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Volume 32 Issue 12

Angry in the office? >

February 17th, 2000

Your boss is unfair. You can't stand some of the people in your office. You're constantly under deadline pressures. You feel stressed out. Stress leads to anger, which can lead to health-threatening anxiety. What should you do? Start by cultivating your "emotional intelligence," advises Clifford Cohen. "Most employees are more than intelligent enough to handle […]

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Help available for those struggling with relatives' problems of aging >

February 17th, 2000

Families taking care of Alzheimer's patients are the real heroes of this world, according to a Pitt professor of psychiatry. "It's like raising a newborn, but they're not cute, they don't grow up and they only get worse," says Jules Rosen, who holds a faculty appointment at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Rosen led a […]

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OBITUARY: George A. Jeffrey >

February 17th, 2000

The founder and first chairperson of Pitt's Department of Crystallography George A. Jeffrey died Feb. 13, 2000. He was 84. Jeffrey was educated in his native England at the University of Birmingham, earning a B.Sc. in 1936, a Ph.D. in 1939 and D.Sc. in 1953. He came to Pitt as a Fulbright visiting professor in […]

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Heart care center opens >

February 17th, 2000

UPMC Health System's Cardiovascular Institute has opened the Preventive Heart Care Center to focus on the prevention, early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease. "Cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer in the United States," said Daniel Edmundowicz, center director and assistant professor of medicine. "More than 1.5 million people will experience a heart attack […]

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Staff with degrees eligible to join commencement procession >

February 17th, 2000

University staff with degrees are invited to join the procession of faculty and graduating students at the annual commencement convocation on April 30. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. at the Mellon Arena (formerly the Civic Arena). Those walking in the procession must wear academic regalia, which can be ordered from The Book Center. Prices […]

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Professorship endowed in engineering >

February 17th, 2000

Robert v.d. Luft, chairman of Entergy Corporation, has donated $500,000 to Pitt to create an endowed professorship in engineering. "Robert Luft has been a long-time, loyal supporter of the School of Engineering," said Dean Gerald Holder. "He has been a leader on our board of visitors for more than 10 years and has provided invaluable […]

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