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Volume 32 Issue 11

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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Dental search committee told of support for school >

February 3rd, 2000

On Tuesday, as Pitt launched the search for a new dean of the School of Dental Medicine, the University's chief academic officer for the Health Sciences made an unequivocal statement of support for the school. In giving the search committee its formal charge, Pitt Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and medical school Dean Arthur […]

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UPJ plans getaway family weekend >

February 3rd, 2000

Family-oriented informal classes, performances and field trips highlight a weekend getaway this summer at Pitt's Johnstown campus June 23 – 27. Guests will stay at the UPJ Living/Learning Center. Located in a wooded setting, the center includes on-site cafeteria, exercise room, recreation lounge, sauna and laundry facilities. Each room has a private bath, telephone, microwave […]

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ULS faculty group wants health benefits for same-sex partners of employees >

February 3rd, 2000

The University Library System (ULS) faculty organization has joined a number of other campus groups in urging Pitt to extend health benefits to same-sex partners of faculty and staff. By a mail ballot, the ULS Faculty Assembly voted 26-7 (with 5 abstentions) last month to approve a statement that calls Pitt's current health benefits policy […]

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Searches for 3 administrators continue >

February 3rd, 2000

Searches for three high-level University positions, expected to be filled by July 1, are in various stages of completion. Pitt is seeking a dean of the School of Education, a vice provost and dean of students, and a director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Provost James V. Maher has asked for short-lists […]

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Provost outlines $9.6 million information technology initiative >

February 3rd, 2000

Provost James Maher gave an overview of a major Pitt information technology (IT) initiative at Faculty Assembly Jan. 25. A draft of the plan titled "An Information Technology Foundation for the 21st Century," was distributed last month to all University Senate committees, the Dean's Council and academic units. (See University Times, Jan. 20.) Maher asked […]

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