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Volume 32 Issue 11

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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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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OBITUARY: Arthur Tuden >

February 3rd, 2000

Each semester for more than three decades, Arthur Tuden introduced some 300 Pitt students to cultural anthropology. Few, if any, found the experience boring. "When I arrived here as a graduate student in 1969, I would stand outside the door of that big lecture hall in David Lawrence Hall to watch and listen to Arthur […]

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First endowed chair established in pharmacy >

February 3rd, 2000

Because Joseph Koslow never forgot the assistance he received while attending Pitt's School of Pharmacy, throughout his career he helped other aspiring pharmacists get their start. Now, even after his death, Koslow's support will continue. Gifts from his estate have created the Joseph Koslow Endowed Chair, the School of Pharmacy's first endowed chair, as well […]

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Presby wins honors for orthopaedics >

February 3rd, 2000

UPMC Presbyterian has been named among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for orthopaedic care. The awards are part of a 1999 study, "100 Top Hospitals: Orthopaedic Benchmarks for Success," conducted by HCIA Inc., a health care information company, and the Health Network, which provides consumer health information through television and the Internet. The […]

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Bradford scholarship set up >

February 3rd, 2000

The Bradford campus plans to establish a scholarship in honor of the late Elizabeth "Betty" Blaisdell to benefit adult non-traditional students. Blais-dell was Bradford's first director of continuing education. The Elizabeth B. Blaisdell Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to part-time or full-time adult students enrolled in either a degree program or a new […]

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