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March 2, 2000


Anne LeBaron, professor of music, has received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship. This award is granted every two years to artists, writers and composers throughout the state.

The fellowship will permit LeBaron to further develop a multi-disciplinary work entitled "Pope Joan," a 30-minute presentation of her music interpretations of five Enid Shomer poems documenting the life of the fictional "Pope Joan," a controversial 9th-century figure.

LeBaron also is one of 50 composers nationwide chosen to create a work that celebrates the next century, a project supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Composers Forum. She is writing her composition for the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in Madison County, Mississippi.


Linda Frank, assistant professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the Graduate School of Public Health, and principal investigator and director of the Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), has received AETC's Outstanding Performance Award.

The award was presented at the first national meeting of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act grantees. Attending the meeting were professionals and volunteers who provide services under the Ryan White CARE Act. Since the act was passed in 1990, the Clinton Administration has appropriated approximately $6.4 billion to HRSA programs that help individuals who lack the insurance or personal resources to pay for HIV/AIDS treatment and support services.

The Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AETC, which Frank directs, is part of a nationwide network of 14 AETCs. Headquartered at Pitt, the Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AETC provides the latest in education and training on HIV infection and AIDS to health care professionals in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

Since 1983, Frank has been involved in educating health and mental health professionals. She has many years of direct clinical experience and has held clinical and administrative positions in both psychiatry and HIV/AIDS.


Marvin Roth has been named director of Placement and Career Services effective June 1.

He has worked as the assistant director of career services at Pitt's Johnstown campus, assistant director of career development at Brown University and director of career services at Lafayette College.

Roth received his bachelor's in sociology from Thiel College and earned an M.A. in counselor education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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