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Volume 37 Issue 21

Pitt honors million-dollar donors >

June 23rd, 2005

Pitt will honor 14 donors tomorrow, June 24, with induction into the Cathedral of Learning Society, which was established in 1999 to recognize individuals who have given lifetime gifts to the University totaling $1 million or more. The 14 new members brings the society’s total membership to 53 such donors. This year’s Cathedral of Learning […]

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RST dept. wins affirmative action award >

June 23rd, 2005

At Senate Council June 13, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg announced the winner of the annual Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award, which recognizes an individual or outstanding University program area that has made a significant contribution in affirmative action. The Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST) in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences was honored for […]

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Weddings at Heinz Chapel: What’s old, what’s new >

June 23rd, 2005

Complete the following common two-word phrase: “June ______.” The winning answer is: “June bride.” “Yes, June is still our most popular month for weddings at the chapel,” said Ronald Klebick, assistant director of Heinz Memorial Chapel, who books the weddings in (arguably) Pitt’s most beautiful setting. “But August is another very popular month now, and, […]

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Living longer & better: Aging gracefully — & healthfully >

June 23rd, 2005

Today, the vitality of a 75-year-old adult is comparable to that of a 55-year-old of two decades ago, according to Judith S. Black, medical director of senior products at Highmark. To achieve that new benchmark, older Americans must balance the goals of staying active, eating right, staying involved and taking charge of their lives. First, […]

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Living longer & better: “Oh, my aching back, knee, etc.” >

June 23rd, 2005

If your joints don’t ache today, just wait. Each day, 20 million Americans wake up (assuming they’ve been able to sleep) with joint pain from osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis. With an aging and, especially, an increasingly overweight population, that number is expected to top 70 million by 2030. More bad news: […]

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Living longer & better: Fighting those aches & pains before they start >

June 23rd, 2005

For the 70 million Americans who suffer bone or joint disease, there is no cure. So prevention and treatment are of the essence, according to Leslie Bonci, director of the nutrition program at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. “Many treatments are reactive,” she said, “but people can handle this problem pro-actively by being fit […]

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Provost explains decision to drop Semester at Sea >

June 23rd, 2005

Calling Pitt’s decision sad but necessary, Provost James V. Maher reported to rapt Senate Council members June 13 on why the University decided to end its 24-year relationship with the Semester at Sea (SAS) program. Pitt and the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), which administers Semester at Sea, reached an agreement June 9 whereby the […]

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