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Volume 34 Issue 8

Supplier of e-books files for bankruptcy; Pitt access should continue, Miller says >

December 6th, 2001

The company that provides e-books to Pitt and thousands of other academic libraries, netLibrary, filed for bankruptcy protection last month. But the director of Pitt's University Library System (ULS) says faculty, staff and students should retain access to the approximately 8,000 netLibrary books and monographs that they currently can read online through ULS's web site. […]

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UPT launches public phase of fund drive >

December 6th, 2001

Pitt's Titusville campus last month launched the public phase of its capital campaign, "Blueprint for Progress." The goal of the campaign is $1.5 million. The money will go for physical plant renovations, new academic programs, scholarships and other campus needs. Titusville President Michael A. Worman said that $800,000 had been raised or pledged during the […]

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Winners of chancellor's award for staff honored at reception >

December 6th, 2001

Five winners of the annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award for University of Pittsburgh Staff Employees were honored at the long-term staff recognition reception last week. (See pages 8 and 9 for long-term staff acknowledgments.) This year’s winners are Janet “Dolly” C. Biskup, administrative assistant in the Office of the President, Greensburg campus; Louise M. Gargis, […]

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Campus tree-trimming planned >

December 6th, 2001

In the upcoming weeks, some trees on the Cathedral of Learning lawn and in front of Trees Hall will get a pruning. The Office of Facilities Management has contracted with Davey Tree Co. for the selective trimming of the larger trees in these areas. The work will include removing structurally unsound limbs and a small […]

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Long-term staff honored >

December 6th, 2001

30 Years SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mary Lou Rosborough OFFICE OF THE PROVOST Madalyn E. Turner-Dickerson Josephine B. Hatley FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Eileen S. Kopchik Robert J. Muha Jen-Shew Yen Beatrice E. Grier COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES Raney M. Owens JOSEPH M. KATZ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Andrea M. Yeager SCHOOL […]

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K. Leroy Irvis room to be dedicated >

December 6th, 2001

A room that will house the personal papers of former Pennsylvania Speaker of the House K. Leroy Irvis will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. today, Dec. 6, on the first floor of Hillman Library. Irvis broke ground in 1977 when he became the first African American to serve as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of […]

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CGS launches workforce initiative >

December 6th, 2001

Pitt's College of Gen- eral Studies (CGS) this week announced a series of new certificate programs designed to enhance continuing education opportunities for the region's workforce. Called the Pitt Learning Solutions program, the initiative focuses on five "regional growth industry sectors" critical to the economy: health care, manufacturing, information technology, financial services, and hospitality and […]

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ON PUBLISHING/Robert Perloff It's not where, but what you publish that should count >

December 6th, 2001

There is scarcely any task more important for senior faculty to undertake than the evaluation of prospective new faculty and of current, junior faculty for retention, promotion or tenure. Maintaining high quality among the professoriate will ensure the continuity of excellence in our tripartite mission of teaching, research and service. Careful evaluations of these men […]

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Counseling center grapples with increasing numbers of students with serious mental health problems >

December 6th, 2001

College counseling centers nationwide report a significant increase in the number of students with severe mental health problems, and Pitt is no exception. The trend is documented in an annual survey of counseling center directors conducted by Robert P. Gallagher, associate clinical professor in administrative and policy studies at Pitt's School of Education. The rate […]

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