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Volume 28 Issue 2

Pitt-Bradford students "hooked" on newest campus phys ed course >

September 14th, 1995

Fly fishing for credit. It's exactly what students at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) are doing this fall. The first-ever fly fishing class offered as part of UPB's physical education program was among the earliest courses to fill up during the spring pre-registration period. And since then Carol Baker, UPB dean of Academic Affairs, has been […]

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Briscoe, Soffa resign dean posts for return to teaching, research >

September 14th, 1995

The number of impending Pitt dean vacancies increased to five this month when two of the University's three arts and sciences deans — Mary L. Briscoe, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Lou Soffa, graduate studies dean in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) — announced they will resign next […]

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Cafeteria benefits package remains under study >

September 14th, 1995

Plans are still underway to develop a cafeteria benefits program for University employees, according to Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Darlene Lewis. Work on the program was slowed by the resignation of Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor and summer vacation schedules, Lewis said. "Given the change in administration, we need to flesh things out some […]

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Pitt gets grant to train Chinese educational administrators >

September 14th, 1995

Though a $400,000 Asian Development Bank grant, James Mauch and his colleagues from Pitt's Institute for International Studies in Education will work to help modernize the Chinese National Academy for Education Administration (NAEA). Pitt faculty will work cooperatively with the NAEA to select teaching equipment and resource materials. They will also advise on management issues […]

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Business and Finance reallocates $1.5 million to support initiatives >

September 14th, 1995

As part of its new five- year plan, the Office of Business and Finance will reallocate $1.5 million in funds in fiscal 1996 to support a dozen initiatives ranging from energy conservation to implementation of the University's master plan. In addition, another $300,000 will be reallocated to accommodate emergency needs likely to arise during the […]

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Chancellor Search Update >

September 14th, 1995

The University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Search Committee held its first meeting on Friday, Sept. 8. At the meeting, Board of Trustees Chairman J.W. Connolly gave the committee its official charge. He told the committee members that the task of identifying candidates for the position for Board consideration is an "immense responsibility. It is an assignment […]

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Turn off unnecessary lights, computers and Pitt could save $1.3 million on its electric bill >

September 14th, 1995

If members of the University community would turn off lights and computers when leaving a room and delay turning on the heat and air conditioning, they could help Pitt trim its annual electric bill by as much as 10 percent, according to Glenn Avick, director of Engineering and Construction in the Office of Facilities Management. […]

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Vice President Al Gore promises to battle Congress over proposed student aid cuts >

September 14th, 1995

Vice President Al Gore visited Pitt on Sept. 11 as part of a coordinated effort by the Clinton administration to short-circuit proposed student aid cuts now before Congress. Gore told the mostly friendly lunchtime crowd of about 3,000 who gathered on the grounds of the Cathedral of Learning that President Bill Clinton would do everything […]

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Survey uncovers variety of reasons for students not returning to Pitt >

September 14th, 1995

Last spring, Pitt mailed surveys to 1,169 undergraduates who had formally withdrawn or dropped out after the fall 1994 term despite being in good academic standing. The No. 1 reason the 278 respondents cited for leaving the University without finishing their degrees was "inability to afford tuition and fees." Among respondents from the College of […]

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IN REVIEW >

September 14th, 1995

Fund set up for wounded Pitt student An educational assistance fund has been established for Kevin Cecil, the junior engineering student who was severely wounded in a random shooting in front of Webster Hall in July. To date, $25,000 in individual and foundation grants have been raised to help defray Cecil's medical bills and to […]

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