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Volume 34 Issue 12

There are some differences when women are covering the campaign >

February 21st, 2002

Does the reporter's gender make a difference in news coverage? Not when it comes to objectivity, ethics, deadlines, responsibilities, the skills and tools of the trade, says veteran Associated Press reporter Beth J. Harpaz. But, some of the anecdotes in her book about covering Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2000 senatorial campaign suggest that a reporter's gender […]

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Tickets offered for stories about 1st Field House game >

February 21st, 2002

Pitt athletics director Steve Pederson is offering five sets of two tickets to the final men's basketball game at Fitzgerald Field House for the best stories about the inaugural game played there in 1951. Pitt will hook-up with Big East rival West Virginia March 2 at 7 p.m. (The tip-off time was changed from 2 […]

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Pitt mum on what poor state budget outlook means here >

February 21st, 2002

Unlike their counterparts in the State System of Higher Education, Pitt administrators aren’t speculating publicly about how much they would hike tuition next fall if Pennsylvania legislators approve Gov. Mark Schweiker’s recommended budget. But the budget numbers aren’t pretty. Schweiker proposes cutting state subsidies of Pennsylvania’s state-related universities (Pitt, Penn State, Temple and Lincoln) by […]

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OBITUARY: Robert John Corry >

February 21st, 2002

Professor of surgery Robert J. Corry died Feb. 11, 2002, in his Oakland home. He was 67. Corry served as director of the pancreas transplant program at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. He came to Pitt in 1994 from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following an 18-year tenure at that institution that […]

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Budget year brings some "interesting dynamics" >

February 21st, 2002

G. Reynolds Clark, executive director of Pitt's community and governmental relations office, cited what he called "some interesting dynamics" in this year's budget process: * Mark Schweiker is a one-year, one-term governor who's not running for re-election and therefore can take a harder line in defending his budget recommendations. On the other hand, legislators know […]

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Clarification >

February 21st, 2002

The laboratories visited by President George W. Bush Feb. 5 were incorrectly characterized in the Feb. 7 issue. Bush visited the Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance System (RODS) Laboratory, directed by Pitt's Michael M. Wagner, assistant professor of medicine and intelligent systems, which is part of the Biomedical Security Institute, a joint effort of Pitt […]

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Chancellor announces public service award winners >

February 21st, 2002

Winners of the 2002 Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award were announced last week. Four faculty members were named: Edward M. Barksdale Jr., pediatric surgery, School of Medicine; Rita M. Bean, instruction and learning, School of Education; Roger R. Flynn, information science and telecommunications, School of Information Sciences (SIS), and Jules L. Lobel, School of Law. […]

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Pitt education students fare well on teachers' competency exams >

February 21st, 2002

A report released last month by the state's Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation (BTCP) cited low passing rates in certain required competency tests taken for the first time by the state's prospective elementary and secondary school teachers. The report suggested that the state's institutions of higher learning are at fault for poorly preparing their […]

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Dean says tests measure only part of what make a good teacher >

February 21st, 2002

What makes a good teacher? There's no simple answer, of course. But according to Pitt's School of Education Dean Alan Lesgold, there is much more to teacher preparation than what's measured by state-required competency tests. "You have a lot of issues that go into preparing a good teacher, especially for the younger aged kids," Lesgold […]

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Search underway for new Bradford president >

February 21st, 2002

The committee searching for a new president of Pitt's Bradford campus hopes to choose four to six candidates for interviews and campus visits in March and April, according to the committee's chairperson. The new president will succeed Richard E. McDowell, who last fall announced he would be stepping down June 30 after 29 years as […]

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