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Volume 31 Issue 9

Pitt developing long-range plan to address computing demands >

January 7th, 1999

A chancellor-appointed committee of administrators, professors and other info-tech wonks has begun work on a long-range plan to address Pitt's escalating computing needs. Robert Pack, vice provost for Academic Planning and Resources Management and a member of the Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC) that's drafting the plan, said the plan will be aimed at: € […]

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Facilities Management delays changes in custodians' shifts >

January 7th, 1999

Implementation of a Facilities Management plan to improve custodial services on the Pittsburgh campus is on hold pending a second bidding of custodial jobs. The plan, which was announced in a November memo from Facilities Management Associate Vice Chancellor Ana Guzman, had already been delayed twice to allow service workers more time to choose from […]

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Administrative searches progress >

January 7th, 1999

The committee searching for a new director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has submitted the names of three finalists to Provost James Maher. Meanwhile, semi-finalists for the College of General Studies (CGS) deanship have begun visiting campus. The following is an update on those and other Pitt administrative searches. UCSUR […]

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Mellon gives $1 million to Katz >

January 7th, 1999

Mellon Bank Corp. has given Pitt $1 million to create Mellon Bank Hall as part of the Katz Graduate School of Business. The funds will be used to renovate the third floor of the Masonic Temple and create needed space for classrooms, laboratories and informal student gatherings for the Katz School's Center for Executive Education, […]

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John B. "Doc" Anderson >

January 7th, 1999

John B. "Doc" Anderson, Pitt assistant band director from 1948 to 1970, died Dec. 25, 1998, in St. Clair Hospital, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 77. Under Anderson's baton – and that of then-director Robert "Ace" Arthur – Pitt's marching band was regarded as one of the country's top three in […]

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Negotiations continue between Pitt, Johnstown campus custodians >

January 7th, 1999

Contract negotiations continue between the University and the Johnstown campus service workers union, according to representatives of both sides. But at the latest bargaining session, held Dec. 17, negotiations took a step backward, said John Greeno, Pitt's assistant vice chancellor for employee/labor relations and the University's chief negotiator. "I'm disappointed at the union's latest proposal, […]

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Dickson Prize awarded >

January 7th, 1999

Molecular biologist James E. Darnell Jr. has won the 1998-99 Dickson Prize in Medicine for significant, progressive contributions to the field of medicine. Darnell is the Vincent Astor Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology at The Rockefeller University. He will lecture on "The STATs: A Tale of How Basic Biological Studies […]

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Long-term staff honored for service >

January 7th, 1999

Long-term staff honored for service 40 YEARS OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR Johnson, Delores E. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Thompson, Warren SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES Hess, Barbara Ann UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SYSTEM McCain, Charles R. ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR, FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Fuhry Jr., Francis M. 30 YEARS Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs Moss, Margaret G. Fakles, Theodora Watanabe, […]

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