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Volume 29 Issue 19

SIS prof studies how people navigate the Net >

May 29th, 1997

Lost in cyberspace? Maybe it's because so much information on the Internet looks the same. Just as landmarks and familiar neighborhoods make it easier for people to find their way in real space, comparable tools should help people navigate the information superhighway, says Stephen Hirtle, associate professor and chairperson of information science and telecommunications. "Standardization […]

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Medical school makes salaries consistent for new tenured clinical faculty >

May 29th, 1997

Medical school professors have never been accused of being underpaid, at least compared with other faculty. But until this year, it was unclear how much salary money a fulltime, clinical professor with tenure in Pitt's School of Medicine could expect to earn simply by being: a. Tenured, and b. A fulltime, clinical professor in Pitt's […]

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Reception planned for retired staff, faculty >

May 29th, 1997

Retired Pitt faculty and staff will have a chance to get together again during a retirees' reception June 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the William Pitt Union ballroom. The reception has been organized by a group of retirees made up of: Mary Bonach, Jo Fairclough, Myron Garfunkel, Tom Lloyd, Dorothy Lain, Jeannie Martin, […]

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SUNY Buffalo business dean appointed to head Katz, CBA >

May 29th, 1997

Frederick W. Winter, dean of the School of Management at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, has been named dean of Pitt's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration effective July 1. Winter will succeed Andrew Blair, who has been serving as interim dean of the Katz school […]

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UPB gets earth science grant >

May 29th, 1997

NASA's Mission to Planet Earth Program has awarded Assad Panah, professor of geology and environmental science at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB), a $60,000 grant to conduct a cross-disciplinary literacy workshop on earth system science. UPB is one of only 12 schools in the nation to receive the grant, the purpose of which is to help […]

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UPBC expected to discuss raises, tuition hikes today >

May 29th, 1997

At a meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. today, May 29, the University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) is expected to vote on recommended salary and tuition increases for next year. According to several committee members, the key issue that UPBC and its budget parameters subcommittee have debated in recent weeks has been whether to recommend: […]

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Disability Resources staff expands to meet burgeoning student need >

May 29th, 1997

In 1993, Pitt's Office of Disability Resources and Services employed just one staff member (director Marcie Roberts) and served 86 students. With the hiring June 3 of a learning disabilities specialist, Lynnett Van Slyke, the office will be up to five full-time staff members serving approximately 700 students and 25 faculty and staff members. Only […]

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