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Volume 34 Issue 17

Employees can still sign up for long-term care insurance >

May 2nd, 2002

It's official: Pitt will begin providing its employees optional, long-term care insurance at group rates beginning July 1, now that the required 5 percent of eligible staff and faculty have signed up for the plan. Some 9,600 employees (including full-time and tenured part-time faculty, and regular full-time staff working at least 18.75 hours per week) […]

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COMMENCEMENT 2002 >

May 2nd, 2002

The rags-to-riches story of a local inner-city kid, and the implications of his success as a role model for today's society, were the themes at Pitt's April 28 commencement convocation. North Side native, Pitt alumnus and Pitt trustee William E. Strickland Jr. was the featured speaker at the Mellon Arena where the University conferred nearly […]

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Clinical educator training program started >

May 2nd, 2002

Pitt's medical school has approved the new degree-granting Clinician Educator Training Program (CETP), designed for fellows and faculty in general medicine, sub-specialty medicine, pediatrics, family medicine and psychiatry whose career focus is medical education and clinical teaching. CETP has three components: (1) core courses plus observed teaching activities focusing on adult learning, enhancing classroom and […]

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Arts & Sciences faculty okay curriculum changes >

May 2nd, 2002

General education requirements for students entering the College of Arts and Sciences in fall 2002 will be clearer and less cumbersome than the CAS curriculum that has remained in place, with only minor changes, since 1981. Arts and sciences faculty approved the new undergraduate curriculum during an April 19 meeting in the William Pitt Union […]

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May 4 recycling sale to benefit Pitt program >

May 2nd, 2002

A recycling sale will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. May 4 at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill to support Pitt's LINCS community-building project and other non-profit groups. Items can be donated from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow, May 3, in front of the William Pitt Union. The sale is the brainchild […]

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Curriculum changes approved >

May 2nd, 2002

The College of Arts and Sciences' new general education requirements include: an introductory composition course; two writing-intensive courses; a quantitative and formal reasoning requirement; one course each in literature, the arts and philosophy; a second course in literature, the arts or creative expression; a sequence of two foreign language courses; three foreign culture/international courses; a […]

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Pitt hosts language technology conference >

May 2nd, 2002

Pitt will host the annual conference of the Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology May 3-5 at the Robert Henderson Language Media Center on the Cathedral of Learning's ground floor. The conference theme is "The Language Media Center: Not Just Another Computer Lab." There will be presentations, panels and discussions about how better to integrate […]

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Change in evening class time begins next year >

May 2nd, 2002

Beginning in spring term 2003, undergraduate evening class times that formerly were scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. will start at 6 p.m., the University registrar said. According to Sam Conte, no later-evening classes will be scheduled except under special circumstances. Pitt traditionally has scheduled two evening classes with the second one beginning at 8:20 […]

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Majority of Pittsburgh Magazine's "best docs" are Pitt/UPMC physicians >

May 2nd, 2002

More than 250 physicians in 34 specialties from Pitt's School of Medicine and UPMC Health System hospitals are included in the list of "best doctors" published in the April issue of Pittsburgh Magazine. This accounts for 75 percent of the total number of physicians named in the list. The current listing is the result of […]

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Pitt re-names March holiday >

May 2nd, 2002

There'll be no more complaints at Pitt about honoring "great Americans" with a holiday in March. The University officially has renamed its day off during spring recess, Spring Holiday. Elizabeth Baranger, vice provost for Graduate Studies, said the name change is permanent. "The holiday will still be the Friday during spring recess," she said. Spring […]

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