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Volume 33 Issue 19

University part of new regional business accelerator project >

May 31st, 2001

Pitt and Redleaf Group, Inc., have announced plans to create a regional business accelerator called Oak Leaf Networks. Oak Leaf Networks, with support from a number of industry partners, will provide coaching, services, capital and infrastructure to emerging companies in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Oak Leaf Networks will target start-up companies focused on […]

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Pharmacy school bucks national trend of declining enrollments >

May 31st, 2001

Applications to pharmacy schools nationwide are in a six-year downward spiral, one factor contributing to concern about a national shortage of pharmacists. But Pitt's School of Pharmacy is bucking that trend, said a school official, and Pitt is producing graduates who meet the growing patient-care responsibilities of the professional pharmacist. According to the American Association […]

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Pitt begins project establishing technology centers at churches >

May 31st, 2001

Pitt's Pennsylvania Service-Learning Alliance (PSLA) has launched the first in a network of Faith Tech Centers at Saint James Episcopal Church, Penn Hills. The project is expected to establish six Faith Tech Centers in Episcopal churches in southwestern Pennsylvania the first year and an additional six the following year. The partnership between PSLA and the […]

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ROBOT-Rx helping out at UPMC >

May 31st, 2001

One advanced technology that serves to free pharmacists' time for patient care and consultation is the McKessonHBOC Automated Healthcare's ROBOT-Rx, a centralized drug distribution system that automates storage, retrieval and dispensing of inpatient medications. Now in place at UPMC Shadyside and soon to be used at UPMC Presbyterian, ROBOT-Rx is programmed to dispense scheduled medicines […]

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Wearable device to monitor vital signs being tested here >

May 31st, 2001

Researchers at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) will begin a series of studies to test a new, wearable medical device that will allow them to monitor participants' vital signs as they go about their daily activities. SenseWear, developed by Pittsburgh-based BodyMedia, Inc., may offer a way to record and analyze everything from sleep patterns […]

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Testing, research among dean's priorities in School of Education >

May 31st, 2001

Accountability, standardized tests, outcomes — today's educational buzz words — are all well and good, said the dean of Pitt's School of Education. But they can't be viewed in the abstract devoid of social realities and evolving instructional methods. "There is an argument that highly standardized tests really matter when people take them seriously and […]

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Summer in the city means closings, detours & delays >

May 31st, 2001

If it's warm in Pittsburgh, it must be road construction season. Several local and regional construction projects, ranging from months-long overhauls to surface facelifts, are ongoing or scheduled, according to officials at PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation). Traffic into Oakland from all directions will be affected. PennDOT has established information hotlines and web sites with […]

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Activity fees raised at 3 regionals >

May 31st, 2001

Increases in student activity fees at the Bradford, Greensburg and Titusville campuses were approved by the Pitt Board of Trustees' student affairs committee on May 29. The increases would take effect in fall 2001. They require approval by the full board, which is expected to vote on the hikes at its June 28 meeting. At […]

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