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Volume 34 Issue 19

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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Bradford to start teacher certification program >

May 30th, 2002

Pitt's Bradford campus has received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to certify teachers in 12 academic areas, the first time the campus has had its own teacher certification program. Pitt-Bradford has had a program to prepare students to become elementary teachers, said Clythera Hornung, assistant professor of education. To prepare students to be […]

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Pitt officials endorse ruling that race can be a factor in admissions >

May 30th, 2002

Pitt officials are applauding a federal appeals court's recent ruling that the University of Michigan law school can take race and ethnicity into account in admitting students, as long as the school doesn't use a quota system. The 5-4 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit conflicted with rulings by two […]

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Petersen recreation facilities will be limited to student use >

May 30th, 2002

Faculty and staff won't be working out at the Petersen Events Center, Pitt's chief spokesperson has indicated. Besides housing a 12,500-seat arena, the Petersen Center will feature a student recreation center complete with four racquetball and two squash courts, weight machines, a free-weight area, an aerobics area with treadmills and stationary bikes, and a martial […]

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Port Authority will ask Pitt for fee hike >

May 30th, 2002

Port Authority of Allegheny County will ask Pitt to increase its annual fee in exchange for continued ride-for-free service for Pittsburgh campus employees and students. The amount of the increase is pending while a new transit service-wide fare scale and service cuts are being approved, according to Bob Grove, assistant director of media relations for […]

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SECRETS of teaching large classes REVEALED >

May 30th, 2002

You're driving down a hill. A child steps out into the street ahead of you. You hit the brakes. Your car stops well short of the child, but a cop gives you a speeding ticket anyway. Should you fight the ticket? That's one of the real-world questions that Pitt physics professor Chandralekha Singh poses to […]

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SECRETS REVEALED: Even Alex Trebek might be stumped by this "Jeopardy" >

May 30th, 2002

Welcome to Organic Chemistry Jeopardy, the classroom game that tests Pitt undergraduates' knowledge of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and alkyl halides. "I'll take 'Potpourri' for $50," a student says — and, just like on TV's "Jeopardy" gameshow, a window slides open on a big board (in this case, a computer-projected one), revealing an answer. "Maitland Jones […]

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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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