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Students rethink society at annual TedX event

Konstantinos Pelechrinis, associate professor at the School of Computing and Information, discusses the future of smart city planning at Saturday’s TEDx University of Pittsburgh event. (Photo courtesy of Ian Callahan)

By Briana Canady and Zane Crowell | The Pitt News Staff

April 2, 2018

Growing up in the South Side of Chicago, Jasiri Oronde Smith’s childhood was “100 percent black.” His friends, his neighbors and his family were all African-American. Then his family moved to Pittsburgh in the ’80s while he was still in high school. He met with racism and discrimination as...

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