to create representative dialogue on the issues and the strengths that we see in […]

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3 companies started in FY08 based on Pitt innovations >

November 6th, 2008

Three start-up companies based on innovations developed at Pitt were created in fiscal year 2008, bringing the total number of start-ups to 69 since Pitt’s Office of Technology Management opened in 1996. The OTM annual report showed continuing interest in bringing Pitt innovations to market. In FY08, more than 400 Pitt faculty, staff and students […]

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Simulation/modeling center launched >

November 6th, 2008

Pitt researchers can increase their potential for faster, more efficient and effective real-world solutions to a range of problems through the Center for Simulation and Modeling, launched Oct. 24. The center allows faculty to address their research challenges through collaboration and increased computing power. A joint project of the School of Arts and Sciences and […]

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