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Volume 28 Issue 6

Capital projects committee urges non-academic use of Bellefield >

November 9th, 1995

Whether Pitt will turn Bellefield Hall into a performing and studio arts center appears to be in doubt. The $8 million renovation project, along with several other Pitt capital plans, has been on hold since April. That's when then-Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor ordered a re-examination of all campus construction and renovation projects requiring Pitt physical […]

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4th new Health Science administrator named >

November 9th, 1995

Loren H. Roth has been appointed associate vice chancellor for education, Health Sciences. In the newly created job, Roth coordinates education programs at Pitt's six Health Sciences schools: medicine, dental medicine, pharmacy, nursing, health and rehabilitation sciences, and the Graduate School of Public Health. He continues as vice president for managed care at the University […]

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DISTANCE education >

November 9th, 1995

Are there any questions before we get started?" engineering professor Roy Marangoni asked his "Manufacturing Quality Assessment" class. None of the 20 graduate students in 211 David Lawrence Hall had any questions. "Does everyone have copies of the two handouts?" Marangoni asked. Judging from the assenting nods and murmurs of the students, everyone did. So […]

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Provost appoints task force to look at distance education here >

November 9th, 1995

In 1989, the University of Maine became a pioneer in distance learning when it launched the Education Network of Maine, a video- and satellite-based system that enables the university's seven campuses to share courses among themselves as well as beam them to remote sites throughout the state. This year, Maine Chancellor J. Michael Orenduff proposed […]

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Pitt seeking state funds >

November 9th, 1995

Pitt has asked state lawmakers for $3.5 million over the next four years to build a Distance Education Network. The proposed communications infrastructure would use interactive television, satellite technology and instructional computing to forge stronger links among Pitt's five campuses and deliver education programs to locations off campus. Pitt currently has one fully equipped distance […]

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Distance education resources merged into new center >

November 9th, 1995

On July 1, Provost James Maher established the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) as the central resource for faculty developing distance education programs and courses. The new center also supports on-campus teaching through workshops and consultations; academic testing services; and technologies ranging from traditional audiovisual equipment to instructional software and 3-D animation, […]

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Registrar's office will report to Provost effective Jan. 1 >

November 9th, 1995

Citing his promise to shift the reporting lines of several University units to enhance their operational efficiency and effectiveness, Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has announced that, effective Jan. 1, the Office of the Registrar will report directly to the Office of the Provost. "This shift in reporting lines from the Office of Business and Finance […]

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Increased commuting by bicycle brings problems for pedestrians >

November 9th, 1995

Efforts by the University to encourage alternative modes of transportation that lessen traffic, parking and air pollution problems in Oakland have resulted in a great upswing in recent years in the number of people who travel around campus on bicycles. Pitt's Department of Parking and Transportation Director Bob Harkins estimates that bicycle traffic has tripled […]

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