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Volume 41 Issue 23

UPMC makes U.S. News honor roll >

July 23rd, 2009

UPMC once again is the region’s only medical center named on the annual U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC is ranked 13th of only 21 hospitals nationwide that made the Honor Roll of the “nation’s best” in the 2009 survey. UPMC was ranked in 13 of 16 specialty areas, […]

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UPMC wins awards for information systems >

July 23rd, 2009

For the 11th consecutive year, UPMC has been named one of the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems in the United States, according to the 2009 survey by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the journal of the American Hospital Association. UPMC is one of only five organizations to appear on the list since its […]

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Proposed state cuts could result in staff reductions, other measures >

July 23rd, 2009

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg said jobs could be cut, research expenditures curtailed and campus construction projects halted if legislators approve proposed cuts to Pitt’s state funding. In comments July 16 to the Board of Trustees’ budget and executive committees, Nordenberg cited the impact of declining state support, including Gov. Edward G. Rendell’s plan to eliminate […]

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2 groups recognize Magee >

July 23rd, 2009

Magee-Womens Hospital recently was honored by two organizations. Magee won a first-place achievement award from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) in patient safety for achievements in researching and improving the process for elective induction of labor. Dennis English, vice president of medical affairs at Magee, and a team of obstetricians and nurses […]

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Most tuition raised 4%, additional increase possible >

July 23rd, 2009

University leaders have approved a 4 percent increase in tuition for most in-state students on the Pittsburgh campus and a 2.5 percent increase for their out-of-state counterparts. However, in light of uncertainty about state funding levels, administrators wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a tuition surcharge that Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg said could be imminent. […]

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Obituary: E.J. Josey >

July 23rd, 2009

School of Information Sciences professor emeritus and nationally known civil rights advocate for minority librarians E.J. Josey died of natural causes July 3, 2009, in Washington, N.C. He was 85. Josey, who taught courses such as Academic Librarianship and Libraries in Society, served on the SIS faculty from 1986 to 1995, when he retired. He […]

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Pitt request to review fraud case documents opposed >

July 23rd, 2009

A court-appointed receiver wants a federal judge to refuse the University’s request to review documents of Stephen Walsh and Paul Greenwood and their related companies (including Westridge Capital Management, WG Trading Company and WG Trading Investors) before he approves a plan for distributing the disgraced investment managers’ assets, which include millions of dollars from Pitt’s […]

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