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Volume 28 Issue 13

SLIS wants to change name to School of Information Sciences >

February 29th, 1996

Faculty and administrators at the School of Library and Information Science have voted to change the school's name to the School of Information Sciences. They say the new name will more accurately reflect the school's current research and curriculum. For the change to become official, it must be approved by Pitt's senior administration. The school's […]

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Pitt squeaks past goal for United Way drive >

February 29th, 1996

It was by a whisker, but both Pitt's United Way campaign and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania surpassed their 1995 fund-raising goals. Pitt collected $415,922 during the campaign that ended on Feb. 8. The total reflects an increase of $1,263 over last year's campaign, which netted $414,659, according to figures supplied by the Office […]

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Pitt makes case for more state funds to Senate committee >

February 29th, 1996

HARRISBURG — Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the state Senate's appropriations committee on Feb. 27 that Pitt may have to raise tuition next fall beyond a proposed 3.5 percent unless the state increases its fiscal year 1996-97 subsidy to the University. Under Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget, Pitt would receive virtually no increase next year […]

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Founders Day symposium today celebrates Pitt's 209th anniversary >

February 29th, 1996

"Pittsburgh in a Global Economy" will be the theme of this year's Founders Day celebration set for today, Feb. 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the William Pitt Union. Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg will give the introductory remarks, followed by Provost James Maher, who will moderate a series of five presentations on Pittsburgh […]

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Chancellor search group hopes to reduce list soon >

February 29th, 1996

The committee searching for a new, permanent Pitt chancellor hopes to narrow its list of candidates to 14-to-16 people by March 9, committee chairperson James Roddey told his fellow trustees at last week's board meeting. Currently, 22 candidates are still formally in the running, although the committee will continue to seek out additional high-quality candidates […]

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Chemistry gets grants for van program >

February 29th, 1996

Pitt's chemistry department has received two grants totaling $20,337 in support of its chemistry van program. Part of the department's community outreach effort, the chemistry vans are mobile chemical laboratories and are used to perform experiments for school children in an effort to interest and excite them about science. A $15,000 grant from the ARCO […]

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Some Council members object so Bigelow block closing is postponed >

February 29th, 1996

Faced by criticism from City Council, Mayor Tom Murphy has decided to delay the test closing of Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. The University has sought to close that block of Bigelow Boulevard for years, citing the safety threat to students crossing the busy street. A 60-day test […]

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Center for Latin American Studies receives funding >

February 29th, 1996

Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies has received five grants and endowments to support its archaeology database, field research, graduate education and student programs. The largest of the grants is a $2.5 million commitment from The Howard Heinz Endowment to create a permanent fund for graduate education. Of the grant total, $2 million will be […]

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