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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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BOOKS & JOURNALS >

April 4th, 2002

ARTS and SCIENCES boundary 2 edited by Paul A. Bove, English. Duke University Press. boundary 2 encourages new thinking in all areas of humanistic study in an era of emerging globality. This journal is published in the spring, summer and fall. British Journal of Politics and International Relations edited by B. Guy Peters, political science. […]

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Report details highs, lows of salaries at Pitt >

April 4th, 2002

Among the 350 full professors in Pitt's School of Medicine, the average nine-month contract salary last year was $128,381. That's not counting consulting fees, clinical income from the UPMC Health System and other non-University compensation that those professors may have received. Meanwhile, the 13 secretarial and clerical staff at the Titusville campus earned average salaries […]

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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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