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Volume 34 Issue 15

Annual food drive set for April 10-30 >

April 4th, 2002

Pitt's Partnership for Food Drive 2002 will be held April 10-30 to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Contributors can participate by bringing nonperishable food and household items to designated campus collection sites. The most-needed food items are baby formula and food, stews, chunky soups, peanut butter, packaged meals, tuna, meats and cereals. Household […]

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Bradford gets new scholarship fund >

April 4th, 2002

George and Susan Evans of Bradford have established a new scholarship at Pitt's Bradford campus in memory of Michael R. Cavalline. The Evanses gave a gift of $30,000 to create the Michael R. Cavalline Scholarship Fund, named in memory of Susan Evans's father. The Evanses' gift will be matched by the Reed-Coit Scholarship Challenge, which […]

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OBITUARY: Galal M. Ziady >

April 4th, 2002

Galal M. Ziady, professor of medicine and director of clinical cardiology at the School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Institute, died of colon cancer March 17, 2002, at his home in Wexford. He was 62. Ziady joined the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine as associate professor in 1987. In 1990, he was appointed interim […]

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OBITUARY: Alvin C. (Skip) Gross Jr. >

April 4th, 2002

A.C. (Skip) Gross, former administrative director of the Executive M.B.A. program at the Katz Graduate School of Business, died of cancer at his home in Marshall Township. March 23, 2002. He was 65. A native of Baden, Pa., Gross was a 1958 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served 20 years as a […]

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Getting around town without the outbound Ft. Pitt Bridge/Tunnel >

April 4th, 2002

With all due disrespect to former Pirates right fielder Derek Bell, this spring's real Operation Shutdown begins for South Hills commuters at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, when the outbound Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel will be closed for five months of repairs. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is setting up 16 detours around the bridge and […]

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BOOKS & JOURNALS >

April 4th, 2002

ARTS and SCIENCES An Ambrose Bierce Companion by Robert L. Gale, English. Greenwood Press. This reference is a guide to the life of Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?). It includes a chronology, entries on major works and characters, historical persons and writers figuring in his life, with end-of-entry and general bibliographies. Aristotle on the Parts of Animals […]

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Senate to study issue of funding agencies’ possible threats to academic freedom >

April 4th, 2002

When faculty and administrators in Pitt's School of Law recently found a way to maintain the Environmental Law Clinic as part of the school — despite state legislators' efforts to punish the clinic for representing certain environmentalist groups — University Senate leaders were among those who cheered the decision as a victory for academic freedom. […]

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