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Volume 35 Issue 15

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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King’s dream remains unfulfilled, Julian Bond says >

April 3rd, 2003

The three-part message of Dr. Martin Luther King — racial justice, economic equality and world peace — continues to beguile today’s America, according to a prominent civil rights activist. Before a packed house of some 800 in Alumni Hall, Julian Bond, former Georgia state congressman and current chairman of the NAACP, spoke March 26 on […]

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Walking "bus" welcomes "riders" >

April 3rd, 2003

With the return of more pleasant weather, Deborah Aaron, Pitt assistant professor of health, physical and recreation education and epidemiology, is getting the “Walking Health Bus” back on the streets of Oakland. Aaron’s “walking bus” uses foot power to propel walkers on a route around campus and through Schenley Park. The “bus” leaves Trees Hall […]

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ON TEACHING: Mariolina Salvatori and James Seitz >

April 3rd, 2003

Two Pitt award-winning English professors, Mariolina Salvatori and James Seitz, have spent their careers thinking and writing about the art and profession of teaching, or pedagogy, in addition to performing their teaching duties. Both professors have been named Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Program Scholars, winning a national competition for the awards, which […]

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Arts and sciences names Bellet teaching award winners >

April 3rd, 2003

Two Pitt Faculty and College of Arts and Sciences faculty members were named winners of the 2003 Tina and David Bellet CAS Teaching Excellence Awards. Three other faculty will be honored as Bellet award finalists. The annual teaching awards were established in 1998 with a $200,000 donation from the Bellet family to recognize outstanding and […]

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BOOKS, JOURNALS & MORE >

April 3rd, 2003

BOOKS ARTS and SCIENCES Acts of Reading: Exploring Connections in Pedagogy of Japanese by Hiroshi Nara, East Asian languages and literatures, and Mari Noda, Ohio State University. University of Hawaii Press. This book brings together various research in foreign language reading and promotes an effective pedagogical approach to teaching reading in Japanese. Advances in Japanese […]

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“Teach-in” argues against U.S. war in Iraq >

April 3rd, 2003

According to a Pitt legal expert, the United States’ March 19 strike against Iraq clearly violated international law. “The principles that have defined world order since World War II are contained in Section 2 of Article 4 and Article 51 of the United Nations charter: A country cannot go to war, cannot use force against […]

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