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March 8, 2012

University Press director

to retire in 2013

Cynthia-MillerCynthia Miller, director of the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1995, will retire in February 2013.

“Under Cynthia’s leadership, the University of Pittsburgh Press has grown and thrived,” said Provost Patricia E. Beeson in announcing Miller’s retirement. “She has overseen the publication of more than 850 titles, the sustenance of eight long-standing series and the founding of six more.”

Beeson added, “Cynthia also has served as steward to many important technological developments, including the establishment of an e-books program and the introduction of the Espresso Book Machine in the Pitt Book Center for print-on-demand titles.”

In 2007, the Press launched the University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions in collaboration with the University Library System. This database includes more than 750 open-access and fully searchable titles.

During Miller’s tenure, University of Pittsburgh Press books have received 88 awards from 15 academic societies and library/publishing associations, as well as 11 major design awards.

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