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Volume 31 Issue 3

Senate meeting to look at how pay hikes are distributed here >

October 1st, 1998

Is it time to change Pitt's policy for spreading around salary raise money? Deans, professors and staff employees have good reasons to differ in their opinions on that issue. The question is further complicated because most Pitt employees probably don't know the University has a salary increase policy. To heighten awareness of the policy and […]

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University staffer's days are spent writing for business school; at home, she spins tales for kids >

October 1st, 1998

Sharon Flake is in her early 40s, but as a writer, she feels 13. Somewhere she read that writers write about situations they've never dealt with completely in their own lives. "The seventh grade was very difficult for me. I stayed in the house, watched old movies, read books. I was very shy and insecure," […]

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New information systems approved for IA, Human Resources offices >

October 1st, 1998

Pitt will spend about $9.5 million for two new computerized information systems to support its fundraising and Human Resources/payroll activities. The latter system will greatly reduce paperwork connected with payroll and employee benefits, while the new Institutional Advancement (IA) system will support Pitt's capital campaign and ongoing fundraising, Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance Arthur G. […]

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University of Pittsburgh Nondiscrimination Policy Statement >

October 1st, 1998

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, or […]

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Happy 100th! >

October 1st, 1998

Yesteryear returns today at the William Pitt Union (WPU) as the historic Oakland landmark, formerly the Hotel Schenley, celebrates its centennial with a day-long party from 11 a.m-8 p.m. Antique cars, classic films, and ragtime and Banjo Club music are a few of the throwback attractions, highlighted by the cutting of a birthday cake at […]

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Construction, renovation projects outlined >

October 1st, 1998

Following is a summary of recently completed and ongoing construction projects at Pitt. Information was provided by the Office of Facilities Management. New construction and major additions/renovations Convocation Center This project is in the programming and schematic stages of design. The state appointed the firm of Rosser/Apostolou Associates to design the center. It is expected […]

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City Council okays student housing >

October 1st, 1998

Pittsburgh City Council has approved Pitt's plan to build three 4-story apartment buildings on University-owned property in South Oakland. Council voted 7-0 to approve the project at a meeting Sept. 22. Council members Valerie McDonald and Gene Ricciardi were not present for the vote. The last formality remaining before Pitt can proceed is Mayor Tom […]

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National search for dean of law launched >

October 1st, 1998

Pitt has launched a national search for a new dean of the School of Law. David Herring has been interim dean since July, following the resignation of Dean Peter Shane. Robert F. Pack, vice provost for Academic Planning and Resources Management, will chair the search committee. Other committee members are: Douglas Branson, the W. Edward […]

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System for interlibrary loans via Internet tested >

October 1st, 1998

Pitt is testing a system that allows Internet users to search certain institutions' library catalogs and request that books be sent to any library in the University Library System (ULS). The service is an alternative to the interlibrary loan process. The pilot project is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), of which […]

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Ridesharing program wins state award >

October 1st, 1998

The Office of Parking and Transportation Services was awarded a 1998 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence Sept. 22 in the category of Technology Innovation. Pitt operates 20 natural gas powered commuter vans in its community ridesharing program. John Morgan, assistant director for transportation, said, "With expanded funding, we hope to further reduce the number of […]

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