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Volume 28 Issue 11

School of Education personnel help to rebuild education system >

February 1st, 1996

Prior to the outbreak of war in April 1992, the former Yugoslavia had an excellent educational system. All of the country's more than 540,000 children ages 7 – 15 attended primary school and the majority of them continued their secondary education in a variety of specialized schools. What is now Bosnia-Herzegovina had almost 23,000 primary […]

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Consultants' report details University's strengths, weaknesses >

February 1st, 1996

Last week, Pitt released a much-awaited report by a team of five prominent educators from around the country, hired last fall to do a comprehensive review of the University. How did the review team see Pitt? On the positive side, as "an imposing, impressive institution of great quality" with a number of world-class academic programs […]

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Staffer among reservists supporting U.S. presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina >

February 1st, 1996

Faculty and graduate students in Pitt's School of Education are not the only members of the University community who are working to ease the plight of the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Since early January, U.S. Army reservist Brenda Williams, a secretary in the Office of Budget Planning and Analysis since October 1994, has been in Baumholder, […]

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Report describes attributes it says that University's leader should have >

February 1st, 1996

Despite low morale and widespread cynicism about Pitt's administration, the University community yearns for a chancellor it can respect and trust, the Fisher team found. But what kind of a chancellor? Unlike some universities that could get by with a mediocre leader, Pitt requires "strong, inspiring and decisive leadership" from its next chancellor to overcome […]

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KGSB's dual MBA/info science degree valued by corporations >

February 1st, 1996

One of the most valued degrees in business today is a dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in the Management of Information Systems (MBA/IS). Computerworld magazine believes that graduates with techno MBA degrees such as the MBA/IS "will shape the future of corporate technology usage as they become next-generation managers, CIOs, and […]

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The Fisher report — an overview >

February 1st, 1996

Who wrote it: A five-member team led by academic management consultant James L. Fisher, a psychologist with a doctorate from Northwestern University. Other members were: Paula P. Brownlee, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities; Peter Buchanan, president of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education; University of Minnesota President Nils Hasselmo; […]

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Pitt establishes telephone tax hotline >

February 1st, 1996

Pitt's payroll/tax department has established a telephone hotline to answer employee questions on W-2 forms and 1042S forms. The hotline number is 624-1860. It will operate through April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. To expedite responses, a team has been assembled to answer calls on the hotline. A payroll/tax specialist will research […]

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Committee recommends to provost ways to improve enrollment, retention of students >

February 1st, 1996

By the 1998-99 academic year, Pitt should guarantee freshmen that they can get University housing for four undergraduate years, if they want. Transfer students should be guaranteed up to two years of housing. That's one of the recommendations contained in a report, "An Action Agenda for Enhancing Undergraduate Retention," submitted to Provost James Maher by […]

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Multimedia technology workshop set >

February 1st, 1996

The Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education Classroom Technology Center (CTC) will conduct a faculty workshop on Feb. 8 from 9 to 10 a.m. in G-20 Hillman. CTC is a facility where faculty and faculty-authorized staff can experiment with state-of-the-art multimedia technology for classroom instruction. It is staffed by professionals who can assist in […]

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