It was the early 1960s, and it was a different time, recalls John “Jack” Mascaro. Like many of his fellow baby boomers, the young student showed up to his engineering classes at the University of Pittsburgh sporting a sweater and a tie, while his professors wore suits. It was a time when engineering…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A new era (and a new home) begins at the Swanson School of Engineering
On a muggy September evening, a group of 30 University of Pittsburgh students harvested food on a green patch of land in Oakland surrounded by older brick buildings and urban hubbub. They picked tomatoes, green peppers, raspberries, kale, beets, turnips and grapes, filling large plastic bins in an effort to promote a sustainable…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading The University of Pittsburgh’s Year of Sustainability
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