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Volume 38 Issue 5

SIS lobby goes paperless >

October 27th, 2005

Welcome to the lobby of the future. Come in, access your personal messages via radio-frequency identification (RFID)-activated displays, move on to one of several touch screens to access information relevant to your authorized group (such as “students,” “faculty” or “administrators”) then mosey down the hall to read constantly updated news from the University, city, region […]

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Technology makes golden years brighter >

October 27th, 2005

“In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes,” Andy Warhol once predicted. Whether that is true remains to be seen, but one thing’s for certain: In the future, everyone will be older. And as technological advances help us to live longer, technology also is changing the way people will be facing the challenges […]

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Pitt stands alone in nanofabrication capability >

October 27th, 2005

Pitt recently became the only institution in the United States and only the second in the world to have nanofabrication capability. Eight researchers in Pitt’s Institute of NanoScience and Engineering (INSE) last week completed training on the new Raith electron beam Lithography and Nano Engineering (eLiNE) workstation. The eLiNE system allows researchers to create nanometer-scale […]

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UPMC Health Plan ranked in nation’s top 50 >

October 27th, 2005

UPMC Health Plan is among the highest ranked health plans in the country, according to a national organization that ranks managed care companies on their preventive health and quality programs. The results were published in the Oct. 10 issue of U.S. News & World Report. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and U.S. News […]

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Globetrotting educator lands at Falk School >

October 27th, 2005

Wendell McConnaha’s work in laboratory schools has taken him around the world. He was principal at the historic University of Chicago laboratory school, designed schools in the Middle East and planned and built a lab school campus in Nigeria. As a superintendent of Grey-hills Academy in the Western Navajo Nation, he — with a translator […]

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SIS adds geoinformatics track >

October 27th, 2005

Pitt’s School of Information Sciences has introduced a 36-credit geoinformatics track. Graduates of this new track in the M.S.I.S. program will be able to deploy and manage geoinformation systems in industry, conduct research in geotechnologies and pursue Ph.D. research in geoinformatics. The discipline encompasses geospatial data collection, geospatial information analysis and modeling, geospatial information systems […]

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Ness named interim dean of GSPH >

October 27th, 2005

The chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) last week was named interim dean of the school, effective Dec. 1. Roberta Ness, professor of epidemiology at GSPH, and professor of medicine and of obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine, who also holds an adjunct appointment in […]

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