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Volume 29 Issue 11

Senate president wants to retain faculty, staff, student votes on Board of Trustees' committees >

February 6th, 1997

University Senate President Keith McDuffie says he will make one last effort to convince Pitt's Board of Trustees to keep faculty, staff and students as voting members of board committees. "Removing faculty, staff and students from those committees would be a step backward in University governance," McDuffie told Faculty Assembly at its Feb. 4 meeting. […]

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Van-call & campus bus drop-offs contribute to night-time safety >

February 6th, 1997

After a two-term test run, the advisory board of Project Safe, the student walking escort service, has voted to discontinue the program. According to Director of Parking and Transportation Bob Harkins, the service was ended due to a lack of use. "While this program has been discontinued, it is important to note that University of […]

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Black History Month events planned >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's Black Action Society will celebrate Black History month with its annual African American leadership conference and other events. The leadership conference will be Feb. 14-16. The theme, "Bridging the Gaps Between Us," reflects the belief that progress and the effective use of resources requires unity. The keynote address will be given by Ivan Van […]

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University sets up tax hotline >

February 6th, 1997

The payroll/tax department has established a hotline to answer employee questions about federal income tax forms W-2 and 1042S. The hotline, 624-1860, will remain in operation through April 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To expedite responses, a team has been formed to complete a service request form for each caller. The form will be turned over […]

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Paul Dowd memorial service set >

February 6th, 1997

A memorial service for chemistry professor Paul Dowd will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10 in Heinz Chapel. Dowd, a member of the chemistry faculty since 1970, died Nov. 21, 1996, at the age of 60. A scientific symposium in memory of Dowd also will be held on Feb. 10, beginning at 1:15 […]

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Original musical scores sought for series >

February 6th, 1997

Music on the Edge, Pitt's new music series, is seeking original scores from local composers interested in having their work performed at a two-day event. The event will feature the New York-based Prism Players. Works should be scored for a subset of flute, clarinet, french horn, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, soprano and […]

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However you look at it, athletics program at Pitt is big-ticket item >

February 6th, 1997

The finances of a college sports program aren't any less complex than zone defenses and academic eligibility rules. For example, Pitt's NCAA Division IA athletics program cost the University either $4.87 million or $8 million more than the program generated last year, depending on how you calculate the program's revenues and expenses. Athletics department administrators […]

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4 Pitt faculty receive NSF career development grants >

February 6th, 1997

Four Pitt faculty members have been selected to receive prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development grants. The awardees include Karen Arndt, biological sciences; Marek Druzdzel, School of Information Sciences; Patrick Loughlin, electrical engineering, and Tara Meyer, chemistry. NSF created the awards to help scientists and engineers simultaneously develop their contributions to education […]

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HELP DESK – Faculty move out of offices and onto students' turf to give out-of-class assistance >

February 6th, 1997

"I meet with more students at this table in one afternoon than I used to see in a whole semester's worth of office hours," said Fred Gottlieb, sitting back to flex his shoulders and rub his eyes. The biological sciences professor and two of his freshman students, Tasha Canavan and Mary Beth Kinkus, were taking […]

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