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Volume 28 Issue 5

Chronology of convocation center funding >

October 26th, 1995

1988 — Pennsylvania's General Assembly and governor's office authorized $30 million for a Pitt convocation center. But "authorization" doesn't mean state funds are forthcoming. Each authorized project remains unfunded, often for years, until the Commonwealth releases money specifically for it. Some authorized projects never receive state funding. October 1992 — University of Pittsburgh officials and […]

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UPJ program for students found to be boosting employee morale >

October 26th, 1995

The original idea behind the Employee-Student Partnership (ESP) program, one of two new student-assistance programs initiated this fall by Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ), was to assist entering freshmen in adjusting to college life. Under the program, UPJ staff and faculty volunteers help answer students' questions about campus procedures and services, meet with freshmen for one-on-one […]

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Pathology chair named associate vice chancellor, interim med dean >

October 26th, 1995

Pathology department chairperson George Michalopoulos has been appointed associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences and interim dean of the School of Medicine, effective Nov. 1. As interim dean, Michalopoulos will replace George Bernier, who is resigning to become dean of medicine and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas Medical Branch in […]

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Novel Johnstown campus program assigns dorm "rooms" to freshman commuters >

October 26th, 1995

Along with the Employee-Student Partnership and the Peer Assistance Leaders volunteer programs, Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) this fall also launched a third new student program. This one is exclusively for freshman commuter students. The brainchild of Jacob Stiffler, UPJ director of Housing and Residence Life, the program involves assigning dormitory space to groups of first-year […]

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Weber resigns as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement >

October 26th, 1995

VOLUME 28 NUMBER 5 OCTOBER 26, 1995 Weber resigns as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement Lawrence M. Weber re-signed as vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement Oct. 13, effective that day. The University Times could not reach Weber for comment. But in a written statement he said his decision to leave Pitt was based on his […]

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There's something for everyone at American studies conference >

October 26th, 1995

No family has played a more important role in Pittsburgh's sports history or better reflects its evolution over the past century than the Rooneys. Beginning with Art Rooney's own playing days on the sandlots of the North Side early in the century, and continuing through his purchase of the Steelers for $3,000 in the early […]

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Clarification >

October 26th, 1995

Summaries of Pitt's four Blue Cross plans, and of the University's retirement plans, will be made available on-line to Pitt employees through PITTINFO — probably by the end of January, according to the Office of Human Resources. The Oct. 12 University Times incorrectly reported that the actual Blue Cross contracts, rather than summaries, would be […]

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Looking ahead: Trustees' chair J. Wray Connolly talks about the University and the board's role in its future >

October 26th, 1995

The June 22 meeting of Pitt's Board of Trustees was J. Wray Connolly's first as chairperson of the board. It also was the last board meeting for J. Dennis O'Connor as Pitt chancellor. The timing was not coincidental. Connolly was a leading member of the trustee group that grew increasingly dissatisfied with O'Connor's job performance […]

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Report to state lists average Pitt staff salaries in four categories >

October 26th, 1995

For the first time ever, Pitt has completed a staff salary report for the state Department of Education that shows the average salaries of full-time staff in four categories: 1) executive, administrative and managerial; 2) other professional non-faculty; 3) secretarial and clerical, and 4) technical, skilled and service. The study was undertaken to comply with […]

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Should academic credentials or experience be more important in search for new Katz dean? >

October 26th, 1995

If Microsoft mastermind Bill Gates applies to be dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business (KGSB), should Pitt officials interview him? Or reject him out of hand because he lacks an advanced degree? That question arose during a pair of public hearings sponsored by the KGSB dean search committee on Oct. 12. It was […]

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