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Volume 41 Issue 12

Pitt's first Gates scholar named >

February 19th, 2009

University Honors College senior Katherine M. MacCord, an anthropology major with a minor in German, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar. MacCord, who also is pursuing a certificate in conceptual foundations of medicine through the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, is the first Pitt student to receive the Gates Cambridge Scholarship since […]

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Alternatives needed to repair U.S.-Arab relations >

February 19th, 2009

Attempts by the United States to engage the Arab world during the Bush presidency have been disastrous, casting suspicion over U.S. political, economic and cultural initiatives and ruining this country’s reputation, according to an expert on Arab-language media. To remedy this situation, U.S. policymakers should create a real operational and rhetorical alternative to the “global […]

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Abigail Alliance case discussed: Balancing study drugs, safety >

February 19th, 2009

A 21st-century case at the fulcrum between law and ethics will continue to be discussed and have implications for the medical community as well as for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said a medical ethics expert speaking here. “Abigail Alliance v. von Eschenbach is one of the most fascinating cases in many years, with […]

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Guest speaker addresses generosity >

February 19th, 2009

Think beyond the numbers and ponder wealth in all its dimensions, Indiana University professor Richard Gunderman urged listeners in his talk, “Generosity: What’s at Stake.” Last month’s lecture was the first in a Philanthropy Forum speaker series sponsored by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in conjunction with GSPIA’s Johnson Institute for Responsible […]

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Pitt tax hotline set up >

February 19th, 2009

Payroll has set up a tax hotline for questions about W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline, 412/624-8070 (option 9), will be in effect through April 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Inquiries also can be submitted online at www.bc.pitt.edu/payroll/inquiries.html. Questions regarding form 1099 should be directed to Payment Processing at 412/648-7845. Questions regarding form 1098T […]

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COI filing season underway >

February 19th, 2009

Pitt’s annual conflict of interest (COI) filing season has begun. A Feb. 16 memorandum from Provost James V. Maher and Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran provides information on who must file and how to file, as well as details concerning supervisors’ responsibilities in managing potential conflicts. Copies of the memorandum and attachments are posted at […]

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Studio arts showcases new studios >

February 19th, 2009

Senior studio arts student Nancy Egger, left, and printmaking professor Lenore Thomas create screenprint valentines during the Department of Studio Arts’ “Love Your Studio (Arts)” event in the Frick Fine Arts building. The Feb. 13 event officially launched the new screenprint studio, housed in space formerly occupied by a lithography studio. Students and faculty also […]

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RouteShout pilot brings info to bus stops >

February 19th, 2009

Knowledge is power — and knowing when the next bus is coming can help riders decide whether to wait in the cold or pop into a coffee shop for a quick cup of something hot. A free “RouteShout” service is being tested at 22 Port Authority bus stops that primarily serve college students. Using their […]

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