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Volume 34 Issue 22

Pitt officials mum on tuition, salaries until trustees meet July 15 >

July 11th, 2002

Pitt officials mum on tuition, salaries until July 15 meeting Pitt officials won't reveal their recommendations for raising tuition until July 15, when trustees are expected to approve a budget for the new fiscal year. "We're not going to have anything to say about tuition, faculty and staff salaries, or related matters until the budget […]

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Pitt, UPMC take action to address 'unprecedented' shortage of nurses >

July 11th, 2002

Pitt, UPMC take steps to address 'unprecedented' nursing shortage The United States faces an unprecedented nursing shortage that's likely to get much worse, recent hospital surveys and news reports indicate. The supply of nurses — 2.4 million nationwide — falls well short of the current demand, resulting in 120,000 vacancies. That's projected to rise to […]

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IMPROVING TEACHING:Instructional designers provide faculty with individualized help >

July 11th, 2002

IMPROVING TEACHING: Instructional designers provide faculty with individualized help One of Charlene Trovato's goals this year is to scrutinize — down to the last detail — each of the half-dozen graduate courses she teaches, and determine how she could be teaching it better. It's an ambitious goal, but Trovato isn't pursuing it alone. She's working […]

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Soap opera genre under-appreciated, prof says >

July 11th, 2002

Genre unjustly at bottom of U.S. cultural hierarchy On Monday's episode of "Guiding Light," Richard Winslow, former prince of the mythical tropical island San Cristobal, lies hospitalized in a weeks-long coma in GL homebase town Springfield, dying from the effects of a car accident, as his sister-in-law (and ex-wife) Reva prays for his recovery at […]

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Powerball sales take off here >

July 11th, 2002

Powerball Why settle for $500 in Daily Number lottery winnings when for the same $1 a player can win $10 million, $100 million or upwards of $300 million? That might explain why thousands of people have bought Powerball tickets in addition to, or instead of, other Pennsylvania lottery games since Powerball came to Pennsylvania two […]

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Could you be a compulsive gambler? Take this test. >

July 11th, 2002

The following is a modification of Kimberly Young's Internet compulsive gambling self-test, reprinted with permission. The following is a modification of Kimberly Young's Internet compulsive gambling self-test, reprinted with permission. Answer "yes" or "no" to the following questions: 1. Do you need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired […]

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Bradford offers program for those working with children >

July 11th, 2002

Bradford to offer new program for those working with children This fall the Bradford campus will launch a new minor in education for non-teachers that will be geared toward those students who plan to work with children in various capacities, such as therapeutic support staff members, juvenile probation officers or counselors. Many students earn degrees […]

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University joins Sloan Digital Sky Survey project >

July 11th, 2002

Pitt joins Sloan Digital Sky Survey project Pitt has joined the most ambitious astronomical research project ever undertaken, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), as a participating institution. The SDSS will map precisely one-quarter of the sky, producing a detailed image of that section and determining the positions and brightness of more than 100 million […]

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AIDS training center gets funding >

July 11th, 2002

AIDS training center gets funding The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has received a three-year, $10.65 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of HIV/AIDS, to continue operating the Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education Training Center (PA/MA AETC). PA/MA AETC, funded by the Ryan White Comprehensive Care Act, provides clinical HIV/AIDS education and […]

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States funds cancer research bioinformatics consortium >

July 11th, 2002

Cancer research bioinformatics consortium is funded by state The Pennsylvania Cancer Alliance (PCA), a group of six cancer institutes in the state, has been awarded $5.5 million by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to create a bioinformatics consortium for cancer research. The consortium is expected to help establish Pennsylvania as a leader in translational cancer […]

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