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Volume 35 Issue 15

Law prof examines “elder law in a nutshell” >

April 3rd, 2003

With Americans living longer and older Americans accumulating more wealth than previous generations, an increasing number of legal questions have emerged, including health care decision-making, protection of assets and public benefits entitlements. To address these issues, a new discipline has emerged since the 1980s: elder law. According to Pitt law professor Lawrence A. Frolik, an […]

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Walking "bus" welcomes "riders" >

April 3rd, 2003

With the return of more pleasant weather, Deborah Aaron, Pitt assistant professor of health, physical and recreation education and epidemiology, is getting the “Walking Health Bus” back on the streets of Oakland. Aaron’s “walking bus” uses foot power to propel walkers on a route around campus and through Schenley Park. The “bus” leaves Trees Hall […]

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Anthropologists explore meanings, contexts of violence >

April 3rd, 2003

Anti-war protesters around the world condemn what they call America’s “culture of violence.” Some Americans believe Iraqis (and Middle Eastern people in general) are violent by nature, and Islam is a religion of hate. Israelis and Palestinians, Russians and Chechnyans, Catholic and Protestant Irish, Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda — each people tends to see […]

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Freshman applications running ahead of last year >

April 3rd, 2003

The number of students who have applied to be freshmen at the Pittsburgh campus next fall is running ahead of last year’s record-setting pace. As of March 20, 16,995 students had applied to be freshmen this fall, compared with 15,397 by the same date last year. The average SAT score among this year’s applicants is […]

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Ford Motor Co. funds human rights institute >

April 3rd, 2003

Ford Motor Co. has contributed $2.25 million to create a Pitt institute that will explore fresh approaches to attacking threats to human security such as genocide, civil wars, forced and slave labor, and malnutrition. The Ford Institute for Human Security, which began its operations here on April 1, seeks to recognize global problems as they […]

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Senate president candidates square off on issues >

April 3rd, 2003

This year’s election for the University Senate presidency pits Nicholas G. Bircher, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, against Thomas A. Metzger, an associate professor of mathematics. Each has served on Faculty Assembly and Senate Council. Bircher is the Senate’s current vice president, Metzger his immediate predecessor in that office. Each professor […]

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King’s dream remains unfulfilled, Julian Bond says >

April 3rd, 2003

The three-part message of Dr. Martin Luther King — racial justice, economic equality and world peace — continues to beguile today’s America, according to a prominent civil rights activist. Before a packed house of some 800 in Alumni Hall, Julian Bond, former Georgia state congressman and current chairman of the NAACP, spoke March 26 on […]

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Arts and sciences names Bellet teaching award winners >

April 3rd, 2003

Two Pitt Faculty and College of Arts and Sciences faculty members were named winners of the 2003 Tina and David Bellet CAS Teaching Excellence Awards. Three other faculty will be honored as Bellet award finalists. The annual teaching awards were established in 1998 with a $200,000 donation from the Bellet family to recognize outstanding and […]

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“Teach-in” argues against U.S. war in Iraq >

April 3rd, 2003

According to a Pitt legal expert, the United States’ March 19 strike against Iraq clearly violated international law. “The principles that have defined world order since World War II are contained in Section 2 of Article 4 and Article 51 of the United Nations charter: A country cannot go to war, cannot use force against […]

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