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Volume 30 Issue 2

Has surfing the 'Net become a preoccupation? If so, a Bradford professor has a word for you: ADDICTED >

September 11th, 1997

Three years ago, Kimberly Young, assistant professor of psychology at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB), first noticed how difficult it can be to access the Internet. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center at the time and never seemed to be able to use that school's computer labs because they were […]

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James W. Smudski >

September 11th, 1997

James W. Smudski, emeritus professor and dean of Pitt's School of Dental Medicine, died July 25, 1997. Smudski, 71, had suffered from pulmonary fibrosis. A Greensburg native, Smudski served in the U.S. Navy before graduating from Pitt's dental school in 1952. He practiced in Greensburg and was a volunteer instructor at the University until 1959, […]

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How much is too much when it comes to the Internet? >

September 11th, 1997

Following are 10 signs that constitute pathological Internet use or addiction, according to UPB's Kimberly Young. Individuals who meet four or more of the criteria over a 12-month period could be classified as dependent. * Do you feel preoccupied by the Internet and do such things as think about it while off-line? * Do you […]

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Chair of FAS dean search pleased with number, quality of candidates >

September 11th, 1997

Sept. 26 is the official deadline to apply for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deanship. And already, the chairperson of the FAS dean search committee says he feels "very satisfied" with the applications and nominations that have come in so far– although he emphasized that the committee is eager for more of both. […]

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Childhood fascination with trains leads Pitt staffer to collection of 500,000 railroad photographs, slides and negatives — with no end in sight. >

September 11th, 1997

Some people are attracted to trains because of the adventure they symbolize. Other train-lovers are fascinated by the raw power evident in a churning, smoke-belching locomotive. Still others like trains because they are part of their family heritage: their father or grandfather may have spent his life laying track or shoveling coal for some now- […]

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New homepages go on-line >

September 11th, 1997

Change occurs so rapidly on the Internet that 1995 to users of the World Wide Web is about equivalent to the age of dinosaurs to a geologist. Despite that fact, 1995 was the last time that the University's website was substantially altered. But that changed this week when new Pitt homepages went on-line at www.pitt.edu. […]

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Pitt listed among best values in higher ed >

September 11th, 1997

Two national magazines have named Pitt among the best values in higher education in the nation. The University was ranked 44th on U.S. News & World Report's list of the 50 "best values" among national universities. Schools on the list are those the magazine has determined "offer a high quality education at a reasonable price." […]

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Early retirement update sought >

September 11th, 1997

University Senate President Gordon MacLeod plans to ask Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to update Senate Council Sept. 15 on the status of a proposed early retirement incentive plan for faculty. The proposal was forwarded to Nordenberg in June by a committee of professors and administrators appointed to study early retirement options. Because the plan is expected […]

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