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Volume 34 Issue 3

Presby wins national honor >

September 27th, 2001

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital has been named a 2001 Consumer Choice Award winner by the National Research Corporation. It is the third year in a row that the hospital has been named to the list. The award placed UPMC Presbyterian among the nation's top 122 hospitals consumers chose as having the highest quality and best image […]

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U.S. actions will determine support of European allies >

September 27th, 2001

The day after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the French newspaper Le Monde published an editorial that pointedly echoed John F. Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech of 1963. "Now, we are all Americans," declared Le Monde, stating that free people everywhere stand with the United States in its war against […]

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Alzheimer's disease seed money available >

September 27th, 2001

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) is seeking applications for its Seed Monies Grant Program. ADRC funds pilot grants to stimulate new and innovative research relevant to Alzheimer's disease. Methodology for the research proposals can range from basic science to psychosocial, with priority given to novel approaches. The patient population and clinical database of ADRC […]

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Even with government aid, future of airlines' industry is uncertain >

September 27th, 2001

Among the industries still reeling from the fallout of the Sept. 11 attacks is the country's airlines industry. Since four planes were downed during the terrorist attack, several airlines have cut their flights by a quarter, at least 100,000 airline workers industry-wide are expected to be furloughed in the next six months and stocks have […]

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Observatory plans open house >

September 27th, 2001

This year's Allegheny Observatory open house is Oct. 28, 7-10 p.m. The observatory is located in Riverview Park, four miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh. The open house is the only night of the year that visitors are allowed to use the observatory's 30-inch Thaw Refractor, the third largest refractor telescope in the United States. Visitors […]

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SIS dean search: There is no perfect candidate >

September 27th, 2001

If a consensus emerged from the open hearing held Sept. 21 by the search committee for a new dean of the School of Information Sciences, it was: No dean candidate is going to please everybody in a school as diverse as SIS. Committee member Douglas Metzler, a professor in SIS's telecommunications program, said "there's probably […]

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Survey uncovers why grads leave area >

September 27th, 2001

Asurvey of recent graduates from the city's three largest universities shows that the region has made significant strides in retaining its graduates, comparing 1994 grads to 1999 grads. Of the 1999 college graduates interviewed who are currently employed, 52 percent work in the Pittsburgh area, compared with 40 percent of the 1994 graduates. Among those […]

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