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Volume 39 Issue 12

Drue Heinz lit prize winner announced >

February 22nd, 2007

The 27th annual Drue Heinz Literature Prize was awarded to Kirk Nesset for his manuscript, “Paradise Road.” The winning submission was chosen by author Hilary Masters from nearly 300 entries and will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press this fall. Nesset, who teaches creative writing and literature at Allegheny College, said the stories […]

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UPMC reports 15% gain >

February 22nd, 2007

Driven by growing patient volumes, higher insurance services membership and a strong investment portfolio, UPMC reported a 15 percent gain in total revenue, to a record $3.3 billion, for the six months ending Dec. 31. Excess margin — or margin from operations and investment activity — rose 52 percent to $342 million. UPMC added the […]

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PSC gets grant to aid science teachers >

February 22nd, 2007

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint project of Pitt, Carnegie Mellon and the Westinghouse Electric Corp., has received $150,000 from the Heinz Endowments education program to help prepare area high school science teachers to use modeling and simulation tools in the classroom. The program, computation and science for teachers (CAST), will use the computational […]

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7 staffers win annual chancellor's awards >

February 22nd, 2007

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has named the recipients of the 2007 chancellor’s awards for staff excellence in service to the University and the community. The service awards, open to all classified and union full- and part-time staff members who have been employed at the University for at least five years, are the highest awards that […]

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Alzheimer's disease seed money available >

February 22nd, 2007

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) seed monies grant program is seeking proposals for pilot grants to stimulate new research relevant to Alzheimer’s disease. Research proposals can range from basic science to psychosocial in methodology, with priority given to novel approaches.Research may involve humans, animals or in vitro studies. The ADRC patient registry and database […]

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6 faculty honored with chancellor's awards >

February 22nd, 2007

Winners of the 2007 chancellor’s distinguished research and public service awards for faculty were announced last week. Each faculty honoree will receive a $2,000 cash prize. In addition, each research award winner will receive a $3,000 grant to support his or her research, and the public service honoree will receive a $3,000 grant to support […]

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Conflict of interest filing season begins >

February 22nd, 2007

The University’s annual conflict of interest (COI) filing season has begun. Information on how to file and who must file is available in Provost James V. Maher and Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran’s Feb. 15 memorandum, available online at www.rcco.pitt.edu/coi/. The site also offers information on supervisors’ responsibilities in managing potential conflicts. COI disclosures must […]

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