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Volume 29 Issue 10

Program moves faculty out of the classroom, into the residence halls >

January 23rd, 1997

If you were a professor delivering your final, career- capping lecture to an audience of undergraduates on their turf — say, in a residence hall on a Tuesday evening — what would you tell them? Would you try to sum up a lifetime's worth of erudition in a formal oration? Would you draw the students […]

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Oracle now = PRISM >

January 23rd, 1997

Oracle now = PRISM By July 1, the University plans to replace three of its outdated financial systems (accounts payable, general ledger and purchasing) with a modern, on-line system called PRISM — Pitt's Real-time Integrated Solutions for Management. Before this month, the new system was commonly referred to as "Oracle," after the company that produces […]

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'Pittsburgh Surveyed' re-examines classic of social science literature >

January 23rd, 1997

During 1907 and 1908, Paul Kellogg, editor of the New York-based journal Charities and the Commons, and several dozen social science researchers converged on Pittsburgh. They came to the city at the request of Alice B. Montgomery, chief probation officer of the Allegheny County Juvenile Court and a local reform activist, to study life and […]

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Belt-tightening, additional funds should yield balanced FAS budget >

January 23rd, 1997

Thanks to a series of school-wide, belt- tightening measures — plus a $1.4 million bailout by the Chancellor's and Provost's offices — the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is expected to finish the current fiscal year with a balanced budget. In November, Dean Peter Koehler alerted the Provost's office and FAS department chairpersons that […]

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Saturday mornings find provost relaxing with statistical physics >

January 23rd, 1997

Some people collect coins, some people tie trout flies, others work with wood, knit or play golf. It would seem safe to say, though, that few people consider statistical physics and the role of randomness in producing complicated patterns in material systems as a hobby. In fact, Provost James Maher may be one of the […]

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Results of consultants' efficiency study expected to be released soon >

January 23rd, 1997

Probably within the next several weeks, the University community will learn what a consulting firm had to say about the efficiency and effectiveness of Pitt's administration. At the Board of Trustees' behest, the administration last summer hired Coopers & Lybrand Consulting to assess Pitt's business and administrative operations and suggest ways to improve services and […]

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Long-term Staff awards >

January 23rd, 1997

University Times VOLUME NUMBER JANUARY 23, 1997 Copyright (c) 1997, University of Pittsburgh 20-year awards Abbott, Geraldine M. OFFICE OF THE PROVOST Student Registration & Financial Services Mathay, Patricia J. Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education McDonald, Elaine FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCES (NATURAL SCIENCE) Chemistry Meisner, Gregory J. Mathematics and Statistics Digiorno, Toni […]

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Hearing set on historic landmark nomination for two Pitt buildings >

January 23rd, 1997

Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission will conduct a hearing on the proposed designation of Pennsylvania Hall and the Mineral Industries Building as historic landmarks on Feb. 7 at its 1 p.m. session in the conference room of 200 Ross Street. The hearing is being conducted in response to the nomination of the two buildings for historic […]

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John Funari >

January 23rd, 1997

A memorial service for John Funari, former dean of Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), will be held April 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Heinz Chapel. Funari died Jan. 11 at his home in Hidden Valley of heart failure. He was 67. Funari was GSPIA dean from 1974 through 1984. Under his […]

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