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Thursday, October 13th, 2016

University Senate Matters: Pitt’s changing times >

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Writing Senate Matters >

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Since at least September 1995 (as far back as the online University Times archive goes), an important way in which the faculty communicate to the wider University community has been through the Senate Matters column. Over the last several years the column, overseen by the Senate vice president, has appeared in every other issue of […]


Senate Matters: Pitt should take the lead on campus diversity >

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Senate Matters: Why the Senate matters >

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

I first became involved in Senate activities as a member of the Senate computer usage committee in 1984. I have been involved in Senate activities ever since, including as chair of the computer usage, library and plant utilization and planning committees. I also have served for nine years as an officer of the Senate, mostly […]


Senate Matters: Reflecting on life as a part-time faculty member >

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

By Lorraine Denman Nearly 10 years ago, I became the Italian language program coordinator in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures. In this non-tenure-stream (NTS) lecturer position, I oversee the four-semester Italian language course sequence, develop the curriculum for those courses, and teach two or three courses per semester. I also help […]


Senate Matters: The role of BPC >

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Robert Miewald was a beloved professor of mine when I was a graduate student. His lectures were exceptionally informative and engaging, delivered with wit and a dry sense of humor. Nonetheless, I hesitated when registering for his course in Public Budgeting and Finance in spring 1994. My trepidation was not due to any reservations about […]


Senate Matters: What I know >

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Senate Matters: Practicing what we preach >

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. —Bertrand Russell It can be said that the first wisdom of sociology is this — things are not what they seem. —Peter Berger While the first statement is perhaps not strong […]


Senate Matters: Implementing inclusive language >

Thursday, April 16th, 2015