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Volume 29 Issue 16

UPJ told to re-open vice president search >

April 17th, 1997

The committee searching for a new Johnstown campus vice president for academic affairs has opted to re-open its search next fall, after being told by Provost James Maher that its recent search failed to meet Pitt affirmative action guidelines. Maher gave UPJ the option of extending the search through the summer or re-opening it in […]

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Salman Rushdie shares insights in tightly guarded lecture on campus >

April 17th, 1997

Prior to his April 9 visit here, the last time Salman Rushdie was on the Pittsburgh campus was in 1987 for a literary conference – "in slightly less security-conscious times," the author quipped. Specifically, it was two years before the publication of Rushdie's novel "The Satanic Verses," which the fundamentalist Islamic government of Iran condemned […]

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Automated classroom scheduling expected to yield improvements >

April 17th, 1997

Countless faculty members probably have walked into a class armed with a box of chalk only to find that the classroom they have been assigned has a marker board. Others may have shown up for class carrying maps or transparencies, and then discovered that their room lacked map hooks or an overhead projector. Because some […]

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UPJ Student Affairs vice president named >

April 17th, 1997

David Rooney, former assistant vice president for Student Affairs at California State University, Sacramento, has been appointed vice president of Student Affairs at Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ). Rooney also has worked at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Arizona State and Texas Tech University. He holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and special education and a master's […]

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House votes for tuition cap with steep penalty for exceeding limit >

April 17th, 1997

When Gov. Tom Ridge recommended increasing Pitt's state appropriation by 2 percent ($2.97 million) under his proposed 1997-98 budget, University administrators complained that the amount was significantly less than what Pitt will need next year. But they thanked Ridge for proposing to increase Pitt's budget with no strings attached in the form of the state's […]

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Senate committee to examine relationship between School of Medicine and UPMCS >

April 17th, 1997

Is the academic mission of Pitt's School of Medicine compatible with the business goals of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System (UPMCS)? University Senate leaders have formed a committee of seven senior Pitt professors to examine that question. "It's not that we're assuming they [Pitt and UPMCS] are incompatible," said Senate Vice President Nathan […]

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Nominations for SAC due by noon, April 20 >

April 17th, 1997

Saturday, April 20, at noon is the deadline for nominations for membership on Pitt's Staff Association Council (SAC). The membership election is set for the May 14 SAC meeting at noon in 2M/2P56 Forbes Quadrangle. Since there are normally more vacancies on SAC than candidates, nominees are routinely appointed to a seat. SAC officers will […]

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Senate election features >

April 17th, 1997

The race for University Senate president this year features three long-time Pitt professors who represent all of the Senate's academic divisions: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), the professional schools and the Health Sciences. Keith A. McDuffie, a professor in the FAS Hispanic languages and literatures department, is running for a third consecutive one-year […]

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