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Volume 29 Issue 14

Zoffer to chair Health Sciences search group >

March 20th, 1997

HJ. Zoffer, dean emeritus of the Katz Graduate School of Business, will chair the search for a new senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences. "Jerry brings to everything that he does high levels of energy, enthusiasm and organization as well as a recruiter's touch," Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told Senate Council March 17. "I'm very glad […]

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Annual report on University faculty salaries released >

March 20th, 1997

Pitt's Office of Institutional Research (OIR) released its annual Faculty Salary Increase Report last week. And, as usual, the numbers require some explanation. For example: Every Pitt school (except the medical school, which has its own salary raise policy) received a 3.5 percent increase in salary funds for the current fiscal year — 2.5 percent […]

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Upcoming SAC events announced >

March 20th, 1997

A number of upcoming events of interest to the University community were announced at Staff Association Council's (SAC) March 12 meeting. They include: * The annual Wellness Fair on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. The fair will include aerobic, fitness boxing and dance demonstrations, and […]

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Earlier than usual okay of state budget & appropriation expected >

March 20th, 1997

Will Republican Gov. Tom Ridge and the Republican-dominated General Assembly agree on a 1997-98 budget in record time? The state's fiscal year (like Pitt's) begins July 1, although budget negotiations have been known to drag on into the autumn. This year, though, Harrisburg observers are predicting that the legislature will approve Ridge's uncontroversial, a-little-something-for-everyone budget […]

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UPB prof using 45,600 Hostess cupcakes to teach — art history?? >

March 20th, 1997

What do the pyramids of ancient Egypt, an apple on a podium by Yoko Ono and Pope Julius II's support of Michelangelo during the Renaissance have in common? The answer will be on display in the gallery of Hanley Library on Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) for one week beginning March 24. It will appear in […]

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ECAC, ITSC, CUC: Pitt needs to clearly delineate duties of its various computer committees >

March 20th, 1997

How does the Executive Committee Academic Computing (ECAC) relate to the Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC)? And how do they both fit in with the University Senate computer usage committee (CUC)? Pitt needs to more clearly delineate the duties of its alphabet soup of computing committees, subcommittees and working groups, according to some faculty members […]

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Two University publications win awards >

March 20th, 1997

Two Pitt publications have received 1997 Renaissance Awards from the Pittsburgh chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Pitt Magazine received an Award of Excellence (first place) in the External Publications/three or more colors category, and University of Pittsburgh Research Review received a Merit Award (second place) in the External Publications/one- to two-color category. […]

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