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Volume 30 Issue 17

COMMENCEMENT 1998 >

April 30th, 1998

It was a dark and stormy day outside the Civic Arena last Sunday — but filled with warmth and collegiality inside — as a throng of about 10,000 witnessed the University's annual conferral of degrees and the ceremonial commencement exercise. In all, the University conferred more than 5,800 degrees, including more than 400 doctorates, in […]

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UPCI gets grant to increase awareness of skin cancer >

April 30th, 1998

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has been awarded a $750,000 three-year contract by the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Cancer Control Program to increase awareness of the risk factors and preventive measures of skin cancer. Joyce Yasko, UPCI associate director for clinical and network programs and principal investigator, explained that the initiative will focus […]

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Grant enables Living-at-Home program to expand >

April 30th, 1998

UPMC Health System's Living-at-Home program has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the Birmingham Foundation, a south Pittsburgh-oriented grantmaking organization. The grant will help the program, which provides free case management for ongoing in-home care for older adults, to expand services to south Pittsburgh communities. Services will be expanded first to the South Side and […]

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Grant extends Pitt's Family Friends program >

April 30th, 1998

A grant of $25,000 will extend for 18 months Pitt's Family Friends program, which provides assistance to families whose children are diagnosed with mental illness or disorders. The grant was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest private philanthropy dedicated to improving health care through grant-giving. Family Friends recruits volunteers over the […]

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Ridge expected to sign Pitt's $158.2 million appropriation next week >

April 30th, 1998

The state General Assembly last week approved a $158.2 million appropriation for Pitt for the fiscal year beginning July 1. A spokesperson for Gov. Tom Ridge said Ridge plans to sign the appropriation into law early next week. Except for a $45,000 increase over the governor's recommendation for rural education outreach, the Pitt appropriation approved […]

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Work continues on plans for two new Nationality Rooms >

April 30th, 1998

E. Maxine Bruhns, director of the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, met in April with architects in India and Japan to discuss the future Indian and Japanese nationality classrooms, to select artifacts and to finalize plans for the design of the rooms. In New Delhi, Bruhns and Deepak Wadhwani, architect of the Indian room, […]

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