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Volume 28 Issue 13

Center for Latin American Studies receives funding >

February 29th, 1996

Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies has received five grants and endowments to support its archaeology database, field research, graduate education and student programs. The largest of the grants is a $2.5 million commitment from The Howard Heinz Endowment to create a permanent fund for graduate education. Of the grant total, $2 million will be […]

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Quasi-endowment funds established >

February 29th, 1996

The Board of Trustees Feb. 22 approved two new quasi-endowment funds: * The Israel Heritage Classroom Committee Quasi-Endowed Scholarship for the Summer Study Abroad Program, which will provide scholarships for Pitt undergraduates and graduate students studying and doing research in Israel. * The Hollis Vick Quasi-Endowed Scholarship in the School of Social Work, which will […]

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Katz professor testing the waters of electronic course instruction >

February 29th, 1996

John E. Prescott of the Katz Graduate School of Business doesn't plan to meet with the students taking his "Competitive Intelligence" course this term. And he doesn't want them calling him on the telephone. He has even asked that they avoid talking about the course among themselves. And that's exactly how the University administration wants […]

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Board gives Business/Finance authority to two administrators who will handle Tuchi's area >

February 29th, 1996

In the wake of Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Ben J. Tuchi's resignation, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution authorizing two other administrators to sign documents and contracts relating to areas that Tuchi had supervised. The board vote was necessary because, under normal circumstances, only senior personnel designated as officers of the […]

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Grant will expand computer-assisted testing >

February 29th, 1996

Thanks to a new computer-assisted testing system (CATS), students who study through the University External Studies Program will be able to take exams via computers at off-campus sites. Through CATS, students obtain their test scores on-screen immediately upon completing exams. They also have the option of receiving on-screen feedback from faculty. That's in contrast to […]

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Black undergraduate enrollment increasing; report details numbers of minorities, women >

February 29th, 1996

African-Americans made up 9.2 percent of the Pittsburgh campus undergraduate student body in fall 1995, up from 7.7 percent four years earlier. Total minority enrollments among undergrads increased from 10.7 percent to 13.8 percent during those years. Black entering freshmen enrollment at Pittsburgh reached an all-time high of 13.7 percent, or 346 students, last fall. […]

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Ad hoc committee considering various ways to restructure arts and sciences administration here >

February 29th, 1996

Members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Restructuring the Arts and Sciences say they haven't decided which plan they will recommend for restructuring Pitt's arts and sciences administration. At the Feb. 27 Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) meeting, committee members said they may recommend to Provost James Maher that Pitt adopt a divisional structure, […]

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