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Volume 33 Issue 17

All Pitt-FLEX forms due May 25 >

May 3rd, 2001

All employees must return their Pitt- FLEX open enrollment forms to the Human Resources benefits office, 200 Craig Hall, by May 25. The benefits forms cover life, accidental death and dismemberment, and dependent term life insurances; medical and prescription insurances; vision insurance; dental insurance, and flexible spending account options. All employees covered by Pitt's benefits […]

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Pitt to get portions of Frick archives >

May 3rd, 2001

The Helen Clay Frick Foundation and Pitt entered into an agreement last month that specifies the conditions for the University serving as the preferred access site for portions of the Frick Family Archives. Under the agreement, staff from the Frick collection will work with the University to identify those items in the Frick archives that […]

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Revising the curriculum: CAS considers changes in general education requirements >

May 3rd, 2001

The Greece of Plato and Pericles would seem to epitomize the glories of Western culture. But not in Pitt's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), where students may take courses on classical Greece to meet their non-Western cultures requirement. That's because CAS defines a "non-Western culture" as being one that is not part of modern […]

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Revising the curriculum: Faculty debate proposal to drop one natural sciences requirement >

May 3rd, 2001

At a time when the role of science — in everyday life as well as the public policy arena — is growing, should Pitt reduce the number of natural science courses that most of its undergraduates must pass in order to graduate? Not according to science professors who criticized the proposal during the April 24 […]

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Proposed general education requirements >

May 3rd, 2001

The CAS general education curriculum is intended to introduce undergraduates to a broad range of subject matters and modes of thought and analysis found across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Students must pass most of these required courses with a grade of C- or better. Major changes recommended by the CAS curriculum review […]

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Pitt expert calls current hate crimes laws too narrow >

May 3rd, 2001

A year ago, Pittsburgh was racked by two apparently racially motivated fatal shooting sprees, calling attention locally to so-called hate crimes. Richard Baumhammers and Ronald Taylor, who have been charged in the separate incidents, are back in the news, with Baumhammers currently standing trial and Taylor awaiting trial. The 1998 headline-grabbing murders of Matthew Shepard […]

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Greensburg concludes internal campaign >

May 3rd, 2001

Last month, the Greensburg campus concluded its first internal campaign fund-raising effort since the mid-1980s with an overall participation rate of 76 percent. The 11-week campaign was part of the campus's $12.6 million "Investing in Excellence" capital campaign, set to continue until 2005. "We are very pleased with this extraordinary level of participation," said Greensburg […]

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Pre-registration for Stargate ends >

May 3rd, 2001

Pre-registration for some special offers for the new Stargate Internet access service ended this week. But certain discounts continue to be available to new Pitt subscribers. Pitt entered a preferred agreement with Stargate, a local Internet service provider (ISP), on Feb. 5.(See University Times, Feb. 8.) Under the agreement, all authorized Pitt subscribers receive remote […]

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