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Volume 33 Issue 21

On the run? Nutritionist says a healthy diet is still possible >

June 28th, 2001

In today's fast-paced world, many individuals cannot find the time to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Eating healthy while on the run is not easy for everyone, yet there are simple changes one can make to provide for a healthier eating lifestyle, according to a UPMC nutritionist. A common problem for individuals on the […]

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Trustees expected to okay 7.5% tuition hike >

June 28th, 2001

The University plans to raise tuition by 7.5 percent this fall. The hike — the largest proposed at Pitt since a 9.9 percent increase in 1988 — is part of a $1.17 billion fiscal year 2002 operating budget that the Board of Trustees was expected to approve this morning. The trustees' budget committee endorsed the […]

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UPMC clinic offers info, health care for international travelers >

June 28th, 2001

UPMC Downtown offers a full-service clinic to counsel international travelers on immunizations, antibiotics and health care planning for trips. The UPMC International Travel Clinic is the only non-governmental facility of its type in western Pennsylvania and is recognized in the National Register of International Travel Clinics. A complete inventory of all recommended vaccines is stocked […]

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Salary pool increase of 4% planned >

June 28th, 2001

The pool of money for Pitt salaries is ex- pected to increase by 4 percent for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said he will decide in coming weeks how the 4 percent will be distributed among four components: cost-of-living (defined by Pitt's salary policy as "maintenance of real salary for […]

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UPB signs articulation pact with NY community college >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's Bradford campus and Jamestown (New York) Community College have signed a transfer articulation agreement. JCC students with associate degrees will be guaranteed acceptance at Bradford with junior standing and can complete a bachelor's degree with four semesters of coursework. The agreement has specific admissions, enrollment and graduation requirements and is open to JCC students […]

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$80.4 million included for projects in capital budget >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's capital budget for the fiscal year that be- gins July 1 includes $80.4 million in construction, renovations, upgrades and preservation projects in Oakland and at the University's regional campuses. Major projects in the plan, which Pitt's Board of Trustees was expected to approve at a meeting this morning, June 28, include: * $9.5 million […]

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Telepathology program permits real-time international consults >

June 28th, 2001

A telepathology system developed by UPMC Health System has been found to be an effective means for a transplant pathologist working in a UPMC-managed facility in Palermo, Sicily, to receive real-time consultations from transplant pathologists in Pittsburgh. In the past year, more than 150 cases have been reviewed using the static image telepa-thology system, according […]

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New director of CLAS hopes to increase faculty research grants >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) can boast of an international reputation, well-established research programs and an endowment that has grown from $600,000 to $7 million in the last eight years. "I don't think there's anything that needs to be fixed at CLAS," says Kathleen M. DeWalt, who will become the center's new director […]

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Super-fast computers goal of quantum computation center >

June 28th, 2001

Using today's fastest computers, calculating the prime numbers of a 400-digit number would take longer than the age of the universe. Using quantum computers, in theory, the calculation would take less than a second. "Quantum computers are not simply faster computers," said Jeremy Levy, Pitt assistant professor of physics and astronomy. "They exploit the fundamental […]

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Pitt librarians' salaries lowest among public AAU/ARL members >

June 28th, 2001

Last year, the average salary of a Pitt librarian ($45,200) was the lowest among librarians at the 32 public universities that are members of both the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). That was down from 28th place the year before. Including private as well as public AAU/ARL members, […]

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