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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A report issued last week by the Office of Student and Public Affairs is intended to combat fraternity behavior that has tarnished Pitt's image recently. The report comes at the end of an 18-month period in which over a third of Pitt's 21 fraternities have been disciplined; one of those, Zeta Beta Tau, was expelled […]
The Pitt ID center has moved to the first floor of McCormick Hall. The move was necessitated by the addition of computer equipment that will be used to produce a newer, technology-enhanced ID card. Hours and phone numbers will remain the same.