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Volume 32 Issue 16

Horowitz memorial lecture set for April 24 >

April 13th, 2000

Pitt's Department of Philosophy will hold the first Tamara Horowitz Memorial Lecture April 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Horowitz, who died in January, was the first woman to chair Pitt's philosophy department. Alexander Nehamas, Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities and professor of philosophy and […]

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Free hearing test available by phone >

April 13th, 2000

For people who want to test their hearing, a free screening is a phone call away. The UPMC Eye and Ear Institute's Department of Audiology and Hearing Aids has established a two-minute hearing screening via recorded message that can be accessed anytime by dialing 647-2400. When individuals dial this number, a series of four tones […]

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Physicians can regain control of health care business, head of UMPC Health System insists >

April 13th, 2000

At a time when most hospitals in western Pennsylvania are bleeding red ink, UPMC Health System's revenues exceeded its expenses by $230 million over the last three years, the system's president reported recently. A "disproportionate share" of UPMC revenues came from the system's $1.8 billion in investments, Jeffrey Romoff said. "Virtually all [non-UPMC] hospitals in […]

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Books & Journals Annual Supplement >

April 13th, 2000

Books and Journals In this 29th annual edition of Books and Journals, we recognize Pitt staff and faculty who write or edit books as well as those who edit journals. Book submissions have been arranged according to school, and listed alphabetically by title. In instances of co-authored and co-edited books, the Pitt faculty or staff […]

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New program expands relationship between trustees, faculty members >

April 13th, 2000

Francesca Savoia has been a faculty member here since 1985. But before last month, she had never met a Pitt trustee. It's "not healthy" for a university when its board of trustees and faculty rarely mingle, said Savoia, an associate professor in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures. "It leads to misconceptions […]

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Pitt's "St. Matthew Passion" performance a first with period instruments, historical conditions >

April 13th, 2000

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the "St. Matthew Passion," his musical treatment of the story of Christ's crucifixion, for two choirs, vocal soloists and instruments popular at the time (1727) — wooden flutes, baroque oboes, and violins and violas with gut strings. This weekend in Heinz Memorial Chapel, to mark the 250th anniversary of Bach's death, […]

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1st Innovation in Teaching awards announced >

April 13th, 2000

Fifteen proposals have been funded through Pitt's first Innovation in Teaching Awards, the provost's office announced. The annual awards program funds faculty proposals for the development of innovative teaching techniques and materials, according to Andrew R. Blair, vice provost for faculty affairs. Project proposals were reviewed by the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence, a group […]

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Academia is good career choice for women, Pitt panel members say >

April 13th, 2000

For a female faculty member, success often means compromise in one's personal life, but it's a career choice that a group of Pitt faculty members wholeheartedly endorse. Last month's panel discussion, "Women and Academics," focused on the role of women in higher education. It was sponsored by Pitt's Office of Residence Life, with support from […]

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Pitt schools, programs listed in annual U.S. News & World Report rankings >

April 13th, 2000

Pitt was ranked among the nation's top graduate schools in several disciplines by U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of America's best graduate schools. The magazine measures grad programs in five major disciplines (business, education, engineering, law and medicine), using objective measures, such as entering students' test scores and faculty/student ratios, and reputation ratings […]

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