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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Berks County Residential Center is one of three family detention facilities in the country in which ICE detains undocumented immigrant families.

“Las Madres de Berks” illuminates realities of immigrant detention in Pennsylvania

By Vikram Sundar, Staff Writer October 14, 2019
The film "Las Madres de Berks" was shown at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium Thursday night in a screening hosted by the Shut Down Berks Coalition, an activist organization, in conjunction with Pitt’s history of art and architecture department.
The documentary “Burden of Genius” tells the story of Dr. Thomas Starzl, who is known as  “the father of transplantation.”

‘Burden of Genius’ showcases revolutionary Dr. Thomas Starzl

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2019
Students at the University of Pittsburgh have likely heard the name Dr. Thomas Starzl at least once in passing or happened across the statue of him relaxing on a bench behind the Cathedral.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan plays Rizwan Khan, the protagonist with Asperger’s Syndrome who embarks on a cross-country journey in the Indian Bollywood film “My Name Is Khan”. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

“Spectacles” film series considers religion in film with “My Name is Khan”

By Vikram Sundar | Staff Writer March 15, 2018

Moviegoers and religious scholars gathered for a film screening Tuesday in the hopes of viewing religion through a cinematic lens. Spectacles — a film series that analyzes religious and cultural...

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