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Volume 37 Issue 16

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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Books, Journals & More – A Closer Look: Pirate myths and legends >

April 14th, 2005

From “Treasure Island’s” menacing Long John Silver to Errol Flynn’s swashbuckling “Captain Blood” to Johnny Depp’s twisted charm in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” pirates always have intrigued us. But the novels and the movies don’t always live up to the real legends, according to author Marcus Rediker. Here is the history behind some of the […]

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Books, Journals & More – A Closer Look: Laurel Bridges Roberts & James Bobick >

April 14th, 2005

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about biology (and probably much more) has been asked and answered in an informative, engrossing and entertaining 2004 reference book. From the basic (What is a cell? What is respiration? What is a seed?), to the advanced (What is the meaning of the phrase “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”? What is […]

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