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Volume 32 Issue 11

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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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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