Newsmaker: Lawrence Feick
Residence : Shadyside
Age : 54
Education : Bachelor's degree in psychology, 1974, and master's degree in agricultural economics, 1977, both from the University of Delaware; doctorate in agricultural economics, 1981, from Penn State University.
Occupation : Business administration professor at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, where he specializes in marketing.
Noteworthy : Appointed senior director of the University Center for International Studies. The center coordinates international studies at the school and oversees the internationally known Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning.
Quote : "It's an interesting and exciting place. ... I really do believe the most important problems of today are inherently global and inherently interdisciplinary. You can't address the most significant questions from a single discipline. The challenge is bringing university resources to bear on those important world problems."