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Volume 30 Issue 22

Assembly may recruit law students to act as volunteer legal advisers >

July 9th, 1998

Newly elected University Senate president Nathan Hershey hopes to recruit Pitt law students as volunteer legal advisers to the Senate. Historically, Senate leaders occasionally have sought and received free legal advice from Pitt law professors. But recent issues — last year's debate over details of an early retirement incentive plan for tenured faculty; current negotiations […]

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Licensing income from faculty-developed technologies grows >

July 9th, 1998

During the fiscal year that ended June 30, Pitt earned $4.8 million in licensing income from technologies and inventions developed by its faculty, up from about $1 million in each of the two previous fiscal years. Arthur Boni, director of Pitt's Office of Technology Management, said the University administration hopes to increase technology transfer income […]

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Medical school reps, administration to meet about new practice plan >

July 9th, 1998

Will the planned University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan be owned outright by UPMC Health System? If so, will Pitt medical professors affiliated with UPP become employees of UPMC? Will UPMC forbid Pitt professors from offering medical education to people associated with schools and institutions that UPMC regards as corporate competitors? Those are among […]

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UPMC surgeons transplant first cells to reverse brain damage in stroke victim >

July 9th, 1998

Surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian have performed the world's first cell transplant aimed at reversing brain damage from stroke. During the June 23 operation, surgeons injected 2 million healthy, lab-produced human nerve cells deep into the brain of Alma Cerasini, 62, of Pennsbury Village. Cerasini, a former healthcare worker, suffered a major stroke in September that […]

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Regional economic development plan unveiled >

July 9th, 1998

In the past, rich coal seams, confluent rivers and other non-human resources lured employers to southwestern Pennsylvania. Workers followed. But today, it's the quality of the region's workforce — and the ease with which employers can find workers with skills required for available jobs — that most concern many employers, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said yesterday […]

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Blood drive recruiters needed >

July 9th, 1998

Volunteers are needed to recruit faculty and staff participation for a critical-appeal blood drive. Information and sign-up sheets have been sent to all deans, directors and department chairs. Volunteers should complete the sign-up sheets and fax them to Gwen Watkins, 383-1700, by July 21. Donors will be scheduled for July 28, between 8 a.m. and […]

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Read to succeed >

July 9th, 1998

"If students don't read, they don't learn. It's as simple as that," said Gov. Tom Ridge, announcing his "Read to Succeed" initiative at the University Child Development Center yesterday. The four-year, $100 million program will provide assistance for Pennsylvania students to become skilled readers by third grade. The state Department of Education grants will be […]

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Sleep quality deteriorates earlier than thought, researcher shows >

July 9th, 1998

In one of the first studies of its kind, sleep researchers at the Sleep and Chronobiology Center at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) have determined that the quality of sleep begins to deteriorate much earlier than previously thought. According to Julie Carrier, post-doctoral fellow in the School of Medicine, "Middle age is a turning […]

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