What conjures an image of fun and vitality more than the phrase “college town”? And especially clear in an economy like the present one, what industry offers more stability in roiling financial seas than a solid stable of universities? Western Pennsylvania is home to dozens.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Students and educators weigh in: ideas for fostering greater interection among schools
As the computer and Internet business emerges from the collapse of the bubble, the most successful companies seem to be following a new set of rules. Some rules are old and obvious, but the combination is striking.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring /​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Valley guy: Spring/​Summer ’06
Ten or 15 years ago, a story about Pittsburgh’s “independent” bookstores wouldn’t have made much sense. “When we opened in 1990, there was just the Borders in South Hills,” says Richard Goldman, co-​owner of Mystery Lovers’ Bookshop.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Independent bookstores show how they compete against the chain-​store behemoths
Armen Arevian hunched over his laptop in the Shadyside Starbucks. A joint Ph.D./M.D. neuroscience student at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, he studies the sense of smell and nerve pathways by which the brain processes information.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Building a better city: nonprofit supports Pittsburgh’s best and brightest
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