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Volume 30 Issue 17

Race for the Cure >

April 30th, 1998

On Sunday, April 26, Sue Harkins, for the past five years director of the College Connections program in Arts and Sciences, attended Pitt's commencement ceremony and received the hood symbolic of her doctorate in higher education administration, directly behind her alphabetically arranged husband, Bob (Gerald Robert Harkins, director of Pitt's Parking, Transportation and Services), who […]

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Pitt signs on as sponsor of Race for the Cure; volunteers sought >

April 30th, 1998

The sixth annual Race for the Cure will be held Sunday, May 10, in Schenley Park starting at 8:30 a.m. The race, the largest in western Pennsylvania, attracting some 14,000 runners and walkers last year, benefits breast cancer screening, education, research and treatment. This year, the University will be a full sponsor, providing space in […]

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Iowa writer wins Drue Heinz Literature Prize >

April 30th, 1998

Barbara Croft, a native Iowan with a long list of writing-related credentials, has won the 18th annual Drue Heinz Literature Prize. "Necessary Fictions," Croft's collection of three short stories and one novella, was chosen from among 224 entries to the contest, which is open to published writers. The prize, established and endowed by Drue Heinz, […]

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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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