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Volume 32 Issue 16

Academia is good career choice for women, Pitt panel members say >

April 13th, 2000

For a female faculty member, success often means compromise in one's personal life, but it's a career choice that a group of Pitt faculty members wholeheartedly endorse. Last month's panel discussion, "Women and Academics," focused on the role of women in higher education. It was sponsored by Pitt's Office of Residence Life, with support from […]

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Free hearing test available by phone >

April 13th, 2000

For people who want to test their hearing, a free screening is a phone call away. The UPMC Eye and Ear Institute's Department of Audiology and Hearing Aids has established a two-minute hearing screening via recorded message that can be accessed anytime by dialing 647-2400. When individuals dial this number, a series of four tones […]

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Senate Council endorses plan to upgrade technology, speed Internet access at Pitt >

April 13th, 2000

An ambitious plan to upgrade technology and speed Internet access at Pitt was endorsed by Senate Council April 10. Under the plan, the University would spend $9.6 million during the next three years, and $1.3 million a year after that, to increase bandwidth on Pitt's computer network, install and upgrade computer ports, provide more technical […]

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Pitt schools, programs listed in annual U.S. News & World Report rankings >

April 13th, 2000

Pitt was ranked among the nation's top graduate schools in several disciplines by U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of America's best graduate schools. The magazine measures grad programs in five major disciplines (business, education, engineering, law and medicine), using objective measures, such as entering students' test scores and faculty/student ratios, and reputation ratings […]

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Books & Journals Annual Supplement >

April 13th, 2000

Books and Journals In this 29th annual edition of Books and Journals, we recognize Pitt staff and faculty who write or edit books as well as those who edit journals. Book submissions have been arranged according to school, and listed alphabetically by title. In instances of co-authored and co-edited books, the Pitt faculty or staff […]

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Long-term service >

April 13th, 2000

Philip K. Wion (right), a longtime Faculty Assembly and Senate Council member and current chairperson of the University Senate budget policies committee, was honored for outstanding service as a Senate member by President Nathan Hershey. In announcing the award at Monday's Senate Council meeting, Hershey called Wion "unfailingly courteous" (adding: "and in this group, that […]

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Assembly, Council okay plan to extend time for clinical medical faculty to earn tenure >

April 13th, 2000

Faculty Assembly and Senate Council have endorsed a proposal to extend the time it takes clinical faculty in the School of Medicine to earn tenure. Under the plan, clinical faculty would have 10 years, instead of the traditional seven years, to demonstrate their scholarly and teaching abilities. Given the growing and unpredictable hospital workloads of […]

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College of Arts & Sciences Bellet teaching award winners announced >

April 13th, 2000

Winners and nominees for the David and Tina Bellet CAS Teaching Excellence Award 2000 will be recognized at a dinner April 15 in the Masonic Temple Ballroom. Iain Campbell, associate professor, biological sciences; Barbara McCloskey, associate professor, history of art and architecture; Gordon Mitchell, assistant professor, communication; and Chandralekha Singh, lecturer, physics and astronomy, have […]

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Alcohol ban proposed for all Pitt dorms >

April 13th, 2000

Alcohol would be banned in all Pitt residence halls as early as fall 2001, if a committee of staff, faculty, administrators and student leaders has its way. The Alcohol Advisory Committee plans to ask Sharon Johnson, who begins work here July 1 as vice provost and dean of students, to propose the idea to Pitt […]

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Affirmative action award nominations due April 28 >

April 13th, 2000

April 28 is the deadline for submitting nominations for the Chancellor's Affirmative Action Award. The award is presented to the outstanding Pitt unit or individual that has made a significant contribution to affirmative action. For the purposes of the award, affirmative action is defined as "the increase of access to and full participation in all […]

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