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Volume 34 Issue 2

Dickson Prize in Medicine awarded >

September 13th, 2001

Robert G. Roeder, a pioneer in the discovery and characterization of the fundamental molecular mechanisms of gene transcription, received the 2001 Dickson Prize in Medicine yesterday, Sept. 12, in conjunction with his presentation, "Regulation of Transcription in Human Cells: Complexities and Challenges." Roeder's lecture was part of Science2001 — A Research Odyssey, the Sept. 12-14 […]

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OBITUARY: Michael Francis Jiménez >

September 13th, 2001

Michael Francis Jimenéz, assistant professor of history here since 1993, died Sept. 1, 2001, of kidney cancer. He was 53. Widely known for his interpretations of 19th- and 20th-century Colombian history, Jimenéz also published numerous essays on the history of Latin America. His major work, "Struggles on an Interior Shore," will be published posthumously by […]

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Posvar memorial set for Sept. 24 >

September 13th, 2001

A memorial service for Wesley Wentz Posvar, who served as Pitt's chancellor for nearly 24 years, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in Heinz Chapel. A reception in Posvar Hall's 1st floor galleria will follow. Posvar, who retired from his post in 1991, died July 27 of a heart attack. He was […]

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SAC plans flea market fund-raiser >

September 13th, 2001

Provost James V. Maher has asked the committee searching for a new dean of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) to recommend finalists to him by March 1. Pitt's administration hopes to have a new dean in place by July 1 to succeed Toni Carbo, who announced last spring that she was planning to resign […]

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"Smart card" to contain health records >

September 13th, 2001

A small plastic card with an embedded microchip — dubbed the Healthcare Passport — is being introduced to some 300 UPMC Health Plan members. The so-called smart card is capable of processing information and storing numerous pages of a patient's vital health and demographic information that will enable better care, quicker retrieval of medical information […]

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Sept. 11 attack: The campus reacts >

September 13th, 2001

Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered as the day that sophisticated terrorist attacks destroyed or damaged major symbols of America, killing perhaps thousands of people and causing evacuations, airline shutdowns, phone-line jam-ups, fear and anxiety. Americans watched, in chilling detail, slow-motion replays of two hijacked passenger planes, loaded with fuel for cross-country flights, exploding through […]

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Nordenberg, Council pause to reflect >

September 13th, 2001

Following their meeting yesterday, Senate Council members walked together to Heinz Memorial Chapel for a shared moment of silence. It wasn't a memorial service. Rather, members of Senate Council — an advisory group of faculty, staff, students and administrators — were "quietly acknowledging a national tragedy, expressing respect for the victims and sorrow for their […]

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