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Volume 29 Issue 1

New faculty info fair, teaching workshops scheduled for Aug. 30 >

August 29th, 1996

The Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) will present a series of teaching workshops and an information fair for new faculty tomorrow, Aug. 30, in the William Pitt Union (WPU) and Forbes Quadrangle. Both the workshops and the fair are free. The workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., followed by […]

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Koehler to resign as dean of FAS in two years >

August 29th, 1996

Peter F. M. Koehler will resign as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) in 1998 to become a full-time, tenured professor in physics and astronomy. Koehler, 58, said he determined the timing of his resignation, as well as details of his future as a teacher and researcher here, during an Aug. 22 […]

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Dean's evaluation: a somewhat mixed review >

August 29th, 1996

Is Faculty of Arts and Sci- ences (FAS) Dean Peter Koehler a great asset to Pitt? A Solomon-like arbiter of tenure and promotion cases? A good listener? Or is Koehler a poor communicator? A procrastinator? A micro-manager? Those were among the extreme opinions gathered by a committee of FAS professors who participated in a review […]

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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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