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Volume 41 Issue 6

GSPH gets $8.4 million for emergency response research center >

November 6th, 2008

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $8.4 million over the next five years to the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) to create a Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center. The center’s experts will develop methods to evaluate emergency response plans and best practices to handle public health emergencies caused by […]

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Starrett poetry prize awarded >

November 6th, 2008

California author Cheryl Dumesnil is the 2008 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, awarded by the University of Pittsburgh Press for an outstanding first full-length book of poetry. Her collection, “In Praise of Falling,” was selected from several hundred entries and will be published by the Press in fall 2009. Dumesnil is the […]

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Alzheimer research proposals sought >

November 6th, 2008

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) seed monies grant program is seeking proposals for pilot grants to stimulate new research relevant to Alzheimer’s disease. Proposals can range from basic to psychosocial science in methodology, with priority given to novel approaches. Proposed research may involve humans, other animals or in vitro studies. The patient registry, clinical […]

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Online self-registration piloted >

November 6th, 2008

Standing in line to register for classes is a thing of the past on Pitt’s regional campuses. The University is piloting a program that allows some students to self-register online for the spring term. By next fall, Pitt students system-wide will be registering on their own, according to University Registrar Samuel Conte. Conte said the […]

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Career clothing drive planned >

November 6th, 2008

The Pitt Volunteer Pool is sponsoring a career clothing drive on Nov. 11 to aid efforts of Pennsylvania Women Work, an organization that promotes the economic self-sufficiency of single parents, displaced homemakers and individuals in transition. The organization is seeking donations of professional clothing for women and men that is appropriate for job interviews and […]

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Pitt considers consequences of state, world financial problems >

November 6th, 2008

Pitt is taking a careful look at the ramifications of the recent international financial crisis, a double-whammy on the heels of likely commonwealth appropriation cutbacks announced in September. The University was told by Gov. Edward Rendell to expect the state to withhold 4.25 percent ($7.25 million) of its fiscal year appropriation next June, barring a […]

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