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Volume 29 Issue 18

University Senate committee to look into future of tenure at Pitt >

May 15th, 1997

Gordon MacLeod said he plans to form a new University Senate committee to study the future of tenure at Pitt and the plight of non-tenure stream faculty here, after he becomes Senate president in July. Current Senate president Keith McDuffie had pledged to appoint such a committee following a discussion of tenure issues at the […]

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3 faculty win NSF grants >

May 15th, 1997

Summer may be a time for most departments at the University to slow down a bit, but not the Office of Facilities Management. Fewer students, faculty and staff on campus means it's time to get to work on renovation and construction projects. Following is a list of projects set for this summer. The information was […]

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Van service, parking options expanded >

May 15th, 1997

The Department of Parking and Transportation has announced several changes in parking and shuttle bus/van service for the summer months. Changes include improvements to commuter vans, new van service to the Monongahela Valley and Greyhound Bus Station, and an expanded parking program. In order to make the University's van fleet more comfortable for riders, Parking […]

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Renovation, construction projects on tap during summer months >

May 15th, 1997

Summer may be a time for most departments at the University to slow down a bit, but not the Office of Facilities Management. Fewer students, faculty and staff on campus means it's time to get to work on renovation and construction projects. Following is a list of projects set for this summer. The information was […]

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Most medical center renovations planned for UPMC facilities outside of Oakland >

May 15th, 1997

Most renovations and construction projects involving University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) owned facilities this summer will be outside of Oakland at places like Braddock, South Side and Passavant hospitals. On the Pittsburgh campus the only significant UPMC projects involve the completion of a chilled water plant at Scaife Hall, and the renovation of various […]

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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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