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Volume 32 Issue 16

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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Assembly, Council okay plan to extend time for clinical medical faculty to earn tenure >

April 13th, 2000

Faculty Assembly and Senate Council have endorsed a proposal to extend the time it takes clinical faculty in the School of Medicine to earn tenure. Under the plan, clinical faculty would have 10 years, instead of the traditional seven years, to demonstrate their scholarly and teaching abilities. Given the growing and unpredictable hospital workloads of […]

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Alcohol ban proposed for all Pitt dorms >

April 13th, 2000

Alcohol would be banned in all Pitt residence halls as early as fall 2001, if a committee of staff, faculty, administrators and student leaders has its way. The Alcohol Advisory Committee plans to ask Sharon Johnson, who begins work here July 1 as vice provost and dean of students, to propose the idea to Pitt […]

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Dickson Prize lecturer to speak >

April 13th, 2000

Elizabeth Blackburn, a University of California at San Francisco professor who discovered the important DNA repair enzyme telomerase, will receive the 1999-2000 Dickson Prize in Medicine in conjunction with her 4 p.m. lecture today, "Telomere Capping and Cell Proliferation," in Scaife Hall's Lecture Room 6. Blackburn's discovery of telomerase has revolutionized molecular genetics. The enzyme […]

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State house recommends 2.5% increase in Pitt's appropriation >

April 13th, 2000

The state House of Rep- resentatives on April 11 approved a $172 million appropriation for Pitt for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The House also approved funding bills for Pennsylvania's other state-related universities: $332 million for Penn State, $173.5 million for Temple and $12 million for Lincoln. The bills will be sent to […]

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Pitt faculty awarded 5 Link-to-Learn grants >

April 13th, 2000

Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS), the Department of Computer Science and the Bradford campus were recently awarded Link-to-Learn grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Link-to-Learn is Gov. Tom Ridge's multi-year, $166 million initiative to expand the use of information technology (IT) in the classroom. This year's Link-to-Learn request for proposals stipulated that submissions include […]

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