Nathan Davis, 81: Davis was director of jazz studies at the University of Pittsburgh and a pioneer in bringing jazz education into the mainstream. A tenor and soprano saxophone player, his 44-​year tenure at Pitt included creating the Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar, the Sonny Rollins International Jazz Archive, the International Academy of Jazz Hall…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
I was born in Minneapolis, one of four sisters. My father was a college professor who was finishing his Ph.D. in American studies at the University of Minnesota, after which he took a job at Penn State. So, I actually grew up in State College, and was a “faculty brat” there. My mother…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title Judith Hansen O’Toole
  • Sidebar Sub Title Art Lover
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    Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Director and CEO (19932018)

    Wilkes University, Wilkes-​Barre, Pa., Associate Professor, Art Department (199093)

    Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Director (19821993)

    Pennsylvania State University, MA, Art History (1980)

    University of Minnesota, BA, Art History (1975)

    Minneapolis College of Art and Design (19721973)

The photography of Emmanuel Panagiotakis reveals a love of light and form. With technical intricacy, he captures images that transform spaces.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
Chuck Albrecht is the new executive director of the Persad Center, a licensed counseling center created to serve LGBT people. A native of Portsmouth, Ohio. Albrecht comes to Pittsburgh from Florida, where for the past 17 years he was chief operating officer at the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Previously,…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
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