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Volume 30 Issue 12

Black faculty, student, staff groups reply to Daniel Report >

February 19th, 1998

Provost James Maher should launch an annual planning process aimed at improving African American student retention and graduation rates. The process should involve the directors of Pitt academic support programs for minority students such as the University Challenge for Excellence Programs (UCEP), who have been excluded from strategic planning in the units to which they […]

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Chemistry's Cooper named dean of FAS >

February 19th, 1998

N. John Cooper, a professor and former chemistry department chairperson, was named this week as the next dean of the Faculty and College of Arts and Sciences. He will assume his new duties July 1, replacing Peter F.M. Koehler. Koehler has been dean since 1986. He plans to stay on as a professor in the […]

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Low graduation rates among African Americans have led to a controversial report urging Pitt to rethink the way it nurtures black students >

February 19th, 1998

Graduation rates among African Americans at Pitt are so low that the University should rethink the way it recruits and nurtures black students, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Jack L. Daniel argues. Among first-time, full-time Pittsburgh campus freshmen who entered the University from 1985 through 1992 (the most recent cohort for which statistics are available), […]

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Adler says his forced resignation is not the issue in Pitt med school >

February 19th, 1998

Sheldon Adler, whose forced resignation as the No. 2 administrator in Pitt's School of Medicine has become a cause cel-bre in and outside the school, said he hopes his dismissal won't distract people from what he called "the real issues" at stake for medical faculty. "The discussion shouldn't be about me or George [Michalopoulos, interim […]

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Deans' group discusses what Pitt should do >

February 19th, 1998

A Deans Council group met for the first time yesterday, Feb. 18, to begin discussing ways Pitt can improve black student graduation rates. Council members formed their Ad Hoc Committee on the Academic Success of Minority Students after meeting with Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Jack L. Daniel in December. "Copies of Jack's report ["A […]

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Board of Trustees meeting today >

February 19th, 1998

Pitt's Board of Trustees will meet today, Feb. 19, at 8:30 a.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Items on the agenda include the reports of Board Chairperson J.W. Connolly and Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, the annual affirmative action report, a report from the president of the Pitt Alumni Association, and announcement of a […]

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Thornburgh donates papers to Pitt; Feb. 27 symposium to honor former Pa. governor >

February 19th, 1998

Former Pennsylvania Governor and U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh will present his personal papers to the University at a ceremony in his honor on Feb. 27. The presentation will be followed by a Founders Day symposium highlighting aspects of Thornburgh's career. Thorn-burgh also will give the keynote address at the honors convocation that afternoon. Thornburgh […]

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Grant funds mood & anxiety disorders center for youth >

February 19th, 1998

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) and the School of Medicine have received a $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a center dedicated to developing treatment and services for children and adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders. Early onset mood and anxiety disorders, including major depression, bipolar disorder, generalized […]

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Jack D. Myers >

February 19th, 1998

Jack D. Myers, chairperson of Pitt's Department of Medicine from 1950 until 1970, died Jan. 31, 1998, of cardiac arrest. He was 84. In 1988, Myers lost most of his vision because of illness. But it was a stroke last May that finally forced Myers to quit working. A New Brighton, Pa., native, Myers earned […]

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Correction >

February 19th, 1998

Jeffrey L. Brodsky, a winner of the 1998 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award in the junior scholar category, is an assistant professor in the biological sciences department. In the Feb. 5 University Times, the second reference to Brodsky's department was incorrect.

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