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Volume 34 Issue 4

ADVISING: Integration of all student services is needed, national expert insists >

October 11th, 2001

Academic advising needs to be a lot more than checking for the necessary prerequisites and signing a student's course selection form, according to national advising expert. The underlying assumption of the traditional model for academic advising is incorrect, those attending a Pittsburgh campus symposium last week were told. Instead, advisers need to focus on an […]

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Academic advisers should know how to identify those in need of counseling >

October 11th, 2001

Sometimes it’s an excellent student having a bad term for the first time. Sometimes it’s a student who’s broken up with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Sometimes it’s a victim of date rape who is unable to talk about it. Regardless of the source of a student’s stress, academic advisers are on the front line and […]

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University looks at conducting Pitt business over the Internet >

October 11th, 2001

While many of the dot.coms have gone bust, buying and selling over the Internet is still booming. According to the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, the number of businesses that can be accessed on the web will surpass 8 million this year. Should Pitt departments get in on the action? As […]

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Architectural studies prepares students for master's >

October 11th, 2001

After 34 years on the faculty of Pitt's history of art and architecture department, and many visits to architecture schools around the country, Fil Hearn says he still hasn't heard of a baccalaureate program quite like the one Pitt offers in architectural studies. "It's definitely a pre-professional program, aimed at preparing students for three-year master's […]

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SIS center gets $1.1 million state grant renewal >

October 11th, 2001

The Visual Information Systems Center (VISC) at Pitt's School of Information Sciences has received a $1.1 million renewal grant from the state. VISC investigates issues related to the design, implementation and application of computer-based systems where the acquisition, storage, processing and communication of visual information are of particular importance. The grant was awarded to VISC […]

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Bioinformatics offer graduate degrees >

October 11th, 2001

The School of Medicine has begun offering master's and doctoral programs in biomedical informatics, administered by the Center for Biomedical Informatics, a joint effort of Pitt and UPMC Health System. A relatively new field, biomedical informatics is the development of advanced methods for applying information technology to health care, education and biomedical research. The biomedical […]

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Engineering's MAC gets grant from state >

October 11th, 2001

The commonwealth is providing a $350,000 grant to the Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC) in the School of Engineering. The grant will fund the center's training programs and shared manufacturing space and expertise for local start-up manufacturers. An initiative of the Department of Industrial Engineering, MAC is a technology transfer center with a professional staff and […]

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