Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 27 Issue 4

5-year plan will go to trustees this month >

October 13th, 1994

The following are Pitt's goals and strategies for the rest of the century, according to the "Toward the 21st Century" plan. Goals * An emphasis on excellence in undergraduate teaching. * A renewed emphasis on graduate and professional education. * A new emphasis on global studies. * A continued emphasis on research. * A strengthened […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 4

Marian Wright Edelman will speak at 1995 >

October 13th, 1994

Children's rights advocate Marian Wright Edelman will be the featured speaker at Pitt's April 30 commencement ceremony, to be held on the Cathedral of Learning lawn. In making the announcement at Senate Council Oct. 11, Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor said the ceremony will be on campus rather than in Downtown's Civic Arena, where it has […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 4

Jazz musician's ties here result in biography from University Press >

October 13th, 1994

The essence of the man was apparent from their first meeting. The year was 1963. Nathan Davis, a professor in Pitt's music department, was a 24 year old saxophonist, fresh out of the Army and living in Berlin when the telegram arrived. A saxophonist was needed for an "Americans in Europe" concert in Koblenz, West […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 4

24th annual Pitt jazz seminars and concert set Nov. 2-5 >

October 13th, 1994

Grover Washington Jr., Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin and Pitt's own Nathan Davis will be among the internationally known jazz musicians appearing at this year's Pitt jazz seminars and concert set for Nov. 2 – 5. Also slated to take part in the seminars and concert for the first time are trumpeter Wallace Roney, drummer Thelonious […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 4

University's 5-year plan of goals, strategies goes to Board of Trustees for okay Oct. 21 >

October 13th, 1994

At its Oct. 21 meeting, the Board of Trust- ees is expected to approve a plan spelling out Pitt's mission, goals, strategies for achieving those goals, and guidelines for evaluating school-level plans between now and the end of the century. The document, called "Toward the 21st Century," is the product of a year-long planning process […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 4

Discussion of Times continued at Council >

October 13th, 1994

Public discussion of the future of the University Times spilled over from last week's Faculty Assembly meeting to the Oct. 11 Senate Council meeting. Several faculty members of Council argued for keeping the Times editorially independent and criticized a consultant's report that recommended giving University administrators greater control over the newspaper. Darlene Harris, president of […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 4

Pitt chemistry professor named a Presidential Faculty Fellow >

October 13th, 1994

Peter Wipf, Pitt assistant professor of chemistry, has been named a Presidential Faculty Fellow by President Clinton. The honor carries with it a $500,000, five-year research grant from the National Science Foundation. Wipf is one of 30 scientists and engineers across the country to receive the award, which is given annually to young faculty who […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 4

Linguistics professor discovers new language in Brazilian rain forest >

October 13th, 1994

Pitt linguistics department chairperson Daniel Everett found a new sound and a whole new language last spring in the Brazilian rain forest. The language, called "Oro Win" (pronounced OR-oh WEEN), is spoken by only about a half-dozen of the 40-50 members of the tribe of the same name. The Oro Win live at the headwaters […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 4