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Volume 33 Issue 16

No children of faculty, staff denied admission to University system >

April 19th, 2001

Of the 98 applicants for next fall's freshman class who indicated they are children of Pitt employees, none has been denied admission to at least one of the University's five campuses (although, in some cases, it may not be the campus they wanted to attend), according to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Of […]

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Free anxiety screenings offered May 2 >

April 19th, 2001

UPMC Health System will offer free anxiety screenings as part of National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day, May 2. The screenings will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at UPMC Shadyside Auditorium, 5230 Centre Ave. More than 38 million Americans will suffer an anxiety disorder during their lives, yet only 25 percent of them seek […]

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Administration will consider free bus rides for adjunct Pitt faculty >

April 19th, 2001

Senior administrators say they will consider including Pitt's thousands of volunteer faculty members among the University personnel who can ride for free on Port Authority of Allegheny County buses and light-rail vehicles. But extending the ride-for-free service to volunteer faculty (usually referred to as "adjunct" faculty) would dramatically increase Pitt's costs and probably would translate […]

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Staff Association Council tables resolution to extend officer terms >

April 19th, 2001

Terms of office for Staff Association Council (SAC) officers would be lengthened from one to two years, and officers could serve an unlimited number of consecutive terms, under a proposed bylaw change that SAC is considering. Under current SAC bylaws, officers may be elected to no more than three consecutive one-year terms. SAC voted April […]

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Drue Heinz winner announced >

April 19th, 2001

Brett Ellen Block has been named the winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the nation's most prestigious award for a book of short stories. Block's manuscript, "Destination Known," was chosen from more than 250 entries. Block, born and raised in New Jersey, completed her bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Michigan […]

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ONE ON ONE with John Tymitz: The Institute for Shipboard Education's CEO reflects on Pitt's 20 years with Semester at Sea >

April 19th, 2001

During the 1980s, the Pitt-sponsored Semester at Sea (SAS) study-abroad program was among the first to take large groups of Western students to mainland China and the former Soviet Union. In 1994, just two years after America lifted restrictions against its citizens traveling to Vietnam — and at a time when the Khmer Rouge holocaust […]

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DEBATING THE CONFLICT: Some shared opinions, many disagreements in campus debate over the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict >

April 19th, 2001

It wasn't as if Professor Robert G. Hazo and Rabbi Alvin K. Berkun failed to agree on anything during their April 10 discussion of "Sharon and the Arab, Israeli, Palestinian Conflict." Both men said they despair of a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and regret the killing on both sides. They spoke disparagingly of […]

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CIDDE – changing with the times: Focus now is instructional development >

April 19th, 2001

Michael Arenth remembers the days 20 years ago when Pitt's University Center for Instructional Resources (UCIR) focused mainly on photography and overhead projectors, requests were logged and tracked by hand in log books and communication was almost exclusively by phone. In 1995, Provost James V. Maher established the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education […]

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Preview your classroom – electronically >

April 19th, 2001

Wondering whether the room assigned for your fall term class will meet your technological needs? Pittsburgh campus faculty now can "tour" electronically Pitt's media-enhanced classrooms. The Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) has installed a link to its home page that provides various views of media-enhanced classrooms in 14 buildings campus-wide. Part of […]

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CHANGING FACE OF THE UNIVERSITY: $200 million worth of capital projects are under construction, in design or out for bid >

April 19th, 2001

The University's major active capital projects total more than $200 million, according to the associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management. That estimate includes projects that are under construction, in the design phase or awaiting construction bids, said Ana Guzman. In calendar year 2000, capital projects totaling more than $27 million were completed, she said. Guzman […]

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