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Volume 33 Issue 16

CHANGING FACE OF THE UNIVERSITY: $200 million worth of capital projects are under construction, in design or out for bid >

April 19th, 2001

The University's major active capital projects total more than $200 million, according to the associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management. That estimate includes projects that are under construction, in the design phase or awaiting construction bids, said Ana Guzman. In calendar year 2000, capital projects totaling more than $27 million were completed, she said. Guzman […]

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Faculty asked to grade Pitt classrooms >

April 19th, 2001

Pitt's Office of the Registrar this month distributed on-line a faculty survey on the condition of classrooms on the Pittsburgh campus. The survey, titled Classroom and Instructional Technology Questionnaire, asks faculty members to grade classrooms for comfort and amenities (heating, acoustics, lighting, chalkboard performance, cleanliness, overall quality), size and seating arrangement (number of seats versus […]

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Nationality Rooms plans ethnic artifacts auction >

April 19th, 2001

A one-of-a-kind ethnic artifacts auction will be held this month by Pitt's Nationality Rooms. The charity affair, with more than 200 items up for bid, begins with a preview at 1 p.m. followed by the auction at 2:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room. Included among the ethnic objects are […]

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No children of faculty, staff denied admission to University system >

April 19th, 2001

Of the 98 applicants for next fall's freshman class who indicated they are children of Pitt employees, none has been denied admission to at least one of the University's five campuses (although, in some cases, it may not be the campus they wanted to attend), according to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Of […]

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Disability policy expert named SHRS associate dean >

April 19th, 2001

Disability policy expert Katherine D. Seelman has been appointed associate dean of Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). Formerly director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, Seelman has worked in the domestic and international policy arena for more than 20 years. […]

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Administration will consider free bus rides for adjunct Pitt faculty >

April 19th, 2001

Senior administrators say they will consider including Pitt's thousands of volunteer faculty members among the University personnel who can ride for free on Port Authority of Allegheny County buses and light-rail vehicles. But extending the ride-for-free service to volunteer faculty (usually referred to as "adjunct" faculty) would dramatically increase Pitt's costs and probably would translate […]

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CAS teaching award winners announced >

April 19th, 2001

Four College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty members were named winners of the 2001 Tina and David Bellet CAS Teaching Excellence Awards. The annual teaching awards were established with a $200,000 donation from the Bellet family to recognize outstanding and innovative teaching in CAS. This year's winners are: George C. Bandik, Department of Chemistry; […]

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