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September 29, 1994


Samuel P. Hays, retired chairperson and distinguished service professor in Pitt's history department, and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center transplant surgeon Thomas Starzl are among five western Pennsylvanians selected to receive the 1994 History Makers Award from the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania.

Hays is being recognized for his contributions to the field of social history and Starzl for his pioneering work in the field of transplant surgery. The awards will be presented at the society's annual History Makers Awards dinner on Oct. 20 at the Pittsburgh Vista Hotel. Also being honored are Fred Rogers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" fame, jazz guitarist George Benson and Mellon Bank Corp. head Frank Cahouet.


Professor of education Douglas K. Hartman has received a grant from the Research Foundation of the National Council of Teachers of English for his project, "Textual Practices in Classrooms and Communities: Mapping the Intertextual Lives of Two African American High School Students." Hartman's project focuses on two African Americans and the ways they comprehend, compose and use texts at home, in school, at church, in work and play. The project will entail extensive observation of the local students throughout the year.


Adolf Grunbaum, Andrew Mellon Professor of Philosophy, was unanimously elected a member of the Academie International de Philosophie des Sciences.


The "Outstanding Woman of the Year Award for the Spirit of the American Woman" was given to Anna Roman-Koller, administrative director in pathology, last month. Co-sponsored by J.C. Penney and WPIX-TV, the award was given to Roman-Koller in recognition of her work both at the University and in the community. At Pitt, she serves as the chair of the Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Concerns and is the chair-elect of the Council of Clinical Administrators. She also does volunteer work at Magee-Women's Hospital and the Rainbow Kitchen and serves as the treasurer of the University Child Development Center Parents Association.

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