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2011-05-05 11:40:00

PITTSBURGH, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members and supporters of the Save Our Community Hospitals (SOCH) organization held an informational picket today at the Pittsburgh Wine Festival (PWF). The festival took place at the West Lounge at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers. SOCH was there to inform festival goers how their donations will likely be used by the event's beneficiary, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The PWF proudly...

2011-04-27 10:48:00

PITTSBURGH, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today toured Google Pittsburgh, where he highlighted his proposed budget's commitment to growing the state's economy and helping employers create jobs. The facility employs more than 150 engineers who are critical to the development of Google's core initiatives in Search and Ads. "My budget is a commitment to Pennsylvania's workers. It supports our future and makes sure that workers, whether they own their business...

2011-04-25 14:39:00

PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We are still trying to get full details of the accident involving one of our cabs this afternoon in downtown Pittsburgh. Our staff will fully cooperate with Pittsburgh Police to determine exactly what happened. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved and their families. For Information: David Kosick (412) 215-1360 SOURCE Pittsburgh Transportation Group

2011-04-25 10:30:00

PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan has been chosen as the exclusive provider of a health care benefits program for COGCare, an insurance cooperative representing 40 Councils of Government (COG) that include over 400 municipalities, county governments and other local governmental agencies in western Pennsylvania. COGCare will allow UPMC Health Plan to offer high quality, affordable health care to all employees who are part of the coalition. UPMC Health Plan was...

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2011-04-19 14:12:01

A team from Pitt, UW-Madison, and HP Labs reports in Nature Nanotechnology a 1.5-nanometer single-electron transistor that could lead to long-lasting, ultradense computer memories, quantum computers, and advanced electronics A University of Pittsburgh-led team has created a single-electron transistor that provides a building block for new, more powerful computer memories, advanced electronic materials, and the basic components of quantum computers. The researchers report in Nature...

2011-04-14 14:59:00

PITTSBURGH, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CECity's CTO, Andrew Rabin, took home the top honor as Chief Information Officer in the Growth Category at Pittsburgh Technology Council's fifth annual recognition event. The award, given jointly by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group, honors outstanding leaders within southwestern Pennsylvania's technology sector who demonstrate innovation and creativity throughout one's career. CIOs were judged on their innovation...

2011-04-12 16:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drs. Rodney Landreneau and Matthew Schuchert from the University of Pittsburgh presented a new non small cell lung cancer study at the 2011 Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) conference in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Landreneau is Director of the Lung Center at UPMC Shady Side Hospital as well as the Head of Thoracic Surgery at UPMC Passavant Medical Center and Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UPMC St. Margaret Medical Center....

2011-03-28 14:48:00

PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, is proud to present Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff, whose latest book, Cleopatra: A Life, is climbing the New York Times Best Sellers List. Schiff will present her ancient tale of intrigue on April 4, 2011 at the Carnegie Museums as part of the Drue Heinz Lectures, along with an inside look at the museum's anthropology...

2011-03-23 06:15:00

CARNEGIE, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Want to run in the Pittsburgh Marathon, but your event is sold out? A few spaces are still available if you race for charity. Compete in the name of The Salvation Army and make a difference in the lives of needy Western Pennsylvania children. By registering for Team Salvation Army, your benefits are huge. You will receive free entry into the 2011 Pittsburgh Marathon; admission to a pre-race pasta party on May 14th; a Salvation...

2011-03-22 22:22:58

A Pitt and Carnegie Mellon team developed a new model of how self-repairing materials function and show that materials with a certain number of easily breakable bonds can absorb more stress, a natural trick found in the resilient abalone shell, according to a report in Langmuir Conventional rules of survival tend to favor the strongest, but University of Pittsburgh-based researchers recently found that in the emerging world of self-healing materials, it is the somewhat frail that survive....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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