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Volume 38 Issue 7

GSPH gets biostatistician training grants >

November 23rd, 2005

The demand for biostatisticians is increasing while the number of qualified candidates in the U. S. appears to be decreasing. For the first time in 20 years, the federal government is funding training grants for biostatisticians, and the Department of Biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health has recently received two. The training biostatisticians […]

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Student wins Pitt’s 4th Rhodes Scholarship >

November 23rd, 2005

Pitt senior Justin Chalker has been named a 2006 Rhodes Scholar. The dual chemistry and history and philosophy of science major is among 32 students chosen from a nationwide pool of 903 applicants, and is one of only three selected from a public university. Chalker is an undergraduate teaching assistant under the direction of chemistry […]

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UPB scholarship fund established >

November 23rd, 2005

The children of Robert D. Galey, a longtime supporter of Pitt-Bradford and currently an emeritus member of its advisory board, have given a $100,000 gift to UPB to create a scholarship in his honor. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to students who are descendants of employees of Zippo Manufacturing Co., where the senior Galey […]

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Starzl awarded National Medal of Science >

November 23rd, 2005

Pitt transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl has been selected by President George W. Bush to receive the 2004 National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest scientific honor. Starzl, distinguished service professor of surgery at Pitt’s School of Medicine and director emeritus of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at UPMC, and seven other medal laureates […]

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Pitt to offer 1st undergrad international studies degree >

November 23rd, 2005

The University Honors College and the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) have created the Bachelor of Philosophy in International and Area Studies (B.Phil. IAS) degree, a new research-based undergraduate degree that will help students meet the global demands of today’s workplace. The B.Phil. IAS degree will be awarded by the Honors College and is […]

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Is political bias a problem in higher ed? >

November 23rd, 2005

The state’s public universities don’t need the legislature’s help when it comes to academic freedom. That was the overwhelming message brought by professors, students and administrators to a select House of Representatives education subcommittee in a two-day hearing, held Nov. 9 and 10 in the William Pitt Union. The Pitt hearing was the first of […]

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Correction >

November 23rd, 2005

An incorrect phone number for Eli Shorak, Pitt associate vice chancellor for Business, appeared in the Nov. 10 University Times in an article on the University Club. Shorak’s number is 4-5474.

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Teaching excellence fair: Teaching tips >

November 23rd, 2005

Award-winning Pitt faculty showed off their teaching wares Nov. 9 at the fifth annual Teaching Excellence Fair, a half-day smorgasbord of faculty initiatives and innovations related to teaching and the use of instructional technology. Co-sponsored by the Provost’s office and the provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) and coordinated by the Center for Instructional […]

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Teaching excellence fair: Launching student learning >

November 23rd, 2005

A professor enters the classroom several minutes before the start of class. Some students are there already, milling about, talking or doing the daily crossword puzzle — their minds on anything but the course material. As the professor begins the class, students take a while to settle down and discontinue socializing. Other students saunter in […]

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Teaching excellence fair: Using Blackboard tools >

November 23rd, 2005

Finding innovative teaching methods that get through to students raised in the fast-paced, information-rich world of music videos, instant messaging and the Internet is becoming increasingly important as a new generation of information consumers lands on college campuses. Today’s students are more apt to click onto a web site than to pick up a book […]

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