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Volume 34 Issue 19

Pitt plans to add faculty, courses in Islamic, related areas of study >

May 30th, 2002

Pitt is a leader in international education, but its weakness in Islamic studies became glaringly apparent in the wake of Sept. 11. To help address those shortcomings, the University plans to offer several new undergraduate courses beginning next spring, ranging from "Introduction to Islamic Civilization" to "The Balkan Conflicts of the 1990s." Pitt's Center for […]

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Good news, bad news for 5th Avenue travelers >

May 30th, 2002

There's good news and bad news for Oakland commuters. The contra-traffic-flow bus lane on Fifth Avenue outbound from Downtown will be closed only for six-eight weeks this summer, instead of up to three years as was previously proposed. But all other traffic will be restricted to two lanes on a section of Fifth for the […]

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UCIS to study participation in international education >

May 30th, 2002

Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS) has received a $75,000 grant from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) for a one-year research project on participation in international education by underrepresented groups. The UCIS proposal, submitted last year, was one of six from U.S. institutions of higher education recently given grants by NSEP. The grants […]

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Pitt softball team has new home, some other teams still "wandering" >

May 30th, 2002

While Pitt's football team has a new home at Heinz Field on Pittsburgh's North Side, and the men's and women's basketball teams will be playing next season in the new Petersen Events Center, there are still a few nomad intercollegiate teams that were displaced when 75-year-old Pitt Stadium was torn down in 1999. One of […]

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Travelers advised about medication >

May 30th, 2002

Travelers should remember their prescriptions and related information, a Pitt expert cautions. "A trip can be instantly spoiled when you realize your medicine is lost," says Nicole Ansani, associate director of the Drug Information Center at Pitt's School of Pharmacy. Ansani offers the following tips: * Before a trip, make a list of the medicine […]

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Working abroad is worth exploring: Pitt staffer extols virtues of working overseas >

May 30th, 2002

What do stray cats, gun-toting hitchhikers, Albert Schweitzer, human teeth on display, a diplomatic reception for the king and queen of Greece, a pink elephant, and spectacular vistas of mountains and villages in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa have in common? They're all part of a new videotape produced by Pitt's E. […]

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