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Volume 31 Issue 1

H-P awards equipment grant to chemistry >

September 3rd, 1998

Hewlett-Packard has awarded an equipment gift valued at $191,972 to the Department of Chemistry's Center for Combinatorial Chemistry. The center is the first academic establishment in the U.S. devoted solely to combinatorial chemistry and the development of new chemical discovery technologies. Combinatorial chemistry–the rapid synthesis and screening of large "libraries" of organic compounds–is revolutionizing organic […]

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Custodians, groundskeepers sign contract, 1st in almost three years >

September 3rd, 1998

A contract between the University and union groundskeepers, custodians and other service workers was approved by union membership Aug. 25, ending a nearly three-year stalemate. According to Ken Service, Public Affairs spokesperson, the University is expected to sign the agreement soon. "We have an agreement with the union. Right now, we're just cleaning up the […]

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Pitt astrophysicists want a piece of South African telescope project >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt astrophysicists would love to join their Carnegie Mellon University colleagues in gaining regular access to the South African Large Telescope (SALT). But Pitt administrators are dubious, citing the project's multi-million dollar price tag. SALT will be the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere when completed in 2003, offering views of distant galaxies and stars […]

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Dorm proposal faces one more City Council hearing Sept. 10 >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt's proposal to build three 4-story apartment buildings in South Oakland faces one more public hearing — this one before Pittsburgh City Council Sept. 10. If City Council approves the project, Pitt plans to house 192 students, beginning in September 1999, in garden-style apartments to be built on University-owned land between South Bouquet Street and […]

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UPJ's Saylor fund continues to grow >

September 3rd, 1998

The fourth annual Paul H. Saylor Memorial Golf Tournament, held Aug. 17 at the Somerset Country Club, raised more than $21,000 for scholarships at the Johnstown campus. The money will provide financial aid for students in engineering technology. This year's contributions brought the overall total of the fund to more than $131,000, making the Saylor […]

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GSPH turns 50 >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt faculty, staff, administrators and students celebrated the Graduate School of Public Health's golden anniversary Sept. 1 with a party on the school's lawn and the unveiling of a commemorative banner. The event kicks off a year-long celebration to honor individuals who excelled in and changed the face of public health, as well as to […]

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Mattison to resign as GSPH dean, accepts March of Dimes post >

September 3rd, 1998

Donald R. Mattison, dean of the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), will leave Pitt Dec. 1 to become medical director of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He will work at the foundation's national office in White Plains, N.Y. "We were delighted to be able to get Don," said Dick Freeman, chairperson of […]

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