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June 22, 2000


The Katz Graduate School of Business has awarded the H.J. Zoffer Medal for Meritorious Service to professors Marick F. Masters and Edward J. Palascak. The award goes to individuals whose contributions have had a positive impact on the school.

Masters has served as coordinator of the human resources faculty, director of MBA programs and interim associate dean. He helped design the business school curricula in undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs.

Palascak implemented the CAS/business dual major, the Katz school's first full-time program for undergraduate students. He also serves as associate dean for the College of Business Administration.


Toni Carbo, dean of the School of Information Sciences, was among seven women honored with leadership awards at the 18th annual Tribute to Women hosted by the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh. The YWCA recognizes women for their commitment to excellence and leadership and their efforts toward shaping the community and improving the lives of citizens. Carbo was honored for her work in science and technology.


Last month, Rolland G. Paulston, professor emeritus, Department of Administrative and Policy Studies in the School of Education, served as the "opponent" in a Ph.D. defense at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He was a guest of the university's social sciences faculty.

Paulston also presented a lecture at the university titled "Some New Ideas for Mapping Ideas."


On June 15, Carlow College recognized Margaret Mary Kimmel, professor of library and information science, for community leadership and for her work to promote business and the arts in Pittsburgh. The Women of Spirit celebration annually honors 12 area women who exemplify Carlow's mission to render compassionate service to others in their personal and professional lives.


Freddie H. Fu, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, has been honored with two awards acknowledging his contributions in the field of medicine and to the Pittsburgh community.

Last month, Fu received the 2000 Philip S. Hench Distinguished Alumnus Award presented by the Medical Alumni Association of Pitt's medical school in recognition of medical achievements, particularly those in the field of sports medicine. The Hench award is the highest honor the alumni association confers.

Fu also was honored in May with the 49th annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice "for his tireless dedication to the development of a positive social environment for the metropolitan Pittsburgh region." Among his community activities, Fu is executive medical director of the City of Pittsburgh marathon, company physician for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and CEO of WQED Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh.


Two Pitt engineering professors were honored by the Air and Waste Management Association June 18 for their invention of an environmentally friendly "green" steel.

Anthony J. DeArdo, professor of materials science and engineering, and C. Isaac Garcia, associate research professor of materials science and engineering, received the J. Deane Sensenbaugh Award at the association's 93rd annual Conference and Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah.

DeArdo and Garcia created the "green" steel by substituting tin for lead, a known toxin. The new alloy shares the same basic properties as leaded steel, but without the danger to people and the environment.



The Pitt Alumni Association honored its 2000 "Volunteers of the Year" June 10.

Five people received the award, which was created to recognize and honor individuals who have enriched the life of the University through their volunteer efforts.

This year's winners are: William Cully, a 1949 College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) graduate; Brian Generalovich, a 1966 CAS and 1998 dental school graduate; J. Roger Glunt, a 1960 business school graduate and alumni trustee; Trish Rall Henniger, a 1977 CAS graduate; and Felix "Bebe" Miller, 1950 CAS and 1955 medical school graduate.

Pitt Alumni Recruitment Team (PART) volunteers also were recognized. They are Michael Aronowsky, CAS 1967, and his wife, Arlene.

PART volunteers recruit new students to the University by attending college fairs, visiting high schools, conducting freshman send-off "Pitt-nics" and serving as contacts for prospective students and their parents.

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