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Volume 32 Issue 11

New program offered for obsessive-compulsive patients >

February 3rd, 2000

A program offered at UPMC Health System may help adults with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) who have not had success with traditional outpatient programs. Approximately 3 percent of people have OCD. People with the disorder often experience obsessions, which are senseless thoughts, impulses or images, such as worrying about hurting others they do not really […]

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Law clinic offers help to low-, moderate-income taxpayers facing trouble with the IRS >

February 3rd, 2000

Normally, when low- and moderate-in- come taxpayers get in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the last person they turn to for help is a tax lawyer. That's because attorneys who specialize in tax law charge upwards of $300 per hour. Their clients usually are limited to organizations and individuals with huge resources (or […]

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Grant to fund programs aimed at pregnant smokers >

February 3rd, 2000

Pitt's Office of Child Development will use a grant of $30,000 to develop and implement programs designed to help pregnant women quit smoking. According to a recent Annie E. Casey Foundation study of 50 American cities, Pittsburgh ranks No. 1 in the percentage of births to mothers who smoked during pregnancy — 23.6 percent. Pittsburgh […]

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New master's programs in law studies, occupational therapy await board okay >

February 3rd, 2000

The Board of Trustees' academic affairs/ libraries committee on Jan. 20 gave preliminary approval to two new master's level programs — in occupational therapy and law studies. The programs await final approval by the full board at its Feb. 24 meeting. Neither program would require additional Pitt funding, according to proposals distributed to trustees. If […]

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UPJ plans getaway family weekend >

February 3rd, 2000

Family-oriented informal classes, performances and field trips highlight a weekend getaway this summer at Pitt's Johnstown campus June 23 – 27. Guests will stay at the UPJ Living/Learning Center. Located in a wooded setting, the center includes on-site cafeteria, exercise room, recreation lounge, sauna and laundry facilities. Each room has a private bath, telephone, microwave […]

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Discrimination lawsuit against UPJ is dropped >

February 3rd, 2000

Pitt officials have announced that a sexual and racial discrimination lawsuit against the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) and its president, filed in July 1998 by UPJ's then-director of affirmative action, was dropped late last year. Clea Hollis had filed a three-count complaint in U.S. District Court accusing UPJ President Albert Etheridge of demeaning, […]

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OBITUARY: Tamara Horowitz >

February 3rd, 2000

The first woman to chair Pitt's Department of Philosophy, Tamara Horowitz, died at her Shadyside home Jan. 30, 2000, of complications from a brain tumor. She was 49. Horowitz first came to Pitt as an Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellow in 1977-78. In 1985, she returned as a visiting assistant professor of philosophy and joined the […]

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