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Volume 39 Issue 15

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April 5th, 2007

BOOKS ARTS and SCIENCES The Architecture of Aftermath by Terry Smith, history of art and architecture. The University of Chicago Press. Before Renaissance: Planning in Pittsburgh, 1889-1943 by Edward Muller, history, and John F. Bauman, University of Southern Maine. University of Pittsburgh Press. This book examines a half-century during which progressive planners, public officials and […]

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Books, Journals & More/ A closer look: Dana Killmeyer >

April 5th, 2007

An unnamed narrator is mucking horse manure on a farm in the Everglades. “We all have to start somewhere,” she’s told by her companion and mentor, Beau. This is how readers are introduced into a disconcerting, but enticing world of flora and fauna, ‘gators and iguanas, dogs and ibises, by Pitt staff member Dana Killmeyer […]

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Books, Journals & More/ A closer look: Kevin Ewert >

April 5th, 2007

“Any director worth his or her salt knows putting together a production of Shakespeare is not telling a story, not even the story, but it’s looking for what are the stories, the possibilities of interpretation, the multiple voices, the decisions, which lead to how we are to engage an audience,” said Kevin Ewert. Ewert’s new […]

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Books, Journals & More/ A closer look: George Shames >

April 5th, 2007

“We all have stories to tell. It’s just a matter of whether you sit down and get the discipline to tell it,” says George Shames. The Pitt professor emeritus’s first work of fiction, “The Company of Truth,” was published in 2006 by Pittsburgh-based Towers Maguire Publishing. Shames, 80, retired in 1990 from a 40-year career […]

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Two Pitt undergrads earn Goldwater scholarships >

April 5th, 2007

Two Pitt students are among the new 2007-2008 Goldwater Scholars named nationwide. Stanley F. Steers, a physics and music major, and Benjamin O. Gordon, a mechanical engineering major, are among the 317 awardees named by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. They bring to 36 the total number of Goldwater scholarships […]

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Books, Journals & More/ A closer look: Susan B. Hansen >

April 5th, 2007

Political science professor Susan B. Hansen has studied state politics for decades, but she turned her most recent attention to the impact of the nation’s economic policy choices on American workers as the country adjusts to a global economy. Her 2006 book “Globalization and the Politics of Pay” challenges the idea that cutting labor costs […]

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