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Volume 34 Issue 2

Open hearing planned for SIS dean search >

September 13th, 2001

Provost James V. Maher has asked the committee searching for a new dean of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) to recommend finalists to him by March 1. Pitt's administration hopes to have a new dean in place by July 1 to succeed Toni Carbo, who announced last spring that she was planning to resign […]

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Pitt drops 1 place in U.S. News rankings of PhD-granting public universities >

September 13th, 2001

Pitt tied for 39th among the nation's Ph.D.-granting public universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual America's best colleges issue, a drop of one spot from last year's rankings. Tied with Pitt in the 39th slot among public institutions were Clemson, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the […]

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Pharmacology prof is driving force behind Indian performing arts center >

September 13th, 2001

Since coming to Pitt in 1962, Balwant N. Dixit has risen from the rank of research fellow to full professor of pharmacology. He has served as a department chairperson, associate dean and (from 1976 to 1978) acting dean of the School of Pharmacy. But among lovers of classical Indian music and dance, Dixit is best […]

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Major renovation underway for Pitt theatre's main stage >

September 13th, 2001

Pitt theatre arts chairperson Attilio "Buck" Favorini beams when he describes it. "This is a dream I've had for 30 years," he says, referring to the major restoration of the department's mainstage and lobby area in Stephen Foster Memorial. The $2 million project — the most ambitious in the theatre's 64-year history — is expected […]

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Sept. 11 attack: The campus reacts >

September 13th, 2001

Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered as the day that sophisticated terrorist attacks destroyed or damaged major symbols of America, killing perhaps thousands of people and causing evacuations, airline shutdowns, phone-line jam-ups, fear and anxiety. Americans watched, in chilling detail, slow-motion replays of two hijacked passenger planes, loaded with fuel for cross-country flights, exploding through […]

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Dickson Prize in Medicine awarded >

September 13th, 2001

Robert G. Roeder, a pioneer in the discovery and characterization of the fundamental molecular mechanisms of gene transcription, received the 2001 Dickson Prize in Medicine yesterday, Sept. 12, in conjunction with his presentation, "Regulation of Transcription in Human Cells: Complexities and Challenges." Roeder's lecture was part of Science2001 — A Research Odyssey, the Sept. 12-14 […]

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Nordenberg, Council pause to reflect >

September 13th, 2001

Following their meeting yesterday, Senate Council members walked together to Heinz Memorial Chapel for a shared moment of silence. It wasn't a memorial service. Rather, members of Senate Council — an advisory group of faculty, staff, students and administrators — were "quietly acknowledging a national tragedy, expressing respect for the victims and sorrow for their […]

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