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Volume 27 Issue 13

Applications from black students up; retention rates still lagging >

March 2nd, 1995

Black students are applying to enroll at Pitt at a rate 44 percent ahead of last year at this point — the highest increase in applications from African-Americans here in recent memory, according to University administrators. So far, 893 black students have applied to Pitt for the fall term, compared to 622 last year at […]

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3 new degree programs approved >

March 2nd, 1995

The Board of Trustees approved three new Pitt academic programs Feb. 16: * A Ph.D. in rehabilitation science in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). The new doctoral program will train health professionals for academic and clinical jobs in physical therapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation technology. Until now, SHRS has offered only master's […]

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Mission Statement University of Pittsburgh >

March 2nd, 1995

Mission Statement University of Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources of the University constitute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige […]

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Jews were never dominant in slave trade, Pitt historian says >

March 2nd, 1995

Recent "spurious" claims to the contrary, Jews were never a dominant force in the Atlantic slave trade, according to a statement co-authored by Pitt history professor Seymour Drescher and endorsed recently by the Council of the American Historical Association (AHA). Drescher and Yale historian David Brion Davis, experts on the history of slavery and anti-slavery […]

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Founders Day keynote speaker outlines potential for the Internet >

March 2nd, 1995

The international network of computer networks called the Internet has the potential to produce "the ultimate open society" — a world in which virtually everyone will have access to a computer and, therefore, the power to communicate almost instantaneously with anyone else regardless of geography and even language barriers, said the keynote speaker at Pitt's […]

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Jannetta nominated for Pa. health secretary post >

March 2nd, 1995

Gov. Tom Ridge last week nominated Peter J. Jannetta, chairperson of Pitt medical school's neurological surgery department, to be state health secretary. The office of Secretary of Health is a cabinet-level position requiring state Senate confirmation. Jannetta, 62, would head Pennsylvania's Department of Health, an agency with more than 1,300 employees and a budget of […]

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