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Winter 2005

Pitt Magazine

NOBEL ROOTS

What did it take to become the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize? For Wangari Muta Maathai, it only took about 20 million trees. The selection of Maathai, chosen over people like Pope John Paul II, marks the second year in a row a Pitt graduate has won a Nobel Prize.
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Features

HOLLYWOOD TO HARDWOOD

 

The dramatic accomplishments of the men’s basketball team during the past few years would make a great story line for a motion picture. Jamie Dixon, the team’s head coach, could probably play a starring role.
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VISUAL EFFECTS

  Steve Roth believes he has found a way to capture and share thought through an all-encompassing software program. It’s a breakthrough that could usurp the Web and computing as we know it.
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NOTEWORTHY CAREER

  Renowned composer Barbara White must not give much credence to the belief that you can’t go home again. She returned home in her mind when writing the composition Reliquary.
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