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Volume 34 Issue 14

UPJ education students fare well on state teacher exams >

March 21st, 2002

Pittsburgh campus education students are not the only ones who did well on the required education certification exams completed last year. (See University Times, Feb. 21.) Johnstown campus education students also scored well above the state averages. According to David Hayes, chairperson of the Johnstown campus's Education Division, 102 of the 106 students (96 percent) […]

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Pitt researcher explores why some scientific concepts are so

difficult to grasp >

March 21st, 2002

Hot coffee won't stay hot for long in a Styrofoam cup, a middle school student once told Pitt psychology professor Michelene "Micki" Chi. "The heat in the Styrofoam cup is gonna escape," the student said, "because a Styrofoam cup is not totally sealed because there's like…little holes in it." A wrong, but revealing, explanation. Like […]

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Howland wins 2 more awards >

March 21st, 2002

Pitt head men’s basketball coach Ben Howland has garnered two more honors, the Naismith College Basketball Coach of the Year Award for 2002 and the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award. Howland was named Big East Coach of the Year earlier this month. The Naismith Board of Selectors, a group of basketball coaches, journalists […]

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6 presidential candidates visit Bradford campus >

March 21st, 2002

The committee searching for a new president of Pitt's Bradford campus is inviting six candidates for campus visits. Candidates will meet with University officials, as well as Bradford campus faculty, staff and students. The candidates are: * Thomas F. Armstrong, professor of history and special assistant to the president, Texas Wesleyan University; * Pamela M. […]

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Marathon provides registration options >

March 21st, 2002

The UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon, in conjunction with Sign-me-up-Sports, is offering on-line registration for all the marathon events set for Sunday, May 5. To register, visit the marathon web site at: www.upmc.edu/pghmarathon and click on the "Sign-Up" link. Runners also can register by mail. Entry forms are available by calling 412/647-7866. Late registration […]

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UPG establishes MIS degree program >

March 21st, 2002

Pitt's Greensburg campus has established the Da Vinci Scholarship Program, inspired by the Italian Renaissance genius who epitomized the well-education individual. Students from the Greensburg campus who demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship, leadership and community service are eligible. Winners receive a $1,000 award that may be applied to tuition or study abroad.

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Bradford alumni group creates scholarship >

March 21st, 2002

Pitt's Bradford campus Alumni Association (PBAA) has established a scholarship to honor alumnus Dennis Lowery for his longstanding service to the college and its alumni. The PBAA/Dennis Lowery Scholarship was established with a $5,000 gift from Tom Williams, who attended Pitt-Bradford from 1964 to 1965, and his wife, Doris. The Williamses' gift will be matched […]

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Corporatization of universities decried >

March 21st, 2002

Worshipers would be outraged to enter a church and see a statue of Christ wearing Calvin Klein underwear, or a Nike swoosh among the calligraphy in a mosque. Yet, North America's secular sanctuaries — its colleges and universities — shamelessly sell advertising space and naming rights to the highest bidders, said the keynote speaker at […]

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