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Volume 34 Issue 4

Engineering's MAC gets grant from state >

October 11th, 2001

The commonwealth is providing a $350,000 grant to the Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC) in the School of Engineering. The grant will fund the center's training programs and shared manufacturing space and expertise for local start-up manufacturers. An initiative of the Department of Industrial Engineering, MAC is a technology transfer center with a professional staff and […]

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Pitt close to signing 2 tenants for MPAC retail space >

October 11th, 2001

Pitt is close to inking rental deals with two retailers for space inside the Multi-Purpose Academic Complex (MPAC), an official said this week. According to Eli Shorak, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, Pitt is negotiating with Panera, a restaurant featuring sandwiches, homemade bread and bagels, and Guacamole, a Washington, D.C.-based clothing store geared to […]

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Grant to enhance medical education in geriatrics >

October 11th, 2001

Pitt's Division of Geriatric Medicine has received a $100,000 grant from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to enhance medical student education in geriatrics. "This grant will ensure that geriatrics is incorporated into every aspect of the curriculum at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine," said Neil Resnick, professor of medicine and chief, […]

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Employee assistance program outlined at SAC >

October 11th, 2001

The Staff Association Council (SAC) heard a presentation yesterday, Oct. 10, on free counseling services available to Pitt employees, their families and members of their households. Linda Neuenschwander, of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), a division of EAP Solutions, spoke on "Staying Resilient in Tough Times." "You can call us — sometimes you […]

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GSPIA develops public transit mapping service >

October 11th, 2001

Now those with access to the Internet can benefit from "Take the Bus," an Internet-based public transit mapping service developed by Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). "Take the Bus" uses geographic information systems technology to help people identify public transportation routes between any two points within Allegheny County. "We believe this […]

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U.N.'s initial unanimous response to terroristic acts could dissolve in debate over general convention against terrorism >

October 11th, 2001

One measure of the fear and outrage that Sept. 11's terrorist attacks engendered among world leaders was the United Nations' quick, unanimous response. The U.N. Security Council on Sept. 28 adopted a U.S.-sponsored resolution obliging all 189 member states to crack down on financing, training and movement of terrorists, and to cooperate in any campaign […]

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School honors outstanding nurses >

October 11th, 2001

Twenty-nine of western Pennsylvania's most outstanding nurses were honored by the School of Nursing during its third annual Cameos of Caring gala Oct. 6. Nurses were honored for demonstrating excellence in nursing care, serving as effective advocates for patients and their families and acting as role models for the profession. Nursing Dean Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob said […]

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Lecturer says crisis offers opportunity for U.S. to rethink its foreign policy >

October 11th, 2001

On Sept. 14, three days after terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, James E. Jacob boarded a commercial airplane in Florida. Told that the plane wouldn't leave for 10 minutes, Jacob strolled up and down the aisle, looking into the faces of his fellow passengers. If he had spotted four or […]

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Former law prof funds fellowship >

October 11th, 2001

Former Pitt law professor Pamela Samuelson and her husband, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Robert J. Glushko, have funded the Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship in Intellectual Property and Technology Law in Pitt's School of Law. A faculty member at Pitt from 1981 to 1996, Samuelson was named a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation […]

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