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Volume 32 Issue 11

ON TEACHING- David Y. Miller >

February 3rd, 2000

David Y. Miller always begins his "Comparative Regional Governing" course by telling his students two things: * He won't be giving them any tests. And yet… * By the end of the term, when they're filling out course evaluations and come to the question, "How hard did you work in this class compared with your […]

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OBITUARY: Arthur Tuden >

February 3rd, 2000

Each semester for more than three decades, Arthur Tuden introduced some 300 Pitt students to cultural anthropology. Few, if any, found the experience boring. "When I arrived here as a graduate student in 1969, I would stand outside the door of that big lecture hall in David Lawrence Hall to watch and listen to Arthur […]

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Faculty honored for teaching research, public service efforts >

February 3rd, 2000

Winners of the Chancellor's Awards for Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service were announced this week. Teaching award recipients are: Susan A. Albrecht, of the School of Nursing's health and community systems department; L. Keith Brown, of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) anthropology department; Martin Greenberg, FAS psychology; Joanne J. Viano, Greensburg campus […]

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First endowed chair established in pharmacy >

February 3rd, 2000

Because Joseph Koslow never forgot the assistance he received while attending Pitt's School of Pharmacy, throughout his career he helped other aspiring pharmacists get their start. Now, even after his death, Koslow's support will continue. Gifts from his estate have created the Joseph Koslow Endowed Chair, the School of Pharmacy's first endowed chair, as well […]

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Winners of chancellor's staff award announced >

February 3rd, 2000

Five staff members were recognized at Senate Council Jan. 31 by Chancellor Mark Nordenberg as this year's winners of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence for University of Pittsburgh Staff Employees. The award honors staff who demonstrate dedication to their units and community service beyond their job responsibilities. This year's winners are Sherry Cleary, director of […]

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Presby wins honors for orthopaedics >

February 3rd, 2000

UPMC Presbyterian has been named among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for orthopaedic care. The awards are part of a 1999 study, "100 Top Hospitals: Orthopaedic Benchmarks for Success," conducted by HCIA Inc., a health care information company, and the Health Network, which provides consumer health information through television and the Internet. The […]

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Dental search committee told of support for school >

February 3rd, 2000

On Tuesday, as Pitt launched the search for a new dean of the School of Dental Medicine, the University's chief academic officer for the Health Sciences made an unequivocal statement of support for the school. In giving the search committee its formal charge, Pitt Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and medical school Dean Arthur […]

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Bradford scholarship set up >

February 3rd, 2000

The Bradford campus plans to establish a scholarship in honor of the late Elizabeth "Betty" Blaisdell to benefit adult non-traditional students. Blais-dell was Bradford's first director of continuing education. The Elizabeth B. Blaisdell Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to part-time or full-time adult students enrolled in either a degree program or a new […]

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ULS faculty group wants health benefits for same-sex partners of employees >

February 3rd, 2000

The University Library System (ULS) faculty organization has joined a number of other campus groups in urging Pitt to extend health benefits to same-sex partners of faculty and staff. By a mail ballot, the ULS Faculty Assembly voted 26-7 (with 5 abstentions) last month to approve a statement that calls Pitt's current health benefits policy […]

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PNC funds Katz technology center >

February 3rd, 2000

M.B.A.s at Pitt soon will have a new team-oriented technology center courtesy of PNC Bank Foundation. The Katz Graduate School of Business has received a $1.3 million cash and in-kind contribution from PNC to fund development of the PNC Team Technology Center and enhance the curriculum through involvement of PNC senior executives. The grant, which […]

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