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Volume 34 Issue 7

AFTER SEPT. 11: Panelists explore the links between Islamic fundamentalism, terrorism >

November 21st, 2001

It is "very possible" that Osama bin Laden was telling the truth when he bragged that his al-Qaida terrorist network possesses nuclear weapons, Pitt professor Phil Williams said last week. But those weapons almost surely would not be atomic bombs or missiles, he said, but crude explosive devices that could temporarily contaminate sections of cities […]

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National commission warned of country's vulnerability to attacks, lecturer here says >

November 21st, 2001

Forewarned does not always mean forearmed. A bi-partisan commission studying national security had warned the federal government and Congress as early as 1999 that the United States was vulnerable to attacks on American soil, according to the commission's chief of staff. Henry S. Scharpenberg, who served for the past three years on the recently disbanded […]

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Hillman extends hours during finals >

November 21st, 2001

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the fall term reading/exam period, and will be open continuously from 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, until 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. During the 24-hour schedule, admittance from midnight to 7 a.m. will be by Pitt ID only. Services available during all hours of operation: Current […]

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New GSPH center to focus on aging >

November 21st, 2001

Improving the quality of life and preventing disability among senior citizens is the goal of Pitt's new Center for Healthy Aging, established at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The center, one of only two CDC prevention centers to focus on aging, […]

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University Press awards Starrett poetry prize >

November 21st, 2001

Gabriel Gudding is the 21st winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, which is awarded by the University of Pittsburgh Press for an outstanding first book of poetry. Gudding's manuscript, "In Defense of Poetry" was selected this month from nearly 750 entries. The Press will publish the volume in fall 2002. Established in 1981, […]

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UPMC specialists included in "America's Top Doctors" >

November 21st, 2001

When physicians around the country were asked, "To whom would you send members of your family?" 65 physicians in 33 specialty areas from Pitt's School of Medicine and hospitals across the UPMC Health System were recommended. These physicians are listed in a recently published book, "America's Top Doctors." The book identifies leading specialists for the […]

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GSPH to award Porter Prize >

November 21st, 2001

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) will present the 2001 Porter Prize to Steven A. Schroeder at 3 p.m. Nov. 26 in the GSPH auditorium. Schroeder will deliver the address, "Challenges to Health and Health Care in the 21st Century." Schroeder is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest […]

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Buchanan, Nader find common ground in American Experience face-off >

November 21st, 2001

Pitt promoted the Nov. 15 appearance here of conservative pundit/politician Pat Buchanan and left-leaning consumer advocate Ralph Nader as a "face-off." But the two men — third-party contenders in the 2000 presidential election — sounded more like teammates, unlikely comrades in what they see as a crusade for national sovereignty against the globalism favored by […]

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Business plans fundraiser for charity >

November 21st, 2001

The Katz school and the College of Business Administration will hold their annual charity fundraising event Dec. 3 and 4, noon-6 p.m. in 309 Mervis. This year's event, which will benefit the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, will include a bake sale and an auction of a variety of items, including filled, themed baskets such […]

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