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Volume 37 Issue 22

Capital campaign tops $800 million >

July 7th, 2005

Pitt has topped the $800 million mark in its $1 billion capital campaign. Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg announced the milestone at the June 24 Board of Trustees meeting, as part of his summary of the University’s accomplishments since 1995, when he was named interim chancellor (and later chancellor). The fundraising effort hopes to raise $1 […]

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Four new trustees elected to board >

July 7th, 2005

Pitt’s Board of Trustees re-elected as chair Ralph J. Cappy, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, for a one-year term. The board also elected four new members and re-elected eight members at its June 24 meeting. In addition, Cappy announced the appointment by Gov. Ed Rendell of a new commonwealth trustee. (See other Board of Trustees stories, […]

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Pitt prof promotes Strayhorn’s music >

July 7th, 2005

When Gregory Morris stopped and thought really hard — the kind of thinking a documentary filmmaker encouraged during an 8-hour interview last year — he broke down and cried remembering the days after the death of his uncle, Billy Strayhorn, the famed Pittsburgh jazz musician whose name is synonymous with Duke Ellington’s. Strayhorn, a pianist, […]

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Staff reps from five campuses compare notes >

July 7th, 2005

From a lively — and frank — discussion last month among staff leaders from Pitt’s five campuses emerged shared frustrations and successes, as well as campus-specific issues and initiatives. Staff association council representatives from Pitt’s five campuses met June 14 at the Bradford campus for the annual Council of Campuses meeting. Staff associations rotate hosting […]

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Pitt at Pymatuning: It’s a different University >

July 7th, 2005

Peter Quinby intently looks at a log. This is not your garden-variety piece of wood, but a fallen willow encrusted with moss and a mass of rust- and yolk-colored fungus. According to Quinby, director of Pitt’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, this fallen giant is evidence of mature woods changing into an old-growth forest, something that […]

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Pitt at Pymatuning: Ecology lab provides natural settings for learning >

July 7th, 2005

The Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology is part of Pitt’s Department of Biological Sciences and owns or leases seven sites including labs, classrooms, housing, administrative offices, a northern hardwood forest and fields. “The University has a 80-year history of offering field courses and conducting field research in northwestern Pennsylvania,” said Peter Quinby, director of the lab. […]

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Pitt at Pymatuning: Where eagles soar & ducks walk on fish >

July 7th, 2005

Pymatuning is best known for wildlife both regal and grotesque. The 30,000-acre Pymatuning Natural Area straddling the Pennsylvania and Ohio state line, with some of its land protected from human intrusion, provided Pennsylvania’s only site where the bald eagle nested in the 1960s and 1970s. Now, the area is frequented by families of about 14 […]

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