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June 2002


AIRBORNE DEFENSE
A bioterror attack, undetected, could have catastrophic consequences. Pitt is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University to ensure that warning signals are recognized before it’s too late. By Jason Togyer


READING BETWEEN THE LINES
The way reading is taught in elementary schools throughout the country may change dramatically, based on the work of Pitt’s Isabel Beck and her research partners. By Sally Ann Flecker

CORPORATE SLEUTHS
Corporations don’t need to be convinced of the value of competitive intelligence, a specialty pioneered by Pitt business administration professor John E. Prescott. By Kris B. Mamula

LOST IN SPACE
Nobody knew for sure what to expect when NASA extended the mission of its Deep Space I satellite—not even the project scientist, Pitt alumnus Robert Nelson. By Jessica Mesman

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