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Volume 35 Issue 2

A glitch in your travel plans? Semester at Sea dean can top it >

September 12th, 2002

Imagine being hired as dean of a new college where the curriculum focuses on Europe and the Mediterranean. You have one year to recruit a faculty. Before you can even begin recruiting, however, your bosses tell you the curriculum has undergone a sea change. Now, your assignment is to recruit Pacific Rim specialists. No problem. […]

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Revised SAT will remain just one part of admissions puzzle at Pitt >

September 12th, 2002

In June, the College Board unveiled plans for a retooled SAT that the board says will better reflect what students learn in high school. Beginning in spring 2005, the test will include a writing section, new reading questions and more advanced mathematics. "The College Board says the changes will relate more closely to high school […]

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Grant funds expansion of geriatric program offerings >

September 12th, 2002

The Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania (GEC/PA), headquartered at Pitt's Center for Social and Urban Research, has received a five-year, $2.1 million federal grant to expand its activities and program offerings. The grant will be used to: * Improve the training of health professionals in geriatrics; * Develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment […]

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Gene regulation expert to receive Dickson prize >

September 12th, 2002

C. David Allis, known for his groundbreaking studies in gene regulation, will receive the 2002 Dickson Prize in Medicine during Science2002 — Synergy in Science, a three-day showcase of research Sept. 18-20 at Pitt. He will deliver the Dickson Prize lecture, "Translating the Histone Code: A Tale of Tails," at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 18, in […]

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Contemporary writers series to begin >

September 12th, 2002

The fifth season of the English department writing program's Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series will include an evening series of poetry readings and presentations by a novelist and two essayists, as well as two afternoon panel discussions. The season will open Sept. 19 with a reading by poet Campbell McGrath, a MacArthur Genius Award recipient. All […]

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“We remember them” >

September 12th, 2002

Members of the University community placed 3,041 flags on the Cathedral of Learning lawn yesterday morning, each bearing the name and age of a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as well as the flight number on which (or the location at which) that person died. Three of the flags were adorned in […]

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