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Volume 35 Issue 15

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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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Novelist’s attack on U.S. archives called exaggerated, inaccurate >

April 3rd, 2003

Novelist and literary essayist Nicholson Baker provoked a bibliographical brouhaha two years ago when he accused American libraries of shortsightedly destroying books and newspapers — precious, irreplaceable pieces of our printed heritage — after reformatting (microfilming or digitizing) them. Baker’s allegations, published in his book “Double Fold” and in The New Yorker, were eloquent, caustic and […]

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ULS sets up European integration archive >

April 3rd, 2003

Pitt’s University Library System (ULS) has established the Archive of European Integration (AEI), an e-print repository for literature related to integration in Europe in the 20th and 21st centuries. An e-print is the digital text of an unpublished research document that is placed in an archive as an electronic file. The AEI (http://aei.pitt.edu) makes available […]

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A professor writes a guide to thinking like a psychologist >

April 3rd, 2003

In his 30-plus years of teaching introductory psychology, Donald H. McBurney found that many of his students had misconceptions about science, and psychology in particular, that impeded their learning. To help remove these stumbling blocks and encourage undergraduates to think critically, the Pitt professor would spend part of each class fielding students’ questions. For example, […]

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Gift establishes UPT scholarship >

April 3rd, 2003

Pitt’s Titusville campus has received $228,000 from the estate of Ruth R. Gilson to establish a special scholarship fund. The Ruth R. Gilson Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to graduates of the Titusville Area School District who wish to attend UPT, who demonstrate a financial need and who meet the established admissions criteria. “We are […]

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Conservative talk radio analyzed by Pitt political scientist >

April 3rd, 2003

The seeds of David C. Barker’s book on conservative talk radio were planted in 1993, when he took a sales job that required a lot of driving in the Houston, Tex., area. “And you get tired of pop music all the time. The only real alternative there was conservative talk radio, especially Rush Limbaugh. I […]

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GSPIA, UCIS open public policy center in Macedonia >

April 3rd, 2003

Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) has opened a Graduate Center for Public Policy and Management in Skopje, Macedonia, culminating nearly a decade of joint planning with university, governmental and business leaders from both the United States and Macedonia. This relationship, unique to Pitt, is one that GSPIA hopes to model in […]

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Law prof examines “elder law in a nutshell” >

April 3rd, 2003

With Americans living longer and older Americans accumulating more wealth than previous generations, an increasing number of legal questions have emerged, including health care decision-making, protection of assets and public benefits entitlements. To address these issues, a new discipline has emerged since the 1980s: elder law. According to Pitt law professor Lawrence A. Frolik, an […]

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Pitt research may lead to smaller, faster, more powerful computers >

April 3rd, 2003

The race for smaller, faster and more powerful computers and consumer electronics took a new spin as researchers at Pitt and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) became the first to control electrons using electrical, rather than magnetic, fields. In a recent edition of Science Express, the on-line portal of the magazine Science, […]

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