Early in Isaac Asimov’s speculative fiction classic “I, Robot,” a little girl named Gloria becomes more attached to a robot named Robbie than to her own parents. Originally wary of Robbie, Gloria’s parents grow to love and respect the tin man after it saves their little munchkin’s life by sweeping her away from…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Local developments in computer-​based math learning
In January, The Pennsylvania Board of Education’s Higher Education Council tossed out this idea for a new kind of institution of higher learning: A no-​frills, low-​cost college where kids could earn a bachelor’s degree sans the on-​campus fitness centers, climbing walls, as-​comfy-​as-​home dorm rooms and other expensive amenities found on many campuses today.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading College today is a whole new U
As new technology and methods of communication develop at an exponential rate, no one stays more current than teenagers. Before parents realize that posting their kids’ baby pictures on Facebook is inappropriate or that using Twitter to detail their daily routines is embarrassing, teenagers have long since moved onto to something new.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Today’s college reviews can make or break application rates
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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