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Volume 35 Issue 7

Starrett poetry prize awarded >

November 21st, 2002

Chinese-American poet Shao Wei is the 22nd winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, which is awarded by the University of Pittsburgh Press for an outstanding first book of poetry. Her manuscript, "Pulling a Dragon's Teeth" was selected from more than 1,000 entries and will be published by the Press in fall 2003. Established […]

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Decision on non-student use of Baierl Center facilities won't be made before next fall >

November 21st, 2002

If faculty and staff are allowed to exercise at the Petersen Events Center's Bill Baierl Student Recreation Center, it won't be until next fall at the earliest. That's because, until fall 2003, the administration will not have a complete report on student usage of the Baierl Center. Without those numbers — and assurance that employees […]

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Pitt bioterrorism curriculum cited as model >

November 21st, 2002

Last week at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting, representatives from the nation's medical schools met to discuss the best way to integrate bioterrorism training into the curriculum, examining Pitt School of Medicine's curriculum as a model. "At Pitt, we have been training our students since 2000 how to identify and treat […]

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New Pitt book details research on health status of local blacks >

November 21st, 2002

Almost a year after the initial release of the Pitt-produced "Black Papers on African American Health in Allegheny County," the health disparities that they report still make for shocking reading — even for the researchers who documented them. A few examples: * For every 1,000 live births in Allegheny County during 1999, 19 black babies […]

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OBITUARY: Nathan J. Stark >

November 21st, 2002

Nathan J. Stark, who served as Pitt's vice chancellor for Health Sciences from 1974 to 1984, died of cancer Nov. 11, 2002, at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 82. A lawyer by training, Stark retired from Pitt to become a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Fort & Schlefer, specializing in […]

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Some Senate committee recommendations on part-time faculty being implemented >

November 21st, 2002

Because Pitt's I.D. validation process is automated and linked to the University payroll system, an employee's I.D. card is valid only during months that he or she is on the payroll. That can be problematic for part-time faculty members who don't teach here year-round. Among other things, it has meant that a new or returning […]

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Two offices provide a "how to" for Health Sciences researchers >

November 21st, 2002

As a national research institution, Pitt boasts annual sponsored research support on the order of $425 million. Of Pitt's six schools of the Health Sciences — Dental Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health — four (medicine, nursing, public health and pharmacy) are in the current or recent top 10 of […]

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HOW TO TEACH: Innovative faculty members share their experiences and offer tips >

November 21st, 2002

Award-winning Pitt faculty got to show off their teaching innovation wares at last week's second annual "Teaching Excellence Fair," a half-day smorgasbord of instruction-related presentations. Co-sponsored by the Provost's office, the Provost's Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) and the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE), the fair primarily is a forum for […]

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