CONTENTS

Pitt Magazine
March 1995
F E A T U R E S
STEEL IN CONTROL
He learned how to solve problems out on the shop floor. Now USX's Tom Usheris leading the steel giant into the next century....by Mark Collins

Where the Light Has Led

Pitt Magazine Celebrates
10 years of University life.
COMING TO TERMS
College professors are shaped, not born. A writer describes the first year as a prof....by Tommy Ehrbar
WHERE THE LIGHT HAS LED
Reflecting on Pitt Magazine's first 10 years....by Tommy Ehrbar
A KINGDOM OF GOLD
Talk about hurdles! Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Roger Kingdom begins, at 33, to train for '96
FOLLOW THE SUN
Renewable energy sources may not replace fossil fuels any time soon, but their gearing up to give them a run for the money....by Tommy Ehrbar


Follow the Sun

The world's fuel needs are soaring. Where will our
energy come from?
D E P A R T M E N T S
4200 FIFTH AVENUE
Watching the river run

TUCK SHOP
Bob Prince, Bill Buckley, and God

THE COMMONS ROOM
Stadium jumping...Japanede tea
ceremony...Night of the Panther

EXTRA CREDIT
Literature:Pioneering women in

Western Pennsylvania
Ecology: Why diversity thrives in
the rain forest
Law: Sharing with African Lawyers
CLASSES YOU MAY
HAVE MISSED

How to Understand dire
weather predictions

CORNERSTONES
Building a grant to specs...
Studying the mind... Vee Toner's
legacy

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

42ND FLOOR
Aging gracefully...by David A. Fryxell

C O N T R I B U T O R S
Tim Ziaukas--("Coming to Terms") "One of the great things about feature writing," Ziakas says, "is that it allows you to capture a body of material in your voice at the peak of your knowelege. You have the stages of your life voicedby your work. Writing this story let me capture an excitement, breathe a certian air that would have passed otherwise."
Valerie Gregg.--(Commons Room "Sereni-tea") Gregg, a Pittsburgh based writer, began her career as a newspaper reporter in North Carolina. An interest in the writing of Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe, and other practitioners of "New Journalism," which borrows narrative and structural elements from fiction, led Gregg to her current work in nonfiction.
ON THE COVER: Thomas Usher (Engineering '71, '66, '65) leads USX with his thoughful vision for the future, photo by Peter Liepke.