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Volume 34 Issue 15

A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: Pat K. Chew/”The Conflict & Culture Reader” >

April 4th, 2002

Although she's a professor of law, Pat Chew believes that the legal system is not always the best way to handle disputes. Sometimes parties in conflict need to look for alternatives that take into account the cultural differences of the disputants. "So this book really came about by making a very simple premise: When we […]

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A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: William Coles/”Compass in the Blood” >

April 4th, 2002

If "The Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger's 1951 tale of teenage angst, had appeared a half-century later, it might well have been marketed as a young-adult novel, says Pitt professor emeritus William E. Coles Jr. By today's standards, "Catcher" bears the genre's earmarks, Coles points out: Unadorned style. Mild profanity and sex. A plot […]

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A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: Paula Kane/”Gender Identities in American Catholicism” >

April 4th, 2002

In 1947, Ed Willock wrote for a leading lay Catholic magazine: "You cannot say that woman is the equal of man anymore than you can say an apple is the equal of man…. The difference between the sexes is not only physical but psychological, and it is because of these differences and not because of […]

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Getting around town without the outbound Ft. Pitt Bridge/Tunnel >

April 4th, 2002

With all due disrespect to former Pirates right fielder Derek Bell, this spring's real Operation Shutdown begins for South Hills commuters at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, when the outbound Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel will be closed for five months of repairs. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is setting up 16 detours around the bridge and […]

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A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: Joan Leach/Social Epistemology >

April 4th, 2002

Joan Leach earned her Ph.D. through Pitt's rhetoric of science program, went to England for seven years as assistant professor at the University of London – Imperial College, and came back to Pitt as a faculty member this January with a controversial journal in tow. Leach is executive editor of Social Epistemology: A Journal of […]

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Senate to study issue of funding agencies’ possible threats to academic freedom >

April 4th, 2002

When faculty and administrators in Pitt's School of Law recently found a way to maintain the Environmental Law Clinic as part of the school — despite state legislators' efforts to punish the clinic for representing certain environmentalist groups — University Senate leaders were among those who cheered the decision as a victory for academic freedom. […]

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A closer look at some selected Books & Journals: Nicholas Rescher/”Luck” >

April 4th, 2002

What if passengers on United Flight 93 had tried to overpower terrorist hijackers minutes earlier last Sept. 11, when the plane was flying over Pittsburgh? What if the hijackers — outnumbered and losing control of the situation — had then aborted their plan to attack Washington, D.C., and settled for crashing into the tallest building […]

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