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Volume 34 Issue 13

Technology to replace bar codes available, prof says >

March 7th, 2002

The technology that eventually will replace bar codes as product identifiers is available today, according to Marlin Mickle, Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor in Pitt's School of Engineering. Richard E. Billo, a former Pitt professor now at Oregon State University, and Mickle demonstrated the technology in summer 2000 using commercially available radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, […]

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Nordenberg declines to specify tuition hike size if governor's cut is okayed by legislators >

March 7th, 2002

HARRISBURG — Unlike the heads of Pennsylvania's three other state-related universities, Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg refused to declare publicly last week that his school would increase tuition by 10 percent or more next fall if state legislators approve Gov. Mark Schweiker's recommended budget. But Nordenberg hinted that a double-digit tuition hike was likely at Pitt, […]

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Pharmacy ranks in top 10 in NIH research funding >

March 7th, 2002

For the second consecutive year, the School of Pharmacy ranks in the top 10 among the nation's schools and colleges of pharmacy when measured by research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Funding from the NIH is viewed as a benchmark for a school's research programs because of the competitive and rigorous peer-review […]

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Chancellor won't speculate about pay hikes for next year >

March 7th, 2002

Following last week's legislative hearings in Harrisburg, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg wouldn't speculate about Pitt salary increases for this summer. But he told the University Times: "We recognize that the progress of the University is tied to the talent and the hard work of the people at Pitt, and we will do everything that we can […]

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Engineering school ranks high in terms of minority graduates >

March 7th, 2002

Women and minority recruitment at the School of Engineering got high marks in a study conducted by the Engineering Workforce Commission of the American Association of Engineering Societies, Inc. (AAES). The study found that in 2001, Pitt's engineering program ranked first in the state in total number of African-American engineering graduates, in bachelor of science […]

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Long-term care plan available >

March 7th, 2002

While long- and short-term disability plans compensate employees for lost pay, they don't cover costs of nursing home or in-home care — which average $46,000 and $12,000 per year, respectively, according to the Health Insurance Association of America. Nearly half of Americans receiving long-term care are under the age of 65, researchers have found. Beginning […]

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Geriatricians implement program to help hospitalized elderly

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March 7th, 2002

Through the newly established Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), geriatricians at UPMC Shadyside are taking an innovative approach to preventing older patients from declining physically and mentally while hospitalized. HELP's goals are to maintain physical and cognitive functioning of high-risk older adults throughout their hospitalization, maximize their independence at discharge, assist with the transition from […]

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Pitt capital campaign has raised $472 million of $500 million goal >

March 7th, 2002

As of Jan. 31, Pitt's capital campaign had raised $472 million in gifts and pledges toward its $500 million goal, the University's chief fundraiser said last week. The campaign, midway through its fifth year, continues through June 30, 2003. Of the $472 million raised by the end of January, 40 percent was from foundations, 32 […]

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Firm, law school set up scholarship >

March 7th, 2002

Pitt's School of Law and the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll have established a new three-year law school scholarship. The Pitt/Buchanan Ingersoll Diversity Scholarship — which will be granted to one eligible candidate each academic year beginning this fall — was created to attract students to Pitt's law school and to help provide the Pittsburgh […]

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ADMISSIONS CRUNCH: It's that time of year when Admissions staff have the tough job of selecting the last few hundred students for the fall freshman class. >

March 7th, 2002

Each weekday afternoon at this time of year, a staff member from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid gathers up a stack of violet-colored folders and takes them to 226 Alumni Hall. That is the meeting place of Pitt's Marginal Admissions Review Committee (MARC) and the folders contain application materials from students judged by […]

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