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When hostile conditions compromise research protocols: An excerpt from Science in an Extreme Environment

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When hostile conditions compromise research protocols: An excerpt from Science in an Extreme Environment

It’s 1963, and a team of nineteen Americans are embarking on the first expedition that will combine high-altitude climbing with scientific research. The primary objective of the six scientists on the team is to study how severe stress at high altitudes affect human behavior. Ultimately, the expedition will land the first American on the summit of Mount Everest. Science in an Extreme Environment by Philip W. Clements, examines the relationship between extreme environment and scientific inquiry, and investigates the expeditions science program for the first time. Below, we share the introduction from Clements new book:   A frigid gale rose as night fell across Mt. Everest…

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and reflections from past Starrett winners

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and reflections from past Starrett winners

The deadline for the 2018 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is approaching. ABOUT THE PRIZE: Awarded annually for a first full-length book of poems. Named after the first director of the Press, the prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press in the Pitt Poetry Series. Winner will be announced in the fall of 2018. DEADLINE: Manuscripts must be received during March and April 2018 (postmarked on or after March 1 and on or before April 30). Each manuscript must include an entry fee of $25.00. We asked several past Starrett Prize winners to tell us what…

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The Slide and Chuck Noll: A Win for Any Pittsburgh Dad

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The Slide and Chuck Noll: A Win for Any Pittsburgh Dad

This Father’s Day let dad brush up on his Pittsburgh sports history with The Slide: Leyland, Bonds, and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates by father-son writing duo Richard and Stephen Peterson and Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work by Michael MacCambridge. The Petersons trace Pirates baseball history from the 1970s to today, including the twenty-year bump along the road. MacCambridge gives life to the man who brought the Pittsburgh Steelers to the forefront of the National Football League, but removed himself from the spotlight. This is the first comprehensive biography of Chuck Noll.  With both books, you get a newfound understanding of the…

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The Great Poetry Giveaway

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The Great Poetry Giveaway

We’re giving away 50 poetry books! Enter to win. WHY Pitt Poetry Series is celebrating its 50th Anniversary—and we’re giving you the gifts! WHAT Ten lucky poetry fans will get their pick of any five Pitt poetry books in print. HOW Stop by our booth (355) at the 2017 AWP conference in Washington, DC (February 8-11) and sign up OR enter your info on the entry form below. Contest ends on February 28, 2017 at 11:59pm. Five winners will be chosen from the AWP entries and five winners will be chosen from the online entries. The ten winners will receive an email notification…

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Meet Michael MacCambridge, author of Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work

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Meet Michael MacCambridge, author of Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work

Event dates and times:  Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m. University of Dayton Bookstore Marianist Hall 300 College Park Dayton, OH  45469 Free and Open to the Public – Friday October 28, 6 p.m. Barnes & Noble-South Hills 301 South Hills Village Pittsburgh, PA 15241 Free and Open to the Public – Saturday October 29, 2 p.m. Penguin Bookshop 417 Beaver St. Sewickley, PA 15143 Free and Open to the Public – BOOK LAUNCH The Life and Legacy of Chuck Noll with Pittsburgh Steelers Greats Joe Greene, Rocky Bleier, and Tunch Ilkin  Sunday October 30, 1 p.m. Heinz History Center 1212…

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