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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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Anna-Maria Karnes, Pitt’s African Studies Program Community Engagement Coordinator, discusses empowering Ethiopian women and girls to seek higher education at Tuesday afternoon’s “Education in Ethiopia” event. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

African studies advisor advocates for Ethiopian girls

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer March 23, 2018

Everyone has heard the expression, “the dog ate my homework.” But Anna-Maria Karnes knew a girl living in rural Ethiopia whose textbook was scarfed down by a cow. This prevented the girl from advancing...

Derric Heck, a graduate student at Pitt who studies social and comparative analysis in education, led a discussion titled, “Identity, Culture & Education — Examples from Kenya and Ethiopia” Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Student immerses in African cultures

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer December 1, 2017

Speaking about his travels to Africa, Derric Heck described his experiences researching African cultures as “amazing.” “It was not only informative for me, it was transformative,” Heck said....

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