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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Assembly votes 32-0 in support of continued independence for Times >

October 13th, 1994

Faculty Assembly last week voted 32-0 to approve a resolution supporting the editorial independence of the University Times. The question of whether the faculty and staff newspaper should continue to operate "with independence and freedom comparable to that of leading public news media" (as the Times's editorial policy stipulates) or whether it should be turned […]

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Senior administrators to address Staff Council's Oct. 31 Assembly >

October 13th, 1994

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor, Provost James Maher and Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Ben Tuchi will be the guest speakers at Staff Association Council's (SAC) annual fall assembly on Oct. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. The topic of the fall assembly will be "Serving Your University" […]

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ECAC'S computer working groups developing plans to bring Pitt to new level >

October 13th, 1994

In the beginning there was the stand-alone mainframe computer. It was large enough to fill a room, or two, and operated on cardboard punch cards only a trained programmer could understand. Eventually, the punch cards were replaced by time sharing, which allotted computer users a certain amount of time to do their work electronically on […]

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