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Volume 30 Issue 1

New program to encourage prostate cancer research >

August 28th, 1997

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center has established a program to encourage the development of pilot projects in prostate cancer research. The program includes funding of up to $20,000 for up to two years, tissue and cell resources, and guidance in the development of the projects. Grants and assistance will […]

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Architects' firm sets up scholarships >

August 28th, 1997

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Hayes Large Architects/Pittsburgh has created an annual scholarship for students in Pitt's School of Education and Graduate School of Public Health. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance and research papers highlighting a student's "understanding of the importance that the quality of a built environment brings […]

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Trustees approve purchase of video replay board for Pitt Stadium >

August 28th, 1997

Fans attending Pitt home football games this season won't have to worry about turning their heads and missing a critical play, thanks to a new video replay board at Pitt Stadium. Acting for the full Board of Trustees, the property and facilities committee on July 28 approved the purchase and installation of the L.E.D. Technology […]

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14% increase = record frosh class >

August 28th, 1997

An all-time record freshman enroll- ment of 3,227 students, a 14 percent increase over last year, sent the University scrambling to increase its on-campus housing over the summer. The scramble also left Pitt embarrassed when it was discovered that neither the University nor the contractor hired to add bed-space to Sutherland Hall had obtained building […]

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Physics prof gets DOE award >

August 28th, 1997

Vittorio Paolone, associate professor of physics, has been awarded an "Outstanding Junior Investigator Award" by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Division of High Energy Physics. The award is one of only five given this year by the DOE. Such awards are given to promising non-tenured physicists who demonstrate significant contributions to high-energy physics and […]

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TIAA loses tax exemption >

August 28th, 1997

Congress giveth and Congress taketh away. While members of the House of Representatives and the Senate were patting themselves on the back for the tax cuts contained in the budget bill signed by President Clinton on Aug. 5, they also quietly were adding to the tax burden of over two million faculty and staff at […]

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ACS grant applications due Oct. 1 >

August 28th, 1997

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 1 by the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute for the American Cancer Society's (ACS) George Heckman Memorial Institutional Grants for small cancer research projects. The grants serve as seed money for promising new projects or novel ideas by junior investigators in cancer research. Awards will be made by Nov. […]

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