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Volume 29 Issue 13

Trustees eliminate staff, faculty, student votes on its committees >

March 6th, 1997

Faculty, staff and students serving on Board of Trustees committees can no longer vote or attend members-only executive sessions, under a plan approved by the trustees Feb. 20. Board chairperson J. Wray Connolly said the move "recognizes the need for continued faculty, staff and student input while underscoring the role of the chancellor as chief […]

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Minority enrollment up slightly despite small frosh drop >

March 6th, 1997

African-Americans made up 9.5 percent of the Pittsburgh campus undergraduate student body last fall, up from 9.2 percent in fall 1995. Total minority enrollments among Pittsburgh undergraduates also increased slightly, from 13.8 percent in fall 1995 to 14.6 percent last fall. But black and total minority entering freshman enrollments declined slightly. Last fall, they made […]

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Yunz have nothing to be ashamed of, UPJ prof says of regional speech >

March 6th, 1997

Whether it's "y'all" or "you guys" or "yunz," the English language seems desperate for a way to distinguish second person plural from second person singular, says Rodney Eatman, professor of theatre arts and speech at Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ). In the southern United States, the locals have settled on the colorful "y'all," while in the […]

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Mark Nordenberg's address on his installation as Pitt's 17th chancellor >

March 6th, 1997

Mark A. Nordenberg was formally installed as Pitt's 17th chancellor during ceremonies at the University's honors convocation on Feb. 28 in the Carnegie Music Hall. During the ceremony, Provost James Maher also presented Nordenberg with a medallion marking his designation two years ago as a Distinguished Service Professor. Following is the address Nordenberg delivered. Thank […]

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American democracy lost in 1996 election, keynote speaker says >

March 6th, 1997

Deceptive political advertising was up during the 1996 presidential campaign, press scrutiny was down — and American democracy was the loser, Founders Day keynote speaker Kathleen Hall Jamieson said. "I think we managed at the national level to run a campaign that was not as accountable or informative or as useful to democracy as it […]

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Fisher cleared by Office of Research Integrity >

March 6th, 1997

Breast cancer researcher Bernard Fisher and two other Pitt professors have been cleared of scientific misconduct charges by the federal government's Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Following an investigation that took nearly three years, the ORI concluded that Fisher, biostatistics professor Carol Redmond and adjunct research associate professor of surgery Lawrence Wickerham did not knowingly […]

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Daniel Everett >

March 6th, 1997

Truthfulness is something all good parent try to teach their child. But are there any real advantages in being truthful? Daniel Everett, chair of Pitt's linguistics department, asked the Founders Day audience. Recent research, Everett pointed out in his lecture, "Jungle Talk: Conversational Style in Amazonia," has shown that there are some very real advantages […]

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