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Volume 33 Issue 6

Forget the gimmicks and cut down on the amount you eat if you really want to shed those pounds >

November 9th, 2000

The bad news for those trying to lose weight: * Skipping meals doesn't work; * Fad diets and diet supplements don't work (and even may be dangerous); * Gimmicks like "staplepuncture" and "slimming soles" don't work. The good news is that for the committed person there are sensible steps to take that will result in […]

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PNC funds chair at Katz >

November 9th, 2000

A $1.5 million gift from The PNC Foundation to Pitt's Katz Graduate School of Business will be used to establish the Thomas H. O'Brien Chair in Business Administration. The faculty member selected to hold the chair is expected to be a nationally recognized expert in the fields of strategic management and organizational behavior. The O'Brien […]

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Opera star honored at UPB >

November 9th, 2000

Bradford campus President Richard McDowell bestowed the Presidential Medal of Distinction on opera star Marilyn Horne last month. Horne is a native of Bradford. The presidential medal recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the campus and the broader community either by advancing higher education or by fostering values important to higher education. […]

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Boyers' grant establishes chair in biological sciences >

November 9th, 2000

Pitt has received a $1.5 million gift from an alumnus and his wife to establish an endowed chair in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Herbert W. and Grace Boyer Chair in Molecular Biology will be used to support an outstanding faculty member in the field of post-genomic molecular biology. Herbert Boyer, co-founder of Genentech, […]

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Staff group hears report on credit union services >

November 9th, 2000

Staff Association Council (SAC) affirmed committee leaders and heard a report from a local credit union manager at its monthly meeting yesterday, Nov. 8. Affirmed SAC committee chairs and co-chairs are: Carol F. Hodgkiss and Susan E. Johnson (benefits); William Gerhardt and Pamela Scears (communications); Elizabeth A. Homonai and Irene Marinakos (elections); Ellen K. Baylis […]

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Engineering center gets $500,000 from Dominion >

November 9th, 2000

Dominion, the energy company formed by the merger of Dominion Resources and Consolidated Natural Gas Company, has donated $500,000 to the Dominion Center for Environment and Energy at Pitt's School of Engineering. The center was dedicated formally and renamed Nov. 3 by Thomas E. Capps, Dominion's chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Pitt Chancellor […]

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