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Volume 31 Issue 7

Pitt geneticist C.C. Li defied colleagues, the Chinese government before fleeing to the West >

November 25th, 1998

"I do not write with sophistication, but I do write very clearly,"says Pitt's Li Ching Chun, better known to his fellow geneticists in the West as C.C. Li. "My English is not the best. So, my writing style is so simple that even people who do not know anything about genetics understand what I am […]

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Blessings >

November 25th, 1998

Blessings The Dalai Lama, exiled governmental ruler of Tibet and a spiritual leader of Buddhists world-wide, took time out during his recent visit to Pittsburgh to bless the computer-generated design renderings of the Indian Nationality Classroom, which is scheduled to open next summer. A 1987 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Dalai Lama has lived in […]

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Nader takes on democracy, the media, the electoral process in American Experience lecture >

November 25th, 1998

About midway through his lecture Nov. 17, America's most famous consumer advocate, Ralph Nader, paused, looked up at his audience and said, "I'm watching you carefully to see what your reaction to this is: Are you angry? upset? indifferent? shocked? blasÈ? – just what?"The "this"he referred to was his scathing analysis of the depraved state […]

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Glaser gets ETS Distinguished Service Award >

November 25th, 1998

Professor of psychology and former director of Pittπs Learning Research and Development Center Robert Glaser received the 1998 Educational Testing Service (ETS) Award for Distinguished Service to Measurement Nov. 23. Glaser, a leading scholar in the psychology of learning, cognition and instruction for more than 50 years, was honored for his accomplishments in assessment and […]

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Pitt Division I athletics program earns full certification by NCAA >

November 25th, 1998

Pitt Division I athletics program earns full certification by NCAA Pitt athletics has re- ceived full certification for its Division I varsity programs, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Committee on Athletics Certification announced Nov. 19. The NCAA certification, which comes after an 18-month-long review process, indicates that the University is operating its athletics programs […]

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Holiday cheer >

November 25th, 1998

Staff members in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid wrap presents as part of the Holiday Neighbors program, which provides gifts to needy children served by United Way agencies. Pictured from left are Dawn Hornyak, John Slappy and David Barkovich. "We have a bona fide social committee in our office to keep morale up […]

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