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Volume 37 Issue 15

Pitt will reimburse internationals’ fee >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt now will reimburse students and researchers from foreign countries who have to pay a new $100 federal fee to work or study here. The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee was instituted Sept. 1, 2004, to pay for the increased costs of maintaining information on international students and exchange visitors. SEVIS was […]

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Upward Bound faces federal budget ax >

March 31st, 2005

Lobbying efforts are underway at Pitt to save the community outreach program Upward Bound, which is targeted for elimination in President George Bush’s 2005 budget. Also on the chopping block is another federally funded community program at the University, the National Youth Sports Program. (See March 17 University Times.) Advocacy efforts such as letter writing […]

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Race, gender inequities aren’t the only barriers to success >

March 31st, 2005

“I’m sure 99 percent of parents love their children equally. But do they treat them equally? I seriously doubt it,” said a national expert on the influence of family home life on adult success. “We love our kids equally, but sometimes that love blinds us to actual inequalities within the family.” Dalton Conley, professor of […]

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Making Pitt work: Library preservationists save books >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt’s senior administration grabs most of the headlines. The faculty here get noticed when they bring in research dollars, win teaching awards or publish in their fields. But behind the scenes, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data […]

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New center to address minority health disparities >

March 31st, 2005

In Allegheny County, African Americans have a disproportionately higher death rate from stroke, prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease as compared to Caucasians. Pitt’s Schools of the Health Sciences have created the Center for Primary Care Community-Based Research to address such disparities. The center, led by Janine E. Janosky, executive director, and Jeannette E. South-Paul, medical […]

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Report explores rural public health preparedness >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt’s Center for Public Health Preparedness, part of the Graduate School of Public Health, and the Center for Rural Health Practice at the Bradford campus, along with other collaborators, this month released an independent report highlighting the challenges and concerns of rural public health preparedness. The report explores rural America’s vulnerability to bioterrorism and other […]

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Pitt to sponsor food drive >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt’s 2005 Partnership for Food Drive will be held throughout April to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Nonperishable food and household items will be accepted. The most needed food items include baby formula and food, stews, chunky soups, peanut butter, packaged meals, tuna, canned meats and cereals. Items such as paper products, soaps […]

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