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Volume 33 Issue 14

3 new Nationality Rooms >

March 22nd, 2001

Three more Nationality Rooms — Filipino, Turkish and Latin American/Caribbean — are in the early planning and fundraising stages, and could be dedicated as early as 2008. Among the Cathedral of Learning's 26 existing Nationality Rooms, the conception-to-completion record was set when the Indian Room opened in January 2000, eight years after initial fundraising began. […]

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Change in ID cards on Pittsburgh campus poses problems for regional staff, SAC told >

March 22nd, 2001

Staff at Pitt's regional campuses have been denied certain services enjoyed by their Pittsburgh campus counterparts, according to a Greensburg campus staff official. Nancy Young, vice president of the Greensburg campus Staff Association Council, told the Pittsburgh campus Staff Association Council (SAC) that Greensburg staff with I.D.s had been denied access to Pitt libraries and […]

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Applications, standards rising at regionals also >

March 22nd, 2001

Oakland isn't the only Pitt campus where numbers and academic credentials of freshman applicants are increasing. Freshman applications likewise are up at most of the University's four regional campuses. That includes "direct applications" from students who apply directly to a regional, as well as applications forwarded through Pitt's Options program, which encourages students rejected by […]

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Wellness Fair scheduled >

March 22nd, 2001

Health screenings, exercise demonstrations, specialized booths and free food are some of the features of the annual Wellness Fair, a free event for the Pitt community. This year's fair will be held 10-2 p.m., March 29, in the William Pitt Union. The event has grown so much over the years that the fair now is […]

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U.S. Surgeon General to address Pitt graduates >

March 22nd, 2001

David Satcher, Surgeon General of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the University's 2001 commencement ceremonies to be held on April 29 at 2 p.m. at Mellon Arena, Downtown. Satcher was sworn in as the 16th U.S. Surgeon General in February 1998. He served simultaneously in the positions of Surgeon General and […]

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Pre-registration accepted for Stargate Internet services >

March 22nd, 2001

Pitt faculty, staff and students can preregister for dial-up or high-speed DSL (digital subscriber line) Internet access service under the University's recently announced Internet service provider partnership with Stargate. (See University Times, Feb. 8.) Pitt entered an agreement with Stargate on Feb. 5. Services are expected to become available by March 31. Under this plan, […]

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Decline in numbers poses no threat to tenure, provost says >

March 22nd, 2001

The continuing decline in the proportion of tenured and tenure-stream faculty here does not threaten academic freedom, nor does it mean Pitt's administration lacks commitment to tenure, Provost James Maher told Senate Council on March 12. Responding to a report by the Senate's tenure and academic freedom committee, Maher attributed the decline to various factors, […]

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ULS gets Cultural Trust archives >

March 22nd, 2001

Pitt's University Library System has acquired the archival records of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The collection was donated by the Cultural Trust and covers the period 1984 (the first year of the trust's operations) through 1999. The records include many of the organization's office files, development plans and proposals, architectural drawings and business records spanning […]

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University Senate officer candidates announced >

March 22nd, 2001

No incumbents will be elected as University Senate officers for next year, it's safe to say. Senate President Nathan Hershey of the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) currently is serving his third consecutive term, the maximum allowed by Senate bylaws. Vice president Carol Redmond of GSPH and secretary Audrey Murrell of the business school […]

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Machining tool donated to MAC >

March 22nd, 2001

Machine tool manufacturer Agie Limited has donated a rare machining tool, one of only 14 in the world, to the Manufacturing Assistance Center at the School of Engineering for use in its training and cooperative manufacturing programs. The AGIECUT 200VHP wire EDM (electric discharge machine), valued at more than $500,000, removes metal from extremely hard […]

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