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Volume 29 Issue 13

Several Pitt schools, programs included in U.S. News rankings >

March 6th, 1997

Pitt's master of physical therapy program has been ranked 11th in the nation, the highest of any University program, in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best graduate schools and programs in the nation. The magazine's report is based on a survey of deans, administrators and senior faculty around the nation […]

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Yunz have nothing to be ashamed of, UPJ prof says of regional speech >

March 6th, 1997

Whether it's "y'all" or "you guys" or "yunz," the English language seems desperate for a way to distinguish second person plural from second person singular, says Rodney Eatman, professor of theatre arts and speech at Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ). In the southern United States, the locals have settled on the colorful "y'all," while in the […]

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GSPIA prof files suit claiming discrimination >

March 6th, 1997

A professor in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs has sued the University for racial discrimination for allegedly failing to pay him a salary commensurate with his rank. Jerome McKinney filed the suit in federal court on Feb. 28. In it, he alleges that he has been at the bottom of the pay […]

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Mark Nordenberg's address on his installation as Pitt's 17th chancellor >

March 6th, 1997

Mark A. Nordenberg was formally installed as Pitt's 17th chancellor during ceremonies at the University's honors convocation on Feb. 28 in the Carnegie Music Hall. During the ceremony, Provost James Maher also presented Nordenberg with a medallion marking his designation two years ago as a Distinguished Service Professor. Following is the address Nordenberg delivered. Thank […]

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Teaching conference is March 20 >

March 6th, 1997

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Eugene W. Hickok will be the keynote speaker at this year's Teaching Excellence conference on March 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Forbes Quadrangle. Hickok will speak at 2:30 p.m. in 2M56. The conference, "Teaming Up for Learning," will feature lectures, workshops and panel discussions designed to improve teaching. […]

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American democracy lost in 1996 election, keynote speaker says >

March 6th, 1997

Deceptive political advertising was up during the 1996 presidential campaign, press scrutiny was down — and American democracy was the loser, Founders Day keynote speaker Kathleen Hall Jamieson said. "I think we managed at the national level to run a campaign that was not as accountable or informative or as useful to democracy as it […]

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What is appropriate level of PA support? state senators ask Pitt >

March 6th, 1997

HARRISBURG – Apparently stung by recent media reports noting Pennsylvania's standing near the bottom when it comes to support for higher education, members of the Senate appropriations committee during a Feb. 25 meeting asked Pitt administrators what they believe is an appropriate level of state support. Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget contains a 2 percent […]

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Daniel Everett >

March 6th, 1997

Truthfulness is something all good parent try to teach their child. But are there any real advantages in being truthful? Daniel Everett, chair of Pitt's linguistics department, asked the Founders Day audience. Recent research, Everett pointed out in his lecture, "Jungle Talk: Conversational Style in Amazonia," has shown that there are some very real advantages […]

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Pitt gets friendly reception from House appropriations committee >

March 6th, 1997

HARRISBURG — Rather than swallowing up hospitals and invading other medical centers' turf, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS) usually is on the receiving end of affiliation bids these days, Pitt administrators told the state House appropriations committee March 3. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg pointed out that UPMCS is a distinct corporate entity from […]

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Theodore Windt >

March 6th, 1997

In summer 1982, the Conservative Digest ran a major article accusing Ronald Reagan of abandoning the social agenda of conservatism. Reagan moved to quiet the publication's criticism with a speech to the Conservative Caucus. The speech was so successful that for the remainder of Reagan's two terms and into George Bush's term, the American people […]

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