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Volume 37 Issue 22

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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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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