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Volume 34 Issue 8

Commitment to law clinic continues, administrators insist >

December 6th, 2001

The three administrators most involved in the controversy over Pitt’s Environmental Law Clinic replied vigorously this week to a Dec. 2 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story that questioned their commitment to the clinic. In a point-by-point response published in the Post-Gazette yesterday, School of Law Dean David Herring disputed the story’s conclusion that Pitt has been “more […]

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Campus tree-trimming planned >

December 6th, 2001

In the upcoming weeks, some trees on the Cathedral of Learning lawn and in front of Trees Hall will get a pruning. The Office of Facilities Management has contracted with Davey Tree Co. for the selective trimming of the larger trees in these areas. The work will include removing structurally unsound limbs and a small […]

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Pitt student named Marshall scholar >

December 6th, 2001

Pitt senior Carrie Ann Theisen — a B. Phil. candidate and quadruple major in psychology, linguistics, philosophy and German — has been named as one of 40 Marshall Scholars nationwide for 2002, the British Embassy announced this week. Theisen is the seventh Pitt student since 1985 to win a Marshall, one of the more competitive […]

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K. Leroy Irvis room to be dedicated >

December 6th, 2001

A room that will house the personal papers of former Pennsylvania Speaker of the House K. Leroy Irvis will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. today, Dec. 6, on the first floor of Hillman Library. Irvis broke ground in 1977 when he became the first African American to serve as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of […]

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Senior administrators' pay hikes expected to be approved today >

December 6th, 2001

Pitt trustees are expected to approve pay raises today for Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and seven other University officers. The trustees' compensation committee, which is authorized to approve the salaries and fringe benefits of top Pitt officials, is scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. in 159 Cathedral of Learning. The meeting is open to the public […]

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ON PUBLISHING/Robert Perloff It's not where, but what you publish that should count >

December 6th, 2001

There is scarcely any task more important for senior faculty to undertake than the evaluation of prospective new faculty and of current, junior faculty for retention, promotion or tenure. Maintaining high quality among the professoriate will ensure the continuity of excellence in our tripartite mission of teaching, research and service. Careful evaluations of these men […]

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New policy restricts use of Trees pools by spouses & children of University faculty >

December 6th, 2001

Pitt's vice provost for Faculty Affairs is seeking "further clarification" of a policy change that bars faculty members' spouses and children from using the Trees Hall swimming pools except as part of supervised community fitness programs. Before this fall, the pools had been open — officially, if not always in practice — to faculty spouses […]

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Supplier of e-books files for bankruptcy; Pitt access should continue, Miller says >

December 6th, 2001

The company that provides e-books to Pitt and thousands of other academic libraries, netLibrary, filed for bankruptcy protection last month. But the director of Pitt's University Library System (ULS) says faculty, staff and students should retain access to the approximately 8,000 netLibrary books and monographs that they currently can read online through ULS's web site. […]

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Winners of chancellor's award for staff honored at reception >

December 6th, 2001

Five winners of the annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award for University of Pittsburgh Staff Employees were honored at the long-term staff recognition reception last week. (See pages 8 and 9 for long-term staff acknowledgments.) This year’s winners are Janet “Dolly” C. Biskup, administrative assistant in the Office of the President, Greensburg campus; Louise M. Gargis, […]

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Long-term staff honored >

December 6th, 2001

30 Years SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mary Lou Rosborough OFFICE OF THE PROVOST Madalyn E. Turner-Dickerson Josephine B. Hatley FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Eileen S. Kopchik Robert J. Muha Jen-Shew Yen Beatrice E. Grier COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES Raney M. Owens JOSEPH M. KATZ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Andrea M. Yeager SCHOOL […]

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