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Volume 35 Issue 13

Symptoms of depression >

March 6th, 2003

• Loss of energy and interest. • Diminished ability to enjoy oneself. • Decreased — or increased — sleeping or appetite. • Difficulty in concentrating; indecisiveness; slowed or fuzzy thinking. • Exaggerated feelings of sadness, hopelessness or anxiety. • Feelings of worthlessness. • Recurring thoughts about death and suicide. If most of these symptoms last […]

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Governor's budget cuts Pitt 5% >

March 6th, 2003

Gov. Ed Rendell’s proposal to cut Pitt’s state appropriation for next year by 5 percent would reduce the University’s state funding to $14 million less than it was two years ago. Combined with $8.8 million in mid-year reductions in approved state funding that Pitt has absorbed during the last two fiscal years, Rendell’s recommended 5 […]

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How to cope with depression >

March 6th, 2003

• Recognize that there may be certain times of the day when you feel better, and use that to your advantage. • Break large tasks into smaller ones; set priorities and take things one at a time; avoid taking on too much responsibility and setting overly difficult goals. • Activities such as exercise, attending sports […]

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Staff pay ranges expected to expand >

March 6th, 2003

Maximum pay ranges for staff job classifications probably will be raised in the coming fiscal year, according to the head of Human Resources. “We anticipate that the maximums of the salary ranges will increase this year, reflecting the local economy and the local competitive job market,” said Ronald Frisch, associate vice chancellor for Human Resources. “It […]

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Engineering program aims at minority, disadvantaged students >

March 6th, 2003

To help acclimate qualified minority and disadvantaged students to college life, Pitt’s School of Engineering is implementing a program that will help students attain a stronger educational background and provide them with positive role models. Sylvanus Nwosu, assistant dean for diversity at the engineering school, created the Pitt Engineering Career Access Program (PECAP). Beginning this […]

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It's Bircher vs. Metzger again in Senate election >

March 6th, 2003

The medical school’s Nicholas G. Bircher and Thomas A. Metzger of the mathematics department are going head to head again in a University Senate election. This time, the professors are running against each other for president of the Senate. Last spring, they competed for the Senate vice presidency. That election resulted in an unprecedented tie […]

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SIS gets $100,000 to develop center >

March 6th, 2003

Pitt’s School of Information Sciences has received a $100,000 grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Buhl Foundation to develop the Center for Advancement of Libraries for Learning, or CALL, under the direction of SIS Dean Ronald Larsen. CALL is an innovative education and information laboratory that will link with libraries and other educational institutions […]

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Nordenberg responds to Temple's awarding of limited same-sex partner health benefits >

March 6th, 2003

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said Temple University’s extension of health benefits to some of its employees’ same-sex partners is “probably a positive thing” but it would not be financially or politically prudent yet for Pitt to follow Temple’s lead. The chancellor’s first public comments on the Temple action came during the Feb. 20 Pitt Board of […]

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OBITUARY: Anna Marie Yurick >

March 6th, 2003

Anna Marie Yurick, an associate professor emerita in Pitt’s School of Nursing who taught here for almost 40 years, died Feb. 24, 2003, at her Murrysville home. Yurick, 67, had advanced uterine cancer and was in the intensive care unit at Shadyside Hospital until shortly before her death. Even while in Shadyside’s ICU, Yurick was […]

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Port Authority seeks more money from Pitt >

March 6th, 2003

Port Authority of Allegheny County has opened negotiations with Pitt to increase its annual fee in exchange for continued ride-for-free service for Pittsburgh campus employees and students. Pitt and the Port Authority have a renewable contract that runs until July 31, 2006. Laurie Andrews, Port Authority chief operations officer, said that the transit company advised […]

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