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Volume 29 Issue 1

Three associate deans named in arts and sciences restructuring >

August 29th, 1996

Faculty of Arts and Sci- ences (FAS) Dean Pe- ter Koehler has appointed three new associate deans as part of an ongoing restructuring of the arts and sciences administration. They replace former College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dean Mary Briscoe and FAS Graduate Studies Dean Mary Louise Soffa, who have resigned to return to […]

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Processing of new ID cards for faculty, staff to begin next month >

August 29th, 1996

Like banks when they installed ATM machines in the 1980s and supermarkets when they placed credit card machines at checkout counters a few years ago, Pitt will take a giant step toward the cashless society this fall with the new PittCard identification card. Staff from the ID Center began issuing the card on which funds […]

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GSPIA dean named >

August 29th, 1996

Carolyn Ban, a faculty member at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, has been named the new permanent dean of Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). She will assume her post Jan. 1. Ban is currently an associate professor of public administration and policy at the Rockefeller College of […]

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14 percent enrollment increase here reverses decline in big way, yields largest freshman class eve >

August 29th, 1996

A 14 percent increase in enrollment over fall 1995 has given Pitt the largest freshman class in its 209-year history. Numbers are up for both Pennsylvania residents and out-of-state students, according to figures released by the Office of the Provost. As of Aug. 22, the number of freshmen who were admitted to Pitt and paid […]

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New building, renovation plan proposed for campus >

August 29th, 1996

In April 1995, under instruc- tions from the Board of Trustees, Pitt's administration began a review of all construction and renovation projects requiring University funds. Then-Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor appointed a 15-member committee to analyze existing facilities and take a hard look at each proposed construction project, including ones previously endorsed by the administration. This […]

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The new freshmen: What they're thinking >

August 29th, 1996

Belief in extraterrestrial life. Access to the Internet. The presidential election. These are some of the topics on the minds of this year's entering freshmen at the University of Pittsburgh. Respondents to Pitt's annual survey of incoming freshmen expressed opinions on these and a variety of other topics ranging from violence on television to race […]

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Jiri Nehnevajsa >

August 29th, 1996

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 13 in Heinz Chapel for sociology professor Jiri Nehnevajsa, who died on July 31, 1996, of cancer, a few days before his 71st birthday. He had been a professor at the University since 1961 and was chairperson of sociology from 1962 to 1966 and […]

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Budget increases salary pool 3.5%: 2.5% for satisfactory performance, 1% to be used for merit increases >

August 29th, 1996

Acting for the entire Board of Trustees, the board's executive committee on July 19 approved a fiscal year 1997 budget for Pitt of $838.6 million. The budget includes an increase in the salary pool of 3.5 percent — a 2.5 percent increase for those employees satisfactorily with an additional 1.0 percent available for merit increases. […]

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