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Volume 35 Issue 2

Bioinformatics consortium for cancer research funded >

September 12th, 2002

The Pennsylvania Cancer Alliance (PCA), a group of six cancer institutes in the state, has been awarded $5.5 million by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to create a bioinformatics consortium for cancer research. The consortium is expected to help establish Pennsylvania as a leader in translational cancer research and technology and foster new understanding of […]

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Sept. 20 is deadline for Senate ballots >

September 12th, 2002

Sept. 20 is the deadline for returning ballots in the runoff election for vice president of the University Senate. Voting in last spring's election for Senate officers resulted in an unprecedented tie in the vice presidential race between incumbent Thomas A. Metzger, of mathematics, and the medical school's Nicholas G. Bircher. Ballots for the runoff […]

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Close gap between Pitt faculty pay & AAU average salaries >

September 12th, 2002

As Pitt prepares its state appropriation request for the next fiscal year, a University Senate committee is once again calling on the administration to close the gap between professors' salaries here and the average faculty pay among Pitt's fellow members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In a Sept. 6 letter to Chancellor Mark […]

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A glitch in your travel plans? Semester at Sea dean can top it >

September 12th, 2002

Imagine being hired as dean of a new college where the curriculum focuses on Europe and the Mediterranean. You have one year to recruit a faculty. Before you can even begin recruiting, however, your bosses tell you the curriculum has undergone a sea change. Now, your assignment is to recruit Pacific Rim specialists. No problem. […]

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Revised SAT will remain just one part of admissions puzzle at Pitt >

September 12th, 2002

In June, the College Board unveiled plans for a retooled SAT that the board says will better reflect what students learn in high school. Beginning in spring 2005, the test will include a writing section, new reading questions and more advanced mathematics. "The College Board says the changes will relate more closely to high school […]

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Grant funds expansion of geriatric program offerings >

September 12th, 2002

The Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania (GEC/PA), headquartered at Pitt's Center for Social and Urban Research, has received a five-year, $2.1 million federal grant to expand its activities and program offerings. The grant will be used to: * Improve the training of health professionals in geriatrics; * Develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment […]

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Gene regulation expert to receive Dickson prize >

September 12th, 2002

C. David Allis, known for his groundbreaking studies in gene regulation, will receive the 2002 Dickson Prize in Medicine during Science2002 — Synergy in Science, a three-day showcase of research Sept. 18-20 at Pitt. He will deliver the Dickson Prize lecture, "Translating the Histone Code: A Tale of Tails," at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 18, in […]

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