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Volume 41 Issue 10

Lack of time, not money, may close Pitt stock club >

January 22nd, 2009

The University’s Stock of the Month club has liquidated its assets and officers are debating the group’s future. Founded in 1960, the group exists to give faculty and staff the opportunity to have fun while learning about stocks and investing in joint portfolios. Since its inception, club members contributed $10 each month toward each active […]

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Emergency exceptions in FERPA clarified >

January 22nd, 2009

The fatal Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 focused new attention on the federal law that protects student privacy rights. Now the U.S. Department of Education has issued a new guide that seeks to elucidate — rather than alter significantly — the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA. The new regulations, issued by the […]

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Presby recognized for electronic records system >

January 22nd, 2009

UPMC Presbyterian has been recognized by the leading health care technology industry organization for its advanced use of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR), achieving a technology and patient safety distinction earned by only 24 of more than 5,700 U.S. hospitals. UPMC Presbyterian joins Children’s Hospital as a “stage 6” hospital, according to HIMSS Analytics, […]

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UCSUR award applications sought >

January 22nd, 2009

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) is seeking applicants for the annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. Two awards of up to $10,000 each relating to work in the social, behavioral and policy sciences will be given in honor of Manners, who was assistant director at the time of his death […]

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Lt. governor to address Bradford grads >

January 22nd, 2009

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Joe Scarnati will address the graduating Class of 2009 at Pitt-Bradford April 26. Scarnati, who recently was elected to his third term in the state Senate as the representative from the 25th District, assumed the lieutenant governor’s duties after the death of Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll Nov. 12. Scarnati was elected […]

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