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Former Film Row finds new life in start-up

The Paramount Film Exchange building, built in 1926, supplied theaters with early looks at upcoming films and posters. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

As a teenager, movie fanatic Drew Levinson noticed a run-down brick building with a familiar logo — 24 stars circling a mountain — as he passed it on his way to crew practice from Taylor Allderdice High School. The building sat in the back of his mind until 2009, when he stumbled across a film...

Student immerses in African cultures

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)

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. About 20 students gathered in Posvar Hall Thursday afternoon to attend a discussion Heck led, titled ...

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