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Volume 27 Issue 21

GSPH's Hart elected SAC president >

June 22nd, 1995

Brian Hart, a research specialist in the Graduate School of Public Health, has been elected president of Staff Association Council (SAC) for the year beginning July 1. Hart, who joined SAC a year ago, has served as the group's representative on the last search committee for a new senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences and […]

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Faculty vote McDuffie in as Senate president; Hershey wins election as vice president >

June 22nd, 1995

Keith A. McDuffie of the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures has been elected president of the University Senate for the 1995-96 academic year. McDuffie, a full professor who chaired the department from 1975 to 1992, served once before as a Senate officer — in 1985-86, when he was vice president. As president, McDuffie will […]

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Senate office reports vote tally >

June 22nd, 1995

The Senate office does not reveal vote counts for individual Faculty Assembly members and officers. But the office reported that it received 811 valid ballots by the voting deadline of June 9, with 791 ballots cast for officers and 799 for Faculty Assembly members. Of the 785 ballots that indicated voters' affiliations, 376 were from […]

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William Grier Willis >

June 22nd, 1995

William Grier Willis, a Pitt alumnus who was a faculty member in the political science department at the University from 1942 to 1962, died June 2 at Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown, Md. He was 85. Willis directed Pitt's Institute of Local Government from 1955 until 1962, when he became vice president and […]

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Chancellor search UPDATE >

June 22nd, 1995

The search for a new chancellor for the University of Pittsburgh is now under way. This is an important and critical undertaking for our University and I am sure that there will be considerable ongoing interest in this endeavor. It is my intention, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, to keep all of you […]

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Search committee >

June 22nd, 1995

At the Board of Trustees meeting on June 22, Board Chair J.W. Connolly announced the appointment of 21 persons to the Chancellor Search Committee. Those appointed include nine trustees, seven faculty members elected by the University Senate, three deans, one Staff Association Council representative, and one University of Pittsburgh Medical Center representative. Three students — […]

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Search firm selected >

June 22nd, 1995

The firm of Korn/Ferry International, an executive search firm, has been selected by the Board of Trustees to assist the search committee in identifying prospective candidates. Korn/Ferry International, with offices in Washington, DC, and abroad, was the first firm to establish a formalized education executive search practice and is a widely respected organization.

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Economics department jumps in national ranking >

June 22nd, 1995

Pitt's Department of Economics has improved from 75th to 18th best in the nation over the past 10 years, according to an analysis by The Journal of Economic Literature. The ranking puts Pitt ahead of UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania, and just behind the University of Wisconsin and Stanford. Northwestern University was ranked No. […]

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Minority, out-of-state enrollments rising at Pitt >

June 22nd, 1995

Pitt is making progress toward its goals of enrolling more out-of-state and African-American students while becoming more selective in recruiting, according to statistics reported at the June 12 Senate Council meeting. As of May 19, the number of students from outside Pennsylvania who had been accepted as Pitt freshmen and had made tuition deposits was […]

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Tissue engineering program started >

June 22nd, 1995

The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) has begun a seed grant program to support product-driven research in tissue engineering. The program is made possible by the Ben Franklin Technology Center of Western Pennsylvania. "We are funding research projects so that they develop to a stage at which outside firms or investors become interested," said Peter […]

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