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Volume 30 Issue 13

Pitt will improve efforts to recruit, retain, graduate black students, chancellor tells Board of Trustees >

March 5th, 1998

Echoing a recent report by Vice Provost Jack Daniel, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the Board of Trustees Feb. 19 that Pitt can no longer be satisfied merely with recruiting African American students — the University must work harder to see that more of those students earn good grades and degrees, and go on to successful […]

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House hearing focuses on non-budget issues >

March 5th, 1998

HARRISBURG — Pitt and two of its neighbors — Schenley High School and Milliones Middle School — have joined forces to seek funding for a new program aimed at encouraging local young people to pursue careers in the health sciences. Testifying before the state House of Representatives appropriations committee yesterday, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said the […]

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U.S. News & World Report lists 9 Pitt grad programs in top 20 >

March 5th, 1998

Nine Pitt graduate programs rank in the top 20 in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings. Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs was ranked 20th in the nation, and its program in non-profit management was ranked sixth nationally. Two programs in the Katz Graduate School […]

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Law dean, 3 other administrators to resign >

March 5th, 1998

Peter M. Shane will resign as law school dean July 1 and remain as a full professor on the school's faculty. Shane has been dean since August 1994. "For a number of personal and professional reasons, I concluded that another person could be a more effective advocate for the law school at the present time," […]

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Board committees to advise on technology transfer, Pitt-UPMC academic affiliation agreement >

March 5th, 1998

The Board of Trustees will form two ad hoc committees to advise the trustees and the Pitt administration on technology transfer and an academic affiliation agreement between the University and UPMC Health System, trustees chairperson J. Wray Connolly announced at the Feb. 19 board meeting. Connolly also said he plans to convene a day-long trustees […]

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Legislator questions outside faculty work >

March 5th, 1998

HARRISBURG — A member of the state Senate appropriations committee argued at a Feb. 24 hearing that Pitt should not get "one more cent" of state money until it sets policies governing faculty who do outside work — using University resources — that conflicts with the interests of state residents. William Slocum, R-Warren, is angry […]

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American Experience features journalist Sam Donaldson >

March 5th, 1998

Sam Donaldson thought he had seen every slick trick of media manipulation during his first stint as ABC-TV's chief White House correspondent, from 1979 to 1989. But then he returned to the White House beat this year — and confronted President Clinton's staff. "Oh, they're much slicker" than even Ronald Reagan and his people, Donaldson […]

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Contest for University Senate presidency: Hershey vs Paulston >

March 5th, 1998

Privately, some Pitt ad ministrators cringed when Gordon MacLeod defeated incumbent Keith McDuffie in last year's election for University Senate president. Both men are affable even in debate, but McDuffie was seen as being less antagonistic toward the administration. MacLeod, a public health professor and former state secretary of health, has frequently denounced actions of […]

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Pitt ranks second in state in overall R&D funding for science, engineering >

March 5th, 1998

Pitt is ranked second in Pennsylvania in terms of overall federal research and development funding for science and engineering, according to a new report to Congress by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The report, released this week, shows that Pitt received 23 percent of the federal dollars allocated to R&D at […]

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Candidates for other Senate officer positions announced >

March 5th, 1998

In addition to choosing a new president, University Senate voters will elect a new vice president and secretary for 1998-99. For vice president, current Senate secretary Debora A. Rougeux, a University Library System reference archivist/cataloguer, is running against Arlene W. Caggiula, an associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health. […]

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