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Summer 2007
Pitt Magazine

THE BIG 220
The University of Pittsburgh’s first students were from pioneer stock—families who forged lives on an emerging frontier before there was a United States of America. Now, Pitt graduates and their accomplishments are known worldwide as the University celebrates 220 years of adventurous spirit. »

Features

ON THE EDGE

 

Contemporary composer Mathew Rosenblum, a Pitt music professor, avoided opera as a youngster, but his later encounters with jazz, rock, and experimental trends pushed his own music far beyond the ordinary, where he found something new—opera. »

ALL ABOARD
  Studying abroad not only bridges cultural gaps but also expands personal horizons by boosting confidence, improving problem-solving skills, shedding shyness, and more. These changes can be especially meaningful for those with even bigger challenges in life—students who have disabilities. »

THE WEIGHT OF CHANGE

  Many people are seeking the book, the pill, or the diet that will help them shed excess weight and leave the growing ranks of the obese. But a weight management center led by Pitt’s Madelyn Fernstrom uses a different approach to produce success stories. »
 




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