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Volume 30 Issue 20

Katz alumni group winners named >

June 11th, 1998

Robert S. Rosati, president and chief executive officer of Transtar, Inc., has been selected the 1998 Katz Graduate School of Business Distinguished Alumnus. Rosati has served on the board of directors of Katz's Business Alumni Association and is a member of the school's Partners in Progress steering committee. He has also been a volunteer for […]

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Senate Council endorses revised policy on employee computer use >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt employees may occasionally use office computers to touch up their resumes or send personal e-mail — assuming it's not obscene, libelous or harassing — without risk of being fired or prosecuted. But aside from incidental use, Pitt-owned computer equipment should be used for University business, teaching and research. Non-academic, commercial activities are prohibited, although […]

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A big success >

June 11th, 1998

Bob Mazzuca (left), executive director of the Boy Scouts' Greater Pittsburgh Council, thanked Chancellor Mark Nordenberg for chairing this spring's Scouting for Food drive, during a June 4 meeting in the William Pitt Union. The campaign, the largest of its type in the United States, collected 5.2 million units of food weighing 2.1 million lbs. […]

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Harris-Schenz named CAS associate dean >

June 11th, 1998

Beverly Harris- Schenz, vice provost for Faculty Affairs, will become associate dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1. She will chair the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Council and head the assistant deans and other professionals who provide CAS academic services. Arts and Sciences Dean-elect N. John […]

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Fire-walking UPJ instructor aims for Guinness Book of World Records >

June 11th, 1998

David Willey, instructor of physics at the Johnstown campus, will host an attempt to set a new world record for the longest recorded firewalk, July 2, weather and other conditions permitting. The event, to be held on the Johnstown campus, will be documented by the British Broadcasting Company for the Discovery Channel, and the "Guinness […]

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New director of UCSUR to be insider, provost says >

June 11th, 1998

The new director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) will be hired from inside Pitt. Provost James Maher has announced an internal search for a new, permanent UCSUR director, to begin work Sept. 1. Richard Schulz has been interim director since 1995, when former director Vijai Singh accepted Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's […]

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Schenley Hotel memorabilia sought >

June 11th, 1998

The William Pitt Union, formerly the Schenley Hotel, is celebrating its centennial anniversary this fall. The Office of Student Activities is planning a variety of events Sept. 27-Oct. 3 to commemorate the history of the Oakland landmark, which once served as the premier hotel in the area and boasted guests such as Babe Ruth, Diamond […]

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Pitt, UPMC get info management grant >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt and UPMC Health System have received a $2.7 million Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS) implementation grant from the National Library of Medicine. The amount of the grant extends over five years. The primary focus of IAIMS is to integrate electronic information from a wide array of sources and place this information at the […]

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American music program started >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt's Center for American Music is launching an educational program that will incorporate historic American music into the curricula of history, language arts and literature throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Voices Across Time is a curriculum guide that allows music to be used as a classroom tool to teach students in grades 8 through 12 about the […]

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Pitt launches search for new dean of CGS >

June 11th, 1998

Pitt has launched a new, national search for a permanent dean of the College of General Studies (CGS). The college's last permanent dean, Robert L. Carter, resigned last August after one year on the job. Carter had failed to draft a CGS strategic plan that was acceptable to his boss, Provost James Maher. Since then, […]

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