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Volume 38 Issue 5

$25.5 million Life Science Annex expands Clapp-Langley-Crawford halls >

October 27th, 2005

Pitt’s capital expansion plans for the sciences did not stop with the opening Oct. 6 of the Biomedical Science Tower 3. (See Oct. 13 University Times.) A new Life Science Annex, the $25.5 million expansion of the Clapp/Langley/Crawford (CLC) halls complex, also officially opened this month. The project, phase I of a multi-phase upgrade of […]

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Student data improves teaching, Harvard prof says >

October 27th, 2005

A little data can go a long way. That was the lesson from a Harvard education professor and statistician who spoke here on “How Do Faculty Know When They Are Achieving Good Outcomes With Students?” A decade ago, Richard J. Light, who is the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and director of the Harvard […]

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SIS lobby goes paperless >

October 27th, 2005

Welcome to the lobby of the future. Come in, access your personal messages via radio-frequency identification (RFID)-activated displays, move on to one of several touch screens to access information relevant to your authorized group (such as “students,” “faculty” or “administrators”) then mosey down the hall to read constantly updated news from the University, city, region […]

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Technology makes golden years brighter >

October 27th, 2005

“In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes,” Andy Warhol once predicted. Whether that is true remains to be seen, but one thing’s for certain: In the future, everyone will be older. And as technological advances help us to live longer, technology also is changing the way people will be facing the challenges […]

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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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