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Volume 34 Issue 3

Security here tightened, but police confident about safety of campus >

September 27th, 2001

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Pitt police interim chief Tim Delaney is confident about the security of the campus. "The systems we have in place are solid. We want to help restore safe feelings on our campus. We want to have people feel they have control in their lives again." Delaney […]

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History dept. inaugurates book symposia series >

September 27th, 2001

Pitt's Department of History has announced a book symposia series, slated to kick-off Oct. 4. The first symposium focuses on Pitt history professor Marcus Rediker's recent book, "The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic," with commentary from invited experts Tera Hunter of Carnegie Mellon, John Markoff of Pitt […]

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Using support systems, taking action are coping strategies that can be helpful >

September 27th, 2001

There's no clear blue- print for getting back to normal after a disaster such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but there are strategies for coping, according to a Pitt expert in intergroup relations. "Limit the amount of coverage you're watching, even though it's addicting and engaging," said Audrey J. Murrell, associate professor of business […]

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Center for Philosophy of Science celebrates 40th anniversary >

September 27th, 2001

As part of its 40th anniversary, the Center for Philosophy of Science's (CPS) signature annual lecture series will explore the center's impact on the development of philosophy of science throughout the world. The series will feature eight of the center's former visiting fellows who will report on the state of the field in their home […]

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Semester at Sea voyage alters itinerary >

September 27th, 2001

The current voyage of the Pitt-sponsored Semester at Sea (SAS) program — as well as the summer and fall 2002 voyages — will steer clear of the Middle East in response to this month's terrorist attacks. SAS's "floating university," the S.S. Universe Explorer, is carrying 736 students, faculty and staff from U.S. colleges and universities […]

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Professorship honors former provost >

September 27th, 2001

Pitt has established a new professorship honoring former Provost Donald M. Henderson. Larry Davis, dean of the School of Social Work, was named the inaugural Henderson Professor. Henderson served as provost of the University from 1989 until his retirement in 1993. He also chaired the University-wide planning and budgeting committee and helped establish the University […]

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Market will be fine over long term, professors predict >

September 27th, 2001

Expect the U.S. stock market to remain vola- tile for the next six months to a year, in the aftershock of Sept. 11's terrorist attacks — but don't go dumping stocks or overhauling your long-term investments, two Katz Graduate School of Business professors advise. "If you were to ask me, am I taking money out […]

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SIS publishes book for centennial >

September 27th, 2001

As part of a year-long celebration of its first 100 years, the School of Information Sciences (SIS) has published Carol Bleier's book, "Tradition in Transition." The book focuses on the individuals who shaped the values, curriculum, teaching, learning, research, scholarship and service of SIS in the education of librarians and, more recently, of information professionals […]

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Lawyers call for moratorium on civil suits >

September 27th, 2001

In an unprecedented move, the American Trial Lawyers Association has called for a moratorium on civil lawsuits that might arise from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It's not a permanent ban, and the association can't enforce it. But the moratorium call should be "very effective," according to law professor Ron Brand, director of Pitt's Center […]

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Injury evaluations available for high school athletes >

September 27th, 2001

For high school athletes with an acute sports-related injury this fall, the UPMC Health System Sports Medicine program is providing free injury evaluations at the acute sports injury clinic, held each Saturday morning through Nov. 3. The clinics are held at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, 3200 South Water St., South Side. The clinic […]

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