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Volume 34 Issue 17

Venture provides emergency medical help for boaters >

May 2nd, 2002

UPMC Health System recently announced a joint venture with StarMD, LLC, that enables emergency medicine physicians to provide direct assistance to recreational boaters of Trade Wind Yachts. The service offers recreational boaters first-aid equipment and puts them in immediate contact with an emergency medicine physician in the event of an emergency. The contacted physician uses […]

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Who stands to lose? >

May 2nd, 2002

Who stands to lose from China's exaggerated reports of economic growth? Probably not U.S. and other foreign investors, according to Pitt economist Thomas G. Rawski. "Many foreign firms invest in China because it's part of their global business strategy," he s aid. "They need a presence in China, and they don't pay much attention to […]

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Off the beaten path: Hiking is serious business for physics prof >

May 2nd, 2002

The word "professorial" comes to mind when you see Richard H. Pratt in his Allen Hall office, catching up on some reading while munching a banana, at a desk stacked with physics journals and floppy disks. The emeritus professor's unruly, thinning gray hair droops low across his forehead, one strand obscuring his eyebrows. He's wearing […]

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Employees can still sign up for long-term care insurance >

May 2nd, 2002

It's official: Pitt will begin providing its employees optional, long-term care insurance at group rates beginning July 1, now that the required 5 percent of eligible staff and faculty have signed up for the plan. Some 9,600 employees (including full-time and tenured part-time faculty, and regular full-time staff working at least 18.75 hours per week) […]

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COMMENCEMENT 2002 >

May 2nd, 2002

The rags-to-riches story of a local inner-city kid, and the implications of his success as a role model for today's society, were the themes at Pitt's April 28 commencement convocation. North Side native, Pitt alumnus and Pitt trustee William E. Strickland Jr. was the featured speaker at the Mellon Arena where the University conferred nearly […]

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Clinical educator training program started >

May 2nd, 2002

Pitt's medical school has approved the new degree-granting Clinician Educator Training Program (CETP), designed for fellows and faculty in general medicine, sub-specialty medicine, pediatrics, family medicine and psychiatry whose career focus is medical education and clinical teaching. CETP has three components: (1) core courses plus observed teaching activities focusing on adult learning, enhancing classroom and […]

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Arts & Sciences faculty okay curriculum changes >

May 2nd, 2002

General education requirements for students entering the College of Arts and Sciences in fall 2002 will be clearer and less cumbersome than the CAS curriculum that has remained in place, with only minor changes, since 1981. Arts and sciences faculty approved the new undergraduate curriculum during an April 19 meeting in the William Pitt Union […]

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