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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 […]

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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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Proposals requested for 1st teaching excellence forum >

October 13th, 1994

Provost James Maher has issued a call for proposals to participate in the first University teaching excellence conference. The March 31-April 1 conference will be a combination of workshops, panels, discussion sessions and individual paper presentations. The theme of the conference is "What Works in University Teaching." Suggested topics are: coping with large classes, working […]

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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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