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Volume 29 Issue 13

Chemist's basic research moves closer to practical applications >

March 6th, 1997

"Isn't this a pretty one?" Pitt chemis- try professor Sanford "Sandy" Asher asked, holding up a vial containing a thick, milky, rainbow-streaked substance resembling a liquid opal. "Oh, yes," Asher repeated to himself, peering at the material under a light in his Chevron Science Center office. "That's very pretty." Cheap to produce, too, this substance. […]

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Sports medicine gets workshop funds >

March 6th, 1997

Sports medicine researchers at Pitt have received a $70,000 grant from the Foundation for Sports Medicine Education and Research to conduct a workshop on "The Role of Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control on the Management of Knee and Shoulder Conditions." The workshop is set for Aug. 22-24 at the University. Workshop participants will summarize their work […]

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For kids' sake, theatre staff member takes a big knife to 'Hamlet' >

March 6th, 1997

Susan Merriman fears that when she some- day shuffles off this mortal coil, William Shakespeare — and not St. Peter — will be guarding the gates of heaven. "And he'll ask me, 'What did you do to my play?'" Merriman says, imitating a bilious Bard. At a time when the Irish actor-director Kenneth Branagh is […]

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Freshman applications for fall running ahead of 1996 numbers >

March 6th, 1997

Pitt freshman applications for fall 1997 are running 29 percent ahead of last year's rate, up to 10,683 from 8,286 at this time last year, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the trustees. The number of freshman applications as of Feb. 13 already exceeded the final totals for the last three years — 9,455 in fall 1996, […]

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Fisher cleared by Office of Research Integrity >

March 6th, 1997

Breast cancer researcher Bernard Fisher and two other Pitt professors have been cleared of scientific misconduct charges by the federal government's Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Following an investigation that took nearly three years, the ORI concluded that Fisher, biostatistics professor Carol Redmond and adjunct research associate professor of surgery Lawrence Wickerham did not knowingly […]

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Trustees eliminate staff, faculty, student votes on its committees >

March 6th, 1997

Faculty, staff and students serving on Board of Trustees committees can no longer vote or attend members-only executive sessions, under a plan approved by the trustees Feb. 20. Board chairperson J. Wray Connolly said the move "recognizes the need for continued faculty, staff and student input while underscoring the role of the chancellor as chief […]

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Most plans expected by provost this week >

March 6th, 1997

Provost James Maher said he expects to receive long-range plans from nearly all of the Provost area schools and the four regional campuses by the end of this week. March 3 was the deadline. "About half of them [schools and campuses] actually got their plans in to my office on Monday, and they're coming in […]

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Minority enrollment up slightly despite small frosh drop >

March 6th, 1997

African-Americans made up 9.5 percent of the Pittsburgh campus undergraduate student body last fall, up from 9.2 percent in fall 1995. Total minority enrollments among Pittsburgh undergraduates also increased slightly, from 13.8 percent in fall 1995 to 14.6 percent last fall. But black and total minority entering freshman enrollments declined slightly. Last fall, they made […]

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