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Volume 32 Issue 11

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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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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ON TEACHING- David Y. Miller >

February 3rd, 2000

David Y. Miller always begins his "Comparative Regional Governing" course by telling his students two things: * He won't be giving them any tests. And yet… * By the end of the term, when they're filling out course evaluations and come to the question, "How hard did you work in this class compared with your […]

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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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Faculty honored for teaching research, public service efforts >

February 3rd, 2000

Winners of the Chancellor's Awards for Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service were announced this week. Teaching award recipients are: Susan A. Albrecht, of the School of Nursing's health and community systems department; L. Keith Brown, of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) anthropology department; Martin Greenberg, FAS psychology; Joanne J. Viano, Greensburg campus […]

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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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Winners of chancellor's staff award announced >

February 3rd, 2000

Five staff members were recognized at Senate Council Jan. 31 by Chancellor Mark Nordenberg as this year's winners of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence for University of Pittsburgh Staff Employees. The award honors staff who demonstrate dedication to their units and community service beyond their job responsibilities. This year's winners are Sherry Cleary, director of […]

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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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