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Volume 32 Issue 11

PNC funds Katz technology center >

February 3rd, 2000

M.B.A.s at Pitt soon will have a new team-oriented technology center courtesy of PNC Bank Foundation. The Katz Graduate School of Business has received a $1.3 million cash and in-kind contribution from PNC to fund development of the PNC Team Technology Center and enhance the curriculum through involvement of PNC senior executives. The grant, which […]

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Searches for 3 administrators continue >

February 3rd, 2000

Searches for three high-level University positions, expected to be filled by July 1, are in various stages of completion. Pitt is seeking a dean of the School of Education, a vice provost and dean of students, and a director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Provost James V. Maher has asked for short-lists […]

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Head-tilting treatment for vertigo described >

February 3rd, 2000

Imagine feeling dizzy every time you looked up, reached for something above your head, bent over to tie your shoes or rolled over in bed. At least one in 1,000 adults has such a condition, called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. It may be the most common cause of vertigo. A person's first episode of the […]

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Provost outlines $9.6 million information technology initiative >

February 3rd, 2000

Provost James Maher gave an overview of a major Pitt information technology (IT) initiative at Faculty Assembly Jan. 25. A draft of the plan titled "An Information Technology Foundation for the 21st Century," was distributed last month to all University Senate committees, the Dean's Council and academic units. (See University Times, Jan. 20.) Maher asked […]

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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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