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Homeless identities on display at “Walk On By” exhibit

The exhibit “Walk On By,” sponsored by Northside Common Ministries, will hang in the second floor of Scaife Hall until the end of February.  (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Shahum Ajmal | Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

Renee Rosensteel passed the same homeless man in downtown Pittsburgh multiple times before she could no longer avoid his attention-seeking gestures and decided to stop and introduce herself. “I knew he was part of the scene down there,” Rosensteel said. “I was tired. I’d just had enough, ...

Ashley Cecil displays ‘Birds and Botany’ at Phipps Conservatory

Ashley Cecil’s work is intended to raise awareness about the issue of bird window collisions and offer a solution. Her window film, which is used to cover windows to prevent bird collisions, is sold in the Phipps Conservatory gift shop. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Emma Maurice | Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

Just inside Phipps Conservatory, Ashley Cecil has created the illusion of Springtime in the midst of a harsh Pittsburgh winter — blooming flowers and songbirds rest on bright yellow backdrops along the walls of the Welcome Center, greeting visitors as they escape the cold. Cecil found inspirati...

Sojourning exhibit shares LGBTQ+ journeys

John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Jack Shelly / Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

A new exhibit is flipping the script on LGBTQ+ awareness — letters and photos of encouragement will come not from the accepted, but from the accepting. The exhibit, titled “Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh,” is on display around campus, with two to four narratives stopping in Posvar Hall, Parran Hall...

Garner, Glaser honored with exhibit

The Erroll Garner display recently opened in the William Pitt Union | Staff Photographer

By Noah Coco / for The Pitt News

February 3, 2016

Just as Jackie Robinson had Branch Rickey, Pittsburgh native and jazz pianist Erroll Garner had Martha Glaser. The University will unveil a display in the William Pitt Union today that showcases jazz memorabilia featuring Garner and Glaser, his manager and a civil rights champion. The memorabilia...

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