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Volume 38 Issue 5

Pitt stands alone in nanofabrication capability >

October 27th, 2005

Pitt recently became the only institution in the United States and only the second in the world to have nanofabrication capability. Eight researchers in Pitt’s Institute of NanoScience and Engineering (INSE) last week completed training on the new Raith electron beam Lithography and Nano Engineering (eLiNE) workstation. The eLiNE system allows researchers to create nanometer-scale […]

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UPMC Health Plan ranked in nation’s top 50 >

October 27th, 2005

UPMC Health Plan is among the highest ranked health plans in the country, according to a national organization that ranks managed care companies on their preventive health and quality programs. The results were published in the Oct. 10 issue of U.S. News & World Report. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and U.S. News […]

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SIS adds geoinformatics track >

October 27th, 2005

Pitt’s School of Information Sciences has introduced a 36-credit geoinformatics track. Graduates of this new track in the M.S.I.S. program will be able to deploy and manage geoinformation systems in industry, conduct research in geotechnologies and pursue Ph.D. research in geoinformatics. The discipline encompasses geospatial data collection, geospatial information analysis and modeling, geospatial information systems […]

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Chartres online image archive launched >

October 27th, 2005

Detailed images of the French Cathedral of Chartres, located approximately 50 miles southwest of Paris, have been captured on a new Pitt web site (http://images.library.pitt.edu/c/chartres). A joint project of Pitt’s Digital Research Library and Alison Stones, Pitt professor of art history, the web site provides access to more than 3,000 high-resolution images of Chartres Cathedral, […]

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Arts endowment established at UPB >

October 27th, 2005

Richard S. and Pamela A. Johnson have given more than $55,000 to Pitt’s Bradford campus to create an endowment fund to help support the fine and performing arts. The Richard E. and Pamela A. Johnson Endowment Fund for the Arts will help to provide enjoyment and cultural enrichment for the campus community, as well as […]

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Nominations sought for staff awards >

October 27th, 2005

Members of the University community are invited to nominate outstanding staff members for the two annual chancellor’s excellence in service awards. The Chancellor’s Award for Staff Excellence in Service to the University and the Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community are the highest awards that Pitt grants to staff members. […]

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UPMC opens transnasal brain surgery operating room >

October 27th, 2005

A UPMC operating room has been designed to accommodate an innovative surgical procedure for removing brain tumors in which the nose and nasal sinuses are used to gain access to the brain. This facility is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. A collaboration between UPMC and Karl Storz Endoscopy-America […]

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