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Volume 28 Issue 6

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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Agreement makes it easier for CCAC students to transfer here >

November 9th, 1995

Pitt and the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) have concluded an articulation agreement that makes it easier for students from CCAC to transfer into Pitt's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The agreement specifies the courses that CCAC students can take to satisfy the general education requirements of CAS. CCAC students who earn a […]

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Frick Hospital now >

November 9th, 1995

Frick Hospital in Mt. Pleasant has become ninth hospital to enter into an affiliation agreement with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Initial areas of collaboration will include a formalized arrangement with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and tele-medicine services that allow a direct computerized link between UPMC and Frick. In addition, UPMC […]

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Raises for lower-paid staff, faculty being considered by administration >

November 9th, 1995

Lower-paid Pitt faculty and staff would receive January 1996 salary increases of at least 2.7 percent, under a proposal that Provost James Maher has submitted to Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg. Maher, who gave the proposal to Nordenberg yesterday, Nov. 8, would not say how his plan defines "lower paid." He declined to comment on the […]

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