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Volume 33 Issue 16

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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Preview your classroom – electronically >

April 19th, 2001

Wondering whether the room assigned for your fall term class will meet your technological needs? Pittsburgh campus faculty now can "tour" electronically Pitt's media-enhanced classrooms. The Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) has installed a link to its home page that provides various views of media-enhanced classrooms in 14 buildings campus-wide. Part of […]

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CHANGING FACE OF THE UNIVERSITY: $200 million worth of capital projects are under construction, in design or out for bid >

April 19th, 2001

The University's major active capital projects total more than $200 million, according to the associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management. That estimate includes projects that are under construction, in the design phase or awaiting construction bids, said Ana Guzman. In calendar year 2000, capital projects totaling more than $27 million were completed, she said. Guzman […]

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Faculty asked to grade Pitt classrooms >

April 19th, 2001

Pitt's Office of the Registrar this month distributed on-line a faculty survey on the condition of classrooms on the Pittsburgh campus. The survey, titled Classroom and Instructional Technology Questionnaire, asks faculty members to grade classrooms for comfort and amenities (heating, acoustics, lighting, chalkboard performance, cleanliness, overall quality), size and seating arrangement (number of seats versus […]

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