The Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival is seeking volunteer ushers for its current season. Ushers can watch the productions for free while taking part in the Shakespeare Festival. The 1995 season began last month with "Romeo and Juliet." The season continues with "The Tragedy of Macbeth," June 27-July 15, directed by Bulgarian-born Mladen Kiselov. The final […]
At the Board of Trustees meeting on June 22, Board Chair J.W. Connolly announced the appointment of 21 persons to the Chancellor Search Committee. Those appointed include nine trustees, seven faculty members elected by the University Senate, three deans, one Staff Association Council representative, and one University of Pittsburgh Medical Center representative. Three students — […]
The firm of Korn/Ferry International, an executive search firm, has been selected by the Board of Trustees to assist the search committee in identifying prospective candidates. Korn/Ferry International, with offices in Washington, DC, and abroad, was the first firm to establish a formalized education executive search practice and is a widely respected organization.
Pitt's Department of Economics has improved from 75th to 18th best in the nation over the past 10 years, according to an analysis by The Journal of Economic Literature. The ranking puts Pitt ahead of UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania, and just behind the University of Wisconsin and Stanford. Northwestern University was ranked No. […]
Pitt is making progress toward its goals of enrolling more out-of-state and African-American students while becoming more selective in recruiting, according to statistics reported at the June 12 Senate Council meeting. As of May 19, the number of students from outside Pennsylvania who had been accepted as Pitt freshmen and had made tuition deposits was […]
The appointment of 21 members of the search committee for a new permanent chancellor will be announced at the Board of Trustees' annual meeting today, June 22, at 9 a.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. The committee members are listed on page 3 of this issue of the University Times in a Chancellor […]
The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) has begun a seed grant program to support product-driven research in tissue engineering. The program is made possible by the Ben Franklin Technology Center of Western Pennsylvania. "We are funding research projects so that they develop to a stage at which outside firms or investors become interested," said Peter […]