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Volume 34 Issue 11

From the inside: Student Affairs administrators detail division's efforts >

February 7th, 2002

Interim Dean of Students Jack Daniel is evaluating the mission and goals of the Office of Student Affairs, primarily to foster synergy between that office and the academic side of student life. Mid-level administrators in three of the larger units within Student Affairs — Residence Life, Placement and Career Services, Student Activities — offered some […]

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Candidates for SIS dean visiting campus >

February 7th, 2002

Candidates for the School of Information Sciences (SIS) deanship have begun to visit Pitt for meetings with the school's faculty, staff and students, as well as University senior administrators. SIS dean candidates include: * SIS Professor Emeritus James G. Williams, who met with administrators and SIS personnel and students on Jan. 28. * Ronald L. […]

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Katz staffer wins major book prize >

February 7th, 2002

Sharon G. Flake, a staff member at the Katz Graduate School of Business, has won an American Library Association (ALA) Coretta Scott King Honor Award for 2002 for her book, "Money Hungry," published by Hyperion Books for Children/Jump at the Sun. The book's 13-year-old heroine, Raspberry Hill, hoards her savings and will do almost anything […]

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President makes a Pitt stop >

February 7th, 2002

President George W. Bush barnstormed into town Tuesday, toured several UPMC Health System laboratories, reiterated his pledge to focus on homeland security, praised the region's efforts in guarding against and preparing for bioterrorist attacks and nicknamed Pittsburgh "Knowledge Town." The local visit included a 20-minute address to an invitation-only crowd at the Masonic Temple, where […]

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UCIS sets up grant program >

February 7th, 2002

Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS) has established an International Studies Fund (ISF) grant program to help Pitt students who want to conduct research on international issues or present their research in international settings. "For these grants, we are defining 'international' as relating to another country or culture, comparative analysis covering more than one […]

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Governor recommends 5% cut for Pitt >

February 7th, 2002

Gov. Mark Schweiker has proposed cutting the state subsidies of Pitt and its fellow state-related universities — Penn State, Temple and Lincoln — by 5 percent for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Pitt's appropriation would fall to $169.5 million, down from the $178.5 million budgeted for the current fiscal year and the $177.4 […]

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Katz moves up in MBA rankings >

February 7th, 2002

London's Financial Times has ranked the Katz Graduate School of Business 53rd in the world according to its 2002 evaluation of M.B.A. programs. Katz's place within the rankings, which Financial Times started in 1998, jumped 19 places over its 2001 rank. Factoring out international schools, Katz is ranked 35th among M.B.A. programs in the United […]

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Action on environmental law clinic criticized, defended >

February 7th, 2002

A week after a University Senate committee issued a report concluding that Pitt's administration infringed on the academic freedom of the law school's Environmental Law Clinic, senior administrators on Feb. 4 defended their actions in the clinic controversy. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Provost James Maher disputed "both the factual presentation and the conclusion" of the […]

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