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Volume 34 Issue 4

University looks at conducting Pitt business over the Internet >

October 11th, 2001

While many of the dot.coms have gone bust, buying and selling over the Internet is still booming. According to the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, the number of businesses that can be accessed on the web will surpass 8 million this year. Should Pitt departments get in on the action? As […]

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Carl Kurlander: From Pittsburgh to Hollywood and back again >

October 11th, 2001

The journey that brought Hollywood screenwriter Carl Kurlander back to his hometown as a visiting professor in Pitt's English department began one night 17 years ago, in a Volkswagen Rabbit. He and a young actress were parked along Mulholland Drive, gazing down at the lights of Los Angeles. After just a few years in Hollywood, […]

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Architectural studies prepares students for master's >

October 11th, 2001

After 34 years on the faculty of Pitt's history of art and architecture department, and many visits to architecture schools around the country, Fil Hearn says he still hasn't heard of a baccalaureate program quite like the one Pitt offers in architectural studies. "It's definitely a pre-professional program, aimed at preparing students for three-year master's […]

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Enrollment, standards continue to climb here >

October 11th, 2001

Total enrollment at Pitt has increased for the fifth straight year — 33,544 students are enrolled for the fall 2001 term, an increase of 884 (2.7 percent) over last fall. Since fall 1996, Pitt's total enrollment has increased by 2,149 students (6.8 percent). Undergraduates accounted for nearly all of the gain in student numbers since […]

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SIS center gets $1.1 million state grant renewal >

October 11th, 2001

The Visual Information Systems Center (VISC) at Pitt's School of Information Sciences has received a $1.1 million renewal grant from the state. VISC investigates issues related to the design, implementation and application of computer-based systems where the acquisition, storage, processing and communication of visual information are of particular importance. The grant was awarded to VISC […]

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Comprehensive review set for Planning & Budgeting System >

October 11th, 2001

The 10-year-old University Planning and Budgeting System (UPBS) is supposed to give Pitt employees and students input into their schools' budgets and long-range planning, through unit-level committees. But is the system working? This year, Provost James Maher will convene a group of faculty, staff, students and administrators seeking answers to that question. It will be […]

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Bioinformatics offer graduate degrees >

October 11th, 2001

The School of Medicine has begun offering master's and doctoral programs in biomedical informatics, administered by the Center for Biomedical Informatics, a joint effort of Pitt and UPMC Health System. A relatively new field, biomedical informatics is the development of advanced methods for applying information technology to health care, education and biomedical research. The biomedical […]

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GSPH to coordinate national hepatitis project >

October 11th, 2001

Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) is coordinating a national, multi-site study that will — for the first time — examine differences in how blacks and whites respond to the latest, best treatment for hepatitis C, an infectious disease affecting some 4 million Americans. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases […]

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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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