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Volume 29 Issue 18

SAC reports membership for 1997-98 >

May 15th, 1997

Staff Association Council (SAC) announced its membership for the coming year at its meeting yesterday, May 14. Since the number of nominees and vacant seats were the same, there was no membership election. Because there were not enough SAC members present at yesterday's meeting to form a quorum, members will be asked to approve the […]

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Hart to step down as staff group president >

May 15th, 1997

Staff Association Council (SAC) President Brian Hart announced at SAC's May 8 spring assembly that he will be stepping down as president of that organization in June. Hart has served as SAC president the past two years. He said he will not seek another term for personal reasons that have nothing to do with the […]

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Blatt endowment is goal >

May 15th, 1997

Pitt's Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program are working to create the Genevieve Blatt Award for Summer Study Abroad, an endowment scholarship to be given annually in Blatt's memory to a graduate woman majoring in political science or law. A 1938 Pitt law school graduate and a Commonwealth Court judge, Blatt was a pioneer for […]

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Finalists announced in UPG, Katz dean searches >

May 15th, 1997

Search committees have recommended finalists to Provost James Maher for a new Greensburg campus president and a new dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration. Meanwhile, the search for a new senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences is officially underway. And Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said this week that […]

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University Senate committee to look into future of tenure at Pitt >

May 15th, 1997

Gordon MacLeod said he plans to form a new University Senate committee to study the future of tenure at Pitt and the plight of non-tenure stream faculty here, after he becomes Senate president in July. Current Senate president Keith McDuffie had pledged to appoint such a committee following a discussion of tenure issues at the […]

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3 faculty win NSF grants >

May 15th, 1997

Summer may be a time for most departments at the University to slow down a bit, but not the Office of Facilities Management. Fewer students, faculty and staff on campus means it's time to get to work on renovation and construction projects. Following is a list of projects set for this summer. The information was […]

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Van service, parking options expanded >

May 15th, 1997

The Department of Parking and Transportation has announced several changes in parking and shuttle bus/van service for the summer months. Changes include improvements to commuter vans, new van service to the Monongahela Valley and Greyhound Bus Station, and an expanded parking program. In order to make the University's van fleet more comfortable for riders, Parking […]

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Renovation, construction projects on tap during summer months >

May 15th, 1997

Summer may be a time for most departments at the University to slow down a bit, but not the Office of Facilities Management. Fewer students, faculty and staff on campus means it's time to get to work on renovation and construction projects. Following is a list of projects set for this summer. The information was […]

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Most medical center renovations planned for UPMC facilities outside of Oakland >

May 15th, 1997

Most renovations and construction projects involving University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) owned facilities this summer will be outside of Oakland at places like Braddock, South Side and Passavant hospitals. On the Pittsburgh campus the only significant UPMC projects involve the completion of a chilled water plant at Scaife Hall, and the renovation of various […]

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What does Pitt need in an FAS dean? Some faculty tell search committee what they think >

May 15th, 1997

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, Provost James Maher and five of the University's 14 current, permanent deans were recruited from the Pitt faculty. Should the next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) likewise be an insider? Professors discussed that issue and others during the May 7 open hearing sponsored by the FAS dean search […]

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