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Volume 30 Issue 3

Massey receives Germany's highest civilian honor >

September 25th, 1997

Gerald J. Massey, Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy, professor of history and philosophy of science, and former director of the Center for Philosophy of Science, has been awarded the highest civilian honor conferred by Germany. Massey received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdientskreuz erster Klasse) for […]

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Law school Website wins honors >

September 25th, 1997

In July 1995, Bernard Hibbitts, associate dean for communications and information technology in Pitt's School of Law, received a new computer and began thinking about ways to use it. Six months later, in January 1996, Hibbitts created a homepage and the following month posted an article that one day might stand with Thomas Paine's publication […]

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BPC wants higher salary hikes than Pitt budget request to state specifies >

September 25th, 1997

According to a University Senate committee, Pitt faculty who perform satisfactorily during the current fiscal year should get a 3.5 percent cost-of-living raise next year. Also, the administration should give "a very high priority" next year to allocating adequate funds for merit, equity and market increases, the Senate's budget policies committee (BPC) stated in its […]

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UPG professor wins two national prizes for poetry >

September 25th, 1997

Judith Vollmer, director of the creative writing program at Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG), has won two national poetry prizes. Vollmer's limited edition collection, "Black Butterfly," was named the 1997 winner of The Center for the Book Arts Prize. It was chosen over about 1,000 other submissions in the national contest by final judge Mark Doty, […]

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HOMECOMING '97 >

September 25th, 1997

Homecoming got off to a glorious start this year with the Panthers' 21-17 upset of 22nd-ranked Miami on Sept. 18. And the fireworks didn't end there. Neither did the laser show, dancing, free arcade games and other festivities, including a Sept. 20 Murder Mystery Night in the Cathedral of Learning's Commons Room. Guest stiff for […]

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Econ professor helps to change residency matching system >

September 25th, 1997

The mathematical system used to match new doctors with available residency positions has been redesigned to be as fair as possible by Pitt economics professor Alvin Roth and Elliot Peranson of Toronto. The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is the way the vast majority of medical students and physicians secure residency positions. In the match […]

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