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Volume 32 Issue 12

Staff with degrees eligible to join commencement procession >

February 17th, 2000

University staff with degrees are invited to join the procession of faculty and graduating students at the annual commencement convocation on April 30. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. at the Mellon Arena (formerly the Civic Arena). Those walking in the procession must wear academic regalia, which can be ordered from The Book Center. Prices […]

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Professorship endowed in engineering >

February 17th, 2000

Robert v.d. Luft, chairman of Entergy Corporation, has donated $500,000 to Pitt to create an endowed professorship in engineering. "Robert Luft has been a long-time, loyal supporter of the School of Engineering," said Dean Gerald Holder. "He has been a leader on our board of visitors for more than 10 years and has provided invaluable […]

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Newest law "prof" can be found on web page >

February 17th, 2000

Log on to JURIST: The Law Professors' Network (jurist.law.pitt.edu) and meet LANGDELL, the newest addition to Pitt's law "faculty." The first computer-generated audio-visual personality to be put on-line at a law school, LANGDELL introduces the JURIST legal education service in four different languages. Named after the 19th-century Harvard law professor and dean Christopher Columbus Langdell, […]

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Vacations focus on volunteering >

February 17th, 2000

The Pitt Volunteer Pool, in conjunction with the Student Volunteer Outreach program, is sponsoring two service projects this summer off the beaten track. Volunteers are invited to Santerem, Brazil, for two weeks of building a community health clinic, and Gardiner, Montana, for a week of renovating a dude ranch. An information session on the two […]

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Governor proposes 2.5% hike for Pitt >

February 17th, 2000

HARRISBURG — Pitt would receive a 2.5 percent increase in its state appropriation under a 2000-2001 budget proposed last week by Gov. Ridge. That's nearly $5.5 million less than the University requested. Pitt wants state lawmakers to increase its current $167.6 million appropriation by 5.8 percent. The University's request includes funding for three new line […]

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State wants higher 4-year graduation rate >

February 17th, 2000

HARRISBURG — As part of his proposed state budget for next year, Gov. Ridge is recommending that the state divide $6 million among Pennsylvania's public and private universities where at least 40 percent of undergraduates finish their bachelor's degrees in four years. But currently, only private schools such as Carnegie Mellon (which graduates 65 percent […]

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