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Volume 30 Issue 9

Conversion of computers begins >

January 8th, 1998

As part of the University's NT Migration Project, Computing and Information Services will convert over 100 computers from the existing Microsoft Windows 3.11 operating system to Windows NT 4.0 Workstation by the end of January. The goal of the NT Migration Project is the conversion of all public computing lab devices and Ubiquitous Network Access […]

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Provost considers 3 finalists for FAS dean >

January 8th, 1998

Three finalists remain in the running for the deanship of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS): * Charles Cnudde, dean of social sciences at Florida State University. * John Cooper, a professor in Pitt's chemistry department and former department chairperson. * Janice Madden, vice provost for graduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. Provost […]

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Liberty Bowl no financial windfall for University >

January 8th, 1998

If you're a Pittsburgh Panthers fan who was counting on the University reaping a financial windfall from the Liberty Bowl — thus taking some of the sting out of that 41-7 loss — think again. Pitt received $1.3 million for playing in the Dec. 31 game, but that money was what's known as an expense […]

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New police chief to assume duties Feb. 1 >

January 8th, 1998

For years, Pitt police have pulled over motorists who drive recklessly along streets bordering the Oakland campus. But because of legal questions about the off-campus powers of University police, routine motor vehicle violations — illegal turns on red, for example — were left to City of Pittsburgh police to handle. The respective duties of campus […]

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Long-term staff, winners of annual chancellor's award for staff excellence honored at recognition reception >

January 8th, 1998

A crowd that Chancellor Mark Nordenberg called the "biggest, best and noisiest group that has ever gathered on a December afternoon for this purpose" jammed the Assembly Room of the William Pitt Union Dec. 10 for the annual staff recognition reception. More than 430 University staff with 20 years and 25 or more years of […]

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Melvin L. Kreithen >

January 8th, 1998

When Melvin L. Kreithen began studying pigeons, the birds were commonly scorned as flying rats that navigated by some simple, if unknown, process involving magnetics. But Kreithen, a Pitt associate professor of biology, revealed through his research that pigeons' sensory capabilities are powerful and extraordinarily complex — that they use low-frequency sounds, polarized sunlight, Dopler […]

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John Wen-djang Chu >

January 8th, 1998

John Wen-djang Chu, 83, a faculty member in East Asian languages and literatures from 1962 until his retirement in 1984, died Dec. 27, 1997. Chu came to Pitt after teaching at the University of Washington and Yale University. "He was a very valuable part of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures," said David […]

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A glance at the FAS dean finalists >

January 8th, 1998

Charles Cnudde Dean of Social Sciences, Florida State University, 1987-present. Professor of political science with a secondary appointment in public administration and policy, Florida State, 1987-1993. Professor and chairperson, government, University of Texas, 1980-1987. Professor and chairperson, political science, Michigan State University, 1973-1980. Assistant/associate professor, political science, University of Wisconsin, 1968-1972. Assistant professor, political science, […]

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Great Americans' Day moves to March — if you work or attend school at Pitt >

January 8th, 1998

Great Americans' Day moves to March — if you work or attend school at Pitt Pitt will be closed March 6 in observance of Great Americans' Day, a holiday normally celebrated in February. The scheduling is the result of a permanent policy change. Beginning this year, the University will observe Great Americans' Day on the […]

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