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Volume 29 Issue 8

Orientation set for new TAs/TFs >

December 5th, 1996

Approximately 60 new TAs and TFs are expected to attend the New TA/TF Orientation Program on Jan. 10 (snow date: Jan. 14) in 2M56 Forbes Quad. The event will include welcoming remarks, workshops and brief presentations by representatives of the Writing Center, Disability Resources & Services, the Counseling Center and Learning Skills Center introducing "Services […]

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Nicklas memorial service set for Dec. 10 >

December 5th, 1996

A memorial service for John B. Nicklas Jr. will be held in Heinz Chapel at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10. Nicklas, who died Nov. 25 at the age of 97, was a former Pitt trustee and the first president of the Pitt Golden Panthers. Immediately following the memorial service, family members will receive friends at […]

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Child Development office celebrates 10th anniversary >

December 5th, 1996

Pitt's Office of Child Development (OCD) marked its 10th anniversary on Nov. 24 with a celebration at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum on the North Side. Among the guests at the event were Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, former speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives K. Leroy Irvis, State Rep. Ron Cowell and Allegheny County Commissioner Robert […]

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UPB vice president resigns position >

December 5th, 1996

Stan Heckathorn, vice president for Business Affairs at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB), has resigned his post effective Dec. 31. Heckathorn is leaving UPB for a management position with a new software company with offices in New Hampshire and California. "Stan has shepherded the college through tremendous growth and development," said UPB President Richard McDowell. "His […]

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Dinner honors UPG president >

December 5th, 1996

Nearly 200 faculty, staff and administrators from Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) attended a dinner on Nov. 22 honoring UPG President George Chambers, who will retire on Dec. 31. During Chamber's 16 years at UPG, the campus launched a building program that resulted in the construction of the Robertshaw and College Hall dormitories, the Student Center, […]

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SOLAR System will yield on-line student support services by 1999 >

December 5th, 1996

By the fall 1999 term, students here will be able to register for classes by telephone or via their computers, Pitt officials say. Students also will be able to electronically view their grades, apply for financial aid and monitor their progress toward graduation — all without leaving their dorms or homes (although flesh-and-blood advisers still […]

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Year 2000: Date poses a serious computer quandary >

December 5th, 1996

Many computer applications will fail in the year 2000 because since the early stages of automation the date format used by software and computer manufacturers has been MM/DD/YY, which ascribes two digits for month/day/year. Under the system currently in use, for example, 1996 is stored as the two digits "96." As a result, the year […]

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Johnstown Faculty Senate condemns performance-based bonus for chancellor >

December 5th, 1996

The Johnstown campus Faculty Senate has condemned Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's possible performance-based salary bonus. At its Nov. 20 meeting, the UPJ Senate voted 21-8 to approve the following motion: "It is the sense of the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown that the Board of Trustees showed poor judgment and a lack of […]

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