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Volume 27 Issue 3

Senate survey yields mixed opinions of dean >

September 29th, 1994

School of Dental Medicine Dean Jon B. Suzuki received generally low approval ratings from the 84 dental faculty who responded to a University Senate survey. Senate leaders conducted the survey in response to complaints by some dental faculty that Suzuki practices an "intimidating" and "autocratic" administrative style that has cost the school a number of […]

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Some dental medicine faculty meet with provost >

September 29th, 1994

On Sept. 23, James Maher became the third Pitt provost in as many years to meet with dental medicine faculty to discuss their grievances against their dean, Jon B. Suzuki. The 45-minute meeting "was a start" toward airing and possibly addressing the complaints, Maher said, "but I would need to talk with that group again […]

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Fisher, Pitt lawyers are still talking >

September 29th, 1994

A hearing on a preliminary injunction seeking Bernard Fisher's reinstatement as chairperson of the Pitt-based National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) has been delayed since Sept. 26 as lawyers for Fisher and the University try to work out a settlement. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the lawyers held day-long negotiating […]

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Seminars focus on cultural diversity in the classroom >

September 29th, 1994

Changing student enrollment and an increase in cultural diversity have made the modern classroom a place where some students feel affirmed and others devalued. For example, research has shown that when the instructor and class materials provide no information on the roles that women and minorities have played in the advancement or history of that […]

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Book Centers' Bonach oversaw transformation of book sales at Pitt >

September 29th, 1994

Mary Bonach, who retired as director of the University Book Centers on Aug. 31, but has remained on duty in a consulting role that ends this week, clearly recalls the day in 1960 when The Book Center opened at its current location along Fifth Avenue. She recalls the date vividly because the opening was such […]

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THE CHANCELLOR'S Column >

September 29th, 1994

Last year, I established the Chancellor's Task Force on Cultural Diversity for the express purpose of taking a comprehensive look at the issues of inclusion and diversity at this University. I asked members of the Task Force to determine in a timely manner the objectives, strategies and methods for evaluating the University's progress in shaping […]

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Joan Chambers >

September 29th, 1994

Joan Chambers, 65, the wife of Greensburg campus president George F. Chambers, died Sept. 23, 1994, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital in Greensburg. In addition to her efforts on behalf of the Greensburg campus, Chambers was a member of numerous Westmoreland County organizations, including the College Club, the Westmoreland Museum and the Latrobe Library. A graduate […]

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IN MEMORIAM >

September 29th, 1994

David A. Mirilovich, engineering, Johnstown campus '85, was among the victims of USAir Flight 427. His name inadvertently was omitted from a list of Pitt-related victims provided to the University Times and published in the Sept. 15 issue. The University regrets the omission.

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Darlene Lewis >

September 29th, 1994

Following a study it conducted last year of Pitt's Office of Human Resources, the consulting firm of Ray T. Fortunato Associates of State College concluded that Human Resources was underfunded, lacking in direction and "clout" within the University and "extremely understaffed." To correct the situation, the Fortunato group suggested a number of changes, including the […]

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