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Volume 34 Issue 8

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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CGS launches workforce initiative >

December 6th, 2001

Pitt's College of Gen- eral Studies (CGS) this week announced a series of new certificate programs designed to enhance continuing education opportunities for the region's workforce. Called the Pitt Learning Solutions program, the initiative focuses on five "regional growth industry sectors" critical to the economy: health care, manufacturing, information technology, financial services, and hospitality and […]

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Counseling center grapples with increasing numbers of students with serious mental health problems >

December 6th, 2001

College counseling centers nationwide report a significant increase in the number of students with severe mental health problems, and Pitt is no exception. The trend is documented in an annual survey of counseling center directors conducted by Robert P. Gallagher, associate clinical professor in administrative and policy studies at Pitt's School of Education. The rate […]

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Counseling strategies in brief >

December 6th, 2001

During his 25 years as head of Pitt's student counseling services, Robert P. Gallagher, associate clinical professor at Pitt's School of Education, has witnessed the gamut of problems facing students. His recent research indicates that more instances of serious mental health problems have surfaced in counseling centers across the nation, forcing counselors to adjust to […]

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ADMISSIONS AT PITT: The news is good, as the quantity and quality of applicants continues to rise >

December 6th, 2001

Pitt could raise tuition next fall by 10-15 percent — or even more — and still recruit a freshman class equal to this year's in terms of academic quality, diversity and sheer numbers. But only if public colleges and universities nationwide raised their tuitions by about the same percentage. Betsy Porter, director of Admissions and […]

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As standards here go up, the list of Pitt's competitors is changing >

December 6th, 2001

The list of universities with which the Pittsburgh campus competes for undergraduates has grown more exclusive since the mid-1990s, as Pitt has raised its admissions standards and broadened its recruiting. Pitt no longer sees West Virginia University and Pennsylvania's state-owned schools as competitors, and it now considers Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne to be its only […]

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Some faculty pose the question: Could Pitt survive without state funds? >

December 6th, 2001

Could Pitt make it as a private university? Not that Pitt's administration is contemplating such a move. But professors who serve on the University Senate budget policies committee (BPC) – angered at state interference in Pitt affairs, most recently attacks by some legislators against the University's Environmental Law Clinic – asked Admissions and Financial Aid […]

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ON TEACHING: Frank Colavita >

December 6th, 2001

Frank Colavita loves teaching, especially large introductory classes. A tenured associate professor and former chair of the psychology department, he could avoid the much-maligned huge lecture classes. But Colavita, a 1997 winner of the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, not only is willing to teach the "Introduction to Psychology" class, which typically enrolls hundreds of students, […]

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