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

TEDxPitt 2019: On serendipity and sustainability (Part 1)

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

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

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...

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)

Students rethink society at annual TedX event

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...

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)

SGB reveals updated finals week policy

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...

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