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U.N. Ambassador Aubrey Webson brings diplomatic experience to Pitt students

Dr. Aubrey Webson (right), the current United Nations ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, participated in a live Zoom webinar Wednesday night facilitated by Cameron Clarke (left).

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Aubrey Webson, the current United Nations ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, answered questions from Pitt students in a live Zoom webinar Wednesday night.

Pitt students get lesson on mental health from “sexiest doctor alive”

Pitt Program Council hosted a live mental health Q&A with Doctor Mike, who People magazine dubbed “the sexiest doctor alive” in 2015.

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

On the eve of Pitt’s first-ever self-care day, students tuned in for an event different than those typically on the University’s calendar.

Russian studies podcast explores our attraction to the “enemy”

Sean Guillory, the digital scholarship curator in Pitt’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, started the SRB Podcast — short for Sean’s Russia Blog — in 2015.

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

Sean Guillory said he started his podcast because he wanted to take the knowledge in academia about Russia and present it to the general public.

Steel City architecture: Exploring Pittsburgh’s historic homes

The Frick family’s Clayton House in Point Breeze.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

If you were looking around the Pittsburgh area for a museum to frequent or an old house to tour, chances are that it was built by a famed industrialist.

Film as rebellion: Charles Burnett, Julie Dash close week of Black study

Black filmmakers Charles Burnett and Julie Dash spoke Friday afternoon about their work and legacy as members of the L.A. Rebellion, a group of Black film students at UCLA in the ’60s and ’70s.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

October 5, 2020

Jones asked Burnett and Dash questions about the Rebellion, their past films and the current state of Black filmmaking.

‘The Sweetness that Survives the Slaughter’: Zun Lee and Aracelis Girmay discuss hope, vulnerability

Zun Lee.

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

Zun Lee and Aracelis Girmay presented works that celebrated the beauty of Black life and moments of quiet tenderness.

‘It pays to have an actual job’: Artists share their side hustles

Scott Andrew, a multimedia artist and part-time Pitt studio arts instructor, teaches as a means of supporting his art career.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

September 30, 2020

When art alone fails to put food on the table, performers, writers, photographers and painters teach classes and bus tables in order to make ends meet and support their passions.

“Swooning” over art: Contemporary Craft to open to the public

Artist Swoon’s exhibit at Contemporary Craft, “The Heart Lives Through the Hands.”

By Annabelle Walter, For The Pitt News

September 2, 2020

Art is something that has the ability to bring people together. Artist Swoon’s exhibit at Contemporary Craft, “The Heart Lives Through the Hands,” does this quite literally, bringing living people in close contact with surreal human figures.

Let’s Get Free art contest raises awareness for women sentenced to life without parole

By Sinead McDevitt, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

The Let’s Get Free art contest hopes to raise awareness of the plight of these prisoners through several pieces by artists both inside and out of prison.

‘More motivated than ever’: Pittsburgh tattoo shops persevere through pandemic

Pittsburgh tattoo artists are navigating the world of socially distanced tattooing and attempting to ensure safety for their clients while coping with the pandemic themselves.

By Lucas DiBlasi, Staff Writer

August 17, 2020

Despite a faltering economy, many artists said they’ve seen a surprising spike in business, a welcome problem that has nevertheless created difficulties in safely keeping up with demand.

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