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Volume 29 Issue 1

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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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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