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Volume 29 Issue 10

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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Sidney Spatz >

January 23rd, 1997

Sydney S. Spatz, former head of Pitt's oral surgery department, died Dec. 21 at his home in Point Breeze. He was 72. Spatz practiced dentistry in Oakland and served on the Pitt faculty from 1948 until his 1990 retirement, except for two years when he was a U.S. Army oral surgeon. From 1983 until 1990, […]

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Ruth S. Friedman >

January 23rd, 1997

Ruth S. Friedman, who directed the Pitt dental school's dental assistant and oral hygienist program from 1975 until her retirement in 1987, died Dec. 20 of brain cancer. She was 72. Friedman graduated from Pitt's dental school in 1945 and was the only woman in her class. She opened a periodontal practice Downtown but cut […]

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Blood drive donations may help professor's daughter >

January 23rd, 1997

Members of the University community are being asked to help one of Pitt's own during the faculty and staff blood drives scheduled for Jan. 28 and 30. The Jan. 28 drive will be from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Forbes Quad Galleria and on the 15th floor of the Biomedical Science Tower. The […]

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Feb. 3 is deadline to apply for seminar on diversity >

January 23rd, 1997

Concerned about how best to teach about race or gender? Wondering about the new scholarship in your field that deals with women or African Americans? Those questions and other issues of diversity will be addressed during the Chancellor's Diversity Working Group Faculty Seminar for More Inclusive Courses set for May 12-23. The seminar is the […]

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