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Spring 2006
Pitt Magazine

BREAKING DOWN THE WALL
Gao Minglu, a Pitt art history professor, lived through China’s tumultuous Cultural Revolution. He documented the evolution of that nation’s art scene amid profound social upheaval. A witness to history, Gao wants to make the University a top center for the study of Chinese contemporary art. »

Features

READY OR NOT

 

In the nation’s new era of unexpected catastrophes, a model center at Pitt is working to prepare planners, emergency workers, and government leaders for what comes next. »

OUT OF THIN AIR

  Radio waves have powered lots of advances over the years. Now a Pitt engineering professor and his students are causing some waves of their own. Their innovations ultimately may improve our lives—from shopping to medical treatments. »

SWEET ODYSSEY

  A family leaves their lush river valley in Brazil for a new and unexpected life a continent away. The parents seek a lifesaving treatment for their son, Artur. What they find at the University of Pittsburgh goes far beyond medical cures. »
 





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