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NPR correspondent reveals hidden brain

Shankar Vedantam, National Public Radio’s social correspondent and host of the “Hidden Brain” podcast, held a lecture on the brain, human behavior and unconscious biases in the Carnegie Music Hall Wednesday night. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Cassidy Power | Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

The human brain cannot see reality correctly, according to Shankar Vedantam. Vedantam, National Public Radio’s social science correspondent, asserts that the subconscious is so powerful it dramatically impacts the way people view the world. But he believes people can overcome these biases with ...

Faludi discusses gender identity

Susan Faludi, a feminist journalist and author, spoke to a large crowd Monday night in the Carnegie Music Hall about her history and her parent’s experiences as a Holocaust survivor, Hungarian-American immigrant and transgender woman. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Katie Gingerich | For The Pitt News

February 27, 2018

When Susan Faludi stood in front of a large crowd at the Carnegie Music Hall Monday night, she asked more than 1,000 people to consider refugees. “Around the world today are unintentional monuments to the truth that we live in the age of the refugee and the elusiveness of the refuge they seek,”...

Bill Nye charms student audience

Billy Nye spoke at Carnegie Music Hall Friday night.  Jordan Mondell | Staff Photographer

By Lexi Kennell / Staff Writer

April 12, 2016

Capping a lecture that transported audience members back to the third grade, Bill Nye tied his signature bow tie on stage, prompting a standing ovation from the audience. Nye rose to fame in elementary school science classes around the country in PBS and Disney’s “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” which r...

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