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Volume 28 Issue 18

Pitt hosts technology summit >

May 9th, 1996

Pitt hosted the first of four national Ernest L. Boyer Technology Summits for Educators April 29 in the Hilton Hotel, Downtown. Co-sponsored by Pitt, Carnegie Mellon University, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, WQED and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the two-day summit was expected to draw some 200 educators. Among the featured […]

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COMMENCEMENT 1996 >

May 9th, 1996

Thousands of students were transformed into alumni April 28 at the University's annual commencement ceremony. Despite the lure of a Pittsburgh Penguins playoff game on television and an unusually warm spring day, students and their families nearly filled the Civic Arena, Downtown, for the event. Sheldon Hackney, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities […]

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Katz, GSPIA dean finalists chosen >

May 9th, 1996

Search committees for new deans of the Katz Graduate School of Business and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) have submitted names of finalists to Provost James Maher. The four business dean finalists are: James B. Dworkin, associate dean of Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management; Robert Forsythe, associate dean for […]

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No word yet about raises for FY97, staff are told at assembly >

May 9th, 1996

No decision has been made yet on possible salary increases for Pitt employees in the fiscal year that begins July 1. Staff Association Council (SAC) President Brian Hart told the audience at SAC's annual spring assembly yesterday that a decision on raises cannot be made until the University learns how much money it will receive […]

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Book places Johnstown campus growth in historical context >

May 9th, 1996

It was a tough job convincing Robert Hunter, former professor of history at Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ), to write "The Evolution of a College: A Chronicle of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 1927 – 1993." Former UPJ President Frank Blackington says it took some real arm-twisting to convince Hunter, who died of cancer in […]

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For 1st time,UPJ president rejects decisions of tenure committees >

May 9th, 1996

A decision by Johnstown campus (UPJ) President Albert Etheridge to deny tenure to three faculty members has unleashed a storm of protest by other UPJ faculty members. According to UPJ Faculty Senate President Dennis McNair, faculty members are upset because Etheridge's action marks the first time that a UPJ president has denied tenure to faculty […]

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Pitt ranked 10th in amount of NIH funding >

May 9th, 1996

Pitt was one of the nation's leading recipients of support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1995, according to a report compiled by the NIH's Division of Research Grants. NIH awarded Pitt $140.1 million last year, placing the University 10th nationally among all institutions receiving NIH money. Among public universities, Pitt ranked fifth […]

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