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Volume 28 Issue 11

Consultants' report details University's strengths, weaknesses >

February 1st, 1996

Last week, Pitt released a much-awaited report by a team of five prominent educators from around the country, hired last fall to do a comprehensive review of the University. How did the review team see Pitt? On the positive side, as "an imposing, impressive institution of great quality" with a number of world-class academic programs […]

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Report describes attributes it says that University's leader should have >

February 1st, 1996

Despite low morale and widespread cynicism about Pitt's administration, the University community yearns for a chancellor it can respect and trust, the Fisher team found. But what kind of a chancellor? Unlike some universities that could get by with a mediocre leader, Pitt requires "strong, inspiring and decisive leadership" from its next chancellor to overcome […]

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The Fisher report — an overview >

February 1st, 1996

Who wrote it: A five-member team led by academic management consultant James L. Fisher, a psychologist with a doctorate from Northwestern University. Other members were: Paula P. Brownlee, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities; Peter Buchanan, president of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education; University of Minnesota President Nils Hasselmo; […]

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Committee recommends to provost ways to improve enrollment, retention of students >

February 1st, 1996

By the 1998-99 academic year, Pitt should guarantee freshmen that they can get University housing for four undergraduate years, if they want. Transfer students should be guaranteed up to two years of housing. That's one of the recommendations contained in a report, "An Action Agenda for Enhancing Undergraduate Retention," submitted to Provost James Maher by […]

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Trustees to look at relationship between UPMC, Pitt, schools of Health Sciences >

February 1st, 1996

How exactly do Pitt's six Health Sciences schools fit in — financially and structurally — with the rest of the University and with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)? To answer that question, the Board of Trustees health sciences committee plans to prepare a "white paper" report with help from UPMC administrators and Ernst […]

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UPBC awaiting answer to $100 million question >

February 1st, 1996

The University Planning and Budgeting Committee may soon get an answer to its $100 million question. Last spring, members requested a detailed accounting of how Pitt's Health Sciences schools benefit financially from their association with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System. UPMCS is a separate corporation — not a part of Pitt — that […]

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Dance marathon benefit set >

February 1st, 1996

The second annual University of Pittsburgh-Family House Dance Marathon has been scheduled for March 22-23 at the Fitzgerald Field House. The 24-hour dance will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and end at 7 p.m. on Saturday. It is open to all Pitt students, faculty and staff. Both dancers and volunteer helpers are needed. Each […]

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United Way campaign extended to Feb. 8 >

February 1st, 1996

The deadline for contributing to Pitt's 1995 United Way campaign has been extended to Feb. 8. The campaign had been scheduled to end this week, but is being extended in hopes of surpassing last year's total of $429,000. As of Jan. 26, the campaign has collected just over $401,000. The goal for the 1995 campaign […]

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CGS dean candidate list narrowed to 10 >

February 1st, 1996

The search committee for a new dean of the College of General Studies (CGS) has narrowed its list of candidates to 10. Committee chair Jack Daniel said several of the candidates recently were brought to campus for a first round of interviews and that a second round of interviews will be take place this month. […]

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Cervical, breast cancer screening available for low-income women >

February 1st, 1996

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has been awarded a contract by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide breast and cervical cancer screenings for women 50 years of age and older with low incomes who are uninsured or underinsured. The screenings, which are part of the state's Healthy-Woman 50+ Program, are offered through […]

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