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Volume 34 Issue 17

Who stands to lose? >

May 2nd, 2002

Who stands to lose from China's exaggerated reports of economic growth? Probably not U.S. and other foreign investors, according to Pitt economist Thomas G. Rawski. "Many foreign firms invest in China because it's part of their global business strategy," he s aid. "They need a presence in China, and they don't pay much attention to […]

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Off the beaten path: Hiking is serious business for physics prof >

May 2nd, 2002

The word "professorial" comes to mind when you see Richard H. Pratt in his Allen Hall office, catching up on some reading while munching a banana, at a desk stacked with physics journals and floppy disks. The emeritus professor's unruly, thinning gray hair droops low across his forehead, one strand obscuring his eyebrows. He's wearing […]

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Employees can still sign up for long-term care insurance >

May 2nd, 2002

It's official: Pitt will begin providing its employees optional, long-term care insurance at group rates beginning July 1, now that the required 5 percent of eligible staff and faculty have signed up for the plan. Some 9,600 employees (including full-time and tenured part-time faculty, and regular full-time staff working at least 18.75 hours per week) […]

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Clinical educator training program started >

May 2nd, 2002

Pitt's medical school has approved the new degree-granting Clinician Educator Training Program (CETP), designed for fellows and faculty in general medicine, sub-specialty medicine, pediatrics, family medicine and psychiatry whose career focus is medical education and clinical teaching. CETP has three components: (1) core courses plus observed teaching activities focusing on adult learning, enhancing classroom and […]

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May 4 recycling sale to benefit Pitt program >

May 2nd, 2002

A recycling sale will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. May 4 at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill to support Pitt's LINCS community-building project and other non-profit groups. Items can be donated from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow, May 3, in front of the William Pitt Union. The sale is the brainchild […]

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Pitt hosts language technology conference >

May 2nd, 2002

Pitt will host the annual conference of the Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology May 3-5 at the Robert Henderson Language Media Center on the Cathedral of Learning's ground floor. The conference theme is "The Language Media Center: Not Just Another Computer Lab." There will be presentations, panels and discussions about how better to integrate […]

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Majority of Pittsburgh Magazine's "best docs" are Pitt/UPMC physicians >

May 2nd, 2002

More than 250 physicians in 34 specialties from Pitt's School of Medicine and UPMC Health System hospitals are included in the list of "best doctors" published in the April issue of Pittsburgh Magazine. This accounts for 75 percent of the total number of physicians named in the list. The current listing is the result of […]

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