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Winter 2007
Pitt Magazine

LIBRARY OF THE FUTURE
In this era of Google, Wi-Fi, and instant everything, libraries stuffed with books and journals seem almost quaint. To remain relevant, top libraries have changed with the times—something Rush Miller, Pitt’s director of the University Library System, knows well. Every day, he’s creating the library of the future. »

Features

LEARNING TO LOOK

 

Research—the hard job of unearthing raw knowledge—takes curiosity, wits, persistence, and, at first, an expert guide. At Pitt, freshmen and other undergraduates get an early start in labs, libraries, and even London. »

WELL SCHOOLED

  On a hillside overlooking the Pittsburgh campus, a shy fourth grader, plagued by nightmares, blossoms into an outgoing, artistic person—just one facet in the sparkling adventure called successful education at Pitt’s Falk Laboratory School. »

IN HARMONY

  The lives of students, professors, and community neighbors routinely intersect in an unlikely place—a campus concert hall. For 30 years, the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been attracting musicians from all walks of life, with up-tempo results. »
 





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