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Volume 27 Issue 13

A University resource for teaching, research and service >

March 2nd, 1995

The Internet has changed the way the world thinks, learns and solves problems, according to James Williams, chair of Pitt's Department of Information Science. Alluding to a recent Life article, Williams told the audience at the Founders Day Symposium that the cornerstone of the old paradigm of education was the classroom lecture, but that in […]

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Mission Statement University of Pittsburgh >

March 2nd, 1995

Mission Statement University of Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources of the University constitute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige […]

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Big Web, small world…hypermedia without the hype >

March 2nd, 1995

Five centuries elapsed between the inventions of moveable type and the first desktop publishing software. Yet, according to Bruce Dobler of Pitt's English department, the leap from Gutenberg to desktop was technological chump-change compared to the windfall of the Internet's World Wide Web — at least in terms of giving individuals and institutions equal access […]

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Jews were never dominant in slave trade, Pitt historian says >

March 2nd, 1995

Recent "spurious" claims to the contrary, Jews were never a dominant force in the Atlantic slave trade, according to a statement co-authored by Pitt history professor Seymour Drescher and endorsed recently by the Council of the American Historical Association (AHA). Drescher and Yale historian David Brion Davis, experts on the history of slavery and anti-slavery […]

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Health Science search semi-finalists named >

March 2nd, 1995

Seven semi-finalists, including three internal candidates, have been selected by the search committee charged with filling the position of senior vice chancellor for the Health Sciences. The seven were culled from a list of more than 130 individuals who applied for or were nominated for the position. Of those 130 individuals, the search committee reviewed […]

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Jannetta nominated for Pa. health secretary post >

March 2nd, 1995

Gov. Tom Ridge last week nominated Peter J. Jannetta, chairperson of Pitt medical school's neurological surgery department, to be state health secretary. The office of Secretary of Health is a cabinet-level position requiring state Senate confirmation. Jannetta, 62, would head Pennsylvania's Department of Health, an agency with more than 1,300 employees and a budget of […]

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Staniland appointed interim dean of GSPIA >

March 2nd, 1995

Martin Staniland has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, effective March 13. Provost James V. Maher, who made the appointment, said in a written statement: "I am very pleased that Professor Staniland has agreed to serve as interim dean until we have concluded a search for a permanent […]

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Historian looks at effects of slavery on African-American culture >

March 2nd, 1995

Countless historians have addressed the subject of slavery in America. Very few historians, however, have looked at what effect the type of work slaves did had on their social and cultural life, and the development of African-American culture. Among those who have tackled the subject is this year's E.P. Thompson Memorial lecturer Ira Berlin, professor […]

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Chancellor's awardees announced >

March 2nd, 1995

Eleven Pitt faculty members are recipients of the 1995 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards. Public service award winners are Y.H. Ismail, prostho-dontics, School of Medicine; Carmelo Mesa-Lago, economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS); and Richard J. Ptach-cinski, pharmacy and therapeutics, School of Pharmacy. The distinguished researchers, all from FAS, include senior […]

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