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Volume 35 Issue 5

UPMC honored by Information Week >

October 24th, 2002

UPMC Health System’s use of computer technology to improve health care access has been recognized by Information Week magazine. UPMC is ranked 5th among health care and medical industries and ranked 76th overall in the magazine’s 14th annual Top 500 listing of the most innovative users of information technology. According to Information Week, to make […]

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Trustees to elect 2 emeritus members >

October 24th, 2002

Pitt’s Board of Trustees is expected to elect Herbert P. Douglas Jr. and Frank E. Mosier as emeritus trustees when the board meets on Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. in the William Pitt Union. The nominations of Douglas and Mosier were unanimously approved yesterday, Oct. 23, by the board’s nominating committee. Emeritus trustees may vote […]

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OBITUARY: Rakesh Kumar Bhatnagar >

October 24th, 2002

Rakesh Kumar Bhatnagar, associate professor of mathematics at the Greensburg campus, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002. Bhatnagar had been a member of the mathematics faculty at UPG since August 1988. He earned his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. His area of specialization was fluid mechanics of visco-elastic liquids. […]

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ON TEACHING: Robert Matson >

October 24th, 2002

An award-winning professor at Pitt’s Johnstown campus says that content alone does not a good teacher make. “I devote nearly as much attention to the science and art of presentation as to my academic discipline itself,” says Robert W. Matson, professor of history in the Division of Social Sciences. “My classes are in a more-or-less […]

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Examining visual images as historical documentation >

October 24th, 2002

Teaching excellence award winner Robert W. Matson is focusing much of his scholarly efforts on a new cross-disciplinary field of instruction that straddles history, communication, film studies and cinematography. According to James Alexander, professor of political science and chair of the Division of Social Sciences at UPJ, Matson “assesses film, even popular film, as documentary […]

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Bradford campaign to raise $13 million >

October 24th, 2002

Pitt’s Bradford campus plans to raise $13 million to continue capital projects, provide academic support, enhance technology and create new scholarships. Howard L. Fesenmyer, the “Complete the Campus” campaign chairman, announced the goal this month. “Completing the campus,” Fesenmyer said, “means having the best resources to recruit and retain the best students and faculty and […]

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STEM CELL RESEARCH: Looking at the science & the ethics >

October 24th, 2002

Few issues today are as potentially promising and simultaneously controversial as human stem cell research, two Pitt professors agreed. "Imagine what would be possible," Alan J. Russell said. "Imagine Christopher Reeve walking. No more organ donor waiting lists. Curing diabetes with a single injection of cells. Scar-less healing of wounds. Countless other healing therapies using […]

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