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Volume 34 Issue 3

Using support systems, taking action are coping strategies that can be helpful >

September 27th, 2001

There's no clear blue- print for getting back to normal after a disaster such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but there are strategies for coping, according to a Pitt expert in intergroup relations. "Limit the amount of coverage you're watching, even though it's addicting and engaging," said Audrey J. Murrell, associate professor of business […]

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Alzheimer's disease seed money available >

September 27th, 2001

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) is seeking applications for its Seed Monies Grant Program. ADRC funds pilot grants to stimulate new and innovative research relevant to Alzheimer's disease. Methodology for the research proposals can range from basic science to psychosocial, with priority given to novel approaches. The patient population and clinical database of ADRC […]

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Semester at Sea voyage alters itinerary >

September 27th, 2001

The current voyage of the Pitt-sponsored Semester at Sea (SAS) program — as well as the summer and fall 2002 voyages — will steer clear of the Middle East in response to this month's terrorist attacks. SAS's "floating university," the S.S. Universe Explorer, is carrying 736 students, faculty and staff from U.S. colleges and universities […]

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Observatory plans open house >

September 27th, 2001

This year's Allegheny Observatory open house is Oct. 28, 7-10 p.m. The observatory is located in Riverview Park, four miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh. The open house is the only night of the year that visitors are allowed to use the observatory's 30-inch Thaw Refractor, the third largest refractor telescope in the United States. Visitors […]

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Market will be fine over long term, professors predict >

September 27th, 2001

Expect the U.S. stock market to remain vola- tile for the next six months to a year, in the aftershock of Sept. 11's terrorist attacks — but don't go dumping stocks or overhauling your long-term investments, two Katz Graduate School of Business professors advise. "If you were to ask me, am I taking money out […]

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Lawyers call for moratorium on civil suits >

September 27th, 2001

In an unprecedented move, the American Trial Lawyers Association has called for a moratorium on civil lawsuits that might arise from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It's not a permanent ban, and the association can't enforce it. But the moratorium call should be "very effective," according to law professor Ron Brand, director of Pitt's Center […]

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Nostalgia for Cold War is shortsighted, prof says >

September 27th, 2001

Ah, the good old Cold War. Back when a handful of nations shared a monopoly on nuclear weapons, and showed no desire to use them. When the only civilian casualties of bombings resulted from faraway proxy wars (Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc.) or ancient blood feuds (as in Northern Ireland and the Middle East). When military antagonists […]

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U.S. actions will determine support of European allies >

September 27th, 2001

The day after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the French newspaper Le Monde published an editorial that pointedly echoed John F. Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech of 1963. "Now, we are all Americans," declared Le Monde, stating that free people everywhere stand with the United States in its war against […]

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Even with government aid, future of airlines' industry is uncertain >

September 27th, 2001

Among the industries still reeling from the fallout of the Sept. 11 attacks is the country's airlines industry. Since four planes were downed during the terrorist attack, several airlines have cut their flights by a quarter, at least 100,000 airline workers industry-wide are expected to be furloughed in the next six months and stocks have […]

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SIS dean search: There is no perfect candidate >

September 27th, 2001

If a consensus emerged from the open hearing held Sept. 21 by the search committee for a new dean of the School of Information Sciences, it was: No dean candidate is going to please everybody in a school as diverse as SIS. Committee member Douglas Metzler, a professor in SIS's telecommunications program, said "there's probably […]

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