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59 min ago | AHRQ Innovations Exchange

How To Build Sustainability Into the Innovation Process

By Tamra E. Minnier, RN, MSN, FACHE; Chief Quality Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Member, Innovations Exchange Editorial Board Sustainability is a crucial consideration when planning and implementing health care innovations, because without sustainability we will find ourselves solving the same problems over and over again.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

5 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Pittsburgh's Rollicking Jam BandBy Vivian Salama

A strange scene can be found on Wednesdays at the Elks Lodge: tattooed and pierced youngsters join with their nursing home elders for drinks, merriment, and some damn good banjo music.


7 hrs ago |

Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia ... With No Yeast

Growing up in West Virginia in the 1960s and '70s, Susan Brown would have a slice of salt rising bread, toasted, for Saturday morning breakfast.


Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Appalachia, VA, Recipes

7 hrs ago | University Business

Higher ed procurement co-ops branch out

When it became clear that the scientific equipment in hundreds of labs across the University of Pittsburgh campus was not being maintained effectively, professionals in the university procurement department began looking for a new provider to do the job.


Related Topix: Bowling Green State University

8 hrs ago | New Scientist

Maths spying: the quandary of working for the spooks

Intelligence agencies hire lots of mathematicians, but would-be employees must realise that their work is misused to snoop on everyone, says Tom Leinster FOR the past 10 months, a major international scandal has engulfed some of the world's largest employers of mathematicians.


Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Life, Charity , Activism, Science / Technology

12 hrs ago | POP City

Pittsburgh 2030 District is two years ahead of schedule for energy reductions in Downtown Pittsburgh

With the goal of reducing Downtown Pittsburgh's impact on the environment by 2030, the Green Building Alliance launched the Pittsburgh 2030 District in 2012.


16 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Film creditdeviatesfrom script

That's what's happening to Pennsylvania's tax credit for film production. It often serves its purpose of helping to lure economy-boosting movie and television projects, but it partially has been co-opted into a recurring corporate subsidy program.


Related Topix: West Chester, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Thomas H. Ryan

Thomas H. Ryan, 55, of Warren, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at home with his family, following a brief battle with cancer.


Related Topix: Warren, OH

All About Jazz

EDUCATION: NJPAC and Montclair State University Launch New All-Female ...

Grammy-nominated New Jersey Pianist Geri Allen To Serve As Artistic Director New Jersey Performing Arts Center , in collaboration with Montclair State University will offer a new, All-Female Jazz Residency as part of NJPAC's arts education offerings.


Related Topix: Montclair State University, Geri Allen, Jazz, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel

Suit Sparked by Prof's Sext-Filled Affair With Student Survives

A former University of Pittsburgh professor who engaged in an affair with a research assistant can continue with his defamation case against the assistant over claims she affected his ability to get another teaching job and sent a picture of his penis to his wife and 37 associates.


Related Topix: University of Alabama

American Library Association

Supporting Digital Scholarship

ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Supporting Digital Scholarship with Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner.


Related Topix: Libraries

New Scientist

The coolest biology is under the microscope

Almost everything important takes place in the microbial world, argues Nicholas Money in his lively but rather disorganised book The Amoeba in the Room WHAT comes to mind when you think of biology? For most people, it is lions, birds, butterflies, trees... the things we see around us.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Biochemistry, Ecology, Oxford, OH, Molecular Biology

Norwalk Citizen News

Western Pa. population growth hinges on immigrants

Western Pennsylvania's population growth for the next several years will be from moving vans rather than the stork, experts say.


Related Topix: Duquesne University

The American Prospect

The Revolt of the Cities

During the past 20 years, immigrants and young people have transformed the demographics of urban America.



Belly-Fat Myths That Need To Go Away

You know that miracle cures are too good to be true, but did you know that these other belly fat "facts" have been debunked? By Amanda MacMillan It's no surprise to any of us that abdominal fat is bad for your heart and your lungs, but recent studies show that it's also detrimental to your bones.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Davis, CA, UC Davis

The Washington Post

What happens when public-school students are promised a college education

From left, Vice President-elect Biden, President-elect Obama and Arne Duncan, then chief executive officer of the Chicago public school system, speak to students at Dodge Renaissance Academy in Chicago in 2008.


Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Jackson County, MI, Sports

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Almanac

90-year-old Bethel Park man graduating from University of Pittsburgh

John Downs of Bethel Park reacts to the news that he will receive his history degree from the University of Pittsburgh at commencement on April 27. Photo courtesy Emily Eppard As John Downs' five daughters were sorting through memorabilia in preparation for his 90th birthday, they discovered paperwork from 1950 that was sent to their father to ... (more)


Related Topix: Bethel Park, PA, Wedding, Baldwin, PA, Upper St. Clair, PA

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Volvo representative kicks off SU research conference with keynote address tonight

SHIPPENSBURG >> Nearly 400 Shippensburg University students will participate in the university's annual Celebration of Student Research Conference April 22. The event highlights the year-long efforts by students who collaborate with faculty to conduct research in various areas.


Related Topix: Shippensburg, PA, Opinion

PhysOrg Weblog

Malfunction in molecular 'proofreader' prevents repair of UV-induced DNA damage

Malfunctions in the molecular "proofreading" machinery, which repairs structural errors in DNA caused by ultraviolet light damage, help explain why people who have the disease xeroderma pigmentosum are at an extremely high risk for developing skin cancer, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University ... (more)


Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Health, Oncology, Biology, Science, Cell Biology, UC San Diego

Too Little Sleep May Add to Teen Health Problems

Many teens from lower- and middle-income homes get too little sleep, potentially adding to the problems of kids already at risk for health issues, new research finds.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Pediatrics, Medicine, Teenagers