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Volume 34 Issue 4

ADVISING: Integration of all student services is needed, national expert insists >

October 11th, 2001

Academic advising needs to be a lot more than checking for the necessary prerequisites and signing a student's course selection form, according to national advising expert. The underlying assumption of the traditional model for academic advising is incorrect, those attending a Pittsburgh campus symposium last week were told. Instead, advisers need to focus on an […]

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OBITUARY: Charles McKenna Douglas >

October 11th, 2001

Charles McKenna Douglas, who began his career here as a bus driver for Pitt football teams during the 1950s and retired as the University's superintendent of Transportation, died on Sept. 29, 2001. Douglas, 79, died of respiratory failure following surgery. "Charlie would never take a sick day or a vacation day, he was so dedicated […]

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Academic advisers should know how to identify those in need of counseling >

October 11th, 2001

Sometimes it’s an excellent student having a bad term for the first time. Sometimes it’s a student who’s broken up with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Sometimes it’s a victim of date rape who is unable to talk about it. Regardless of the source of a student’s stress, academic advisers are on the front line and […]

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University looks at conducting Pitt business over the Internet >

October 11th, 2001

While many of the dot.coms have gone bust, buying and selling over the Internet is still booming. According to the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, the number of businesses that can be accessed on the web will surpass 8 million this year. Should Pitt departments get in on the action? As […]

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Carl Kurlander: From Pittsburgh to Hollywood and back again >

October 11th, 2001

The journey that brought Hollywood screenwriter Carl Kurlander back to his hometown as a visiting professor in Pitt's English department began one night 17 years ago, in a Volkswagen Rabbit. He and a young actress were parked along Mulholland Drive, gazing down at the lights of Los Angeles. After just a few years in Hollywood, […]

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Architectural studies prepares students for master's >

October 11th, 2001

After 34 years on the faculty of Pitt's history of art and architecture department, and many visits to architecture schools around the country, Fil Hearn says he still hasn't heard of a baccalaureate program quite like the one Pitt offers in architectural studies. "It's definitely a pre-professional program, aimed at preparing students for three-year master's […]

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Enrollment, standards continue to climb here >

October 11th, 2001

Total enrollment at Pitt has increased for the fifth straight year — 33,544 students are enrolled for the fall 2001 term, an increase of 884 (2.7 percent) over last fall. Since fall 1996, Pitt's total enrollment has increased by 2,149 students (6.8 percent). Undergraduates accounted for nearly all of the gain in student numbers since […]

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SIS center gets $1.1 million state grant renewal >

October 11th, 2001

The Visual Information Systems Center (VISC) at Pitt's School of Information Sciences has received a $1.1 million renewal grant from the state. VISC investigates issues related to the design, implementation and application of computer-based systems where the acquisition, storage, processing and communication of visual information are of particular importance. The grant was awarded to VISC […]

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