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Volume 28 Issue 2

Business and Finance reallocates $1.5 million to support initiatives >

September 14th, 1995

As part of its new five- year plan, the Office of Business and Finance will reallocate $1.5 million in funds in fiscal 1996 to support a dozen initiatives ranging from energy conservation to implementation of the University's master plan. In addition, another $300,000 will be reallocated to accommodate emergency needs likely to arise during the […]

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Turn off unnecessary lights, computers and Pitt could save $1.3 million on its electric bill >

September 14th, 1995

If members of the University community would turn off lights and computers when leaving a room and delay turning on the heat and air conditioning, they could help Pitt trim its annual electric bill by as much as 10 percent, according to Glenn Avick, director of Engineering and Construction in the Office of Facilities Management. […]

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O’Connor to leave Pitt for job at Smithsonian >

September 14th, 1995

Former Chancellor J. Dennis O’Connor will leave Pitt in January to accept the newly created job of provost of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. O’Connor will begin his new job “shortly after Jan. 1,” a Smithsonian spokesperson said. As the Smithsonian’s chief programs officer, O’Connor will be responsible for central planning, integration and oversight […]

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Survey uncovers variety of reasons for students not returning to Pitt >

September 14th, 1995

Last spring, Pitt mailed surveys to 1,169 undergraduates who had formally withdrawn or dropped out after the fall 1994 term despite being in good academic standing. The No. 1 reason the 278 respondents cited for leaving the University without finishing their degrees was "inability to afford tuition and fees." Among respondents from the College of […]

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Masonic Temple is being considered as site for Katz, CBA >

September 14th, 1995

Under plans currently being studied by the Office of Facilities Management, the Masonic Temple is being considered as the location of both Pitt's new undergraduate College of Business Administration (CBA) and the Katz Graduate School of Business. Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Tom Hussey told Senate Council's plant utilization and planning committee (PUP) on […]

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What some of the non-returning students had to say >

September 14th, 1995

The 144 comments that non-returning students wrote on their survey forms ranged from praise ("I would say that, overall, I was very satisfied with my stay at Pitt") to damnation ("Pitt is a terrible school") to ambiguity ("The University of Pittsburgh is a great educational institution. But, it is not for me.") A few students […]

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Briscoe, Soffa resign dean posts for return to teaching, research >

September 14th, 1995

The number of impending Pitt dean vacancies increased to five this month when two of the University's three arts and sciences deans — Mary L. Briscoe, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Lou Soffa, graduate studies dean in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) — announced they will resign next […]

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Music department plans concerts >

September 14th, 1995

Works spanning the career of eminent American composer Donald Martino will be featured in a concert of solo piano and chamber music, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. in Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Performing will be New York-based artists Eliza Garth, piano, violinist Rolf Schulte and clarinetist Jean Kopperud. The concert, part of the Pitt music […]

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Pitt gets grant to train Chinese educational administrators >

September 14th, 1995

Though a $400,000 Asian Development Bank grant, James Mauch and his colleagues from Pitt's Institute for International Studies in Education will work to help modernize the Chinese National Academy for Education Administration (NAEA). Pitt faculty will work cooperatively with the NAEA to select teaching equipment and resource materials. They will also advise on management issues […]

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