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Volume 40 Issue 13

Tales From the Scales: Thomas's Promises >

March 6th, 2008

“I don’t suspect we lost much,” said Thomas’s Promises team captain Mario Browne of the Center for Minority Health as he anticipated this week’s midpoint weigh-in. The CMH team rose from an initial rank of 185th in the first week of the competition to 152nd after week 4. Their strategy for tipping the scales even […]

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Tales From the Scales: Rami's Roundies >

March 6th, 2008

The weight race team of computer science staff members from the 6th floor of Sennott Square have had mixed results so far, according to team captain Karen Dicks, who also is a Fitness for Life champion. “The team is still enthusiastic,” Dicks said. “Our team is No. 110 in the latest rankings, but since some […]

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Tales From the Scales: Team POWER >

March 6th, 2008

“We’ve had some detours — (personal pan pizzas at 3 a.m.) and distractions (50th birthday celebrations) — but this team approach is truly working very, very well for us. It’s easier to resist temptation when the consequence of giving in to temptation is letting down the team,” said Provost’s office staff member and team captain […]

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Tales From the Scales: Lori's Losers >

March 6th, 2008

Lori’s Losers, the team formed by University Senate office mates Lori Molinaro and Cindy Brendel, weren’t quite sure what to expect as they faced the scales midway through the weight race. At the end of week 4, the team was No. 88 out of 222 on the Pittsburgh campus. What was certain is that they […]

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PITT BENEFITS >

March 6th, 2008

Wellness through the Eyes of Davis Vision The University has placed an emphasis on wellness and preventive services available at no cost through the health insurance program. Likewise, members should consider wellness as it relates to vision care. Through the Davis Vision Program, eye examinations are covered annually at no additional out-of-pocket cost through a […]

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Tales From the Scales: Larry's Buff Buddies >

March 6th, 2008

Faculty and staff members at the University Center for International Studies formed a number of teams to compete in the weight race, according to Elaine Linn, assistant director of the global studies program, who is the spokesperson for Larry’s Buff Buddies. Linn and her husband, Ahmed Abdelwahab, an adjunct faculty member at UCIS, were assigned […]

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