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Volume 32 Issue 16

New program expands relationship between trustees, faculty members >

April 13th, 2000

Francesca Savoia has been a faculty member here since 1985. But before last month, she had never met a Pitt trustee. It's "not healthy" for a university when its board of trustees and faculty rarely mingle, said Savoia, an associate professor in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures. "It leads to misconceptions […]

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Hillman Library plans extended hours >

April 13th, 2000

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the spring term reading/final exam period, and will be open continuously from 9 a.m., Saturday, April 22, until 10 p.m., Friday, April 28. During this period, admittance to the library from midnight to 7 a.m. will be with a valid University ID only. Services available during all hours […]

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Pitt's "St. Matthew Passion" performance a first with period instruments, historical conditions >

April 13th, 2000

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the "St. Matthew Passion," his musical treatment of the story of Christ's crucifixion, for two choirs, vocal soloists and instruments popular at the time (1727) — wooden flutes, baroque oboes, and violins and violas with gut strings. This weekend in Heinz Memorial Chapel, to mark the 250th anniversary of Bach's death, […]

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Pitt to administer child welfare worker program >

April 13th, 2000

Caseworkers, supervisors and other child welfare employees can earn a master's degree at Pitt's School of Social Work or at any of five approved schools across the state, through a Pitt-administered program called Child Welfare Education for Leadership (CWEL). A $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Pennsylvania […]

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1st Innovation in Teaching awards announced >

April 13th, 2000

Fifteen proposals have been funded through Pitt's first Innovation in Teaching Awards, the provost's office announced. The annual awards program funds faculty proposals for the development of innovative teaching techniques and materials, according to Andrew R. Blair, vice provost for faculty affairs. Project proposals were reviewed by the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence, a group […]

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Jazz festival raises funds for UPJ endowment >

April 13th, 2000

The seventh annual winter jazz festival at the Johnstown campus raised $31,000 for the Blackington Endowment for the Performing Arts. Winter Jazz 2000, featuring jazz trumpeter Terence Blan-chard and his sextet, brought the total endowment money raised by the festival to $160,000. The endowment furnishes operating support for the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the […]

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State house recommends 2.5% increase in Pitt's appropriation >

April 13th, 2000

The state House of Rep- resentatives on April 11 approved a $172 million appropriation for Pitt for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The House also approved funding bills for Pennsylvania's other state-related universities: $332 million for Penn State, $173.5 million for Temple and $12 million for Lincoln. The bills will be sent to […]

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