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Volume 34 Issue 7

Buchanan, Nader find common ground in American Experience face-off >

November 21st, 2001

Pitt promoted the Nov. 15 appearance here of conservative pundit/politician Pat Buchanan and left-leaning consumer advocate Ralph Nader as a "face-off." But the two men — third-party contenders in the 2000 presidential election — sounded more like teammates, unlikely comrades in what they see as a crusade for national sovereignty against the globalism favored by […]

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Business plans fundraiser for charity >

November 21st, 2001

The Katz school and the College of Business Administration will hold their annual charity fundraising event Dec. 3 and 4, noon-6 p.m. in 309 Mervis. This year's event, which will benefit the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, will include a bake sale and an auction of a variety of items, including filled, themed baskets such […]

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Pitt will pay legal fees incurred during internal proceedings for those cleared of research misconduct charges >

November 21st, 2001

Faculty and staff exonerated of research misconduct will be reimbursed for legal counsel fees they incur during University proceedings, Pitt administrators said last week. Senate Council on Nov. 12 unanimously approved a resolution to automatically indemnify employees accused but subsequently cleared of research misconduct charges, after Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Provost James Maher (who are […]

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OBITUARY: Herman H. Langkamp III >

November 21st, 2001

Herman H. Langkamp III, described as "the ultimate teacher" by one of his Pitt dental school colleagues, died Nov. 1, 2001, after a brief illness. He was 73. A Heinz Chapel memorial service for Langkamp is scheduled for Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. Langkamp taught microbiology courses to Pitt dental, dental hygiene and nursing students […]

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Both sides working on plan to spin off law clinic >

November 21st, 2001

Law school faculty and administrators hope by May to spin off Pitt's Environmental Law Clinic as an independent entity. They expect that the new arrangement will save the clinic from bankruptcy while blunting attacks by lawmakers who resent the clinic representing opponents of the Mon-Fayette Expressway project and logging in the Allegheny National Forest. Last […]

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Pitt, CMU part of plan for $600 million expansion of local bioscience industry >

November 21st, 2001

This week a group of regional organizations, including Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, endorsed a $600 million, 10-year blueprint to boost the region's bioscience industry. Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA), the plan maintains that full funding for the project would create at least 5,000 jobs in the bioscience area, along with more than 10,000 […]

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AFTER SEPT. 11: Panelists explore the links between Islamic fundamentalism, terrorism >

November 21st, 2001

It is "very possible" that Osama bin Laden was telling the truth when he bragged that his al-Qaida terrorist network possesses nuclear weapons, Pitt professor Phil Williams said last week. But those weapons almost surely would not be atomic bombs or missiles, he said, but crude explosive devices that could temporarily contaminate sections of cities […]

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National commission warned of country's vulnerability to attacks, lecturer here says >

November 21st, 2001

Forewarned does not always mean forearmed. A bi-partisan commission studying national security had warned the federal government and Congress as early as 1999 that the United States was vulnerable to attacks on American soil, according to the commission's chief of staff. Henry S. Scharpenberg, who served for the past three years on the recently disbanded […]

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Hillman extends hours during finals >

November 21st, 2001

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the fall term reading/exam period, and will be open continuously from 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, until 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. During the 24-hour schedule, admittance from midnight to 7 a.m. will be by Pitt ID only. Services available during all hours of operation: Current […]

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New GSPH center to focus on aging >

November 21st, 2001

Improving the quality of life and preventing disability among senior citizens is the goal of Pitt's new Center for Healthy Aging, established at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The center, one of only two CDC prevention centers to focus on aging, […]

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