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Volume 35 Issue 15

Freshman applications running ahead of last year >

April 3rd, 2003

The number of students who have applied to be freshmen at the Pittsburgh campus next fall is running ahead of last year’s record-setting pace. As of March 20, 16,995 students had applied to be freshmen this fall, compared with 15,397 by the same date last year. The average SAT score among this year’s applicants is […]

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Prof writes book on emergency preparedness for pharmacists >

April 3rd, 2003

Copies of a book that helps pharmacy departments devise an emergency preparedness plan to deal with potential chemical or biological attacks were distributed to 6,500 U.S. pharmacies. “Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Pharmacy Preparedness Guide” was written by Edward P. Krenzelok, professor in Pitt’s School of Pharmacy and director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center at […]

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Ford Motor Co. funds human rights institute >

April 3rd, 2003

Ford Motor Co. has contributed $2.25 million to create a Pitt institute that will explore fresh approaches to attacking threats to human security such as genocide, civil wars, forced and slave labor, and malnutrition. The Ford Institute for Human Security, which began its operations here on April 1, seeks to recognize global problems as they […]

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OBITUARY: Robert William Avery >

April 3rd, 2003

Robert William Avery, a retired Pitt professor of sociology who studied how organizations functioned and who mentored generations of foreign students, died March 25, 2003, of kidney and heart failure. He was 78. Avery taught at Pitt for 34 years. Upon his retirement 11 years ago, the sociology department created the Robert W. Avery Award […]

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Senate president candidates square off on issues >

April 3rd, 2003

This year’s election for the University Senate presidency pits Nicholas G. Bircher, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, against Thomas A. Metzger, an associate professor of mathematics. Each has served on Faculty Assembly and Senate Council. Bircher is the Senate’s current vice president, Metzger his immediate predecessor in that office. Each professor […]

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April 12 celebration to mark Grünbaum's 80th birthday

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April 3rd, 2003

The founding director of Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science will be honored April 12 with an afternoon of lectures in celebration of his 80th birthday. Adolf Grünbaum, chair of the center and a member of the Pitt faculty since 1960 when he was appointed Andrew Mellon Professor of Philosophy, will be recognized by friends […]

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