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Volume 30 Issue 8

Senate continues to play key role in Pitt governance, MacLeod says >

December 4th, 1997

"The University Senate is in danger of being reduced to the status of a suggestion box," economics department interim chairperson Herbert Chesler railed at a recent meeting. Chesler was protesting what he called the administration's failure to consult with the Senate before finalizing Pitt's new early retirement plan for tenured faculty. Unintentionally, Chesler also supplied […]

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Hillman hours extended >

December 4th, 1997

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the fall term final exam period, and will remain open continuously from 9 a.m. Dec. 6 to 2 a.m. Dec. 10. The hours for the remainder of finals week will be: Dec. 11, 7:50 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Dec. 12, 7:50 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Dec. 13, […]

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Brinton memorial service scheduled >

December 4th, 1997

A memorial service for Charles C. Brinton Jr., a long-time Pitt microbiology professor who devoted his career to protecting people from bacterial diseases, is scheduled for Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Heinz Memorial Chapel. Brinton, 71, died Oct. 21 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Pitt senior awarded Marshall Scholarship >

December 4th, 1997

Pitt senior Meghan Majorow-ski has been named one of 40 Marshall Scholarship winners for 1998. Chosen from among more than 800 candidates, Majorowski is the only winner of the Marshall Scholarship from a Pennsylvania college or university. The Marshall Scholarship is one of the most competitive scholarships in America available to undergraduates. It was created […]

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Earnings from Pitt's patents expected to double in FY98 >

December 4th, 1997

In March 1996, when Pitt hired Arthur A. Boni to direct the newly formed Office of Technology Management, the University was earning about $1 million a year from licensing agreements on Pitt-owned patents. That income is expected to double by the end of the current fiscal year, Boni says. But even then, Boni won't be […]

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First two FAS dean candidates complete campus interviews >

December 4th, 1997

The first two public forums featuring semi-finalists for Pitt's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deanship included: * An external candidate from the humanities — David Magidson, former dean of fine, performing and communication arts and a professor of theater arts at Wayne State University. * An insider with a science background — Pitt chemistry […]

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A couple of days in the life of a candidate >

December 4th, 1997

So you want to be dean of an arts and sciences school? Be prepared for back-to-back interviews, business meals, lectures and public forums — and that's before you get the job. Having already been interviewed by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) dean search committee, the five semi-finalists for the FAS deanship […]

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