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TEDxPitt 2019: On serendipity and sustainability (Part 1)

“Three Angles” art installation outside the Carnegie Museum of Art.

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2019

Speakers at Sunday's TEDx touched on the "ignition" — the theme of this year's event — that kept them motivated throughout their lives.

Labels — even hyphenated ones — don’t tell the whole story

Satvika Neti discusses identity at Saturday’s TEDx University of Pittsburgh event. (Photo courtesy of Ian Callahan)

By Brian Gentry | Columnist

April 3, 2018

After being introduced as a lover of the Constitution, Satvika Neti tripped onto the stage in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room Saturday afternoon, sporting a white “We the people” undershirt. Neti was one of five speakers at Saturday’s TEDx event, which focused on a single topic — Rethin...

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...

SGB reveals updated finals week policy

Board member Nihita Manem speaks about this week’s Women’s Empowerment events at Tuesday night’s SGB meeting. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Student Government Board announced changes to finals scheduling at Tuesday’s public meeting that the board hopes will reduce the stress of finals week. Currently, if a student is scheduled to take three exams on the same calendar day, that student can move one of those exams. But starting next year,...

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