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Volume 33 Issue 17

Revising the curriculum: Faculty debate proposal to drop one natural sciences requirement >

May 3rd, 2001

At a time when the role of science — in everyday life as well as the public policy arena — is growing, should Pitt reduce the number of natural science courses that most of its undergraduates must pass in order to graduate? Not according to science professors who criticized the proposal during the April 24 […]

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Obituary: Brian V. Jegasothy >

May 3rd, 2001

Brian V. Jegasothy, former chair of dermatology in the School of Medicine, died last month of cancer and Parkinson's disease. He was 58. A native of Sri Lanka, Jegasothy came to Pitt as professor of dermatology and chair of the department in 1987, a position he held until 1999. Prior to that he held appointments […]

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Proposed general education requirements >

May 3rd, 2001

The CAS general education curriculum is intended to introduce undergraduates to a broad range of subject matters and modes of thought and analysis found across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Students must pass most of these required courses with a grade of C- or better. Major changes recommended by the CAS curriculum review […]

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Pitt expert calls current hate crimes laws too narrow >

May 3rd, 2001

A year ago, Pittsburgh was racked by two apparently racially motivated fatal shooting sprees, calling attention locally to so-called hate crimes. Richard Baumhammers and Ronald Taylor, who have been charged in the separate incidents, are back in the news, with Baumhammers currently standing trial and Taylor awaiting trial. The 1998 headline-grabbing murders of Matthew Shepard […]

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Greensburg concludes internal campaign >

May 3rd, 2001

Last month, the Greensburg campus concluded its first internal campaign fund-raising effort since the mid-1980s with an overall participation rate of 76 percent. The 11-week campaign was part of the campus's $12.6 million "Investing in Excellence" capital campaign, set to continue until 2005. "We are very pleased with this extraordinary level of participation," said Greensburg […]

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2001 Commencement >

May 3rd, 2001

"The great tragedy of life is not in failing to reach all your goals, it's in having no goals for which you're reaching," David Satcher told degree recipients at the University's 2001 commencement ceremony. "It's not a calamity if you die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream," he said, quoting […]

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Pre-registration for Stargate ends >

May 3rd, 2001

Pre-registration for some special offers for the new Stargate Internet access service ended this week. But certain discounts continue to be available to new Pitt subscribers. Pitt entered a preferred agreement with Stargate, a local Internet service provider (ISP), on Feb. 5.(See University Times, Feb. 8.) Under the agreement, all authorized Pitt subscribers receive remote […]

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