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Volume 29 Issue 1

Searches begin, continue in effort to fill several administrative vacancies at Pitt >

August 29th, 1996

Pitt filled its top administrative slot June 20 when the Board of Trustees changed Mark Nordenberg's status from interim to permanent chancellor. But later in the summer, Nordenberg created two new administrative vacancies by accepting the resignations of Athletic Director Oval Jaynes and Vice Chancellor for Student and Public Affairs Leon Haley. Like other top […]

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Record number of Pitt employees volunteer for UW Day of Caring >

August 29th, 1996

Approximately 370 members of the University community already have registered for this year's United Way Day of Caring on Sept. 11. The total is the largest ever for Pitt and just 30 participants short of this year's goal of 400 volunteers set by Pitt's Center for Public and Community Service. Last year 315 people from […]

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Lawsuit by fired staffer in fundraising is settled >

August 29th, 1996

A former Pitt fundraiser settled her sexual discrimination lawsuit against the University July 17. Draga Luksic settled for a $5,000 payment from the University, according to Pitt attorney John Greeno. Luksic's lawyers did not return phone requests from the University Times to confirm the amount. Luksic had been seeking more than $50,000 in compensatory and […]

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GSPIA dean named >

August 29th, 1996

Carolyn Ban, a faculty member at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, has been named the new permanent dean of Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). She will assume her post Jan. 1. Ban is currently an associate professor of public administration and policy at the Rockefeller College of […]

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New faculty info fair, teaching workshops scheduled for Aug. 30 >

August 29th, 1996

The Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) will present a series of teaching workshops and an information fair for new faculty tomorrow, Aug. 30, in the William Pitt Union (WPU) and Forbes Quadrangle. Both the workshops and the fair are free. The workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., followed by […]

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FY96 fundraising up 5 percent, largest total at Pitt in single year >

August 29th, 1996

Pitt received $41.4 million in voluntary support from July 1, 1995, through June 30, 1996. The total represents a 5 percent increase over last year and is the largest single-year fundraising total in the University's history. According to the Office of Institutional Advancement, in the preceding year, FY95, the University collected $39.4 million in voluntary […]

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New building, renovation plan proposed for campus >

August 29th, 1996

In April 1995, under instruc- tions from the Board of Trustees, Pitt's administration began a review of all construction and renovation projects requiring University funds. Then-Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor appointed a 15-member committee to analyze existing facilities and take a hard look at each proposed construction project, including ones previously endorsed by the administration. This […]

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Koehler to resign as dean of FAS in two years >

August 29th, 1996

Peter F. M. Koehler will resign as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) in 1998 to become a full-time, tenured professor in physics and astronomy. Koehler, 58, said he determined the timing of his resignation, as well as details of his future as a teacher and researcher here, during an Aug. 22 […]

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Heinz Chapel landscaping changes begin >

August 29th, 1996

A combination of safety, aesthetics and economics has prompted the Office of Facilities Management to remove shrubbery from around Heinz Memorial Chapel. Once the shrubbery has been removed and work completed on the disabled-access project on the Fifth Avenue side of the chapel, the area will be landscaped with ornamental ground cover. "At this point, […]

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