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Volume 39 Issue 6

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November 9th, 2006

Corrections • Nina Girard’s title was listed incorrectly in the Oct. 12 University Times. She is an associate professor of mathematics education at Pitt-Johnstown. • Harvey Borovetz is the chair of the School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering and a McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine faculty member. His engineering school affiliation was omitted in the […]

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Diabetes epidemic: Dispelling common myths >

November 9th, 2006

Linda Siminerio, executive director of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, outlined a half-dozen myths about diabetes in her Oct. 26 talk about the worldwide diabetes epidemic. • Myth No. 1: “Borderline diabetes” or having a “touch of sugar” is less serious than having diabetes. Siminerio said that these terms are outdated and that in […]

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Diabetes epidemic: Are you at risk? >

November 9th, 2006

Early detection of diabetes can reduce the chances of developing complications. The American Diabetes Association recommends you see your doctor right away if you have one or more of these symptoms: • Frequent urination • Excessive thirst • Extreme hunger • Unusual weight loss • Increased fatigue • Irritability • Blurry vision A diabetes risk […]

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Ranking: A fact of life for business schools >

November 9th, 2006

Knowing one’s place in the pecking order isn’t just for chickens. Who doesn’t like to be able to shout, “We’re No. 1,” or at least to know where he or she stands compared with the rest of the flock? In academic circles, U.S. News & World Report is the annual arbiter of who stands where, […]

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Pitt's campaign tops $1 billion >

November 9th, 2006

A beaming Chancellor Mark Nordenberg took the podium Oct. 27 at the Pitt Board of Trustees fall meeting to announce that the University had surpassed $1 billion in gifts and pledges to its capital campaign. Dubbed “Discover a World of Possibilities” and launched in 1997, the campaign had its initial $500 million goal doubled by […]

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Pitt's tech transfer revenue doubles >

November 9th, 2006

Pitt’s total revenue from intellectual property transfers more than doubled in fiscal year 2006, rising to nearly $11.9 million from almost $5.7 million last year, according to the Office of Technology Management’s annual report. Driving those numbers was the August 2005 buyout of Stentor, Inc., a licensee of Pitt image distribution and storage technology, for […]

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Gender Inequity: AAUP report faults higher ed >

November 9th, 2006

Women faculty at Pitt on average earn only 74.8 percent of what men faculty here earn, which puts the University in line with the national average among like institutions of higher education. Similarly, Pitt is comparable to its U.S. doctorate-granting peers for other gender equity indicators, according to a new report issued Oct. 26 by […]

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