The main entrance to the Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center off Second Avenue looks like the inside of a space ship. Neon blue and purple lamps wash the corridor with cool, luminescent hues, like a Death Star antechamber, and trapezoidal wall moldings recall Star Trek interiors. “Blast door” portcullises, complete with tooth-​like eaves…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
On a quiet afternoon inside Seville Elementary School’s modest, unprepossessing building in Pittsburgh’s northern suburb of Ross, something electric is happening — literally and figuratively.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading A local program catches fire and gets results
Graham Hatfull, Ph.D., is clearly pleased when presented with a film canister brimming with soil dug from a Penn Hills back yard. Common, every day dirt.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading A Pitt professor finds that the answer to our smallest enemy may be in our backyards
Adena Johnson Davis remembers marching up to the front desk at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing, plunking down her test scores, report cards and transcripts. She was a slight, young woman and had been an ‘A’ student at Peabody High School.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading These women celebrate 60 years since graduating from Pitt’s nursing school
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