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Volume 27 Issue 13

Health Science search semi-finalists named >

March 2nd, 1995

Seven semi-finalists, including three internal candidates, have been selected by the search committee charged with filling the position of senior vice chancellor for the Health Sciences. The seven were culled from a list of more than 130 individuals who applied for or were nominated for the position. Of those 130 individuals, the search committee reviewed […]

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Jannetta nominated for Pa. health secretary post >

March 2nd, 1995

Gov. Tom Ridge last week nominated Peter J. Jannetta, chairperson of Pitt medical school's neurological surgery department, to be state health secretary. The office of Secretary of Health is a cabinet-level position requiring state Senate confirmation. Jannetta, 62, would head Pennsylvania's Department of Health, an agency with more than 1,300 employees and a budget of […]

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Staniland appointed interim dean of GSPIA >

March 2nd, 1995

Martin Staniland has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, effective March 13. Provost James V. Maher, who made the appointment, said in a written statement: "I am very pleased that Professor Staniland has agreed to serve as interim dean until we have concluded a search for a permanent […]

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Historian looks at effects of slavery on African-American culture >

March 2nd, 1995

Countless historians have addressed the subject of slavery in America. Very few historians, however, have looked at what effect the type of work slaves did had on their social and cultural life, and the development of African-American culture. Among those who have tackled the subject is this year's E.P. Thompson Memorial lecturer Ira Berlin, professor […]

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Chancellor's awardees announced >

March 2nd, 1995

Eleven Pitt faculty members are recipients of the 1995 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards. Public service award winners are Y.H. Ismail, prostho-dontics, School of Medicine; Carmelo Mesa-Lago, economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS); and Richard J. Ptach-cinski, pharmacy and therapeutics, School of Pharmacy. The distinguished researchers, all from FAS, include senior […]

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Pitt to restrict some Internet news groups to those over 18 >

March 2nd, 1995

A standing committee of faculty, staff, students and a representative of the Office of General Counsel has been charged by Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Ben Tuchi with determining which of the more than 10,000 news groups on the Internet will be carried on Pitt's computer network. The committee is part of a […]

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Trustees, O'Connor say he's staying as chancellor >

March 2nd, 1995

Rumors to the contrary, Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor is not planning to resign, nor is the Board of Trustees planning to fire him, according to O'Connor and the current and future chairpersons of Pitt's Board of Trustees. The chancellor, board chairperson Farrell Rubenstein and chairperson-designate J.W. Connolly, who will succeed Rubenstein in June, all denied […]

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Pitt, CMU to host national writing program conference >

March 2nd, 1995

A keynote address by National Endowment for the Arts chairperson Jane Alexander and a tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson will be among the highlights of the 1995 annual conference of the Associated Writing Programs (AWP), March 9-11 at the Westin William Penn hotel, Downtown. Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are co-hosting the conference, […]

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