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Volume 34 Issue 4

U.N.'s initial unanimous response to terroristic acts could dissolve in debate over general convention against terrorism >

October 11th, 2001

One measure of the fear and outrage that Sept. 11's terrorist attacks engendered among world leaders was the United Nations' quick, unanimous response. The U.N. Security Council on Sept. 28 adopted a U.S.-sponsored resolution obliging all 189 member states to crack down on financing, training and movement of terrorists, and to cooperate in any campaign […]

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School honors outstanding nurses >

October 11th, 2001

Twenty-nine of western Pennsylvania's most outstanding nurses were honored by the School of Nursing during its third annual Cameos of Caring gala Oct. 6. Nurses were honored for demonstrating excellence in nursing care, serving as effective advocates for patients and their families and acting as role models for the profession. Nursing Dean Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob said […]

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Lecturer says crisis offers opportunity for U.S. to rethink its foreign policy >

October 11th, 2001

On Sept. 14, three days after terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, James E. Jacob boarded a commercial airplane in Florida. Told that the plane wouldn't leave for 10 minutes, Jacob strolled up and down the aisle, looking into the faces of his fellow passengers. If he had spotted four or […]

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Former law prof funds fellowship >

October 11th, 2001

Former Pitt law professor Pamela Samuelson and her husband, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Robert J. Glushko, have funded the Samuelson/Glushko Fellowship in Intellectual Property and Technology Law in Pitt's School of Law. A faculty member at Pitt from 1981 to 1996, Samuelson was named a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation […]

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ADVISING: Integration of all student services is needed, national expert insists >

October 11th, 2001

Academic advising needs to be a lot more than checking for the necessary prerequisites and signing a student's course selection form, according to national advising expert. The underlying assumption of the traditional model for academic advising is incorrect, those attending a Pittsburgh campus symposium last week were told. Instead, advisers need to focus on an […]

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OBITUARY: Charles McKenna Douglas >

October 11th, 2001

Charles McKenna Douglas, who began his career here as a bus driver for Pitt football teams during the 1950s and retired as the University's superintendent of Transportation, died on Sept. 29, 2001. Douglas, 79, died of respiratory failure following surgery. "Charlie would never take a sick day or a vacation day, he was so dedicated […]

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Academic advisers should know how to identify those in need of counseling >

October 11th, 2001

Sometimes it’s an excellent student having a bad term for the first time. Sometimes it’s a student who’s broken up with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Sometimes it’s a victim of date rape who is unable to talk about it. Regardless of the source of a student’s stress, academic advisers are on the front line and […]

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