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Volume 37 Issue 21

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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Regional student fees to be raised >

June 23rd, 2005

The student affairs committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved increasing four student fees at three of the regional campuses. The fees are expected to be approved at the full board meeting on June 24. • The Pitt-Greensburg student health fee would be raised from $15 to $25 per term for full-time students effective fall […]

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ISE comments on Pitt’s SAS concerns >

June 23rd, 2005

At the June 13 Senate Council meeting, Pitt Provost James V. Maher reported on the three-year history of the deterioration of the relationship between the University and the Semester at Sea (SAS) program, administered by the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), that culminated in a June 9 separation agreement. (See related story and Pitt/ISE joint […]

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Pitt, ISE issue joint statement >

June 23rd, 2005

Joint statement by the University of Pittsburgh and the Institute for Shipboard Education concerning Semester at Sea, June 9, 2005 The Institute for Shipboard Education (“ISE”), the nonprofit 501(c)(3) that operates the Semester at Sea study-abroad program (the “program”), and the University of Pittsburgh (“University”), which provides academic credit to the program’s participants, have come […]

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$20 mill Hillman grant will fund cancer research >

June 23rd, 2005

The largest single donation ever given to Pitt and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center — $20 million from two of the Hillman family foundations — will provide start-up money for scientists to explore new areas of cancer research. The Hillman gift to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), announced June 20, also kicked […]

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Leaks prompt roof replacement at The Pete >

June 23rd, 2005

While the University is entangled in lawsuits alleging shoddy work at the three-year-old Petersen Events Center, a new $5.6 million roof project was approved by the Board of Trustees property and facilities committee yesterday, June 22. That committee has authority to approve construction projects in excess of $1 million. Work on the roof is expected […]

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