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Volume 32 Issue 12

Angry in the office? >

February 17th, 2000

Your boss is unfair. You can't stand some of the people in your office. You're constantly under deadline pressures. You feel stressed out. Stress leads to anger, which can lead to health-threatening anxiety. What should you do? Start by cultivating your "emotional intelligence," advises Clifford Cohen. "Most employees are more than intelligent enough to handle […]

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Help available for those struggling with relatives' problems of aging >

February 17th, 2000

Families taking care of Alzheimer's patients are the real heroes of this world, according to a Pitt professor of psychiatry. "It's like raising a newborn, but they're not cute, they don't grow up and they only get worse," says Jules Rosen, who holds a faculty appointment at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Rosen led a […]

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OBITUARY: George A. Jeffrey >

February 17th, 2000

The founder and first chairperson of Pitt's Department of Crystallography George A. Jeffrey died Feb. 13, 2000. He was 84. Jeffrey was educated in his native England at the University of Birmingham, earning a B.Sc. in 1936, a Ph.D. in 1939 and D.Sc. in 1953. He came to Pitt as a Fulbright visiting professor in […]

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Governor proposes 2.5% hike for Pitt >

February 17th, 2000

HARRISBURG — Pitt would receive a 2.5 percent increase in its state appropriation under a 2000-2001 budget proposed last week by Gov. Ridge. That's nearly $5.5 million less than the University requested. Pitt wants state lawmakers to increase its current $167.6 million appropriation by 5.8 percent. The University's request includes funding for three new line […]

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Heart care center opens >

February 17th, 2000

UPMC Health System's Cardiovascular Institute has opened the Preventive Heart Care Center to focus on the prevention, early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease. "Cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer in the United States," said Daniel Edmundowicz, center director and assistant professor of medicine. "More than 1.5 million people will experience a heart attack […]

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State wants higher 4-year graduation rate >

February 17th, 2000

HARRISBURG — As part of his proposed state budget for next year, Gov. Ridge is recommending that the state divide $6 million among Pennsylvania's public and private universities where at least 40 percent of undergraduates finish their bachelor's degrees in four years. But currently, only private schools such as Carnegie Mellon (which graduates 65 percent […]

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Staff with degrees eligible to join commencement procession >

February 17th, 2000

University staff with degrees are invited to join the procession of faculty and graduating students at the annual commencement convocation on April 30. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. at the Mellon Arena (formerly the Civic Arena). Those walking in the procession must wear academic regalia, which can be ordered from The Book Center. Prices […]

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Trustees expected to outline 5-year institutional goals >

February 17th, 2000

Pitt trustees soon will unveil institutional goals for the next five years. At its Feb. 24 meeting, the Board of Trustees plans to publicly release and discuss a report, "The University of Pittsburgh, 2000-2005," which spells out areas for emphasis and improvement here. It's a follow-up to a set of goals that trustees announced in […]

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