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Volume 30 Issue 4

More friends could mean fewer colds >

October 9th, 1997

Want to reduce your chances of getting a cold this winter? Get more involved with people – children, relatives, friends, social groups, church groups, co-workers. While it might seem as if exposure to more people is an invitation for a cold, studies by Pitt adjunct professor of psychology and psychiatry Sheldon Cohen and colleagues have […]

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Laurence M. Mann >

October 9th, 1997

Laurence M. "Larry" Mann, 47, a long-time staff employee in the Office of the Registrar, died Sept. 18, 1997, of complications from AIDS. A 1968 graduate of Latrobe Area High School, Mann graduated from Duff's Business Institute in 1969, the same year he began work at Pitt as a staff member in the Graduate School […]

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Medicine cabinet is one of worst places to store pills >

October 9th, 1997

The bathroom medicine cabinet actually is one of the worst places to keep medicine, according to Pitt's Drug Information and Pharmacoepidemiology Center (DIPC). Storing medications in the bathroom or kitchen near sources of heat and moisture, such as a sink, shower, dishwasher or stove, increases the likelihood that the medicine may be altered. According to […]

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Cottam memorial service is Oct. 22 >

October 9th, 1997

A memorial service for Richard Cottam, former professor of political science, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. in Heinz Memorial Chapel. Cottam died Aug. 29, 1997, in Montefiore University Hospital. He was 72.

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Herbs have place in modern medicine, lecturer says >

October 9th, 1997

Herbal drugs have a place in the modern medical system. That was the conclusion of Michael Flannery, director of the Lloyd Library at the University of Cincinnati, during last month's C. F. Reynolds Medical History Society lecture. With a collection of more than 200,000 volumes, the Lloyd Library is "the largest library of pharmacognosy literature […]

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Trustees give chancellor $30,000 performance bonus, offer similar bonus for 97-98 if goals are met >

October 9th, 1997

University trustees are so pleased with Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's job performance that they have awarded him a $30,000 bonus for the fiscal year that ended June 30. It's the first-ever performance bonus for a Pitt chief executive. The payment raised Norden-berg's salary to $255,000 for last year. Acting for the full Board of Trustees, the […]

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Dental medicine school reaccredited for 8 years >

October 9th, 1997

Pitt's School of Dental Medicine has been reaccredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). An ADA committee accredited all of the school's academic programs for another eight years. They include the first professional DMD program, the dental hygiene education program and all of the advanced education programs including endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and […]

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Interim Dean Daniel confident about future of General Studies >

October 9th, 1997

Rumors to the contrary, the College of General Studies (CGS) is not being absorbed by the College of Arts and Sciences. Nor is CGS closing or floundering, the college's interim dean says. "There are all of these crazy rumors about CGS being closed, merged or whatever. All of that is just junk," Jack L. Daniel […]

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