CONTENTS

Pitt Magazine
September 1996
F E A T U R E S
ON THE MARK
Mark A. Nordenberg takes office as our new chancellor....by Tommy Ehrbar

Even the Stones Sing
There are 4,272--count 'em
--pipes in the Heinz Chapel organ.
TERMS OF OFFICE
It's the most prestigious office in the land. It's also the most problematic. A historical look at the presidency....by Tommy Ehrbar
EVEN THE STONES SING
The new Heinz Chapel organ....by Mark Collins
EVERYTHING IS COPE-AESTHETIC
Cosell, Ali, and "Marn": Myron Cope's memorible career....by Mark Collins
FLIRTING WITH DISASTER
Two Pitt profs, Louise Comfort of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Andy Baum ofpsychiatry and psychology, specialize in something most people avoid--disaster....by Vicki Glembocki


Terms of Office
Precedents and Presidents
D E P A R T M E N T S
4200 FIFTH AVENUE
Call of the wild

LETTERS
Golf carts and saxophones

TUCK SHOP
The origin of the Nerf football,
spin doctors, and calendar

THE COMMONS ROOM
Girls of science...theater sports
...the faces of Hiroshima

EXTRA CREDIT
Medicine: T cell homeostasis and

AIDS
Literature: Mister Rogers
Sociology: Restoration of a
primier Haitian collection
Health: Vitamin E and clotting
CLASSES YOU MAY
HAVE MISSED

The dynamics of gender
in Third World societies

CORNERSTONES
Latin American fellowships
...Nationality Rooms
endowments...Construction
management programs

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

42ND FLOOR
Haunting Memory...by Bill Young

C O N T R I B U T O R S
Raul Colon--("Flirting with Disaster") Working in watercolor, color pencil, and lithograph pencil, Colon texturizes his illustrations through scratching, tearing, and peeling techniques. His work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Redbook, and many children's books, including Always My Dad.
Herb Ferguson--("Even the Stones Sing") A professional photographer since the mid-1950s, Ferguson has specialized in both medical and architectural images. His work appears in the books Pittsburgh: Fulfilling its Destiny, Heinz Memorial Chapel, and annually in the Pittsburgh Pleasures Events Calendar.
ON THE COVER: A hammy and insightful dichotomy: Myron Cope (Arts and Sciences '51). Photo by Andrea London.