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Volume 38 Issue 16

Senate session explores technology transfer >

April 13th, 2006

It’s no secret that Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are important contributors to the Pittsburgh area’s economy. Employment at the two universities (including UPMC) combined is roughly the same size as southwestern Pennsylvania’s high-tech employment sector, at about 60,000. Both are among the top schools responsible for creating venture capital spinoff companies, and Pitt last […]

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Detre memorial set for April 28 >

April 13th, 2006

A memorial service for Katherine Detre, who died Jan. 24, has been set for 2:30 p.m. April 28 in Heinz Chapel. A reception will follow in the Hall of Architecture at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. At the time of her death, Detre was Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public […]

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Faculty share some tech transfer experiences >

April 13th, 2006
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Obituary: Ruben A. Tenicela >

April 13th, 2006

Ruben A. Tenicela, a pioneer in pain management and a long-time professor at Pitt’s School of Medicine, died March 27, 2006, of congestive heart failure. He was 76. A native of Huancavalica, Peru, Tenicela earned his medical degree from the University of San Marcos, Peru, in 1957. It was there he met the late Peter […]

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Will podcasting catch on at Pitt? >

April 13th, 2006

The sight of people walking around listening via tiny earbuds wired to portable digital media players is becoming increasingly frequent at the University and beyond. The popular devices are known for storing vast quantities of music, but there’s lots more going on inside the electronic devices than just tunes. The cultural phenomenon has spawned a […]

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Books, Journals & More

Getting published: Some advice on how to start >

April 13th, 2006

The 19th-century English aphorist Charles Caleb Colton is credited with the saying “There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it and to find sensible men to read it." Perhaps no one knows those difficulties more keenly than newly minted scholars seeking publication for the first […]

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Food drive runs through April >

April 13th, 2006
Feature,Volume 38 Issue 16