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Volume 35 Issue 12

Racism is taking on more subtle forms, former Pitt law prof says >

February 20th, 2003

Two contemporary American race-related “dragons” — so-called rational discrimination and unconscious discrimination — have yet to be slain, according to a former Pitt law professor. Jody D. Armour, the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California, spoke on the state of race relations in post-civil rights era America, “Black Hearts […]

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Building on campus is no simple matter, Senate committee learns >

February 20th, 2003

With commonwealth-funded capital projects like the Petersen Events Center and Sennott Square recently completed, next in Pitt’s growth plans are construction of the Bioscience Tower 3 and the expansion and upgrade of the facilities at Langley-Crawford-Clapp halls, projects that now have state backing. To learn more about how commonwealth-funded capital projects come to fruition, the […]

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Two members of Pitt community help poor in Guatemala >

February 20th, 2003

The incidence of cleft lips and palates varies among races and countries. But it is unusually high in Guatemala, where abnormal openings in the upper lip — with or without accompanying clefts in the roof of the mouth — appear in approximately 2 of every 1,000 births. These birth defects run in certain families. Poor […]

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Broadcast messages: love 'em or hate 'em >

February 20th, 2003

Different strokes for different folks sums up the University community’s feelings about the Pittsburgh campus broadcast message service. According to Jinx Walton, director of Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD), “The truth is we get mixed reviews about these messages. I’ve never been in a group where discussion of the system came up, that for […]

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Who can broadcast a message? >

February 20th, 2003

Computing Services and Systems Development has established guidelines for broadcast messages. Broadcast message service is available only to Pitt departments and recognized student groups. No messages announcing or promoting commercial business activities or endorsing religious views or political candidates or positions are permitted. Text for broadcast messages should be faxed to the telecommunications manager at 8-5929. […]

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Radio program aimed at senior citizens >

February 20th, 2003

Local senior citizens can learn how to improve their health by tuning in to a new radio program featuring health care professionals affiliated with the University’s Center for Healthy Aging. The 20-minute radio program, “Healthier Tomorrows,” airs on WEDO-AM 810 each Thursday at 2:30 p.m., as part of the “Gary G Variety Show.” Topics include […]

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