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Volume 27 Issue 22

Connolly takes over as trustees' head >

July 6th, 1995

Among the seven trustees who voted in favor of the resolution to reconsider Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor's severance package was the board's new chairperson, J. Wray Connolly. The resolution was defeated, 10-7, although the show-of-hands vote was 12-6. It turned out that two of the trustees who voted against the resolution — John C. Marous […]

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BRANCHING OUT >

July 6th, 1995

Basic ecologists study organisms. Their focus could be deer, trees, grasses, aquatic vegetation, ants or any other element of the earth's flora and fauna. They focus on such things as physiology and genetics, and how changes in the environment can affect an organism. Environmental scientists are more interested in ecosystems and the social and economic […]

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Voluntary reduced staff work year approved >

July 6th, 1995

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor has approved a voluntary reduced staff work year of nine or 10 months. Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Darlene Lewis said the policy officially went into effect on July 1. "We don't have any procedures yet for people who want to sign up for the program," Lewis added. "We're working […]

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Detre to remain in Health Science position; Herndon named associate sr. vice chancellor >

July 6th, 1995

In the first major decision of his administration — which doesn't officially begin until Aug. 1 — Interim Chancellor-Elect Mark Nordenberg has named Thomas P. Detre and James H. Herndon as academic leaders of the Health Sciences for the 1995-96 academic year. Detre, who had planned to retire this summer, will instead continue for another […]

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Zoffer to step down as Katz dean >

July 6th, 1995

H J. Zoffer, whose 27-year tenure as dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business makes him the longest-serving dean of a major U.S. business school, last week announced that he will retire as early as next June if a successor is found by then. After stepping down as dean, Zoffer will remain as dean […]

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Governor signs Pitt's FY96 appropriation >

July 6th, 1995

For the fiscal year that began July 1, Pitt will get no increase in its current $144.4 million state appropriation, but the University will receive about $3.25 million in additional state money through Pennsylvania's Tuition Challenge Grants Program. Gov. Tom Ridge and the General Assembly approved the funding last week. The House approved Pitt's appropriation […]

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United Faculty responds to provost's anti-union letter >

July 6th, 1995

The war of words has heated up in the latest Pitt faculty unionization drive. Provost James Maher, in a June 21 open letter to faculty, said unionization could hinder academic reforms, end the status of professors and librarians as "independent professionals within the University" and make it "highly unlikely" that Pitt will attract the best […]

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Nancy Barber Davis >

July 6th, 1995

Nancy Barber Davis, a staff member in the Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS), died suddenly of coronary disease on July 2, 1995. A resident of Swissvale, Davis had provided administrative support for the PC Center and Office System Services since joining the University staff in 1990. "She was a key person in organizing […]

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