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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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