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Volume 37 Issue 15

Nanotech facilities to expand at Benedum Hall >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt is planning a big expansion into one of the tiniest realms of science — nanotechnology. The University plans to invest $6.1 million to build a nanotechnology facility in the sub-basement of Benedum Hall and to hire nine more faculty to study the cutting-edge technology. Nanoscience is the study of things smaller than 100 nanometers […]

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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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2 English profs garner Bellet teaching awards >

March 31st, 2005

Two English department faculty members have been named winners of the 2005 Tina and David Bellet A&S Teaching Excellence Awards. The annual teaching awards were established in 1998 with a $200,000 donation from the Bellet family to recognize outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate Arts and Sciences (A&S). This year, the Bellet family donated an […]

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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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Senate plenary explores better doctor-patient relationships >

March 31st, 2005

The days of Marcus Welby, M.D., TV’s medical icon of the 1960s and ’70s, are gone forever. “Back in the ‘old days,’ we as patients could go in to see our physician and talk about our activities, chat about what our grandchildren were doing, cover other areas of our family life,” said the keynote speaker […]

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Obituary: Rebecca Frances “Penna” Drew Taylor >

March 31st, 2005

Former long-time associate dean of student affairs at Pitt’s School of Medicine Rebecca Frances Drew Taylor died of pneumonia March 22, 2005, at Canterbury Place in Lawrenceville. She was 87 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Taylor, a Pittsburgh native who used the name Dr. Frances Drew for most of her […]

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GSPH celebrates 50 years >

March 31st, 2005

By the end of World War II, Pittsburgh was a booming industrial city deserving of its nickname, “steel capital of the world.” The city also deserved its moniker as “the smoky city,” which in the 1940s was more a source of pride than concern. Older Pittsburghers remember that the street lights in Downtown were kept […]

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Voter registration deadline >

March 31st, 2005

April 18 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for voter registration for the Pennsylvania primary. The primary election will be held May 17. Eligible voters not registered, whose legal name or address has changed, or who want to change their party affiliation must submit a voter registration form to the Board of Elections in the […]

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SHRS turns 35 >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt’s youngest Health Sciences school is a baby no more, as this academic year marks the 35th anniversary of the founding of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). Established by then-Chancellor Wesley Posvar on Jan. 1, 1969, the School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) as it was originally known, was launched with the […]

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