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Volume 41 Issue 10

Emergency exceptions in FERPA clarified >

January 22nd, 2009

The fatal Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 focused new attention on the federal law that protects student privacy rights. Now the U.S. Department of Education has issued a new guide that seeks to elucidate — rather than alter significantly — the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA. The new regulations, issued by the […]

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Presby recognized for electronic records system >

January 22nd, 2009

UPMC Presbyterian has been recognized by the leading health care technology industry organization for its advanced use of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR), achieving a technology and patient safety distinction earned by only 24 of more than 5,700 U.S. hospitals. UPMC Presbyterian joins Children’s Hospital as a “stage 6” hospital, according to HIMSS Analytics, […]

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UCSUR award applications sought >

January 22nd, 2009

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) is seeking applicants for the annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. Two awards of up to $10,000 each relating to work in the social, behavioral and policy sciences will be given in honor of Manners, who was assistant director at the time of his death […]

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Four endowments funded at GSPIA >

January 22nd, 2009

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) has announced the establishment of four endowments funded from alumni and faculty donations. The Elizabeth Rossman Student Resource Fund, created by alumna Elizabeth Rossman, will provide financial support to students in GSPIA who are enrolled in internships, with preference given to students whose internships are located […]

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UPB program receives grant >

January 22nd, 2009

Pitt-Bradford’s petroleum technology program has received $13,500 from an annual oil and gas industry charity auction for equipment and scholarships. Each full-time student in the program will receive $250 and each part-time student $125. Assad Panah, director of the petroleum technology program and professor of geology, said two desktop computers and a Trimble handheld computer […]

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Pitt Confucius Institute honored >

January 22nd, 2009

The Chinese Ministry of Education’s Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) named Pitt’s Asian Studies Center’s Confucius Institute (CI-Pitt) as one of 20 Confucius Institutes of the Year last month. Established in 2007, CI-Pitt was the first Confucius Institute in Pennsylvania. Since then, CI-Pitt has experienced rapid growth — expanding from two to 10 […]

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