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Irene Mena received her doctorate in engineering education at Purdue University in 2012. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)

Irene Mena: A world of opportunities

By Brian Gentry , Staff Writer April 19, 2018

When Irene Mena got her U.S. citizenship Feb. 28 at the Pittsburgh Courthouse, her colleague and friend Dan Budny brought her a cake adorned with an American flag and the words “Congratulations Irene!”...

Though his early life took a circuitous route, Richard Garland set himself on the right path and now works to help others do the same.

Richard Garland: A few wrong turns

By John Hamilton April 2, 2018

Driving around Allegheny County on a brisk mid-March afternoon, Richard Garland refuses to use the GPS in the dashboard of his black Chevy Tahoe. Instead, the car’s screen displayed a zoomed out map...

Hao Sun, an assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering at Pitt named in Forbes’ “30 Under 30: Science” list, poses for a photo in Benedum Hall. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Pitt professor placed on Forbes “30 Under 30” list

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer December 5, 2017

Hao Sun sees little difference between monitoring the health of buildings and bridges and monitoring the health of human bodies. “In the human body, we have the nervous system so when you feel something...

Professor Richard Garland led a discussion on gun violence in the Cathedral of Learning Tuesday. (Photo by Betty Shen | Staff Photographer)

Professor discusses gun violence with students

By Xinyu Lu | For The Pitt News October 25, 2017

Richard Garland, an assistant professor of Public Health Practice at Pitt, has spent a total of 23 years incarcerated — almost two-thirds of his life. “Believe it or not, I have a real good relationship...

Elizabeth Matway, 59-year-old English professor at Pitt, began teaching in 1982 at the elementary level. (Photo by Bethany Krupicka | Staff Photographer)

Degrees of age: Professors young and old talk teaching

By Nina Kneuer | For The Pitt News October 2, 2017

Some professors look like they should be sitting with their students rather than standing in front of them. Others fit the teen movie stereotype of the gray-haired intellectual with wire-rimmed glasses. Professors...

Students protest against student debt last November. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Editorial: Pitt must condemn professor’s threats

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 20, 2017

More than 200 students gathered at the base of Litchfield Towers Monday to protest a group that spewed homophobia, racism and sexism on our campus. Thankfully, no one was hurt — students drove the bigoted...

Marcus Cox, husband to Pitt economics professor Andrea La Nauze, brews his own beer. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

Economics of thirst: Pittsburgh transplants brew up romance

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor April 14, 2017

The dry river bed in Andrea La Nauze’s backyard inspired her to study economics. Fellow Australian Marcus Cox just wanted to quench thirsts with his self-crafted brews. Together, the two make the perfect...

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