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Volume 29 Issue 23

No decision yet on early retirement plan for faculty >

July 24th, 1997

Pitt's administration has not ruled out Sept. 1 as the starting date for a faculty early retirement plan, but the timing is getting tight. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg hasn't approved or rejected the plan yet, but he has said he wants the Board of Trustees' budget committee to review the proposal. However, the committee hasn't been […]

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GSPIA professor one of few to study economics of world environment >

July 24th, 1997

It is the mid-1980s. Graduate School of Public and International Affairs economist Stephen Farber is a faculty member at Louisiana State. He has just returned to Baton Rouge, La., from a backpacking trip to Colorado. Feeling great about his recent vacation, the next day Farber decides to go for a long run. He comes back […]

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Faculty salary study shows slight gains, losses at Pitt >

July 24th, 1997

Average salaries of associate and assistant professors at the Pittsburgh campus gained ground slightly since last year — while salaries of full professors and faculty librarians slipped a bit — compared with the median of salaries at other American Association of Universities (AAU) schools. The AAU is a group of North American research universities that […]

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Senate Council proposes fund to support innovative teaching >

July 24th, 1997

Senate Council has en- dorsed a proposal to create a central Pitt fund for supporting innovative teaching. The proposed Teaching Excellence Development Fund (TEDF) would allocate grants to full- and part-time faculty members — regardless of tenure status — to help them pursue "innovation and major enhancements in education," according to the proposal. TEDF would […]

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CIS begins conversion to new Microsoft software >

July 24th, 1997

Ever since Microsoft re-leased its much-bally-hooed Windows 95 two summers ago, people have been asking the University's Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS) when Pitt computer labs would convert to the new generation of Microsoft software. Well, the conversion has begun — although Pitt actually will upgrade its public computer lab machines and Ubiquitous […]

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Teaching orientation scheduled >

July 24th, 1997

The Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education and the Office of the Provost will sponsor an orientation for incoming teachers Aug. 25 and 26. The orientation will include more than 20 sessions on topics such as evaluating and responding to student writing; course and syllabus design; questioning as a teaching strategy; helping students with […]

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Members named to Senate committee studying tenure >

July 24th, 1997

Members have been named to a Fac- ulty Assembly committee that will study the status of tenure at Pitt. "Our basic mission," said committee chairperson Mark Ginsburg, "will be to examine the status of tenure within various parts of the University and to report back on whether the current proportions of tenured and tenure-stream faculty […]

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Cathedral Publishing wins international award >

July 24th, 1997

Pitt's Cathedral Publishing won the 1997 International Publishing Management Association's (IPMA) award for "Print-On-Demand Applications" among universities and colleges. The international award was presented to Stephen McGill, print manager in Central Business Services' printing services division, during IPMA's convention last month in Reno, Nev. IPMA is an organization of corporate, institution and government publishing and […]

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