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February 15, 1996

Founders Day speakers look at Pittsburgh in a global economy

"Pittsburgh in a Global Economy" will be the theme of Pitt's annual Founders Day celebration, Feb. 29, to commemorate the 209th anniversary of the University's founding.

Interim Chancellor Mark Nordenberg will open the festivities with introductory remarks at 1:30 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Provost James Maher will then moderate a series of presentations by the following five speakers, listed in order of appearance:

* Norman Robertson, former senior vice president and chief economist for Mellon Bank, talking about "The Struggle for Economic Growth."

* Richard A. Stafford, executive director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development — "Responding to the Economic Challenges."

* Frank Giarratani, professor and chairperson of Pitt's economics department — "Restructuring in the Steel Industry and Restructuring Today."

* Alberta Sbragia, political science professor and director of the Center for West European Studies — "Can Strategic Leaders Make a Difference?"

* Morton Coleman, social work professor and director of Pitt's Institute of Politics — "People, Places and Economic Transition." A reception will follow the symposium, which is open to the public.

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