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Volume 38 Issue 11

Government secrecy in the information age >

February 2nd, 2006

While open government increasingly is recognized as an essential ingredient for democracy, trends surrounding government secrecy are a mixed bag today, said Alasdair Roberts, a professor at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and director of its Campbell Public Affairs Institute. “It’s difficult for me to conceive of a more timely topic […]

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Program aids Super Bowl security >

February 2nd, 2006

Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) FirstLink program is playing a role in enhancing security at Super Bowl XL set for Feb. 5 in Detroit. IEE, housed in the Katz Graduate School of Business, established FirstLink in 2004 to identify military technologies available for license and to facilitate the commercialization of those products that lend […]

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For advice ask “The Ethicist” >

February 2nd, 2006

Have a moral dilemma? Step right up and Randy Cohen will tell you how to do the right thing. Hundreds of people write to him each week seeking ethical advice; he provides the answers in his popular New York Times Magazine column, “The Ethicist.” Cohen will kick off the newly endowed Dr. Bernard Cobetto lecture […]

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UPMC recognized for minority-, women-owned business efforts >

February 2nd, 2006

UPMC recently was recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as one of the nation’s top 15 corporations that contract with minority business enterprises. In fiscal year 2005, UPMC directed more than $70 million to minority and women business enterprises — more than doubling spending over the previous five years. UPMC’s aggressive outreach to […]

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Making Pitt work: Kristin Hoenig >

February 2nd, 2006

Patients who open wide for dental procedures can rest assured that the instruments their dentist is using are properly sterilized, thanks to testing done in Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine.The sterilization equipment evaluation service program, better known as SEES, serves more than 300 dental practices in the tri-state area and beyond. Although weekly testing of […]

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Tax hotline to operate until April 17 >

February 2nd, 2006

Payroll has set up a tax hotline for questions concerning the W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline number, 412/624-1860, will be in effect through April 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions regarding Form 1099 should be directed to Payment Processing at 412/648-7845. Questions regarding Form 1098T (tuition payment statement) should be directed to […]

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Law clinic work could change Medicare rule >

February 2nd, 2006

Medicare administrators are proposing a change in policy that would relax restrictions on which pancreas transplants are covered for diabetic patients who need them. The proposed decision memorandum released Jan. 26 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the group that sets coverage policy, is being viewed as a victory at the Pitt […]

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