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Volume 27 Issue 4

Some funding available for demonstration projects >

October 13th, 1994

The Instructional Technology Working Group of the Executive Committee on Academic Computing has capital funding available on a competitive basis for a limited number of demonstration projects during this fiscal year. Individual faculty, groups of faculty or entire academic units may submit projects for consideration under the program. According to Lewis Jacobson, chairperson of the […]

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Pitt teams compete in "Corporate Cup" challenge >

October 13th, 1994

Pitt staff, faculty and administrators joined together to field teams representing the University in this year's Downtown YMCA's Community Corporate Cup. The events in the Community Corporate Cup feature 35 teams of employees from local corporations competing against each other in a variety of athletic challenges, ranging from softball and basketball to miniature golf and […]

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All schools should have teaching evaluations systems by end of fall >

October 13th, 1994

By the end of the fall term, every Pitt college, school and regional campus will have in place its own system requiring peer and student evaluations of teaching, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Jack L. Daniel told Senate Council Oct. 11. Units that already have such systems include the four regional campuses, the College of […]

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Pitt plans to ax Traditional Blue Cross plan in favor of Select Blue >

October 13th, 1994

Faculty and staff will gain a new health insurance option in 1995 but lose another. Beginning Jan. 1, Pitt will cease offering employees the option of Traditional Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage but will add a new Blue Cross plan called Select Blue. The move is expected to save Pitt $1.1 million to $2.3 million in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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