Like so many others in the Pittsburgh area, my grandparents on both sides emigrated from Poland to the United States in the early part of the 20th century. Think about the journey they made.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Mr. China
Eleanor Ott grew up in a family that encouraged her to pursue her passion in life. What that passion was didn’t become clear until after she left her Lawrence, Kan. home as a high school valedictorian with a college scholarship.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The University of Pittsburgh’s latest Rhodes Scholar
I’ve had three distinct phases of my career — from public prosecutor to elected official to Washington lawyer — and, strangely, they all came about serendipitously. I grew up in Pittsburgh and went to Yale as an engineering student, even though I was not really suited for it.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
It was a dreary fall day when, on a friend’s suggestion, I visited the George Westinghouse Museum in Wilmerding. It is housed inside the former Westinghouse Air Brake offices, a gray stone building with a hint of the medieval, appropriately named “the Castle.”

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Our history pages are thick with Mellons, but it was Westinghouse who changed the course of the country
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