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Volume 37 Issue 21

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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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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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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