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Volume 34 Issue 15

A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: Pat K. Chew/”The Conflict & Culture Reader” >

April 4th, 2002

Although she's a professor of law, Pat Chew believes that the legal system is not always the best way to handle disputes. Sometimes parties in conflict need to look for alternatives that take into account the cultural differences of the disputants. "So this book really came about by making a very simple premise: When we […]

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How FAS salaries stack up >

April 4th, 2002

Average full-time faculty salaries in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) ranged last year from $27,303 for instructors in the humanities division to $91,093 for full professors in the social sciences division. Average and median salaries for full-time employees in FAS and other Pitt units as of Oct. 31, 2001, appeared in a recent […]

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A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: William Coles/”Compass in the Blood” >

April 4th, 2002

If "The Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger's 1951 tale of teenage angst, had appeared a half-century later, it might well have been marketed as a young-adult novel, says Pitt professor emeritus William E. Coles Jr. By today's standards, "Catcher" bears the genre's earmarks, Coles points out: Unadorned style. Mild profanity and sex. A plot […]

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Pitt’s cost for “free” bus rides may go up >

April 4th, 2002

The University may have to pay more to continue its ride-for-free service for Pitt I.D. holders. This year, Pitt is paying the Port Authority of Allegheny County $2.5 million in exchange for county-wide free rides on Port Authority buses and trolleys for students, faculty and staff. But the Port Authority, facing a deficit in its […]

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A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: Paula Kane/”Gender Identities in American Catholicism” >

April 4th, 2002

In 1947, Ed Willock wrote for a leading lay Catholic magazine: "You cannot say that woman is the equal of man anymore than you can say an apple is the equal of man…. The difference between the sexes is not only physical but psychological, and it is because of these differences and not because of […]

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Major renovations okayed for Stephen Foster, Trees, Field House >

April 4th, 2002

Trustees have approved $6.6 million in renovations to Trees Hall, Fitzgerald Field House and the Stephen Foster Memorial Theatre. The trustees' property and facilities committee voted March 25 to include the three projects in Pitt's capital budget. The proposed $5.1 million, three-year renovation of athletic facilities in Trees Hall and Fitzgerald Field House is expected […]

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A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: Joan Leach/Social Epistemology >

April 4th, 2002

Joan Leach earned her Ph.D. through Pitt's rhetoric of science program, went to England for seven years as assistant professor at the University of London – Imperial College, and came back to Pitt as a faculty member this January with a controversial journal in tow. Leach is executive editor of Social Epistemology: A Journal of […]

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CAS names Bellet teaching award winners >

April 4th, 2002

Four Pitt Faculty and College of Arts and Sciences faculty members were named winners of the 2002 Tina and David Bellet CAS Teaching Excellence Awards. The annual teaching awards were established in 1998 with a $200,000 donation from the Bellet family to recognize outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate Arts and Sciences. This year's winners […]

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A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: Nicholas Rescher/”Luck” >

April 4th, 2002

What if passengers on United Flight 93 had tried to overpower terrorist hijackers minutes earlier last Sept. 11, when the plane was flying over Pittsburgh? What if the hijackers — outnumbered and losing control of the situation — had then aborted their plan to attack Washington, D.C., and settled for crashing into the tallest building […]

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