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Volume 37 Issue 19

Most Pitt faculty salaries remain above median of public AAU schools >

May 26th, 2005

Average salaries of Pittsburgh campus associate professors gained ground while the salaries of professors and assistant professors remained steady since last year when compared to the salaries of other faculty at public Association of American Universities (AAU). The University’s faculty librarians lost ground to their AAU peers. Pitt faculty salaries, excluding faculty librarians, continue to […]

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RODS lab called “exemplary” >

May 26th, 2005

The Rand Corp.’s Center for Domestic and International Health Security has cited Pitt’s Realtime Outbreak and Disease Surveillance (RODS) Laboratory as an exemplary practice in a recent report, “Exemplary Practices in Public Health Preparedness.” The report was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Public Health Emergency Preparedness. The RODS […]

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Regional faculty salaries still near bottom of public AAU rankings >

May 26th, 2005

Faculty salaries at Pitt’s regional campuses remain near the bottom of average salary rankings of peer branch campuses at Association of American Universities (AAU) public institutions. Pitt’s Bradford, Greensburg and Johnstown regionals were grouped within 18 IIB institutions, that is, those that focus primarily on baccalaureate education. The Titusville campus was grouped with two other […]

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Burger King to be razed >

May 26th, 2005

Pitt will raze the long-vacant Burger King at Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street, along with two adjacent buildings north of that site on South Bouquet, a City Planning Commission official confirmed. The Planning Commission last week okayed Pitt’s request to replace the three contiguous buildings with a parklet that will extend the open space […]

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Juvenile violence study assesses risk factors >

May 26th, 2005

Take 1,500 boys in 1987, 1st, 4th and 7th graders from the Pittsburgh School District, and follow them through to the present day. What conclusions about the progression of violent and criminal behavior in their lives can be drawn? That is the continuing challenge of the Pittsburgh Youth Study (PYS), a nationally praised longitudinal assessment […]

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Teaching students how to think >

May 26th, 2005

All students think, but many do not think well. How can faculty harness students’ problem-solving skills and direct students toward meaningful critical thinking? That was the subject of presentations made by two Pitt faculty members, one an economist who teaches a writing course for senior majors, the other an English instructor who teaches a variety […]

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How does menopause affect quality of life? >

May 26th, 2005

Researchers halted a national study several years ago when they discovered that hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women could increase their risk of heart disease and breast cancer. Many women put down their prescriptions and looked for answers. But the answers remain illusive. While other studies have found similarly harmful effects from hormone replacement therapy […]

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Study looks at how to make physical activity a habit >

May 26th, 2005

The average American child watches four or more hours of television each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And 60 percent of U.S. adults are not physically active on a regular basis. It’s become routine to hear statistics about how the American public is inactive and overweight, spending too much time […]

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