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Volume 40 Issue 19

Tech transfer office helps innovators >

May 29th, 2008

Pitt’s technology transfer efforts are centered in the Office of Technology Management, which helps innovators find commercial applications for their discoveries. OTM’s strategic relations manager Dan Bates puts it another way: He says the office’s job is about “getting your ideas out into the world.” Bates and technology marketing manager Carolyn Weber offered information for […]

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TissuGlue: One innovator case study >

May 29th, 2008

Among the results of University research is chemical engineering professor Eric Beckman’s development of a tissue glue that’s being brought to market by a company he formed in 2005. During the Office of Enterprise Development’s spring Limbach lecture, Beckman offered his insights on what he’s learned during his entrepreneurial leave from the University, including what […]

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For the birds >

May 29th, 2008

The Cathedral of Learning’s resident female peregrine, Dorothy, peers into the Babcock Room on the Cathedral’s 40th floor Tuesday morning as National Aviary and Pennsylvania Game Commission officials prepare to examine and band her three chicks with state and federal ID tags. The baby peregrines hatched April 30 in the nesting box atop the Cathedral. […]

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Innovation awards announced >

May 29th, 2008

The Office of the Provost’s advisory council on instructional excellence (ACIE) has funded eight teaching proposals to fund under the 2008 Innovation in Education Awards Program. Funding for this year’s awards totaled $127,000. The awards encourage instructional innovation and teaching excellence. ACIE seeks to identify high-quality proposals that show promise for introducing innovative, creative approaches […]

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Printer cartridges go green >

May 29th, 2008

Printer cartridge recycling boxes are popping up across the Pittsburgh campus as Pitt’s Surplus Property Department expands its cartridge recycling program. Among the locations where recycling boxes can be found are the Cathedral of Learning (ground floor), Alumni Hall, Posvar Hall, Chevron Science Center, Scaife Hall (outside Copy Cat) and the Information Sciences Building. The […]

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Donations sought for Chinese libraries >

May 29th, 2008

The University Library System (ULS) is leading a local effort to collect donated English language materials to re-build school libraries affected by the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China. ULS, a long-time partner of top Chinese university libraries, is calling on individuals, organizations and the schools in Pittsburgh to donate used and new English […]

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