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Volume 31 Issue 1

Mattison to resign as GSPH dean, accepts March of Dimes post >

September 3rd, 1998

Donald R. Mattison, dean of the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), will leave Pitt Dec. 1 to become medical director of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He will work at the foundation's national office in White Plains, N.Y. "We were delighted to be able to get Don," said Dick Freeman, chairperson of […]

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Prostate cancer research funds available >

September 3rd, 1998

The Prostate and Urologic Cancer Center of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has established a program to encourage the development of pilot projects in prostate cancer. This program offers funding and tissue and cell resources as well as guidance in the development of the projects. Support for the pilot projects is available on […]

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Pitt, UPMC announce new agreement >

September 3rd, 1998

UPMC Health System has pledged more than $1 billion to the University over the next 10 years, about the same amount UPMC provided to Pitt during the last decade. The UPMC money will support Pitt clinical programs and will include "substantial" discretionary funds for promising areas of Health Sciences education and research, Pitt and UPMC […]

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Bioengineering dept. approved >

September 3rd, 1998

Culminating a decade of planning, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg has authorized the creation of the School of Engineering's seventh department, bioengineering. The department represents a trans-institutional effort with the participation of the schools of medicine and health and rehabilitation sciences. At its core is the Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering. The department's predecessor, the bioengineering program, […]

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John David Crawford >

September 3rd, 1998

John David Crawford, 44, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, died Aug. 23, 1998, at UPMC Montefiore of Burkitt's Lymphoma, a form of lymph cancer. Crawford was an internationally recognized researcher in theoretical physics, specializing in plasma physics and nonlinear dynamics. Colleagues described him as an outstanding teacher and popular lecturer […]

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H-P awards equipment grant to chemistry >

September 3rd, 1998

Hewlett-Packard has awarded an equipment gift valued at $191,972 to the Department of Chemistry's Center for Combinatorial Chemistry. The center is the first academic establishment in the U.S. devoted solely to combinatorial chemistry and the development of new chemical discovery technologies. Combinatorial chemistry–the rapid synthesis and screening of large "libraries" of organic compounds–is revolutionizing organic […]

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Mattie B. Addis >

September 3rd, 1998

Retired associate professor of social work Mattie B. Addis died Aug. 16, 1998, of complications from diabetes and congestive heart failure. She was 75. Addis graduated summa cum laude from Kentucky State College in 1944, earning a bachelor's degree in sociology and history. She completed her master's in social administration at Case Western Reserve in […]

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Pitt astrophysicists want a piece of South African telescope project >

September 3rd, 1998

Pitt astrophysicists would love to join their Carnegie Mellon University colleagues in gaining regular access to the South African Large Telescope (SALT). But Pitt administrators are dubious, citing the project's multi-million dollar price tag. SALT will be the largest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere when completed in 2003, offering views of distant galaxies and stars […]

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Johnstown's affirmative action director sues UPJ and president over race and sex discrimination >

September 3rd, 1998

The Johnstown campus's affirmative action director has sued the campus and its president, Albert Etheridge, for race and sex discrimination. UPJ Affirmative Action Director Clea Hollis, who is African American, charges Etheridge and the Johnstown campus with sex discrimination in hiring, race discrimination in employment and retaliatory harassment, deprivation of civil rights and sex discrimination […]

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UPJ's Saylor fund continues to grow >

September 3rd, 1998

The fourth annual Paul H. Saylor Memorial Golf Tournament, held Aug. 17 at the Somerset Country Club, raised more than $21,000 for scholarships at the Johnstown campus. The money will provide financial aid for students in engineering technology. This year's contributions brought the overall total of the fund to more than $131,000, making the Saylor […]

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