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Volume 33 Issue 21

$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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2 offices merged in Public Affairs >

June 28th, 2001

Two offices in Public Affairs are merging July 1 to form the Department of News, Information and National Media Relations, Pitt announced this week. John Harvith will head the new department, which replaces the Office of National Media Relations and the Office of News and Information. Harvith, assistant vice chancellor for national media relations, came […]

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UCIS to introduce global studies certificate program >

June 28th, 2001

Traditionally, Pitt has been strong in international area studies programs. But what about students who are motivated by issues that cross regional borders? Beginning in fall term 2001, Pitt will offer those students a new undergraduate certificate in global studies. Provost James Maher approved the Global Studies Program last week. It will be administered by […]

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CGS plans e-commerce program >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's College of General Studies will launch a noncredit certificate program in electronic commerce this September. The program is aimed at equipping the business manager or executive with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, implement and manage the use of the Internet to transact business. The certificate in e-commerce management is a part-time six-course […]

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You can go home (or back to school) again: Class of 1973 holds first Falk School reunion >

June 28th, 2001

Nestled in the rolling hills on University Drive, a gray stone school house with an Old English slate shingle roof will mark its 70th anniversary this September. But on June 16 Falk School, the K-8 laboratory school administered by Pitt's School of Education, was the site of a new event, when 18 of the 24 […]

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SHRS develops new magazine >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) has developed a magazine, FACETS. The publication is intended to keep readers informed about current research, programs and school news, and also will be used for development and student recruitment. Published three times a year, FACETS reflects the excellence of SHRS in education, research and community service, […]

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