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Volume 33 Issue 13

Lights-camera-action: “Mothman” invades Pitt campus >

March 8th, 2001

A tall, handsome man in a long, black coat sits alone on a cold, stone bench. He appears to be lost in thought until something — a sudden chill? a paranormal presence? — startles him. He turns his head but finds he is quite alone. Alone, that is, except for a few figures he can […]

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Faculty development award set up in memory of UCSUR staff member >

March 8th, 2001

Pitt's University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has established faculty development awards in recognition of the contributions of a long-time staff member who died last year. Two awards of up to $10,000 each will be given annually to honor Steven Manners, who was a researcher and administrator at UCSUR for 26 years. At […]

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University is well received at House appropriation hearing >

March 8th, 2001

HARRISBURG — Pitt's Feb. 28 hearing before the state House of Representatives appropriations committee sounded like it was scripted by University lobbyists. Legislators praised Pitt's accomplishments in research, teaching and community service, and its contributions to regional economic growth. They lobbed softball questions enabling Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to elaborate on Pitt requests for special line […]

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Capital campaign raises $14 million since Oct. kick-off >

March 8th, 2001

The five-year "Campaign for the University of Pittsburgh" has raised $370 million so far — an increase of $14 million since the campaign was announced to the public in October. The campaign goal is to reach $500 million by June 30, 2003. Pitt campaigners expect to raise $400 million by June 30 of this year, […]

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Alumni Association details 10-year growth >

March 8th, 2001

Pitt's Alumni Association had no dues-paying members in 1990. By the year 2000, the association boasted 12,500 annual dues-paying members, 230 life members and a gleaming new alumni center in the Masonic Temple. In 1992, the Pitt Alumni Association awarded four student scholarships. Last year, it awarded 81. The association established its student recruitment program […]

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Police dept. split into 2 units >

March 8th, 2001

Pitt has split its public safety and police forces into separate departments in an efficiency improvement move, according to a Pitt official. Pitt Police Chief Deborah Furka was named director of the new Office of Public Safety. Timothy Delaney, who served as police commander, was named interim police chief. The new departmental structure, which went […]

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Proportion of tenured Pitt faculty continues to decline, report shows >

March 8th, 2001

A School of Education faculty member said the declining proportion of tenured faculty at Pitt represented "a set of missed opportunities in the past year" to reverse a trend. Mark Ginsburg, a member of the University Senate's tenure and academic freedom committee, reported on the latest faculty status statistics to Faculty Assembly Feb. 27. Citing […]

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Disabled student services notice should be part of every syllabus, Assembly urges >

March 8th, 2001

Faculty Assembly passed a resolution Feb. 27 recommending that a notification about disabled student services be included in course syllabi. Anne Medsger, chair of the Senate's anti-discriminatory policies committee, introduced the resolution after investigating a complaint by a hearing-impaired student that a professor was reluctant to make any accommodations. Medsger said the resolution was intended […]

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Metaphors are way to communicate about technology, lecturer suggests >

March 8th, 2001

In round numbers, John Gage said, humans have been communicating orally for 60,000 years; writing things down for 6,000 years; producing mass printing for 600; sending messages over distances via telegraph for 160; using computers for 50; communicating via the Internet for 30; using the Java computer language for 4 years, and creating multiform network […]

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