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Volume 35 Issue 5

Language & learning begin at birth, education advocate stresses >

October 24th, 2002

Language and learning begin from the moment of birth, according to a prominent national advocate for cultivating early childhood literacy. “You’ve got to start early,” said Dorothy S. Strickland, keynote speaker this month at an early literacy conference, co-sponsored by Pitt’s School of Education and the Beginning with Books Center for Early Literacy. The conference […]

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How to evaluate childcare programs >

October 24th, 2002

Dorothy S. Strickland, a national advocate for early childhood literacy, spoke at Pitt Oct. 5 as part of a conference on early literacy. Strickland has received the International Reading Association’s Outstanding Teacher Educator of Reading Award, the National Council of Teachers of English Award as Outstanding Educator of Language Arts and the 1994 NCTE Rewey […]

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Pitt supports converting Schenley Plaza >

October 24th, 2002

Pitt is supporting the redevelopment of Schenley Plaza into a new “town square,” University officials told the Senate community relations committee last week. Preliminary redevelopment recommendations were submitted last month by land-use consultants BRV Corp. of New York City, which studied the 5-acre Schenley Plaza site between Hillman and Carnegie libraries. BRV, which was hired […]

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Asian studies now is center >

October 24th, 2002

The Asian studies program, part of Pitt’s University Center for International Studies, has been renamed the Asian Studies Center. According to information provided by Dianne F. Dakis, assistant direct for student affairs at the center, Asian studies-affiliated faculty and the University’s senior administration determined that the designation of center reflected the mission and activities of […]

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UPMC honored by Information Week >

October 24th, 2002

UPMC Health System’s use of computer technology to improve health care access has been recognized by Information Week magazine. UPMC is ranked 5th among health care and medical industries and ranked 76th overall in the magazine’s 14th annual Top 500 listing of the most innovative users of information technology. According to Information Week, to make […]

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OBITUARY: Rakesh Kumar Bhatnagar >

October 24th, 2002

Rakesh Kumar Bhatnagar, associate professor of mathematics at the Greensburg campus, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002. Bhatnagar had been a member of the mathematics faculty at UPG since August 1988. He earned his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. His area of specialization was fluid mechanics of visco-elastic liquids. […]

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