University of Pittsburgh

Winter 2009 Issue

Phenomenal Women>

In tribute to the exceptional accomplishments of sisters Stella and Margaret Stein—the University’s first women graduates—Pitt Magazine salutes a contemporary cross-section of accomplished University of Pittsburgh women who showcase the enterprising spirit and distinctive achievements of Pitt women through the ages.


Free at Last?>

Two years ago, a single misplaced page from an 1816 property book led to the discovery of a lost chapter in Western Pennsylvania history. It’s a fragment of the past that sheds light on slavery in our nation and the messy struggle toward freedom for African Americans. Now, a compelling exhibition by the University of Pittsburgh in partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center brings that lost chapter to life.

Generation Next>

His Google calendar overflows with activities. His cell phone is the command center of a thriving social hub. He handles a full academic schedule while also working. He volunteers for good causes, belongs to multiple campus clubs, and he’s optimistic about the future. Ladimir Geake, Class of 2012, also is a great example of today’s university and undergraduates—just ask his friends.