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Volume 32 Issue 21

Freshman credentials continue to improve >

June 22nd, 2000

Freshman credentials continue to improve This fall, for the fifth consecutive year, Pitt's freshman class will have stronger academic credentials than the one that preceded it. Among the approximately 3,000 freshmen entering the University, 34 percent are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class and 62 percent are in the top […]

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Research integrity guidelines revised >

June 22nd, 2000

Pitt is revising its research integrity policy to simplify and clarify procedures for investigating research misconduct allegations. Among other things, the revisions also will: * Bring Pitt's policy into line with new federal definitions of research misconduct. * Extend the policy to cover staff and students who work on Pitt research projects, not just faculty […]

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Staff Association Council elects officers >

June 22nd, 2000

The Staff Association Council (SAC) announced the results of officer elections at its June 14 meeting. Richard R. Colwell, School of Engineering, was re-elected president; Barbara J. Mowery, College of Arts and Sciences, was elected vice president for steering; Tammeka A. Beattie, Graduate School of Public Health, is the new treasurer, and Maureen A. Jenkins, […]

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Office of Child Development honors Foerster >

June 22nd, 2000

Pitt's Office of Child Development (OCD) honored the late Allegheny County Commissioner Tom Foerster and his long-time commitment to children and family issues by dedicating its Family Support Training and Resource Center in Foerster's name. The June 13 ceremony was held at OCD East, in East Liberty. The center provides instruction, guidance, materials and technical […]

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Reception for retired University employees scheduled >

June 22nd, 2000

The Masonic Temple Ballroom will be the site of Pitt's annual faculty and staff retirees reception on June 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. For $5 per person, retired employees and guests can enjoy refreshments and renew acquaintances. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg is expected to attend the event. More than 400 people, including Pitt retirees, their […]

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Obituary: Kenneth D. Rogers >

June 22nd, 2000

Professor emeritus Kenneth D. Rogers, known for a career devoted to community health, died June 6, 2000, following major surgery. He was 79. Rogers earned his bachelor's degree from Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, in 1942, and upon graduation enlisted in the Navy and enrolled at the University of Cincinnati, earning a medical degree in […]

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Trial of plan for faculty evaluation of department chairs set to begin >

June 22nd, 2000

Faculty would gain a voice in evaluating the job performances of their department chairpersons, under a system proposed by a University Senate task force. The process would be similar to the current student evaluations of teaching coordinated by the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching. Summaries of faculty evaluations (but not the individual survey […]

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Two local hand and upper extremity fellowship programs merging >

June 22nd, 2000

Two local hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship programs have merged, making the joint program one of the largest in the world. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Pitt's School of Medicine and the Western Pennsylvania Hand and Trauma Center on the North Side have combined their hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship training programs. […]

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