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Volume 35 Issue 13

To go to war against Iraq or not: Panelists present differing views >

March 6th, 2003

A highly charged discussion of a potential U.S. war with Iraq ended in an impasse last week, as the four speakers remained firmly entrenched in their positions. GSPIA professor and moderator Donald Goldstein told the audience of about 300 at the forum’s conclusion: “You came here and you’re not going to change your minds. But […]

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Honors Convocation 2003 >

March 6th, 2003

Peter J Safar, Distinguished Service Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at Pitt and a pioneer in critical care medicine, was the featured speaker at the University’s 27th annual honors convocation Feb. 28. He spoke on “Thoughts About Académe and Humanism.” Safar received an honorary doctor of science degree at the convocation ceremony, held to mark the […]

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DEPRESSION >

March 6th, 2003

Based on the way depression currently is being diagnosed and treated, it will rank second only to heart disease as a global health burden by the year 2020, researchers warned the World Bank several years ago. More than 20 percent of depressed people will attempt suicide at least once during their lifetimes and about 6 […]

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A rapidly growing health problem >

March 6th, 2003

“How many of you have a family member or a close friend who, at some point in the last 10 to 15 years, has suffered from depression?” David J. Kupfer asked Pitt trustees during their Feb. 20 meeting. Nearly all of the 42 people at the meeting table raised their hands. As recently as a […]

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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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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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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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