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Volume 28 Issue 21

Senate Council approves 1st policy on commercialization of inventions >

June 20th, 1996

Senate Council unanimously approved what would be Pitt's first-ever Commercialization of Inventions Through Independent Companies Policy at its June 10 meeting. The policy would establish guidelines for Pitt faculty, staff and students seeking to commercially produce inventions based on technologies developed in their labs. According to Vice Provost for Research George Klinzing's office, the policy […]

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Pitt researchers' artificial heart could someday replace transplants >

June 20th, 1996

Many of Pitt's medical researchers are internationally known for contributions to their fields and have been at the forefront of some lifesaving discoveries. Some of those researchers are so good, in fact, that they could end up putting some colleagues out of business. Like UPMC surgeons William Wagner, Harvey Borovetz and Bartley Griffith. They are […]

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Scholarship to honor Lillie >

June 20th, 1996

A scholarship has been established in honor of Vernell A. Lillie, founder and director of the Kuntu Repertory Theatre and a faculty member in Pitt's Department of Africana Studies. The scholarship was arranged by Ruth Simmons, a former student of Lillie's at Phillis Wheatley High School in Houston, Tex. Simmons is currently president of Smith […]

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Trustees pick Nordenberg as chancellor >

June 20th, 1996

Pitt's Board of Trustees today selected Mark Nordenberg as the University's 17th chancellor. A faculty member in the School of Law since 1977, Nordenberg, 47, has been serving as interim chancellor since Aug. 1, 1995, when J. Dennis O'Connor stepped down from the post under fire from the Board of Trustees. Nordenberg was one of […]

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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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