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Volume 37 Issue 16

Books, Journals & More supplement >

April 14th, 2005

This annual University Times supplement recognizes faculty and staff who have written and edited books, as well as those whose efforts have extended into other areas, such as CDs, electronic publications, art exhibitions, plays and musical compositions. We regret that space constraints prohibit including other kinds of publications/creative endeavors. At the suggestion of a faculty […]

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Books, Journals & More – A Closer Look: Pirate myths and legends >

April 14th, 2005

From “Treasure Island’s” menacing Long John Silver to Errol Flynn’s swashbuckling “Captain Blood” to Johnny Depp’s twisted charm in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” pirates always have intrigued us. But the novels and the movies don’t always live up to the real legends, according to author Marcus Rediker. Here is the history behind some of the […]

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Books, Journals & More – A Closer Look: Laurel Bridges Roberts & James Bobick >

April 14th, 2005

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about biology (and probably much more) has been asked and answered in an informative, engrossing and entertaining 2004 reference book. From the basic (What is a cell? What is respiration? What is a seed?), to the advanced (What is the meaning of the phrase “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”? What is […]

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Benefits open enrollment runs through May 9 >

April 14th, 2005

Most Pitt employees will pay $6-$24 more a month for their UPMC medical insurance premiums beginning in July, but will save money on preventive care and health screenings. The cost to employees for the prescription drug, vision and dental plans will stay the same. The new health care plan is effective July 1. Details of […]

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Books, Journals & More – A Closer Look: Chuck Kinder >

April 14th, 2005

Drive 79 South until you’re well into West Virginia, then let Chuck Kinder take the wheel; that is, if you’re not afraid of beer joints, cussing, hillbillies and extraordinary story telling. Whether he’s complimenting an old friend on his tattoos or taking you back to his youth when he was a “testiclely-challenged boy,” Kinder’s escapades […]

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Senate presidential candidates on the issues >

April 14th, 2005

This year’s election for the University Senate presidency pits current Senate Vice President Irene Hanson Frieze, professor of psychology, business administration and women’s studies, against the chair of the Senate’s educational policies committee (EPC), Evelyn O. Talbott, professor of epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health. Each candidate has served on Faculty Assembly and […]

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Books, Journals & More – A Closer Look: Donald Gibson >

April 14th, 2005

In the 1930s, social critic Ferdinand Lundberg, in a book titled “America’s Sixty Families,” maintained that American journalism served only the wealthiest families — the Morgans, the Rockefellers, the Hearsts, the DuPonts and a handful of others — owners of the media outlets who controlled the messages. As a result, “truth is always secondary, very […]

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Pitt graduate programs ranked in U.S. News & World Report >

April 14th, 2005

Pitt was included among the nation’s top graduate schools in several disciplines and subspecialties in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. Each year, the magazine measures graduate programs in five major disciplines (business, education, engineering, law and medicine), using measures such as peer assessments, entering students’ test scores, faculty/student ratios and reputation ratings drawn […]

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Undergrads win major awards >

April 14th, 2005

For the second consecutive year, Pitt students are winners in all three of the prestigious national congressional commemorative undergraduate scholarship competitions — the Harry S. Truman, Barry M. Goldwater and Morris K. Udall scholarships — joining Yale and Cornell as the only universities with student winners of all three scholarships in both 2004 and 2005. […]

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