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Volume 33 Issue 15

Faculty Assembly okays plan for evaluation of department chairs >

April 5th, 2001

Faculty Assembly has endorsed a plan for faculty to annually evaluate their department chairpersons' job performances. "In schools or units which do not have department chairs or use other titles for administrators, the individuals to be evaluated by faculty under this policy are those academic administrators who are responsible for the annual evaluation of faculty […]

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Ballots for University Senate elections due April 20 >

April 5th, 2001

Ballots for the 2001-2002 University Senate elections are expected to be mailed to faculty this week. Ballots for officers and members of Faculty Assembly are due in the Senate office, 1234 Cathedral of Learning, by April 20. Candidates for president of the Senate are: — James H. Cassing, economics, FAS; — Lawrence A. Frolik, School […]

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U.S. News & World Report issues grad school rankings >

April 5th, 2001

Pitt was included among the nation's top graduate schools in several disciplines by U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of America's best graduate schools. The magazine measures grad programs in five major disciplines (business, education, engineering, law and medicine), using measures such as entering students' test scores and faculty/student ratios, and reputation ratings drawn […]

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Pitt sued over firing of employee >

April 5th, 2001

A long-term former employee has sued the University alleging she was fired as the result of her complaints of sexual harassment. Maria Novey was relieved of her duties as director of basketball and volleyball operations in Pitt's athletics department on March 17, 1999. She continued to draw a University salary until Aug. 31, 1999, the […]

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Carbo to step down as SIS dean >

April 5th, 2001

Toni Carbo plans to resign as dean of the School of Information Sciences (SIS), effective June 30, 2002. She will return to teaching and research as a professor in SIS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. "I've been a manager for the last 30 years and I've been working full-time since I […]

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What they're reading: Pitt faculty, staff reveal what's on their bookshelves >

April 5th, 2001

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." — Francis Bacon In the literary-gastronomic spirit of Bacon, the University Times asked some of Pitt's more voracious readers to name books they're currently devouring, as well as books that changed their lives. We also asked people […]

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Port Authority, Pitt confident "free" rides plan will be continued >

April 5th, 2001

Officials for both the University and the Port Authority of Allegheny County expect to reach an agreement to extend the ride-for-free service to Pitt I.D. holders before the current contract year ends July 31. (See related story on page 8.) Pitt is in the second year of a five-year deal that went into effect Aug. […]

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Short on funds? Try netLibrary >

April 5th, 2001

Can't afford a copy of "201 Winning Cover Letters for $100,000+ Jobs"? Failing to find that literary landmark, "Ace Your Mid-Terms and Finals"? Those and nearly 7,000 other popular books are available on-line to Pitt students, faculty and staff — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — through the University Library System's (ULS) […]

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