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Volume 37 Issue 22

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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Semester at Sea captain dies >

July 7th, 2005

Antonios Kritikos, captain of the Semester at Sea (SAS) program’s ship, the MV Explorer, died of an apparent heart attack July 4 during the summer voyage. He was 59 and had served as captain on three prior SAS voyages. The ship made its scheduled stop at St. Petersburg, Russia, yesterday (July 6) according to SAS […]

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UCSUR names Manners award winners >

July 7th, 2005

Pitt’s University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has awarded the fifth annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards, established in memory of the center’s assistant director who died in 2000 at age 49. The awards, according to UCSUR director Richard Schulz, are intended to “continue the trend begun by Steve Manners, which was […]

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Corrections >

July 7th, 2005

Corrections In the June 23 University Times, part of Provost James Maher’s description of damage done to the MV Explorer was mischaracterized. The provost said the ship suffered dramatic damage to the hull; there was a distorted section 30 feet high and 15 feet wide, he added. Also, the faculty advisory committee reviewing the Semester […]

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Vote expected soon on Pitt appropriation >

July 7th, 2005

The state legislature could increase Pitt’s educational and general (E&G) appropriations by 2.5 percent to $154.15 million for fiscal year 2006, which began July 1. As the University Times went to press Wednesday afternoon, the legislature still was deliberating the commonwealth’s budget. Passage of the budget and the non-preferred appropriations (including Pitt’s) is expected soon, […]

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Endowed chair honors Nordenberg >

July 7th, 2005

Thanking Pitt’s Board of Trustees and others for keeping a $2.4 million secret, board chair Ralph J. Cappy surprised Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg by announcing an endowed University chair in Nordenberg’s name. At the June 24 trustees meeting, Cappy said that trustees, board members of the Pitt Alumni Association and other Pitt alumni and friends […]

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