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Opinion | Recovering missionary’s body poses threat to Sentinelese people

The Indian government monitors the Andaman Islands territories, including North Sentinel Island (pictured), home to the Sentinelese tribe — one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes that has little to no contact with modern civilization.

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Columnist

December 3, 2018

Retrieving Chau’s body poses a danger both to Indian officials and to the Sentinelese people, who remain some of the last uncontacted people on earth, which in anthropology means they live in isolation from the outside world.

Professor proposes use of law to tackle infectious diseases

Matiangai Sirleaf, assistant professor of law at Pitt, discusses the effect that the Ebola virus has on West African countries as part of Pitt’s Critical Research on Africa Lecture Series. (Photo by Divyanka Bhatia | Staff Photographer)

By Briana Canady | For The Pitt News

February 16, 2018

Matiangai Sirleaf has represented plaintiffs in numerous international human rights cases litigated in federal courts. Now, as an assistant professor of law at Pitt, she plans to use her legal expertise to eradicate infectious diseases. Sirleaf presented her research on disease in Africa, titled ...

Women in bioengineering

Women in bioengineering

By MCT Campus

October 29, 2014

Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering is working to attract more female doctoral students.

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