CONTENTS

F E A T U R E S
Pitt Magazine
January, 1995
THE SPLICE OF LIFE
From the sublime to the simple: Winner of the Howard Hughes research award, Pitt's Paula Grabowski explores the intricate workings of the gene....by Curt Wohleber

The Best Laid Plans

What might have been
THE FAME OF THE GAME
All-American, All-Pro, and All-Everything Tony Dorsett is now an official Hall-of Famer--not once mind you, but twice....by Dennis Loy Johnson
MAKE NO MISTAKE
From computer bugs to comedy, Pitt faculty study the consequences--and possibilities--of error....by Laura Shefler
THE BEST LAID PLANS
Cottages. Sideways skyscrapers. Chapels. It's how Pitt could have looked had some dreamers had had their way....by Laura Shefler and Gary Cravener
WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED TO PEACE?
The end of the Cold War has given us something other than harmony: Fratricidal wars are all the rage....by Vince Rause
D E P A R T M E N T S

Acting Stick

The Art of the Interview
4200 FIFTH AVENUE
With resolution

LETTERS
Our readers write

TUCK SHOP
Snack-sized stories

THE COMMONS ROOM
MY dinner with the freshman...
Initial reaction...A life in print

CLASSES YOU MAY
HAVE MISSED

Bobby Chamberlain on Brazilian Literature

EXTRA CREDIT
Literature
Heart of the South
Health
An Ounce of Prevention
Technology
Sticky Business

HOMECOMING
Calandar...Class Notes and Spotlights...Alumni Notebook....Edited by Sally Neiser

42ND FLOOR
We Live in All Our Houses...
by Sally Ann Flecker

C O N T R I B U T O R S
Andrea London--(Cover and "Splice of Life") "What I like best about my work," says the Pittsburgh based photographer Andrea London, "is the professional intamacy that evolves between my subject and me. It's how people speak without speaking and allow themselves to be captured by my camera. So it's about mutual trust."
Lauran Ling--(The Commons Room) Lauran Ling studied graphic arts at The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives today. Her photo-montages have been published in Atlanta Magazine, VAR Magazine, and Stanford Magazine, and she recently did cover art for Art Director Magazine.
ON THE COVER: Russel Grabowski age 18 months, is scheduled to graduate college in 2015. He's the son of Pitt's genetics researcher Paula Grabouski. Photo by Andrea London.