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Volume 30 Issue 12

1st grad program in computational toxicology established by GSPH >

February 19th, 1998

Computers can process information many times faster than the human brain. By harnessing this power, environmental scientists and toxicologists have developed computer methods to quickly and accurately assess the health risk of chemicals found in the environment. But not many environmental professionals have the expertise to use and interpret these complex computer models. And until […]

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Magazine honors Pitt law dean >

February 19th, 1998

Pitt law school dean Peter Shane was one of 40 "Young Leaders of the Academy" profiled in the January/February issue of Change, the Magazine of Higher Learning. In choosing the 40 academicians, Change mailed surveys to nearly 11,000 members of the higher education community and solicited nominations through a full-age ad in the Chronicle of […]

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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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