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Volume 28 Issue 21

Katz plans conference on outsourcing in public schools >

June 20th, 1996

The Katz Graduate School of Business will host a conference on "Outsourcing the Management of Public Schools: Issues and Evidence" on July 9 in Mervis Hall. Topics to be discussed include the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing; the market for outsourcing, and the experiences of school districts that have contracted out various management functions. Incentive […]

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Staff, faculty voice much support for Nordenberg >

June 20th, 1996

News of Mark Nordenberg's appointment as Pitt's 17th permanent chancellor was generally greeted very favorably, even with excitement, by members of the University community. Only a few of those persons contacted by the University Times expressed reservations or concerns. University Senate President Keith McDuffie said: "I think it's very good news. He has already demonstrated […]

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Engineering program honored >

June 20th, 1996

Pitt's freshman engineering program as been selected as a 1996 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award winner. Presented by the National Academic Advising Association, the award recognizes innovative practices that have resulted in the improvement of academic advising services for freshman students. Pitt's School of Engineering was selected for its "Freshman Leadership Team," which redesigned the […]

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Koehler to head reorganized Arts & Sciences >

June 20th, 1996

In an effort to make Arts and Sciences more efficient and effective in delivering instructional services, Provost James Maher has announced the restructuring of Pitt's Arts and Sciences programs under one office. Effective July 1, Peter Koehler, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), will be responsible for all Arts and Sciences programs […]

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A look at Nordenberg's academic and administrative background >

June 20th, 1996

Born in Duluth, Minn., on July 12, 1948, Mark Nordenberg graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Thiel College, Greenville, Mercer County, in 1970. As an undergraduate, Nordenberg was named to "Who's Who in American Colleges" and won the Thiel Competitive Scholarship and the Stewart Memorial Scholarship. Following graduation from Thiel, […]

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Staff recognition awards program approved >

June 20th, 1996

A new award has been approved that recognizes in a substantial monetary way the contributions of staff to the overall good of the University. The Chancellor's Award for Excellence was recently approved by Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and will be given annually to up to five staff members beginning in fiscal year 1997. The award, […]

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Physical therapy assistant program boosts enrollment at Titusville >

June 20th, 1996

Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT) is experiencing its largest summer enrollment ever thanks in large part to its new physical therapist assistant (PTA) program. A total of 110 students are attending classes on the campus this summer, compared to 96 last summer, according to Gerald Lazzaro, a faculty member and director of public relations. About one-third […]

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University Senate elects officers >

June 20th, 1996

Keith A. McDuffie of the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures has been re-elected president of the University Senate for the 1996-97 academic year. The election was conducted last month. Results were announced at the June 10 Senate Council meeting. Re-elected as Senate vice president for 1996-97 was Nathan Hershey of the Graduate School of […]

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Business group aids Kevin Cecil fund >

June 20th, 1996

The Oakland Business and Civic Association (OBCA) has conducted several fund-raising events to aid Kevin Cecil, the Pitt engineering student who was shot in Oakland last summer and now faces life as a paraplegic. An OBCA golf outing on May 23 attracted more than 140 golfers who paid $75 per person to take part. An […]

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Staff council elects '96-97 officers >

June 20th, 1996

Brian Hart, a staff member in the Office of Computing and Information Services, has been re-elected president of Pitt's Staff Association Council (SAC). Elected to a second term as vice president of steering at SAC's June 12 meeting was Rich Colwell, a staff member in the School of Engineering. Carol Kenderes, School of Education, was […]

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