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Volume 30 Issue 16

University to launch search for CGS dean >

April 16th, 1998

Pitt soon will begin a search for a new dean of the College of General Studies (CGS). "I hope to name a search committee by May 1, but it takes time when you're trying to work with various groups to get the committee slots filled," Provost James Maher said this week. Jack L. Daniel, vice […]

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Early retirements have physics & astronomy dept. scrambling >

April 16th, 1998

Frank Tabakin, who chairs the Department of Physics and Astronomy, woke up in a panic one morning in January. A dozen of his department's 35 full-time-equivalent professors were eligible for Pitt's new early retirement incentive program for faculty, he knew. What if most or all of them took it? Not that Tabakin hadn't considered the […]

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Posvar named president of World Society for Ekistics >

April 16th, 1998

Former Chancellor Wesley W. Posvar has been named 15th president of the World Society for Ekistics, a nonpolitical, nonreligious group that studies human patterns of living and their physical expression in the past, present and future. The society, based in Athens, is an international nongovernmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations. Posvar's term […]

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University chosen for Beckman scholars program >

April 16th, 1998

The University has been chosen as one of 20 universities nationwide to receive the 1998-99 Beckman Scholars Program award to help fund outstanding undergraduate research in biology, chemistry and engineering. Pitt will receive funds to help more than 70 undergraduate students, who will work with faculty mentors in the coming year. Funded by the Arnold […]

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Books and Journals >

April 16th, 1998

BOOKS & JOURNALS In this 27th annual edition of Books and Journals by the Faculty, we recognize Pitt faculty members who write or edit books as well as edit or co-edit journals. Book submissions have been arranged according to school, and listed alphabetically by title for easier reference. In instances of co-authored and co-edited books, […]

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Discounts available for commencement >

April 16th, 1998

Airfare and lodging discounts have been negotiated for the days before and after commencement, which will be held April 26. A 5-10 percent discount can be applied to any USAirways roundtrip airfare into Pittsburgh April 23-29. Call USAirways at (800) 334-8644 and mention "Gold File 71670413." Rooms are available April 24-26 at the Pittsburgh Marriott […]

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Managed care slows employment boom in health care industry, Pitt study shows >

April 16th, 1998

More than one of every 10 working people in the Pittsburgh region is employed in health care. But the advent of managed care and certain advances in medical practice have changed the health care industry and slowed the employment boom that characterized it in the 1980s, according to a report issued by the Health Policy […]

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Departments don't know budget repercussions of retirement plan >

April 16th, 1998

The numbers are final now. Deans and regional campus presidents know how many professors they will lose to Pitt's early retirement incentive plan for faculty. Now the question is, as education school Dean Ken Metz put it: "How much will the Provost's office return to the schools in resources to cover classes and student advisement […]

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Staff members join effort to clean up Oakland by 'adopting' a block >

April 16th, 1998

Staff Association Council (SAC) members will "adopt" South Bouquet Street as part of a city project to rid neighborhoods of trash. Members voted to participate in the project at SAC's April 8 meeting. Steve Zupcic, of Governmental Relations, will act as coordinator between SAC and the city's Adopt a Block project. The minimum requirement to […]

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