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 University of Pittsburgh chancellor Patrick Gallagher gives a speech to students and faculty after being installed as the 18th Chancellor of the University at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland on Saturday.
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University of Pittsburgh chancellor Patrick Gallagher gives a speech to students and faculty after being installed as the 18th Chancellor of the University at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland on Saturday.

Gallagher installed as Pitt’s chancellor

Promising to be a “champion” for students, the 18th chancellor of Pitt asserts “the undeniable societal benefit in an educated population.”


 Sean McGreevey, left, assistant dean for career development at Chatham University, teaches a class called "Financial Wellness." The class included, from left, senior Eir Rovira, graduate student Nick Bender and senior Nicole Werwie.

Colleges making financial literacy part of education

Young people facing debt from student loans and credit cards are finding ways to learn about handling personal finances.



 Mike Silverman, 69, a retired Air Force Lt. Col., suspects he was explosed to Agent Orange residue in planes he flew.

Pittsburgh area Air Force reservists may get help for Agent Orange exposure

Planes that once dropped Agent Orange in Vietnam and were based here could have left crew members contaminated with toxin.



 Carnegie Mellon University psychologist Sheldon Cohen is part of a group that has conducted groundbreaking research that focuses on how psychological factors such as social support networks, stress, emotional makeup and interpersonal conflict affect a person's susceptibility to illness.

Mind over mucus? CMU researcher gives subjects common colds to test psychological factors in immune systems

Sheldon Cohen, a CMU professor of psychology, will put three decades of groundbreaking research online. (One conclusion: Hugs do help.)


Nation


GOP states revisit Obamacare as Supreme Court weighs subsidies

At least six states where GOP leaders refused to set up state marketplaces considering steps to preserve the subsidies paid to residents.



National briefs: U.S. moving to deport Bosnians

PLUS: Hyundai recalls Elantra cars; protests in Wisconsin; Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders


 

World


North Sea oil’s job cuts are tip of the iceberg for U.K.

The early layoffs portend hard times for a whole ecosystem of explorers, drillers, producers and service companies.



Tentative relationship with Obama, long-standing U.S.-Israel alliance at stake for Netanyahu

But through it all, the U.S. is Israel’s biggest trading partner and closest defense ally, providing $3.1 billion in annual military aid.


 
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