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Volume 37 Issue 16

Free head/neck cancer screenings offered >

April 14th, 2005

UPMC will host free head and neck cancer screenings, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 15, at the Eye and Ear Institute, third floor, 203 Lothrop St. The event will coincide with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. In 2005, more than 65,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with oral, head or neck cancers […]

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Shields named Titusville president >

April 14th, 2005

Pitt alumnus William A. Shields, acting president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI), has been named president of the Titusville campus, effective Aug. 1. He succeeds Michael A. Worman, UPT president for 17 years, who is retiring. Shields is no stranger to Pitt’s regional campuses. He served as interim president of the […]

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Obituary: Walter P. Cummins >

April 14th, 2005

Walter P. Cummins, long-time assistant football coach and assistant athletics director here, died April 1, 2005, of congestive heart failure. He was 81. Cummins served as an assistant football coach under three different head coaches from 1951 to 1966, coaching four first-team All-Americans and 32 National Football League draft picks. He then served as an […]

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A twist: Retiree gives gifts to her staff >

April 14th, 2005

Usually it’s the retiree who gets the gifts. But when Pat Warnick, director of Pitt’s Student Payment Center retired last month after 39 years at Pitt, she was the one giving the gifts. Three years ago, in anticipation of her retirement, Warnick took up oil painting. “I had made up my mind that if I […]

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Obituary: Robert Rapp >

April 14th, 2005

Former chair of Pitt’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry professor emeritus Robert Rapp died April 6, 2005, from complications of multiple sclerosis. He was 75. A pioneer in pediatric dentistry, Rapp authored the 1978 book, “A Color Atlas of Clinical Conditions in Pedodontics,” which was translated into at least seven languages. “That book presented a reference […]

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Books, Journals & More – A Closer Look: Marcus Rediker >

April 14th, 2005

Lashings, torture and killings were common on the ships that lapped up riches on trade routes traversing the high seas of the Atlantic in the 18th century. A favorite discipline tool of ship officers was the cat-o’-nine-tails or simply “the cat”: a whip with nine leather lashes designed to tear a man’s flesh. After a […]

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Obituary: William E. Coles Jr. >

April 14th, 2005

Retired professor of English William E. Coles Jr. died March 21, 2005. He was 73. A composition teacher here until 1998, Coles’s work touched hundreds of thousands of college and high school writers across the country, according to David Bartholomae, professor and chair of the English department. “He was one of the most brilliant and […]

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Books, Journals & More supplement >

April 14th, 2005

This annual University Times supplement recognizes faculty and staff who have written and edited books, as well as those whose efforts have extended into other areas, such as CDs, electronic publications, art exhibitions, plays and musical compositions. We regret that space constraints prohibit including other kinds of publications/creative endeavors. At the suggestion of a faculty […]

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