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Volume 34 Issue 22

Pitt joins New Media Centers >

July 11th, 2002

Pitt becomes New Media Centers member Pitt, through its Faculty Instructional Development Lab (FIDL), has been admitted to membership in New Media Centers (NMC), a non-profit organization consisting of more than 100 institutions. According to NMC, the organization "brings forward-thinking colleges and universities together with innovative high-tech companies to explore new ways of teaching and […]

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Be it gambling, drinking, shopping: Addiction is a matter of behavior, prof says >

July 11th, 2002

With the recent legalization of the national Powerball lottery game in Pennsylvania, those who fantasize about hitting “The Big One” have another option. But for compulsive gamblers, Powerball provides yet another way to feed their addiction. “When it comes to addictions, whether Internet addiction or alcoholism or unnecessary eBay purchasing or compulsive gambling, it’s all […]

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Pitt officials mum on tuition, salaries until trustees meet July 15 >

July 11th, 2002

Pitt officials mum on tuition, salaries until July 15 meeting Pitt officials won't reveal their recommendations for raising tuition until July 15, when trustees are expected to approve a budget for the new fiscal year. "We're not going to have anything to say about tuition, faculty and staff salaries, or related matters until the budget […]

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Pitt, UPMC take action to address 'unprecedented' shortage of nurses >

July 11th, 2002

Pitt, UPMC take steps to address 'unprecedented' nursing shortage The United States faces an unprecedented nursing shortage that's likely to get much worse, recent hospital surveys and news reports indicate. The supply of nurses — 2.4 million nationwide — falls well short of the current demand, resulting in 120,000 vacancies. That's projected to rise to […]

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IMPROVING TEACHING:Instructional designers provide faculty with individualized help >

July 11th, 2002

IMPROVING TEACHING: Instructional designers provide faculty with individualized help One of Charlene Trovato's goals this year is to scrutinize — down to the last detail — each of the half-dozen graduate courses she teaches, and determine how she could be teaching it better. It's an ambitious goal, but Trovato isn't pursuing it alone. She's working […]

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Soap opera genre under-appreciated, prof says >

July 11th, 2002

Genre unjustly at bottom of U.S. cultural hierarchy On Monday's episode of "Guiding Light," Richard Winslow, former prince of the mythical tropical island San Cristobal, lies hospitalized in a weeks-long coma in GL homebase town Springfield, dying from the effects of a car accident, as his sister-in-law (and ex-wife) Reva prays for his recovery at […]

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Powerball sales take off here >

July 11th, 2002

Powerball Why settle for $500 in Daily Number lottery winnings when for the same $1 a player can win $10 million, $100 million or upwards of $300 million? That might explain why thousands of people have bought Powerball tickets in addition to, or instead of, other Pennsylvania lottery games since Powerball came to Pennsylvania two […]

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