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Volume 29 Issue 13

Mark Nordenberg's address on his installation as Pitt's 17th chancellor >

March 6th, 1997

Mark A. Nordenberg was formally installed as Pitt's 17th chancellor during ceremonies at the University's honors convocation on Feb. 28 in the Carnegie Music Hall. During the ceremony, Provost James Maher also presented Nordenberg with a medallion marking his designation two years ago as a Distinguished Service Professor. Following is the address Nordenberg delivered. Thank […]

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American democracy lost in 1996 election, keynote speaker says >

March 6th, 1997

Deceptive political advertising was up during the 1996 presidential campaign, press scrutiny was down — and American democracy was the loser, Founders Day keynote speaker Kathleen Hall Jamieson said. "I think we managed at the national level to run a campaign that was not as accountable or informative or as useful to democracy as it […]

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Fisher cleared by Office of Research Integrity >

March 6th, 1997

Breast cancer researcher Bernard Fisher and two other Pitt professors have been cleared of scientific misconduct charges by the federal government's Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Following an investigation that took nearly three years, the ORI concluded that Fisher, biostatistics professor Carol Redmond and adjunct research associate professor of surgery Lawrence Wickerham did not knowingly […]

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Daniel Everett >

March 6th, 1997

Truthfulness is something all good parent try to teach their child. But are there any real advantages in being truthful? Daniel Everett, chair of Pitt's linguistics department, asked the Founders Day audience. Recent research, Everett pointed out in his lecture, "Jungle Talk: Conversational Style in Amazonia," has shown that there are some very real advantages […]

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Most plans expected by provost this week >

March 6th, 1997

Provost James Maher said he expects to receive long-range plans from nearly all of the Provost area schools and the four regional campuses by the end of this week. March 3 was the deadline. "About half of them [schools and campuses] actually got their plans in to my office on Monday, and they're coming in […]

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Theodore Windt >

March 6th, 1997

In summer 1982, the Conservative Digest ran a major article accusing Ronald Reagan of abandoning the social agenda of conservatism. Reagan moved to quiet the publication's criticism with a speech to the Conservative Caucus. The speech was so successful that for the remainder of Reagan's two terms and into George Bush's term, the American people […]

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Several Pitt schools, programs included in U.S. News rankings >

March 6th, 1997

Pitt's master of physical therapy program has been ranked 11th in the nation, the highest of any University program, in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best graduate schools and programs in the nation. The magazine's report is based on a survey of deans, administrators and senior faculty around the nation […]

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Martha Pollack >

March 6th, 1997

Anybody who has ever tried to print every other page in a multi-page document knows how difficult it can be to communicate with a computer. In their frustration, some people have been known to scream: "Why don't they make a computer that understands English?" Although the day when computers will respond to all voice commands […]

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