Sometimes when trying to assess the importance of any one artist, I am reduced to playing the auction trick. What’s it worth? People who have pooh-​poohed Andy Warhol think twice when they hear one of his paintings sells for $14 million. It may be the wrong road to art appreciation, but in our…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Carnegie Mellon’s art school enters a new century
A thick report called “Boomers in the ’Burgh” arrived the other day, proposing that the city pitch AARP candidates on retiring here. The newest twist on the most-​livable-​city theme rang a bell.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh seeks new residential talent in a pool of Baby Boomers
The year is 1958. Northwestern University nominates one of its bright young physicians, Thomas E. Starzl, for a prestigious Markle Scholarship. He is told to come up with a big idea to propose during his interviews with the selection committee.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring /​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Dr. Thomas Starzl’s life work continues to push the boundaries of organ transplantation
To hear Patricia Beeson describe it, driving into Pittsburgh through the Fort Pitt tunnel is like stumbling upon some kind of hidden Brigadoon. When she arrived in the city in 1983 after driving across the country from her native Oregon, Beeson had Simon and Garfunkel’s on-​the-​road anthem “America” — complete with reference to Pittsburgh — cued up for…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Dr. Patricia Beeson
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