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Volume 38 Issue 5

Student data improves teaching, Harvard prof says >

October 27th, 2005

A little data can go a long way. That was the lesson from a Harvard education professor and statistician who spoke here on “How Do Faculty Know When They Are Achieving Good Outcomes With Students?” A decade ago, Richard J. Light, who is the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and director of the Harvard […]

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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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