CONTENTS

F E A T U R E S
Pitt Magazine
November, 1994
WHEN THE 50s MET THE 60s
Life at Pitt was a unique mix of camaraderie and conflict, papier-mache floats and civil rights protests, as the rituals of the past gave way to modern oppertunities and problems....by Laura Shefler

The Long and the Short of It

How the Universe is made
GAINING THE HIGH POST
PittÍs new menÍs basketball coach, Ralph Willard, shows his team how to be good players and good people....by Dennis Loy Johnson
THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT
Pitt physicists move out toward the universeÍs farthest reaches and in toward the smallest particles of matter....by Tommy Ehrbar
NOVEL TERRITORY
In her second novel,Brothers and Sisters, Pitt grad Bebe Moore Campbell offers insight into the human story of Los Angeles, the city she has made her home....by Christine Conklin
D E P A R T M E N T S

The Commons Room

Looking for living history
4200 FIFTH AVENUE
Building Bridges

TUCK SHOP
Snack-sized stories

THE COMMONS ROOM
Making a play for Johnny...Down the old mill stream

CLASSES YOU MAY
HAVE MISSED

Lewis Jacobson on the History of Genitics

IDEAS Loud and Clear...by Elizabeth Starr Miller

FINDINGS Sands Through the Hourglass...by Max Jamison

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

42ND FLOOR
Breathing Lessons...
by Mark Collins

C O N T R I B U T O R S
Christine Conklin--("Novel Territory") Christine Conklin, of Palo Alto, California, has published short stories in the Mississippi Review, the Chatahoochee Review, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, and Journal. Current ly at work on a novel, Conklin got her MFA from Pitt in 1989. For Pitt Magazine in the past, she has received biofeedback (September 1991) and stuck herself to a wall of velcro (June 1990).
Dennis Loy Johnson--("Gaining the High Post") Dennis Loy Johnson's articles have appeared in Adirondak Life, Berkshire Life, USA Today, and Seventeen magazine. He recently received a National Endowment for the Arts gr ant for fiction writing. In 1993, his short story "Forrest in the Trees" appeared in the prestigious annual collection Pushcart Award Winners
ON THE COVER: Author Bebe Moore Campbell balances opposing points of view in her sweeping novel of today's Los Angeles. Photo by Mark Bolster.