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Volume 29 Issue 18

What does Pitt need in an FAS dean? Some faculty tell search committee what they think >

May 15th, 1997

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, Provost James Maher and five of the University's 14 current, permanent deans were recruited from the Pitt faculty. Should the next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) likewise be an insider? Professors discussed that issue and others during the May 7 open hearing sponsored by the FAS dean search […]

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FAS dean job description >

May 15th, 1997

As chairperson of the FAS dean search committee, Edward Stricker receives lots of e-mail. "Half of the messages I get ask: What does the job ad look like?" Stricker says. The following is the text of the advertisement that the search committee will place during the next few weeks in the Chronicle of Higher Education, […]

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DDOO-DAH! Stephen Foster's biographer confronts racism found in local composer's songs >

May 15th, 1997

When a Pitt politi- cal science pro- fessor recently needed an expert on Nicaragua to speak to his class, he turned for help to a colleague from Texas. The colleague lectured and fielded questions from the Pitt students — without leaving Texas, thanks to the increasingly popular technology of two-way interactive television (ITV). A growing […]

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Interest in distant education options at Pitt is increasing >

May 15th, 1997

When a Pitt political science professor recently needed an expert on Nicaragua to speak to his class, he turned for help to a colleague from Texas. The colleague lectured and fielded questions from the Pitt students — without leaving Texas, thanks to the increasingly popular technology of two-way interactive television (ITV). A growing number of […]

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State approves 3 percent hike in University's appropriation >

May 15th, 1997

On April 8, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg took part in a historic series of meetings in Harrisburg. On one side of the table (rhetorically speaking) were the chancellors and presidents of Pitt and Pennsylvania's three other state-related universities, the state-owned universities and community colleges. On the other side were 30 of the state's most powerful legislators, […]

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Assembly provides variety of information to staff >

May 15th, 1997

The theme of Staff Association Council's (SAC) spring assembly May 8 was "Applications for the Well-rounded Employee." During the two-hour program in the William Pitt Union, speakers offered tips on parking, bus service, vanpools, carpools, stress and responsibility. Speakers included John Wilds, director of the Office of Governmental Relations; Rich Geiger and Kathy Miller, Department […]

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MacLeod elected Senate president >

May 15th, 1997

Gordon K. MacLeod, professor of health services administration in the Graduate School of Public Health, has been elected president of the University Senate for a one-year term beginning in July. In an election held from late April to early May, MacLeod defeated current president Keith A. McDuffie, who had been seeking a third consecutive one-year […]

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SAC reports membership for 1997-98 >

May 15th, 1997

Staff Association Council (SAC) announced its membership for the coming year at its meeting yesterday, May 14. Since the number of nominees and vacant seats were the same, there was no membership election. Because there were not enough SAC members present at yesterday's meeting to form a quorum, members will be asked to approve the […]

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