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Volume 35 Issue 8

How to enjoy holiday food and still eat healthy >

December 5th, 2002

It's possible to enjoy the tempting food offerings of the holiday season and still eat healthy, according to a nationally recognized UPMC Health System weight management expert. Madelyn Fernstrom is the director of the UPMC Health System Weight Management Center and associate director, UPMC Nutrition Center in Pittsburgh. She also is an associate professor of […]

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Pitt expected to be hub of Senior Olympics games >

December 5th, 2002

Pitt's Petersen Events Center is expected to be the hub for the 2005 Summer National Senior Games — the Senior Olympics — which organizers predict will draw 12,000 athletes aged 50 and older to compete in 18 sports ranging from horseshoes to high jumping. The games are set for June 3-18, 2005. The Petersen Center […]

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Recommendations made to improve Pitt's planning and budget system >

December 5th, 2002

The University Planning and Budgeting System (UPBS) still has its problems, according to the latest evaluation of the 10-year-old system. Surveys of the full Pitt faculty — as well as administrators, faculty, staff and students who serve on system committees — found that many people here don't know about UPBS and its activities, and some […]

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A sampling of comments on Pitt's planning and budgeting system >

December 5th, 2002

Of the 700-plus faculty and staff members who returned questionnaires evaluating the University's planning and budgeting system (UPBS), 67 accepted the questionnaire's invitation to add written comments. Of the 67 who wrote out remarks, only three made clearly positive comments: "It is working effectively in my department and school. Bilateral communication occurs through our department […]

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Pitt enrollment continues to climb >

December 5th, 2002

Total enrollment at Pitt has increased for the sixth straight year — 34,003 students are enrolled for the fall 2002 term, an increase of 459 (1.4 percent) over last fall, according to figures released by the University this week. Since fall 1996, Pitt's total enrollment has grown by 2,608 students (8.3 percent). Graduate and first […]

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Number of applicants likely to set record >

December 5th, 2002

The number of students applying to be freshmen at the Pittsburgh campus in fall 2003 probably will exceed 20,000 — topping the current record of 15,888 freshman applications, set last year — according to projections by Pitt's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Office director Betsy A. Porter said: "As we're looking to slightly reduce […]

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Volunteer Pool sponsors holiday gift drive for Family Houses >

December 5th, 2002

What did members of Pitt's community do some 3,700 times this year? They volunteered for Pitt's Volunteer Pool activities. According to Gwen Watkins, interim Volunteer Pool coordinator, 3,756 volunteers participated in 45 projects in 2002. Watkins said 1,160 volunteers, including 300-plus who took part in Pitt's annual Day of Caring events, gave their time for […]

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