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Volume 34 Issue 9

Bradford gets $1 million gift >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt's Bradford campus has received $1 million from the estate of Bradford resident Dorothy Reed, the largest bequest in the campus's 38-year history and the second largest single gift from an individual. The gift will be used to establish a matching scholarship fund called the Reed-Coit Scholarship Challenge. The challenge is named for Reed and […]

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SHRS center wins award >

January 10th, 2002

The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT), a joint program of Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and UPMC Health System, has received the Assistive Technology Achievement Award for 2001 from Temple University's Institute on Disabilities. The award was presented in recognition of the center's excellence in providing innovative and consumer-responsive services to persons with […]

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New start-up firm focuses on muscle-derived stem cells >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt and Cook Group Inc., of Bloomington, Ind., are collaborating on potential uses for adult stem cells in treating disease. Through Pitt's Office of Technology Management (OTM), the Pittsburgh-based company, Cook MyoSite, has licensed technologies related to stem cells derived from adult muscle tissue. These muscle-derived stem cells have the ability to repair diseased or […]

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Pitt research helping to develop CAD tools >

January 10th, 2002

A new research effort to develop the next generation of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools — incorporating electronic circuitry, photonics and micromechanical components on the same chip — is underway at Pitt. The program is supported by a $2 million grant from the Micro-Systems Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a $630,000 […]

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Pitt weathers 1st storm of new year >

January 10th, 2002

The beginning of spring term classes Monday morning coincided with the first significant snowfall of the winter, but Pitt avoided any major utility breakdowns, roof leaks or power outages this week — until yesterday. More than 20 Pitt buildings lost electricity for over an hour when several Duquesne Light power lines went down. The outage […]

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SHRS to study wheelchair safety in motor vehicles >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) last month received a five-year $4.5 million grant from the federal government to study ways to make motor vehicle travel safer for the estimated 1.7 million wheelchair users in the United States. Researchers will develop ways to make traveling by automobile, van, mini-van and most forms of […]

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2002 calendar forces shorter spring term for most students >

January 10th, 2002

Peter E. Siska's teaching load will be lighter this semester, and he's not happy about it. The chemistry professor isn't teaching fewer courses. But because Pitt's spring term started later than usual this year (Jan. 7), Siska's courses — and those of most other teaching faculty here — will meet less frequently. During the term, […]

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