The University community can meet the semifinalists for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deanship at a series of public forums, beginning Nov. 21. Six semifinalists remained in the running for the top position in Pitt's largest school yesterday, Nov. 19. But one of the semifinalists — Wendy Wilkins, Arizona State University associate dean […]
Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) has been granted a Phi Kappa Phi chapter by the board of directors of that national honor society. Admission to Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only. Over the past century only 277 chapters have been established nationwide. Criteria for a college to receive a chapter includes original faculty research/scholarship, the […]
It may be a first in the history of tuition billing at Pitt: The Student Accounts office is encouraging some students to delay paying their spring tuition bills until after the official deadline, so those students can take advantage of a new federal tax break. Student Accounts estimates that nearly 11,000 undergraduates at Pitt's five […]
UPMC Health System's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is looking for men and women ages 65 and older to participate in its research program. Participants will visit the center for a physical and neurological examination, and to answer questions designed to help researchers better understand how a "normal" person functions on a day-to-day basis. The Alzheimer's […]
It's not all gloom and doom in Pitt's hunt for sponsored research funding — even though a growing number of researchers nationally are competing for a shrinking pool of federal research dollars, Vice Provost for Research George E. Klinzing told a University Senate committee recently. "Like most other research universities, we have seen a slight […]
Charlotte Bell was a Head Start teacher working in the Minneapolis area in December 1989 when she suffered a stroke and died. In a gesture of love, Bell's family placed a card bearing the photos of her students in her coffin. It was then that the trouble started. As it turned out, 20 of the […]
Carl G. Hempel, 92, University Professor of Philosophy at Pitt from 1976 until his retirement in 1985, died Nov. 9, 1997, at a nursing facility near his home in Princeton Township, New Jersey. A philosopher of science who refined and defended the approach known as logical positivism or logical empiricism, Hempel was the last survivor […]
The public can find out about the latest in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment studies by accessing the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) through the Internet and by calling UPCI's toll-free Cancer Information and Referral Service. The local number is (412) 624-1115. The UPCI World Wide Web page address is: http://www.upci.edu The toll-free […]
The location of the George Bush Presidential Library was incorrectly reported in the Nov. 6 issue of the University Times. The library is located at Texas A&M University.
The History Channel will air the Pitt video "Homelands Remembered, The Story of the Nationality Rooms" on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. Narrated by E. Maxine Bruhns, director of the Nationality Rooms Program, the 30-minute documentary traces the history of the rooms program from its conception by Chancellor John Bowman in the 1920s to today.