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Volume 34 Issue 3

Survey uncovers why grads leave area >

September 27th, 2001

Asurvey of recent graduates from the city's three largest universities shows that the region has made significant strides in retaining its graduates, comparing 1994 grads to 1999 grads. Of the 1999 college graduates interviewed who are currently employed, 52 percent work in the Pittsburgh area, compared with 40 percent of the 1994 graduates. Among those […]

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Pitt requests $186 million state appropriation >

September 27th, 2001

Tuition increases for Pitt in-state under- graduates would not exceed 4 percent next fall — the lowest tuition hike here in three years — if Pennsylvania lawmakers grant the University the $186.1 million state appropriation it's requesting for fiscal year 2003. Pitt also proposes increasing the faculty and staff salary pool by at least 4 […]

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History dept. inaugurates book symposia series >

September 27th, 2001

Pitt's Department of History has announced a book symposia series, slated to kick-off Oct. 4. The first symposium focuses on Pitt history professor Marcus Rediker's recent book, "The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic," with commentary from invited experts Tera Hunter of Carnegie Mellon, John Markoff of Pitt […]

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Center for Philosophy of Science celebrates 40th anniversary >

September 27th, 2001

As part of its 40th anniversary, the Center for Philosophy of Science's (CPS) signature annual lecture series will explore the center's impact on the development of philosophy of science throughout the world. The series will feature eight of the center's former visiting fellows who will report on the state of the field in their home […]

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Professorship honors former provost >

September 27th, 2001

Pitt has established a new professorship honoring former Provost Donald M. Henderson. Larry Davis, dean of the School of Social Work, was named the inaugural Henderson Professor. Henderson served as provost of the University from 1989 until his retirement in 1993. He also chaired the University-wide planning and budgeting committee and helped establish the University […]

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SIS publishes book for centennial >

September 27th, 2001

As part of a year-long celebration of its first 100 years, the School of Information Sciences (SIS) has published Carol Bleier's book, "Tradition in Transition." The book focuses on the individuals who shaped the values, curriculum, teaching, learning, research, scholarship and service of SIS in the education of librarians and, more recently, of information professionals […]

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University responds with blood drives, forums, fundraising, volunteer recruitment >

September 27th, 2001

Shock. Fear. Tears. Frantic phone calls. Vigils, blood drives, canceled classes. Memorial services, moments of silence, conspicuous American flags. These were some of the reactions here to the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This week Pitt announced a new effort, “The University Responds,” to promote education, volunteer recruitment and […]

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