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Volume 29 Issue 21

Trustees voting on FY98 budget today >

June 26th, 1997

At an 8:30 a.m. meeting today, June 26, Pitt's Board of Trustees is expected to approve a 1997-98 operating budget that includes a 4.5 percent tuition hike this fall for in-state students and 5.5 percent for out-of-state students. Full-time tuition for most Pennsylvania resident undergraduates would increase to $5,658 a year, while nonresidents would pay […]

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Pitt helps to train Chinese educators >

June 26th, 1997

Pitt's School of Education has joined with the National Academy for Educational Administration (NAEA) in Beijing to modernize higher education in China and train future leaders of that nation's universities. "The colleagues we work with are training the presidents and administrators of universities where the future leaders of China will be educated," said James Mauch, […]

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Faculty early retirement plan decision expected next month >

June 26th, 1997

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg expects to announce in July whether Pitt will adopt a new early retirement plan for tenured faculty this year. After five months of haggling over details of such a program, the Faculty Early Retirement Bonus Plan Committee delivered its final report to Nordenberg June 20. The report recommends that Pitt adopt two […]

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UPG student center renamed for Chambers >

June 26th, 1997

The Common Facilities Building (student center) at Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) has been renamed Chambers Hall in honor of recently retired UPG President George F. Chambers. The building was renamed during a June 20 ceremony attended by approximately 75 people, including UPG interim President Norman Scanlon and advisory board member John Driscoll. In his remarks, […]

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Provost applauds FAS strategic plan >

June 26th, 1997

The latest Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) strategic plan got a glowing review this week from Provost James Maher. "With very valuable help from the [school's] Faculty Planning Advisory Committee, you and the FAS associate deans have addressed the programmatic needs and budgetary constraints both insightfully and comprehensively," Maher wrote in a June 24 […]

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UPG names new president >

June 26th, 1997

Frank A. Cassell, vice provost and dean of the Albert A. Robin Campus of Roosevelt University near Chicago, will become president of Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) Aug. 11. Cassell, 56, will succeed Norman W. Scanlon, who has been interim president of UPG since George Chambers retired on Dec. 31. Chambers was president of the campus […]

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Greensburg plans educational 65-mile bike trip >

June 26th, 1997

A group of about 25 freshmen at Pitt's Greensburg campus (UPG) will be treated to a new learning experience starting on Aug. 21, when they embark on a 65-mile bike trip along the Youghiogheny River Trail. The three-day, two-night journey will balance academic and recreational activities. The freshmen will be guided by UPG faculty, staff […]

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Pitt wins communication awards >

June 26th, 1997

Pitt recently won 10 Matrix Awards from Women in Communications. In the Office of Communication/Media Relations: * University of Pittsburgh Research Review received an honorable mention in the Magapaper Category. * "Higher Education Review" received an honorable mention in the Radio Talk Show Category. In the Department of University Relations: * Law Notes was awarded […]

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Pitt's MBA program falls in Computerworld's rankings >

June 26th, 1997

Both Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University dropped in Computerworld's second annual survey of the nation's 25 top techno Master's of Business Administration programs. In the weekly newspaper's latest survey, Pitt fell from 9th to 17th, while Carnegie Mellon dropped from second to third place. Computerworld based its rankings on a poll of 3,000 corporate recruiters […]

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Clarification >

June 26th, 1997

Staff Association Council President Brian Hart, who is supervisor of the PC Center, is involved in distributing the software for Pitt's new Oracle computing system. The June 12 issue of the University Times reported that Hart is extensively involved in Pitt's switch to Oracle.

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