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Volume 28 Issue 21

Scholarship to honor Lillie >

June 20th, 1996

A scholarship has been established in honor of Vernell A. Lillie, founder and director of the Kuntu Repertory Theatre and a faculty member in Pitt's Department of Africana Studies. The scholarship was arranged by Ruth Simmons, a former student of Lillie's at Phillis Wheatley High School in Houston, Tex. Simmons is currently president of Smith […]

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Katz plans conference on outsourcing in public schools >

June 20th, 1996

The Katz Graduate School of Business will host a conference on "Outsourcing the Management of Public Schools: Issues and Evidence" on July 9 in Mervis Hall. Topics to be discussed include the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing; the market for outsourcing, and the experiences of school districts that have contracted out various management functions. Incentive […]

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Engineering program honored >

June 20th, 1996

Pitt's freshman engineering program as been selected as a 1996 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award winner. Presented by the National Academic Advising Association, the award recognizes innovative practices that have resulted in the improvement of academic advising services for freshman students. Pitt's School of Engineering was selected for its "Freshman Leadership Team," which redesigned the […]

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A look at Nordenberg's academic and administrative background >

June 20th, 1996

Born in Duluth, Minn., on July 12, 1948, Mark Nordenberg graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Thiel College, Greenville, Mercer County, in 1970. As an undergraduate, Nordenberg was named to "Who's Who in American Colleges" and won the Thiel Competitive Scholarship and the Stewart Memorial Scholarship. Following graduation from Thiel, […]

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Physical therapy assistant program boosts enrollment at Titusville >

June 20th, 1996

Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT) is experiencing its largest summer enrollment ever thanks in large part to its new physical therapist assistant (PTA) program. A total of 110 students are attending classes on the campus this summer, compared to 96 last summer, according to Gerald Lazzaro, a faculty member and director of public relations. About one-third […]

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Business group aids Kevin Cecil fund >

June 20th, 1996

The Oakland Business and Civic Association (OBCA) has conducted several fund-raising events to aid Kevin Cecil, the Pitt engineering student who was shot in Oakland last summer and now faces life as a paraplegic. An OBCA golf outing on May 23 attracted more than 140 golfers who paid $75 per person to take part. An […]

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Trustees pick Nordenberg as chancellor >

June 20th, 1996

Pitt's Board of Trustees today selected Mark Nordenberg as the University's 17th chancellor. A faculty member in the School of Law since 1977, Nordenberg, 47, has been serving as interim chancellor since Aug. 1, 1995, when J. Dennis O'Connor stepped down from the post under fire from the Board of Trustees. Nordenberg was one of […]

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Grants awarded for development of computing hardware, software >

June 20th, 1996

Eight grants have been awarded to faculty members for the development of innovative computer hardware and software for advanced instructional technology at Pitt. The grants are part of a program administered by the Instructional Technologies Working Group of the Executive Committee on Academic Computing (ECAC). According to group chair David Beratan, $116,000 was budgeted this […]

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Staff, faculty voice much support for Nordenberg >

June 20th, 1996

News of Mark Nordenberg's appointment as Pitt's 17th permanent chancellor was generally greeted very favorably, even with excitement, by members of the University community. Only a few of those persons contacted by the University Times expressed reservations or concerns. University Senate President Keith McDuffie said: "I think it's very good news. He has already demonstrated […]

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