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Volume 40 Issue 11

Tales From the Scales: Rami's Roundees >

February 7th, 2008

Staff members on the 6th floor of Sennott Square are “enthusiastic and ready to go” in the University’s just-launched MyHealth Weight Race, according to Karen Dicks. Dicks, who is a Fitness for Life champion, spoke for her team of five staff members in the Department of Computer Science. Although she’s a comparative newcomer to the […]

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Tales From the Scales: Team POWER >

February 7th, 2008

Five women who work on the 8th floor of the Cathedral of Learning have joined forces on a weight race team. Provost’s office staff members Susan Borowski, Mary Anne Davis, Tonya LaRue Holloman and team captain Kit Ayars, as well as Joyce McDonald of the Center for Philosophy of Science, are meeting weekly to encourage […]

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Tales From the Scales: Larry's Buff Buddies >

February 7th, 2008

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) had about 40 people sign up for the MyHealth Weight Race. Elaine Linn, assistant director of the global studies program, was assigned to “Larry’s Buff Buddies,” named for UCIS director Larry Feick. Her team comprises three women (one faculty member who also is a program director and two […]

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Tales From the Scales: Lori's Losers >

February 7th, 2008

“Hey, Chubby, want to join our team?” isn’t exactly the most inviting opening line when trying to put together a weight race team, Cindy Brendel admitted. So, when she and fellow University Senate office staffer Lori Molinaro decided to form a team, they aimed to add people they already knew. Since the Senate office is […]

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Pitt didn't discriminate against former employee, judge rules >

February 7th, 2008

A federal judge has found for Pitt in a discrimination lawsuit filed in July 2006 by a former employee. Judge Terrence F. McVerry of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled Jan. 25 that Pitt had not discriminated on the basis of race against Deborah M. Furka, former director of […]

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Staff, faculty tapped for science center awards >

February 7th, 2008

Pitt will be well represented at the 12th annual Carnegie Science Center awards presentation, set for May 9. Last week, the Science Center announced this year’s winners of its Awards for Excellence, which recognize and promote outstanding science and technology achievements in western Pennsylvania. Pitt affiliates who will receive awards are: • Stephen F. Badylak, […]

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