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Volume 35 Issue 3

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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Corrections >

September 26th, 2002

* Wendell Wilkie was the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 1940. The Sept. 12 University Times incorrectly identified him. * There was some incorrect information in a Sept. 12 story on fees paid by employees who take classes. Staff and faculty who enroll in classes at Pitt are not charged the $75 safety, security and […]

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Bircher wins Senate vice president runoff >

September 26th, 2002

The medical school's Nicholas G. Bircher has won the runoff election for vice president of the University Senate. Voting in last spring's election for Senate officers resulted in an unprecedented tie between Bircher and incumbent Thomas A. Metzger, of mathematics. A runoff election was held this month. As a member of Faculty Assembly and Senate […]

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OBITUARY: Janet McCarthy >

September 26th, 2002

Janet McCarthy, chief administrative assistant for the Department of Communication, died Sept. 12, 2002, in a fire at her Beechview home. She was 55. McCarthy started at Pitt in 1978 as a temporary employee. She was hired as senior secretary in the Department of Speech and Theatre Arts in 1979 and a year later was […]

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Freeze on classification ranges means no pay hike for some staff >

September 26th, 2002

Because salary ranges for staff positions at Pitt were frozen at last year's numbers, a few staff have reached the maximum of their pay range and are ineligible for raises. Pay ranges were not raised this year for the first time since the 1999 implementation of the Staff Classification System. The system introduced streamlined job […]

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Open house provides look at ULS resource center >

September 26th, 2002

Following a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., the University Library System (ULS) will offer tours of its library resource center at 7500 Thomas Blvd. in Point Breeze, on Oct. 2 until noon. This is not your father's library building. It includes a high-tech, climate-controlled storage facility with 60-foot-tall stacks that can hold up to 3 […]

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SCIENCE 2002: Responding to the threat of bioterrorism >

September 26th, 2002

Prompt treatment with antibiotics saved the lives of most victims of last year's anthrax attacks. Fortunately, the anthrax involved was not drug-resistant. "That was the good news. But it's drug-resistant strains of anthrax that we have to worry about," Graham Hatfull said during a Science 2002 session on "Responding to the Threat of Bioterrorism." Hatfull, […]

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SCIENCE 2002: The shifting sands of scientific consensus in clinical research >

September 26th, 2002

Last summer, many women and their doctors were shocked to learn that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) — once thought to forestall osteoporosis and heart disease while relieving menopausal symptoms — is not the panacea that it had seemed to be. An eight-year clinical trial, conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, was stopped […]

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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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