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Volume 35 Issue 3

SCIENCE 2002: Harvesting the fruit of your Ph.D.: Life after academia >

September 26th, 2002

"You can have it all. You can have a well-adjusted family and be a successful scientist. There is no limit to what you can do if you believe in yourself." This optimistic viewpoint permeated a pep talk by Carol A. Nacy to once and future scientists at the final session of last week's Science 2002 […]

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Pitt professor skeptical about recent "oldest human" discovery >

September 26th, 2002

A recent discovery of possible human ancestor fossils announced this summer in the scientific journal Nature has been hailed by some scientists as being among the most important anthropological discoveries in the last 100 years, both for the believed age of the fossils and for the location of the find. But Pitt anthropology professor Jeffrey […]

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Master's in disability law offered >

September 26th, 2002

To help students and professionals in the fields of law and rehabilitation gain an understanding of disability law, Pitt's School of Law is offering a master's of studies in law – disability law. This program, which was created in conjunction with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), is the first such program of […]

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Voter registration deadline nears >

September 26th, 2002

The deadline for new voter registration and for changing names and addresses for registered voters is 5 p.m. Oct. 7. This deadline applies to individuals who wish to vote in the Nov. 5 fall general election. Voter registration forms can be obtained from the University's Office of Community and Governmental Relations, 710 Alumni Hall; 412/624-6011. […]

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Pitt asks state for 5% hike in FY04 >

September 26th, 2002

Pitt hopes to limit tuition increases to 5 percent next fall and increase its salary budget by at least 4 percent — if Pennsylvania lawmakers grant the University the $180.5 million state appropriation that it is requesting for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2003. Pitt's administration is requesting 5 percent increases in state […]

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Theiss child care center accredited >

September 26th, 2002

The Matilda H. Theiss Child Development Center (MTCDC) recently received accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation, a rigorous, voluntary process by which early childhood programs demonstrate that they meet national standards of excellence, has been met by only 7 percent of early childhood programs nationwide, said Jeannette […]

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Pitt moves up in U.S. News rankings >

September 26th, 2002

Pitt tied for 31st among the nation's Ph.D.-granting public universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings, up eight spots from last year. Tied with Pitt in the 31st slot among public institutions were Michigan State University, SUNY-Binghamton, the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Connecticut. The University of California-Berkeley got the […]

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