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Volume 34 Issue 8

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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Counseling strategies in brief >

December 6th, 2001

During his 25 years as head of Pitt's student counseling services, Robert P. Gallagher, associate clinical professor at Pitt's School of Education, has witnessed the gamut of problems facing students. His recent research indicates that more instances of serious mental health problems have surfaced in counseling centers across the nation, forcing counselors to adjust to […]

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ADMISSIONS AT PITT: The news is good, as the quantity and quality of applicants continues to rise >

December 6th, 2001

Pitt could raise tuition next fall by 10-15 percent — or even more — and still recruit a freshman class equal to this year's in terms of academic quality, diversity and sheer numbers. But only if public colleges and universities nationwide raised their tuitions by about the same percentage. Betsy Porter, director of Admissions and […]

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Commitment to law clinic continues, administrators insist >

December 6th, 2001

The three administrators most involved in the controversy over Pitt’s Environmental Law Clinic replied vigorously this week to a Dec. 2 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story that questioned their commitment to the clinic. In a point-by-point response published in the Post-Gazette yesterday, School of Law Dean David Herring disputed the story’s conclusion that Pitt has been “more […]

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As standards here go up, the list of Pitt's competitors is changing >

December 6th, 2001

The list of universities with which the Pittsburgh campus competes for undergraduates has grown more exclusive since the mid-1990s, as Pitt has raised its admissions standards and broadened its recruiting. Pitt no longer sees West Virginia University and Pennsylvania's state-owned schools as competitors, and it now considers Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne to be its only […]

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