Peter J. Safar, Distinguished Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at Pitt and a pioneer of modern cardiopulmonary resuscitation, will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 28 honors convocation at the Petersen Events Center. Safar was founding chairperson of Pitt’s Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and founder of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research […]
Wilfried W. Daehnick, professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, died Jan. 24, 2003. He was 74. A distinguished experimental nuclear physicist, Daehnick’s earliest work used nuclear reactions to decipher the orbital motion of neutrons and protons, and the orbit-changing collisions between them, in atomic nuclei. The bulk of this effort was done […]
The Pittsburgh City Planning commission gave Pitt the okay last week to construct the Biomedical Science Tower 3 (BST3), officials said. The $188 million project, approved by Pitt’s Board of Trustees last October, had been delayed by the City Planning commission at a Jan. 14 meeting, when commissioners wanted to study further the project’s parking […]
Anne Sawyer Berkley, a charter member of the Kuntu Writers Workshop, died Dec. 7, 2002, at her home in National City, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Allensworth, San Diego Chapter 12, P.O. Box 161211, San Diego CA 92176.
Pitt’s new Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP), an interdisciplinary center housed in the School of Social Work, was established recently to promote scholarship where racial issues are at the intellectual core. Janet Ward Schofield, professor of psychology and senior scientist at Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center, spoke last month on “School Desegregation […]
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have spawned unprecedented changes in U.S. immigration laws and regulations, which are directly affecting the lives — both academic and personal — of foreign nationals at Pitt, including approximately 1,100 faculty and staff members and their dependents. A few examples, as described during a Feb. 3 “Immigration Law […]