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Volume 29 Issue 11

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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Bell Atlantic grant to develop strategies for improving education via collaboration >

February 6th, 1997

Bell Atlantic will present Pitt with a grant to support "Teaming Up: Pitt and Pennsylvania Schools," a project to develop strategies to improve education through collaboration. Grant money will be used to develop academic and support materials for school districts in Armstrong, McKean, Washington and Fayette counties, as well as the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Diane […]

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Johnstown coordinates services to ease freshmen through first year >

February 6th, 1997

In the past 10 years, approximately 29 percent of full- time freshmen at public colleges and universities did not return for their sophomore year. According to the American College Testing Program, the number for private institutions was about 26 percent. During that same period, Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) lost an average of about 22 percent […]

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Information ethics fund gets grant >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Scaife Family Foundation for its Information Ethics Fund. According to SIS Dean Toni Carbo, most of the money from the three-year grant will be used to support the school's information ethics courses and programs. A portion of the grant also will […]

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Nordenberg to be installed as chancellor at honors convocation >

February 6th, 1997

Mark Nordenberg will be formally installed as Pitt's 17th chancellor during the annual honors convocation on Feb. 28 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall. Honors convocation will follow Pitt's annual Founders Day celebration, Feb. 27, commemorating the 210th anniversary of the University's founding. Although Nordenberg was named chancellor by the Board […]

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March 1 is deadline for UPG campus president applications >

February 6th, 1997

Approximately 65 applications and nominations have been received for the presidency of Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG). The deadline for applications is March 1, according to Joan Cutone, who is providing staff support for the search. Following a review of the applications and nominations by the search committee, five to seven candidates will be brought to […]

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Ridge recommends 2% increase for Pitt >

February 6th, 1997

Pitt would receive a 2 percent increase in its current $148.56 million state appropriation under Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget. In his Feb. 4 budget address, Ridge recommended increasing Pitt's funding by $2.97 million to $151.5 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The University has asked for $163.43 million, which would be […]

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