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Volume 30 Issue 16

Four Pitt undergraduates win Goldwater scholarships >

April 16th, 1998

Four Pitt undergraduates have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for 1998. Recipients are Louis E. DeFrate, a junior mechanical engineering major; Kelly A. Foster, a junior Chancellor's Scholar majoring in biological sciences; Jonathan E. Holland, a sophomore mathematics major; and Major K. Lee IV, a junior Faison Scholar majoring in biological sciences. The Goldwater Scholarship […]

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Percentage of faculty here in tenure stream declines considerably >

April 16th, 1998

While the percentage of Pitt faculty with tenure has declined only slightly, the percentage in the pipeline for tenure is down substantially, a Faculty Assembly committee reports. In 1974, 42 percent of full-time faculty here had tenure, compared with 40 percent in 1996. But the percentage of full-time faculty in the tenure stream dropped from […]

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Text of motion approved by medical faculty >

April 16th, 1998

At a March 24 meeting, Pitt medical faculty approved the following motion: "That the most recent versions of all pertinent documents related to the proposed unified plan, including but not limited to bylaws, faculty employment contracts, planning book reports, and any other items that bear on the School of Medicine's academic mission, be provided forthwith […]

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Herring named interim law dean >

April 16th, 1998

David J. Herring will become interim dean of the School of Law on July 1. Herring, 39, is the school's associate dean for Academic Affairs, director of legal clinics, and professor of law. He said Provost James Maher has asked him to serve as interim dean for one year. Pitt's administration has not yet scheduled […]

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Hillman extends hours during finals >

April 16th, 1998

Hillman Library will extend its hours for the spring term reading/final exam period, and will be open continuously from 9 a.m., Saturday, April 18 until 7 p.m., Friday, April 24. During this period, admittance to the library from midnight to 7 a.m. will be with a valid University ID only. Services available during all hours […]

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John S. Lundberg >

April 16th, 1998

John S. Lundberg, a Pitt staff member for 15 years, died suddenly at work on April 9, 1998, of a coronary pulmonary embolism. He was 45. Lundberg joined the staff of Computing and Information Systems in 1984. In 1986, CIS assigned Lundberg to work with the Katz Graduate School of Business mainframe computer. Lundberg worked […]

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Maya Angelou visits campus >

April 16th, 1998

Acclaimed poet, writer and actress Maya Angelou spoke at the Carnegie Music Hall on April 7, an event sponsored by the Pitt Program Council. Angelou, best known for the poem she delivered at the first Clinton inauguration ceremony, has received numerous honors and awards, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, a Grammy award, and an Emmy […]

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Chancellor, faculty member inducted into Phi Beta Kappa >

April 16th, 1998

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and faculty member Allison Stones were initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) honor society on April 5. Nordenberg was chosen on the basis of his scholarly accomplishments in the law, his community service and his achievements in academic administration. Provost James V. Maher presented Nordenberg. Stones, a faculty member in history […]

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LIS dept. to develop minority health care info system >

April 16th, 1998

The Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS) in the School of Information Sciences has received a grant from the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield health care system to create a "minority health link," a comprehensive information system geared toward minority health care consumers. The three-year grant provides $170,000 for the next two years, at […]

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