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BioVenture/Life Sciences Greenhouse Aims to Develop Bioscience Industries

Behrmann Cited for Research into the Mind's "Eye"

Students Get Chance to Impact Public Policy Through Friedman, Johnson Fellowships

HR Launches New Just-in-Time, Self-Service Web Technology

Akram Midani Remembered for His Knowledge, Sense of Humor

Heinz School Appoints William Guttman To Head Software Industry Center

Judith Modell to Direct Center for Arts in Society

Simon Memorial Fund Established

"Strong, Distinctive Voices" Take Circuitous Routes to Poetry, Carnegie Mellon

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Most Eligible Bachelor Returns

Regina Gouger Miller Gallery Presents...

Entries Sought for Martin Luther King Writing Awards

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BioVenture/Life Sciences Greenhouse Aims to Develop Bioscience Industries
10-Year Plan Submitted to State Will Build Upon Region's Strengths in Medicine, Technology
Leaders of the Pittsburgh region's health care and bioscience industries, economic development organizations and local government have united with Pittsburgh BioVenture, a biotechnology planning effort launched by Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh last spring, to release a 10-year strategic plan to position the region as a global leader in the bioscience industry.

The prospectus was submitted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as southwestern Pennsylvania's request for funding for the development of a Life Sciences Greenhouse, one of three authorized by legislation signed into law in June 2001. The prospectus embeds the region's Greenhouse in a comprehensive regional economic development strategy, which incorporates Pittsburgh BioVenture.

The plan was modeled after the successful Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, a consortium of electronic chip designers and manufacturers that was recently established. More..

Bob Pfaller "HR Connection"
Staffer Bob Pfaller plays for the camera while getting a flu shot from Student Health Services Director Anita Barkin at the recent Benefits and Fitness Fair. During the FlexPlus Open Enrollment period, employees were able to review and change their benefit options via the Internet through "HR Connection," a new self-service Web application established earlier this month. More..

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