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Volume 34 Issue 12

Proposed curriculum changes to be discussed >

February 21st, 2002

Proposed changes in Pitt's undergraduate arts and sciences curriculum are on the agenda of a Faculty of Arts and Sciences meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 22, 10-11:30 a.m. in 232 Cathedral of Learning. The open meeting of the arts and sciences curriculum review committee (CRC) will feature discussion of changes in College of Arts and […]

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Chancellor announces public service award winners >

February 21st, 2002

Winners of the 2002 Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award were announced last week. Four faculty members were named: Edward M. Barksdale Jr., pediatric surgery, School of Medicine; Rita M. Bean, instruction and learning, School of Education; Roger R. Flynn, information science and telecommunications, School of Information Sciences (SIS), and Jules L. Lobel, School of Law. […]

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Pitt honors convocation set for Feb. 28 >

February 21st, 2002

The 26th annual honors convocation will be held Feb. 28, 3 – 5 p.m., at Carnegie Music Hall. The featured speaker is Pitt alumnus Gerald Stern, a National Book Award winner and poet laureate of New Jersey. An academic procession in full regalia will open the ceremony, and a reception in the Connolly Ballroom in […]

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Pitt education students fare well on teachers' competency exams >

February 21st, 2002

A report released last month by the state's Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation (BTCP) cited low passing rates in certain required competency tests taken for the first time by the state's prospective elementary and secondary school teachers. The report suggested that the state's institutions of higher learning are at fault for poorly preparing their […]

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Child development office gets parenting program grant >

February 21st, 2002

Pitt's Office of Child Development (OCD) has received a grant of $45,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to implement the Inclusive Parenting and Visitation Access Program. The new initiative will be part of the Fathers Collaborative, a coordinated, personalized case-management system overseen by OCD that provides a variety of supportive services to noncustodial […]

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Dean says tests measure only part of what make a good teacher >

February 21st, 2002

What makes a good teacher? There's no simple answer, of course. But according to Pitt's School of Education Dean Alan Lesgold, there is much more to teacher preparation than what's measured by state-required competency tests. "You have a lot of issues that go into preparing a good teacher, especially for the younger aged kids," Lesgold […]

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Tickets offered for stories about 1st Field House game >

February 21st, 2002

Pitt athletics director Steve Pederson is offering five sets of two tickets to the final men's basketball game at Fitzgerald Field House for the best stories about the inaugural game played there in 1951. Pitt will hook-up with Big East rival West Virginia March 2 at 7 p.m. (The tip-off time was changed from 2 […]

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Search underway for new Bradford president >

February 21st, 2002

The committee searching for a new president of Pitt's Bradford campus hopes to choose four to six candidates for interviews and campus visits in March and April, according to the committee's chairperson. The new president will succeed Richard E. McDowell, who last fall announced he would be stepping down June 30 after 29 years as […]

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OBITUARY: Robert John Corry >

February 21st, 2002

Professor of surgery Robert J. Corry died Feb. 11, 2002, in his Oakland home. He was 67. Corry served as director of the pancreas transplant program at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. He came to Pitt in 1994 from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following an 18-year tenure at that institution that […]

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University post-doctoral fellows struggle against "outsider" status >

February 21st, 2002

When Assad completed his Ph.D. at Pitt and became a post-doctoral fellow here, he assumed — incorrectly — that he could continue to ride Port Authority buses for free, a perk enjoyed by most Pittsburgh campus faculty, staff and students. "I was surprised to learn that, once I became a post-doc, I lost this privilege," […]

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