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Volume 29 Issue 4

1st instructional technology grants begin to produce some results >

October 10th, 1996

In April 1995, the Instructional Technology Working Group of the executive committee on academic computing (ECAC) awarded six grants for projects to advance new instructional technology efforts at the University. Totaling about $100,000, the grants were the first in a series of similar grants. They included a video monitoring and recording system for Pitt's Human […]

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Facilities >

October 10th, 1996

Work crews this week began repairing two leaky roofs on the Forbes Avenue side of the William Pitt Union. The work is expected to last several weeks. Construction has been scheduled to minimize interference with campus activity, according to the Office of Facilities Management. However, odors from the hot roofing materials may be noticeable at […]

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Deadline to apply for faculty study abroad grants: Dec. 2 >

October 10th, 1996

The 1997 John G. Bowman Faculty Grants for Study Abroad are now available. The 10 grants of $1,000 each are funded by an endowment in memory of Bowman, who served as Pitt chancellor from 1921 to 1945. Bowman conceived, planned and worked to fund construction of the Cathedral of Learning. He also established the Nationality […]

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Bigelow block to re-open next week after test closing >

October 10th, 1996

Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union will reopen to vehicular traffic sometime prior to midnight on Oct. 15. Bob Harkins, director of Pitt's Office of Parking and Transportation, could not say exactly when the concrete barriers blocking the street would be removed, but urged students, faculty and staff to […]

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Two University Press books nominated for major awards >

October 10th, 1996

Two works of poetry published by the University of Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series have been named finalists for major literary prizes. "The Crack in Everything" by Alicia Suskin Ostriker has been named a National Book Award finalist. "The Art of Drowning" by Billy Collins is a finalist for the Lenore […]

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Assembly wants some emphasis on the arts in capital improvement plan >

October 10th, 1996

Faculty Assembly is urging the University Capital Planning Committee to find a place for the arts in the committee's 10-year plan for Pittsburgh campus construction and renovation. As part of the University Senate response to the proposed plan, the Assembly on Oct. 1 unanimously approved the following motion: "Whereas the University has a responsibility to […]

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University Press offices moving >

October 10th, 1996

By the end of October, the University of Pittsburgh Press will vacate its cramped quarters in Ruskin Hall and move into leased office space at 3347 Forbes Ave. "It's not luxurious by any means but it's clean and it's new and it's a big improvement over our current space," said University Press Director Cynthia Miller. […]

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What's in a name? A lot, according to Pitt psychology prof's research >

October 10th, 1996

Forget all those ABC News, New York Times and CNN polls. If popularity of first names is the criteria, presidential candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Dole are running virtually neck-and-neck, says Herbert Barry, a faculty member in Pitt's psychology department and one of the leading authorities on names. Actually, when it comes to first names […]

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Brit scribe accuses U.S. press of vindictiveness, political incest >

October 10th, 1996

Martin Walker, the urbane and ubiquitous British journalist, spoke to a Frick Fine Arts auditorium audience Oct. 7 about adultery, conspiracy, illegal drug use and incest. Walker writes about politics, so those subjects were bound to come up. But he apologized for raising a really offensive topic — journalistic ethics, which Walker regretfully called an […]

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