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Volume 34 Issue 16

Teaching ethics: Do students benefit from adjunct faculty members' real-life experience? >

April 18th, 2002

Panelists at a recent conferences on ethics agreed that in theory professionals from the working world can add significantly to the in-class experience of students by discussing real-life events and ethical dilemmas. In practice however, the panel agreed, the system of employing adjuncts was rife with pitfalls. "Ideally, every course that touches on professional ethics […]

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MPAC: A look inside Pitt's first "green" building >

April 18th, 2002

Pitt is about to open its academic "greenhouse," with more than 150,000 gross square feet of energy-efficient offices, labs and classrooms. Over the next few months, several Pitt academic units are expected to move into the new Multi-Purpose Academic Complex (MPAC), according to Facilities Management officials, who led the University Senate plant utilization and planning […]

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Study shows almost 1/3 of non-medical faculty received raises below inflation rate last year >

April 18th, 2002

Nearly one-third of Pitt's 1,652 full-time, continuing faculty members outside the medical school got salary raises last summer below the previous year's 3.4 percent inflation rate — even though their supervisors judged that they had done not only "satisfactory" but "meritorious" work. Meanwhile, 378 of the 1,652 faculty members got raises of more than 6 […]

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Provost explains change in computer port policy >

April 18th, 2002

As the University replaces its old, "thin-wire" computer ports with new ones that will deliver billion bit-capacity service to every campus building, Pitt personnel will no longer be permitted to connect more than one computer to a port. At Senate Council on April 14, Provost James Maher cited two reasons for the University's new, one-computer-per-port […]

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Arts & Sciences faculty to review proposed curriculum reforms >

April 18th, 2002

Arts and sciences faculty will consider modified College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) general education requirements at a meeting tomorrow, 1:30-4 p.m., in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. If faculty approve the modifications and related administrative changes, the revised curriculum would apply to students entering CAS next fall. The current CAS curriculum was adopted […]

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SAC confirms members >

April 18th, 2002

The Staff Association Council (SAC) approved by voice vote new members and re-nominated members at its April 10 meeting. The members will begin serving two-year terms in July, subject to eligibility confirmation by Human Resources, ordinarily a formality. New members include: Amedeo Agresti, Admissions and Financial Aid; Christina Bennett, IACUC-Institutional Animal Care; Sean Bridges, College […]

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