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U of S licences California company to develop anti-epileptic compound with high royalties potential

A synthetic compound that shows singular potential for treating epilepsy and chronic pain has been discovered at the U of S and licensed to a California biopharmaceutical company for development.

1998-99 Calendar and Registration Guide to carry advertising

Faced with rising printing and mailing costs, an almost $40,000 budget cutback, and not wanting to nickel-and-dime students needlessly, the Office of the Registrar has decided to offset the costs of publishing and distributing the University Calendar and the Registration Guide through selling advertising in both these annual publications.

Registrar says U of S must increase its recruitment activity to counter declining enrolment

Enrolment at the U of S - now serving 18,627 students through its degree, certificate, and diploma programs - has been slowly decreasing over the last five years, but the majority of the University's programs remain fully subscribed.

U of S well represented in writing, publishing competitions

Professor Jim Miller's Shingwauk's Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools (U of T, 1996) has been short-listed for the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada's $1,000 Harold Adams Innis Book Prize, established to recognize excellence in research and writing.

University negotiating through agency regarding exclusive cold-beverage rights for Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola

By next February, the University hopes to conclude a contract with either Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola, giving one of these soft drink giants exclusive cold-beverage rights on campus.

HSURC awards $1.3 million to health researchers

Last week on campus, the Health Services Utilization and Research Commission (HSURC)Saskatchewan's health research granting agencyannounced about $1.3 million for University researchers working in five categories.

Ancient coinage on display in Antiquities Museum

A visit to the U of S Museum of Antiquities in the coming months will yield rich rewards. An exhibition of rare coinsdating back to 650 BC and valued at tens of thousands of dollarsis one of two special collections now on display.

Exhibit of ancient domestic, military artifacts, complements coin display

If you visit the exotic coin display, you also get to see some extraordinary artifacts that have survived from the ancient world. They constitute a kind of war and peace dichotomy.

Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists dedicate Wall of Honor to 164 men and women

Last Saturday, about 500 men and women from across Canada attended the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologist's Wall of Honor dedication ceremony in the Dr. Leo Kristjanson Atrium, in the Agriculture Building.

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