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Volume 33 Issue 16

Staff Association Council tables resolution to extend officer terms >

April 19th, 2001

Terms of office for Staff Association Council (SAC) officers would be lengthened from one to two years, and officers could serve an unlimited number of consecutive terms, under a proposed bylaw change that SAC is considering. Under current SAC bylaws, officers may be elected to no more than three consecutive one-year terms. SAC voted April […]

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Computer Learning Center expands to 2 regionals >

April 19th, 2001

Pitt's Computer Learning Center (CLS), a division of the College of General Studies (CGS), is expanding its reach to offer programs at two regional campuses. Beginning this month at the Johnstown campus, a webmaster certificate program will be offered through a partnership of CLC and UPJ's Murtha Educational Center. The webmaster program is designed to […]

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Drue Heinz winner announced >

April 19th, 2001

Brett Ellen Block has been named the winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the nation's most prestigious award for a book of short stories. Block's manuscript, "Destination Known," was chosen from more than 250 entries. Block, born and raised in New Jersey, completed her bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Michigan […]

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Foster documentary to air April 22 >

April 19th, 2001

The first major film documentary in 50 years on the life of Pittsburgh-native composer Stephen Foster will debut this weekend on public television. "Stephen Foster," part of the PBS "American Experience" series, will air on WQED-TV April 22 at 9 p.m. The documentary is the result of four years' research at the Pitt's Stephen Foster […]

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ONE ON ONE with John Tymitz: The Institute for Shipboard Education's CEO reflects on Pitt's 20 years with Semester at Sea >

April 19th, 2001

During the 1980s, the Pitt-sponsored Semester at Sea (SAS) study-abroad program was among the first to take large groups of Western students to mainland China and the former Soviet Union. In 1994, just two years after America lifted restrictions against its citizens traveling to Vietnam — and at a time when the Khmer Rouge holocaust […]

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UPMC gets minority business award >

April 19th, 2001

UPMC Health System was honored by the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) of the Pittsburgh Regional Minority Purchasing Council (PRMPC) at the Council's recent 25th Annual Minority Business Opportunity Fair. Eric Bruce, MBEIC chairman and president of Trilogic Corporation, presented the Corporation of the Year Award to George Korbakes, UPMC Health System's vice president […]

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DEBATING THE CONFLICT: Some shared opinions, many disagreements in campus debate over the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict >

April 19th, 2001

It wasn't as if Professor Robert G. Hazo and Rabbi Alvin K. Berkun failed to agree on anything during their April 10 discussion of "Sharon and the Arab, Israeli, Palestinian Conflict." Both men said they despair of a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and regret the killing on both sides. They spoke disparagingly of […]

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Free anxiety screenings offered May 2 >

April 19th, 2001

UPMC Health System will offer free anxiety screenings as part of National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day, May 2. The screenings will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at UPMC Shadyside Auditorium, 5230 Centre Ave. More than 38 million Americans will suffer an anxiety disorder during their lives, yet only 25 percent of them seek […]

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CIDDE – changing with the times: Focus now is instructional development >

April 19th, 2001

Michael Arenth remembers the days 20 years ago when Pitt's University Center for Instructional Resources (UCIR) focused mainly on photography and overhead projectors, requests were logged and tracked by hand in log books and communication was almost exclusively by phone. In 1995, Provost James V. Maher established the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education […]

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