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Volume 28 Issue 13

Pitt makes case for more state funds to Senate committee >

February 29th, 1996

HARRISBURG — Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the state Senate's appropriations committee on Feb. 27 that Pitt may have to raise tuition next fall beyond a proposed 3.5 percent unless the state increases its fiscal year 1996-97 subsidy to the University. Under Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget, Pitt would receive virtually no increase next year […]

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Stiller memorial service today >

February 29th, 1996

A memorial service for Richard L. Stiller will be held today, Feb. 29, at 5 p.m. in Heinz Chapel. Stiller, 62, died Feb. 12 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) after a short illness. He was an associate professor of pharmacology, anesthesiology and psychiatry. Also, since 1989, he had directed the anesthesiology and […]

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Honors Convocation held >

February 29th, 1996

Lorin Maazel, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, was the keynote speaker at Pitt's annual Honors Convocation yesterday, Feb. 28, in Soldiers and Sailors Hall. During this year's ceremony, the University conferred honors and awards on 1,722 students and 220 faculty members in recognition of their 1995-96 academic achievements. Distinguished Alumni Fellow Awards also […]

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Chancellor search group hopes to reduce list soon >

February 29th, 1996

The committee searching for a new, permanent Pitt chancellor hopes to narrow its list of candidates to 14-to-16 people by March 9, committee chairperson James Roddey told his fellow trustees at last week's board meeting. Currently, 22 candidates are still formally in the running, although the committee will continue to seek out additional high-quality candidates […]

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Correction >

February 29th, 1996

Margaret Mary Kimmel, the winner of a 1996 Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award, is a professor in the School of Library and Information Science. Her faculty affiliation was reported incorrectly in the Feb. 15 University Times.

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"Teaching With Technology" focus of 2nd annual teaching conference here >

February 29th, 1996

"Teaching With Technology," the University's second annual Teaching Excellence Conference, will focus on successful efforts by Pitt faculty and staff to incorporate "low tech" as well as "high tech" methods to enhance teaching. The conference will be held on March 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., mainly in the UPMC Conference Center, 11th floor […]

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Some Council members object so Bigelow block closing is postponed >

February 29th, 1996

Faced by criticism from City Council, Mayor Tom Murphy has decided to delay the test closing of Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. The University has sought to close that block of Bigelow Boulevard for years, citing the safety threat to students crossing the busy street. A 60-day test […]

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OPINION / H. David Brumble III >

February 29th, 1996

Pitt has a program for undergraduates in London, and so I have the pleasant responsibility of teaching in London this semester. I am here with 32 Pitt students. They are taking such courses as Shakespeare, Twentieth Century British History, Twentieth Century British Fiction, Theater Production Management, Western European Politics and Government, Twentieth Century Art, and […]

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Niceness rules the day at KGSB >

February 29th, 1996

Professors delivering carnations to colleagues…staff leaving smiley face cookies on co-workers' desks…students exchanging (Hershey's) kisses… Is this any way to run a business school? It is on Random Acts of Kindness Day, which the Katz Graduate School of Business celebrated yesterday, Feb. 28. Co-sponsoring the event were the school's staff quality circle team and the […]

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Trustees want higher academic standards for undergrad students >

February 29th, 1996

The University plans to raise its academic standards for undergraduates — including increasing minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores required of incoming freshmen — with a goal of making Pitt's undergraduate programs competitive with those at the nation's best public universities. That was one of six goals that Pitt's Board of Trustees approved unanimously at […]

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