Winter 2010 Issue
During an era of pervasive segregation, discrimination, and even roadside lynchings, a courageous voice arose to speak the truth about hate and injustice. From a modest office on Pittsburgh’s Centre Avenue, that voice spoke forcefully, thanks to a Pitt-educated publisher and his creative staff, many with University ties.
In a world that faces increasingly complex challenges, some students choose to devote years of their lives to unearthing raw knowledge, the fuel of discovery. Although the path of a PhD student isn’t easy, it’s a rite of passage that stimulates original thinking and novel solutions.
What if every corporation, every organization, every individual took responsibility for the well-being of the whole community? Pitt alumnus Frances Hesselbein would say, simply, that’s leadership. The University of Pittsburgh is honoring her life’s work by establishing a new student venture to serve this vision of a better world for everyone.
What could a young woman on crutches in a faraway nation expect from a world in which she was shunned? The better question, it turns out, is: What could the world expect from her? Veronica Umeasiegbu, a graduate of Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, is helping women with disabilities take a second look …
Also in this issue
- 400 Craig Hall
- Front Page
- Remarkable Esteem, Scholarship Abroad, Technology Kudos, Women of State, A Poet’s Life, Bartholomae in Bilbao, Music Master, Living History, On Camera, Unexpectedly, Earth Moves, Who Knew, Bamboo?, Record Achievement, Family Medicine, Across Continents, Diabetes Doc, National Honor, Science Show, Hearing History, Best Neighbor
- Commons Room
- Good Sport
- Extra Credit
- Alumni Hall