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Volume 31 Issue 7

Shepherd L. Witman >

November 25th, 1998

Shepherd L. Witman, former director of Pittπs Office of Cultural and Educational Exchange, which in the 1950s and π60s coordinated programs for the Nationality Rooms, the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors and the study abroad office, died Nov. 11, 1998. He was 92. Witman served on the faculties of Yale University, the University of Omaha, […]

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LRDC, school districts get $9.9 million technology grant >

November 25th, 1998

Pitt's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) and its partner urban school districts have been awarded $9.9 million in Technology Innovative Challenge Grants for Teacher Professional Development issued by the U. S. Department of Education. The funds will support extension of the school restructuring activities of LRDC's Institute for Learning through use of the Internet […]

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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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