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Volume 35 Issue 2

“We remember them” >

September 12th, 2002

Members of the University community placed 3,041 flags on the Cathedral of Learning lawn yesterday morning, each bearing the name and age of a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as well as the flight number on which (or the location at which) that person died. Three of the flags were adorned in […]

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GSPH to set up health preparedness center >

September 12th, 2002

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) is establishing a Center for Public Health Preparedness with a $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new GSPH center is one of 15 CDC-sponsored preparedness centers nationwide charged with training the nation's public health, health care and public safety workforce in […]

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September 11, 2001: Perspective from abroad >

September 12th, 2002

Responses in Serbia, Uruguay and the United Kingdom to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks all followed the same pattern, according to Pitt professors who lived in those countries at some point during the last year. In each nation, government officials condemned the attacks and offered condolences. Private citizens mourned and sympathized with Americans they […]

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UPMC launches cancer web site >

September 12th, 2002

UPMC Cancer Centers has launched a new web site — www.upmccancercenters.com — to provide patients with the latest and most comprehensive information about cancer as well as the treatment programs and services available across UPMC Health System. "The UPMC Cancer Centers web site is a valuable resource for cancer patients that provides information in understandable […]

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Fee hikes drive up class costs for staff & faculty who are students >

September 12th, 2002

Although faculty and staff can take classes at a fraction of the cost for traditional students, Pitt employees still are feeling the sting of higher prices this fall. Due largely to escalating fees, the cost for a staff or faculty member taking a 3-credit class at Pitt is almost 2 1/2 times what it was […]

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Kuntu offers free acting classes >

September 12th, 2002

Pitt's Kuntu Repertory Theatre will offer free acting classes on the first and third Saturday of each month, September-April. The classes will be held 2-4 p.m. in 3T01 Posvar Hall. According to managing director Eileen J. Morris, "Through these classes, the artists will explore characterization, development of monologues, audition techniques, interpretation skills and ensemble interacting." […]

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Coverage of how Pitt reports SAT averages labeled unfair >

September 12th, 2002

Unfair was how Chancellor Mark Nordenberg described recent news coverage that Pitt has misrepresented student test scores. Nordenberg told Senate Council yesterday that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was "unfair to a number of people who do their work effectively and ethically and do it honestly." In a Sept. 8 front page story and a follow-up editorial […]

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Bioinformatics consortium for cancer research funded >

September 12th, 2002

The Pennsylvania Cancer Alliance (PCA), a group of six cancer institutes in the state, has been awarded $5.5 million by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to create a bioinformatics consortium for cancer research. The consortium is expected to help establish Pennsylvania as a leader in translational cancer research and technology and foster new understanding of […]

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Sept. 20 is deadline for Senate ballots >

September 12th, 2002

Sept. 20 is the deadline for returning ballots in the runoff election for vice president of the University Senate. Voting in last spring's election for Senate officers resulted in an unprecedented tie in the vice presidential race between incumbent Thomas A. Metzger, of mathematics, and the medical school's Nicholas G. Bircher. Ballots for the runoff […]

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Close gap between Pitt faculty pay & AAU average salaries >

September 12th, 2002

As Pitt prepares its state appropriation request for the next fiscal year, a University Senate committee is once again calling on the administration to close the gap between professors' salaries here and the average faculty pay among Pitt's fellow members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In a Sept. 6 letter to Chancellor Mark […]

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