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Volume 34 Issue 3

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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Nostalgia for Cold War is shortsighted, prof says >

September 27th, 2001

Ah, the good old Cold War. Back when a handful of nations shared a monopoly on nuclear weapons, and showed no desire to use them. When the only civilian casualties of bombings resulted from faraway proxy wars (Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc.) or ancient blood feuds (as in Northern Ireland and the Middle East). When military antagonists […]

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Presby wins national honor >

September 27th, 2001

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital has been named a 2001 Consumer Choice Award winner by the National Research Corporation. It is the third year in a row that the hospital has been named to the list. The award placed UPMC Presbyterian among the nation's top 122 hospitals consumers chose as having the highest quality and best image […]

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U.S. actions will determine support of European allies >

September 27th, 2001

The day after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the French newspaper Le Monde published an editorial that pointedly echoed John F. Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech of 1963. "Now, we are all Americans," declared Le Monde, stating that free people everywhere stand with the United States in its war against […]

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Alzheimer's disease seed money available >

September 27th, 2001

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) is seeking applications for its Seed Monies Grant Program. ADRC funds pilot grants to stimulate new and innovative research relevant to Alzheimer's disease. Methodology for the research proposals can range from basic science to psychosocial, with priority given to novel approaches. The patient population and clinical database of ADRC […]

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