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Volume 41 Issue 5

Lack of independence feeds U.S. democracy crisis, prof says >

October 23rd, 2008

America is in the midst of a democracy crisis, Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig recently told a standing-room-only crowd here. “We’re in the middle of a war, paralyzed by terror. In a city some 373 miles from here, the financial system of our nation is collapsing. Across our nation the financial system of millions of […]

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3 emeritus trustees nominated >

October 23rd, 2008

The nominating committee of the Board of Trustees last week recommended three alumni — Steven C. Beering, J. Roger Glunt and Dick Thornburgh — as candidates for election as emeritus trustees of the board. The full board will vote on the nominations Oct. 31. • Beering is president emeritus and professor of pharmacology at Purdue […]

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T&B process going paperless >

October 23rd, 2008

In August, University employees gained the option of receiving travel and business (T&B) expense reimbursements via direct deposit to their bank accounts. Now Pitt is poised to make the T&B process even more paperless with online processing of reimbursement requests. The new system is being piloted by employees in the Office of Budget and Controller […]

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Children's Hospital records system recognized >

October 23rd, 2008

Children’s Hospital has joined a group of only 22 U.S. hospitals — and is only one of two pediatric facilities — to be recognized by the leading health care technology industry organization for its advanced use of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR). HIMSS Analytics, a branch of the Health Information and Management Systems Society, […]

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GSPIA turns 50: “We are our alumni,” dean says >

October 23rd, 2008

“The sun never sets on the ‘GSPIA Empire,’” boasted Dean John T.S. Keeler about the reach of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ alumni. “It isn’t as deeply enmeshed as the British Empire, but it is as vast. We have alums in more than 100 countries. My main theme is: We are our […]

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UPMC integrates burn, trauma care >

October 23rd, 2008

UPMC is integrating the burn and trauma services of UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Mercy. The reorganization establishes UPMC as the busiest trauma and burn center in the region and is an integral component of UPMC’s plan to enhance and expand UPMC Mercy’s subspecialty service capabilities. Andrew Peitzman, who has led trauma care at UPMC Presbyterian […]

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