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Volume 29 Issue 1

Jiri Nehnevajsa >

August 29th, 1996

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 13 in Heinz Chapel for sociology professor Jiri Nehnevajsa, who died on July 31, 1996, of cancer, a few days before his 71st birthday. He had been a professor at the University since 1961 and was chairperson of sociology from 1962 to 1966 and […]

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Dean's evaluation: a somewhat mixed review >

August 29th, 1996

Is Faculty of Arts and Sci- ences (FAS) Dean Peter Koehler a great asset to Pitt? A Solomon-like arbiter of tenure and promotion cases? A good listener? Or is Koehler a poor communicator? A procrastinator? A micro-manager? Those were among the extreme opinions gathered by a committee of FAS professors who participated in a review […]

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Computer science professor honored >

August 29th, 1996

Associate professor of computer science and intelligent systems Martha E. Pollack has been elected a fellow of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). The AAAI is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to the promotion and advancement of artificial intelligence. Each year, the AAAI awards the title of fellow to a small number of individuals […]

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THE CHANCELLOR'S COLUMN >

August 29th, 1996

In August of 1995, shortly after assuming the responsibilities of interim chancellor, I wrote to the campus community. Referring to my mood at the time, I described feelings of real excitement, occasional anxiety and deep gratitude. One year (and one chancellor's search) later, little has changed in terms of that personal emotional mix. My feelings […]

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Three associate deans named in arts and sciences restructuring >

August 29th, 1996

Faculty of Arts and Sci- ences (FAS) Dean Pe- ter Koehler has appointed three new associate deans as part of an ongoing restructuring of the arts and sciences administration. They replace former College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dean Mary Briscoe and FAS Graduate Studies Dean Mary Louise Soffa, who have resigned to return to […]

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In memory of Bob Henderson >

August 29th, 1996

Robert T. Henderson, the director of our Language Acquisition Institute and the president of the International Association for Learning Laboratories, was shamefully murdered sometime between July 12 and July 16 in Hawaii. The telephone in our house did not stop ringing for days as his friends called to share their feelings of incredible shock and […]

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Processing of new ID cards for faculty, staff to begin next month >

August 29th, 1996

Like banks when they installed ATM machines in the 1980s and supermarkets when they placed credit card machines at checkout counters a few years ago, Pitt will take a giant step toward the cashless society this fall with the new PittCard identification card. Staff from the ID Center began issuing the card on which funds […]

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Consultants assessing efficiency of financial, administrative functions >

August 29th, 1996

Is Pitt top-heavy? To help answer that ques- tion — and suggest ways to improve efficiency and cut costs — Pitt has hired a consulting firm to assess financial and administrative functions within the University, including the four regional campuses. At the Board of Trustees' behest, Pitt has hired Coopers & Lybrand Consulting "to identify […]

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14 percent enrollment increase here reverses decline in big way, yields largest freshman class eve >

August 29th, 1996

A 14 percent increase in enrollment over fall 1995 has given Pitt the largest freshman class in its 209-year history. Numbers are up for both Pennsylvania residents and out-of-state students, according to figures released by the Office of the Provost. As of Aug. 22, the number of freshmen who were admitted to Pitt and paid […]

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