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Volume 35 Issue 15

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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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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