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Volume 27 Issue 14

Governor's budget has smaller than expected hike for University >

March 16th, 1995

In his first budget address as governor, Tom Ridge on March 7 proposed what he called a "student-based" 3 percent funding increase for higher education in Pennsylvania. But for Pitt and the other state-related and state system universities, increases would be less than 2 percent. And to receive that extra money, schools would have to […]

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Despite the blues, Drue Heinz prize has author-musician smiling >

March 16th, 1995

Blues may be the music crying out from the stage at Fat Matt's Rib Shack in Atlanta, but the guitarist playing them should be excused if he does so with a hint of a smile on his face. It's not that he sees anything funny in songs about drunkenness and cruelty, loneliness and despair. Sometimes, […]

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Teaching conference schedule set >

March 16th, 1995

More than 300 faculty members have registered for Pitt's first annual Teaching Excellence Conference slated for March 31 and April 1. All sessions will be held in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center conference center on the 11th floor of Scaife Hall. Laurie Richlin, director of the Office of Faculty Development, said her goal is […]

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UPG gets funds for building addition to computer center >

March 16th, 1995

The Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation has pledged $100,000 toward the construction of a 4,000-square-foot addition to McKenna Hall, the computer center at Pitt's Greensburg campus. When combined with existing areas, the three rooms planned for the addition will provide space for computer instruction, a distance-learning classroom and a multi-media instruction laboratory. The projected cost of […]

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KGSB, med school rank high in U.S. News & World Report survey >

March 16th, 1995

Pitt's School of Medicine and Katz Graduate School of Business rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual survey, "America's Best Graduate Schools." Master's degree programs in three other Pitt schools also scored high marks in the survey, which appears in the March 20 issue of U.S. News, […]

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Planning Commission expected to delay vote on Pitt's master plan >

March 16th, 1995

It appears unlikely that the Pittsburgh City Planning Commission will act on Pitt's master space plan this month as expected. At the Planning Com-mission's last meeting on the master space plan Jan. 24, commission Chairperson Thomas Armstrong had expressed hopes of voting on the plan in either late February or early March. Now, though, it […]

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Provost approves formation of ULS librarians' governance group >

March 16th, 1995

Faculty librarians in the University Library System (ULS) have formed their own governance organization. Provost James Maher last month approved creation of the ULS Faculty Assembly to give librarians a formal role in ULS planning and decision-making. Under the new organization's bylaws, the full assembly (which includes all ULS faculty librarians) will meet at least […]

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Pitt and professor charged with sexual harassment >

March 16th, 1995

A former University employee and graduate student filed sexual harassment charges March 13 against the University and professor Tony Petrosky, who holds joint appointments in the School of Education's Department of Instruction and Learning, and the English department. In her suit, Lori R. Stilley of Dillsburg, York County, alleges that Petrosky sexually harassed her for […]

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THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

March 16th, 1995

On Feb. 28, we held our annual Honors Convocation celebrating the achievements of faculty and students, and awarding the Rev. Edward Malloy, president of the University of Notre Dame, with an honorary doctoral degree in public service. As the ceremony ended, I was reminded once more of the intellectual and service efforts of our faculty […]

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Pitt creates international affairs site on Internet >

March 16th, 1995

Pitt has created a web site on the Internet that organizes information on international affairs in a single location for easy access. The International Affairs Network Web Home Pages is the first and only one-stop gateway to international affairs resources on the Internet. In addition to indexing such information, the site also links the user […]

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