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Volume 33 Issue 13

Disabled student services notice should be part of every syllabus, Assembly urges >

March 8th, 2001

Faculty Assembly passed a resolution Feb. 27 recommending that a notification about disabled student services be included in course syllabi. Anne Medsger, chair of the Senate's anti-discriminatory policies committee, introduced the resolution after investigating a complaint by a hearing-impaired student that a professor was reluctant to make any accommodations. Medsger said the resolution was intended […]

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Metaphors are way to communicate about technology, lecturer suggests >

March 8th, 2001

In round numbers, John Gage said, humans have been communicating orally for 60,000 years; writing things down for 6,000 years; producing mass printing for 600; sending messages over distances via telegraph for 160; using computers for 50; communicating via the Internet for 30; using the Java computer language for 4 years, and creating multiform network […]

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Pharmacy ranked in top 10 for NIH funding >

March 8th, 2001

Pitt's School of Pharmacy has been ranked in the top 10 among the nation's schools and colleges of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. Funding from the NIH is viewed as a benchmark for a school's research programs because of the competitive and rigorous peer review process required to receive NIH funds. […]

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Lemieux donates $5 million to UPMC >

March 8th, 2001

Hockey legend and cancer survivor Mario Lemieux announced last month a $5 million gift from the Mario Lemieux Foundation to UPMC Health System to create and establish the multi-disciplinary Mario Lemieux Centers for Patient Care and Research. The new centers are expected to benefit the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Magee-Womens Hospital and the McGowan […]

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FSAP opens new office >

March 8th, 2001

Pitt's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) has opened a new main office for Pittsburgh campus employees at Suite M 059, 120 Lytton St. (behind the University Center Holiday Inn). FSAP will continue to maintain a satellite office in Suite 504, Medical Arts Building, 3708 Fifth Ave. The four regionals also have FSAP offices near […]

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Lights-camera-action: “Mothman” invades Pitt campus >

March 8th, 2001

A tall, handsome man in a long, black coat sits alone on a cold, stone bench. He appears to be lost in thought until something — a sudden chill? a paranormal presence? — startles him. He turns his head but finds he is quite alone. Alone, that is, except for a few figures he can […]

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