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Volume 30 Issue 7

Chemotherapy a benefit in most cases of breast cancer, new Fisher study shows >

November 20th, 1997

Results of a new study by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, combined with earlier NSABP findings, indicate that nearly all breast cancer patients could benefit from chemotherapy. The new study, led by Pitt researcher and NSABP founder Bernard Fisher, indicates that chemotherapy plus the anti-estrogen drug tamoxifen is more effective than tamoxifen […]

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Firm awarded $6 million state contract for work on Alumni Hall >

November 20th, 1997

The Pennsylvania Department of General Services has awarded a $6 million contract to the engineering and interior design firm of IKM, Inc. for renovation work on Alumni Hall. The project is part of Pitt's master space plan and is designed to provide additional space for the chemistry department located in the nearby Chevron Science Center. […]

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Local 29 votes down contract >

November 20th, 1997

Pitt custodians, grounds-keepers and food service workers represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 29 voted 203-108 last week to reject a contract that University and union negotiators had tentatively agreed on in October. "At this point, we're going to get input from our members on what they didn't like about the proposed contract […]

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Alzheimer's disease: When forgetfulness becomes a cause for real concern >

November 20th, 1997

Alzheimer's disease: When forgetfulness becomes a cause for real concern John is a 68-year-old retiree. He lives indepen- dently with his wife, still drives a car, handles the family finances, enjoys walks and lively discussions with friends, golfs at least once a week and generally performs all of the functions of a responsible adult. But […]

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Public forums set for FAS dean candidates >

November 20th, 1997

The University community can meet the semifinalists for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deanship at a series of public forums, beginning Nov. 21. Six semifinalists remained in the running for the top position in Pitt's largest school yesterday, Nov. 19. But one of the semifinalists — Wendy Wilkins, Arizona State University associate dean […]

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Pitt's Johnstown campus granted Phi Kappa Phi honor society chapter >

November 20th, 1997

Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) has been granted a Phi Kappa Phi chapter by the board of directors of that national honor society. Admission to Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only. Over the past century only 277 chapters have been established nationwide. Criteria for a college to receive a chapter includes original faculty research/scholarship, the […]

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Pitt wants some students to delay tuition payments >

November 20th, 1997

It may be a first in the history of tuition billing at Pitt: The Student Accounts office is encouraging some students to delay paying their spring tuition bills until after the official deadline, so those students can take advantage of a new federal tax break. Student Accounts estimates that nearly 11,000 undergraduates at Pitt's five […]

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Alzheimer's center needs healthy subjects >

November 20th, 1997

UPMC Health System's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is looking for men and women ages 65 and older to participate in its research program. Participants will visit the center for a physical and neurological examination, and to answer questions designed to help researchers better understand how a "normal" person functions on a day-to-day basis. The Alzheimer's […]

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Pitt cautiously optimistic despite decline in federal research funds >

November 20th, 1997

It's not all gloom and doom in Pitt's hunt for sponsored research funding — even though a growing number of researchers nationally are competing for a shrinking pool of federal research dollars, Vice Provost for Research George E. Klinzing told a University Senate committee recently. "Like most other research universities, we have seen a slight […]

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What is a good death? >

November 20th, 1997

Charlotte Bell was a Head Start teacher working in the Minneapolis area in December 1989 when she suffered a stroke and died. In a gesture of love, Bell's family placed a card bearing the photos of her students in her coffin. It was then that the trouble started. As it turned out, 20 of the […]

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