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Volume 38 Issue 3

University sets up RFID center of excellence >

September 29th, 2005

This week Pitt announced the creation of a Radio Frequency Identification Center of Excellence. Pitt’s radio frequency identification (RFID) research program has been called one of the top three such programs worldwide. Often billed as the next generation of bar codes, RFID technology allows customers to pay for items without removing them from their shopping […]

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HR application process goes paperless >

September 29th, 2005

Pitt’s new electronic application web site — dubbed PittSource — now is fully implemented University-wide, Human Resources announced. The on-line employment system eliminates paper resumes and applications for all open staff positions. All-Temps temporary staffing requests also will be processed through PittSource. Using PittSource (www.hr.pitt.edu/Employment/pittsource.htm), applicants can maintain a secure personal user account to apply […]

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NSF awards supercomputing center $52 million >

September 29th, 2005

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $52 million over the next five years to support operations of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) as a partner in the TeraGrid, NSF’s program to provide national cyberinfrastructure for education and research. Built over the last four years, the TeraGrid is the world’s largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure […]

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Writers’ series kicks off Oct. 19 >

September 29th, 2005

Lovers of literature and poetry can “curl up” with a good author during the eighth season of the Pittsburgh contemporary writers series 2005-2006 at Pitt, featuring award-winning authors and poets. The season opens Oct. 19 with author Charles Baxter, winner of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Prix […]

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UPMC donates Penguins’ tickets to kids >

September 29th, 2005

UPMC has donated more than $1 million in Pittsburgh Penguins hockey tickets to the Tickets for Kids Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit charity committed to enriching the lives of underserved children and their families. More than 14,000 tickets will be distributed to children in local communities through various social service organizations that are partners of the […]

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Pitt asks for 10 percent hike in appropriation >

September 29th, 2005

Pitt is requesting a 10 percent increase in its commonwealth appropriations for fiscal year 2007, which begins next July 1. If approved, the $192.8 million request, which was filed with the state government last week, would surpass Pitt’s high-water mark of $178.5 million that was allocated in fiscal year 2002. “We know an overall 10 […]

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