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Volume 30 Issue 5

JAZZ SEMINAR >

October 23rd, 1997

The Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will mark its 27th year Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 with an all-star jazz line-up and the traditional on-campus seminars, brown bag lunches and an outreach program. Performers will include, at left, pianist Patrice Rushen and, at right, saxophonist Ernie Watts. Other performers include: saxophonist and director of Pitt's […]

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PBS gets mixed reviews in 1st survey of participants >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt's Planning and Budgeting System (PBS) got mixed reviews in the first-ever survey of faculty, staff, students and administrators who serve on PBS committees at the responsibility center level. Asked to rate their committees' effectiveness on a scale of 0 (the committee has no impact on the unit's planning and budgeting) to 100 (major impact), […]

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Pitt, Local 29 officials agree on contract language >

October 23rd, 1997

Negotiators for Pitt and the union that represents 540 University custodians, grounds-keepers and food service workers agreed Tuesday on the final wording of a new contract. A spokesperson for Local 29 of the Service Employees International Union said SEIU officials hope to present the proposed contract to workers for a ratification vote next week. Pitt […]

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UPG committees working on plan >

October 23rd, 1997

Following are the committees that will work on the 12-point improvement plan laid out for Pitt's Greensburg campus by campus President Frank Cassell: * Academic council: Chair Norman Scanlon, Estry Ang, Patricia Duck, William Martin, Mark McColloch, Donald Reilly and ex officio member Frank Cassell. * Undergraduate life: Co-chairs Rick Fogle and Larry Whatule, Gerry […]

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Trustees expected to OK early retirement plan for faculty today >

October 23rd, 1997

Eligible Pitt professors would receive payment equal to 1.5 times their annual salaries, up to $125,000, under a faculty early retirement plan that the Board of Trustees is expected to approve this morning, Oct. 23. Tenured faculty members outside the medical school would qualify for the plan: * If they have completed at least 12 […]

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Pitt kicks off United Way drive >

October 23rd, 1997

Pitt's 1997 United Way campaign kicked off Oct. 15 and will continue through Nov. 26. This year's goal is $442,000. Last year, the University collected just over $421,000. "Once again, with the 1998 campaign, the University of Pittsburgh is proud to support United Way's efforts in reaching out to our neighbors in need," said Michelle […]

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CAS to discuss possible curriculum reform >

October 23rd, 1997

Amid criticism by some Pitt faculty members and trustees that the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) general education requirements are unfocused and too complex, arts and sciences professors plan to meet Nov. 4 to discuss a process and timetable for reviewing the CAS curriculum. The discussion, part of the agenda for the fall meeting […]

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