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January 24, 2002


The Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association (GPPA) has honored Robert Perloff, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and of Psychology at the Katz Graduate School of Business with a 2001 Legacy Award.

GPPA President Roseanne Hickey said the awards honor "psychologists who attend to the needs of the community and do their jobs with a willingness to share what they have and what they know for the common good."


Carolyn Ban, dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), recently assumed the presidency of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Her term of office runs through October 2002.

Founded in 1970, NASPAA is an institutional membership organization that promotes excellence in public service education.

The association includes 251 U.S. university programs in public affairs, public policy, public administration and nonprofit management. NASPAA is the professional accrediting body for the master of public administration and master of public policy degrees.

Ban has been GSPIA dean since January 1997.


Arlene G. Taylor, a professor of library and information science (LIS) in the School of Information Sciences, has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant to Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand.

Taylor will leave Feb. 9 to spend three weeks leading workshops on online cataloging and on how to teach LIS distance education courses via the Web. In addition, she will give a seminar on major trends in LIS education.

Taylor is among the first grantees under the new Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. The program offers two- to six-week grants to leading U.S. academicians and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at academic institutions in 140 countries around the world.

Taylor joined Pitt in 1993 as an associate professor in the Department of Library and Information Science.


Michael Stuckart, associate professor of anthropology and associate dean of academic affairs at Pitt's Bradford campus, has been named interim vice president and dean of academic affairs at the campus.

Stuckart will serve in the temporary post until June 2003.

The campus is waiting to name a permanent replacement until after a new campus president is appointed later this year.


Peter J. Pantuso, president and CEO of the American Bus Association, has been named to the Bradford campus advisory board for a three-year term.

Also named to the board was David E. Martin, vice president of Allegheny Coupling Co. and the DeFrees Family Foundation. Martin, who is filling an unexpired term, will serve for two years.

New ex-officio board members are Sen. Joseph B. Scarnati, R-Brockway; Donald F. "Flip" White, assistant director of education on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany (N.Y.) Reservation, and David G. Higie, director of corporate communications for the Michael Baker Corp.

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