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Volume 28 Issue 19

Drue Heinz literature prize isn't first award for this year's winner >

May 23rd, 1996

Edith Pearlman, a recipient of two O. Henry Short Story Prizes and two PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards, has won the 1996 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Pearlman's collection of short stories, "Vaquita and Other Stories, was chosen from 246 manuscripts submitted for the Drue Heinz prize, one of the most prestigious short fiction awards in the […]

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Highest FY95 salaries were in health sciences >

May 23rd, 1996

Pitt's highest paid officers and professors during the 1994-95 fiscal year were all from the health sciences. That fact was confirmed in an Internal Revenue Service form that Pitt filed last week. According to reporting criteria of the IRS Form 990, Pitt's highest paid employee during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1995, was […]

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Nordenberg okays policy on faculty–student relationships >

May 23rd, 1996

Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has approved a policy that restricts consensual sexual relationships between Pitt faculty and students. Senate Council members approved the policy May 13. Also at the May meeting, Council approved a revised conflict of interest policy for research and teaching. Senate Council tabled two other proposals: * A proposed policy for managing […]

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4 finalists chosen in GSPIA dean search >

May 23rd, 1996

The search committee for the dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) has narrowed the search to four. GSPIA has been without a permanent director since Davis Bobrow resigned in January 1995. GSPIA professor Martin Staniland has been serving as interim dean. The finalists are: *Joel D. Aberbach, a political science […]

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Yates named to National Academy of Sciences >

May 23rd, 1996

Pitt faculty member John T. Yates Jr. has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer. Yates holds a joint appointment in chemistry and Physics and Astronomy. He also is founder and director of Pitt's Surface Science Center. "Membership in the National Academy is […]

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Free ride "Pitt Zone" extended >

May 23rd, 1996

Pitt and Allegheny County Port Author ity Transit (PAT) have entered into a four-year agreement that extends and expands the "Pitt Zone" in which faculty, staff and students with valid University IDs can ride PAT buses for free. The agreement also allows faculty, staff and students with a valid Pitt ID to ride PAT buses […]

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Family support conference set >

May 23rd, 1996

Family values is becoming a buzzword across the country as the 1996 presidential election heats up. But there's a unit at Pitt that goes beyond the political rhetoric. Pitt's Office of Child Development, which helps to run six Allegheny County Family Support Centers, is co-sponsoring a family support conference next week, helping families deal with […]

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Pitt's undergraduate enrollment applications are up 22% this year >

May 23rd, 1996

From a stagnant Pitt budget point of view, you could never have too many students. But from a packed University Library System (ULS) point of view, you could definitely have too many books. Both were major topics of discussion at the May 17 Board of Trustees' academic affairs committee meeting. First, the academic affairs committee […]

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UPJ faculty want tenure votes to be upheld >

May 23rd, 1996

Faculty Senate members at Pitt's Johnstown campus want UPJ President Albert Etheridge to uphold recommendations of faculty tenure review committees, or, when he doesn't, to explain his reservations. The faculty motion was one of three passed on a ballot vote after Etheridge denied tenure to three faculty members who had been recommended for tenure by […]

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