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Volume 32 Issue 16

Senate Council endorses plan to upgrade technology, speed Internet access at Pitt >

April 13th, 2000

An ambitious plan to upgrade technology and speed Internet access at Pitt was endorsed by Senate Council April 10. Under the plan, the University would spend $9.6 million during the next three years, and $1.3 million a year after that, to increase bandwidth on Pitt's computer network, install and upgrade computer ports, provide more technical […]

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Pitt schools, programs listed in annual U.S. News & World Report rankings >

April 13th, 2000

Pitt was ranked among the nation's top graduate schools in several disciplines by U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of America's best graduate schools. The magazine measures grad programs in five major disciplines (business, education, engineering, law and medicine), using objective measures, such as entering students' test scores and faculty/student ratios, and reputation ratings […]

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Books & Journals Annual Supplement >

April 13th, 2000

Books and Journals In this 29th annual edition of Books and Journals, we recognize Pitt staff and faculty who write or edit books as well as those who edit journals. Book submissions have been arranged according to school, and listed alphabetically by title. In instances of co-authored and co-edited books, the Pitt faculty or staff […]

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Long-term service >

April 13th, 2000

Philip K. Wion (right), a longtime Faculty Assembly and Senate Council member and current chairperson of the University Senate budget policies committee, was honored for outstanding service as a Senate member by President Nathan Hershey. In announcing the award at Monday's Senate Council meeting, Hershey called Wion "unfailingly courteous" (adding: "and in this group, that […]

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Assembly, Council okay plan to extend time for clinical medical faculty to earn tenure >

April 13th, 2000

Faculty Assembly and Senate Council have endorsed a proposal to extend the time it takes clinical faculty in the School of Medicine to earn tenure. Under the plan, clinical faculty would have 10 years, instead of the traditional seven years, to demonstrate their scholarly and teaching abilities. Given the growing and unpredictable hospital workloads of […]

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College of Arts & Sciences Bellet teaching award winners announced >

April 13th, 2000

Winners and nominees for the David and Tina Bellet CAS Teaching Excellence Award 2000 will be recognized at a dinner April 15 in the Masonic Temple Ballroom. Iain Campbell, associate professor, biological sciences; Barbara McCloskey, associate professor, history of art and architecture; Gordon Mitchell, assistant professor, communication; and Chandralekha Singh, lecturer, physics and astronomy, have […]

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Alcohol ban proposed for all Pitt dorms >

April 13th, 2000

Alcohol would be banned in all Pitt residence halls as early as fall 2001, if a committee of staff, faculty, administrators and student leaders has its way. The Alcohol Advisory Committee plans to ask Sharon Johnson, who begins work here July 1 as vice provost and dean of students, to propose the idea to Pitt […]

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Affirmative action award nominations due April 28 >

April 13th, 2000

April 28 is the deadline for submitting nominations for the Chancellor's Affirmative Action Award. The award is presented to the outstanding Pitt unit or individual that has made a significant contribution to affirmative action. For the purposes of the award, affirmative action is defined as "the increase of access to and full participation in all […]

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Dickson Prize lecturer to speak >

April 13th, 2000

Elizabeth Blackburn, a University of California at San Francisco professor who discovered the important DNA repair enzyme telomerase, will receive the 1999-2000 Dickson Prize in Medicine in conjunction with her 4 p.m. lecture today, "Telomere Capping and Cell Proliferation," in Scaife Hall's Lecture Room 6. Blackburn's discovery of telomerase has revolutionized molecular genetics. The enzyme […]

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4 Pitt undergrads win Goldwater scholarships >

April 13th, 2000

Four University undergraduates have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for 2000. No institution may nominate more than four Goldwater candidates per year. Recipients are: Christopher Farrell, a junior majoring in biological sciences; Jacob Nadler, a junior neuroscience major; Brian Ruskin, a junior geology and planetary science major; and Kathlean Schaefer, a sophomore chemistry major. The […]

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