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Volume 29 Issue 13

Sports medicine gets workshop funds >

March 6th, 1997

Sports medicine researchers at Pitt have received a $70,000 grant from the Foundation for Sports Medicine Education and Research to conduct a workshop on "The Role of Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control on the Management of Knee and Shoulder Conditions." The workshop is set for Aug. 22-24 at the University. Workshop participants will summarize their work […]

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Freshman applications for fall running ahead of 1996 numbers >

March 6th, 1997

Pitt freshman applications for fall 1997 are running 29 percent ahead of last year's rate, up to 10,683 from 8,286 at this time last year, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the trustees. The number of freshman applications as of Feb. 13 already exceeded the final totals for the last three years — 9,455 in fall 1996, […]

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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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