CONTENTS

Pitt Magazine
June 1996
F E A T U R E S
THE BEST MEDICINE
A look behind the scenes at Pitt's medical school....by Laura Schefler

Artifacts of Life
A dynamic museum in Dertoit brings African-American history to life.
ARTIFACTS OF LIFE
Under the direction of Kimberly Camp, passage intom the new and ambitious Museum of African and American history meet--the hold of a slave ship....by Vicki Glembocki
SIGN LANGUAGE
An essayist looks for a sign....by Tommy Ehrbar
HITTING HIS STRIDE
Track legend John Woodruff celebrates the 60th anniversary of an amazing Olympic race....by Tommy Ehrbar
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Information Superhighway runs right through Pitt....by Mark Collins


A Conduit Attitude
Tunneling through Oakland
D E P A R T M E N T S
4200 FIFTH AVENUE
Hats off!

LETTERS
Vatican II, wireless achievement,
Steel lineage, nuclear discussion, sentimental journey

TUCK SHOP
The Tea in China, lost and found,
and my life as a pigeon

THE COMMONS ROOM
Mozart and the road ahead...
Pitt underground...Maz's homer

EXTRA CREDIT
Genitics: the family link in

abdominal aortic aneurysms
Astronomy: What happens to a
star when it dies
Health: Estrogen and heart disease
PROSPECTUS
J. Wray Connolly blends
business and academia.

CLASSES YOU MAY
HAVE MISSED

With the Beatles, rock music
became an art form.

CORNERSTONES
A tree in memory...A
woman's place...The healing
sciences

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

42ND FLOOR
Rub of the Green...by Tommy Ehrbar

C O N T R I B U T O R S
Laura Shefler--("The Best Medicine") Shefler, former Pitt Magazine asociate editor, has returned to the states after spending seven months tooling around Europe where she had her passport stamped in 18 countries. Recently, she accepted a position as editor of Miami magazine at the University of Miami.
Cheri Smith.--(Cover photograph and "Artifacts of Life") "I don't even know where my passport is," said Smith upon hearing Shefler's bio. "But I just ate a corned beef sandwich, and it was wonderful." A freelance photographer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, some of Smith's past subjects have been the Ebola virus, the core of a nuclear reactor, and a dog in a tuxedo.
ON THE COVER: At the heart of the work of Kimberly Camp (Arts and Sciences '78) lies the question: "What is African American?" Photo by Cheri Smith.