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Pitt magazine

Destination Palermo - An innovative partnership between Pitt's School of Medicine and Palermo, Sicily.
Fast Forward - Pitt alum Adam Kunes opens a Pittsburgh business he launched in his dorm room to convert VHS and slides to digital media.
Machine Biology - Two married Pitt engineers often discuss their research over dinner. One night the conversation turned to ants.
Man in Motion - As the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery moves into its second century, its leader, Freddie H. Fu, is looking light years ahead.
Next? - Pitt's Dennis Slevin studies entrepreneurship and what it takes to create success in uncharted terrain.
Knowing - Although the path of a PhD student isn't easy, it's a rite of passage that stimulates original thinking and novel solutions.
Love Songs - A choir reunion is also a celebration of a lifelong love.
Able Hands - A retired Air Force sergeant from Augusta, Ga., never expected to make history, especially in a Pittsburgh operating room.
The Science of Caring - Nancy Davidson takes the helm at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
Winning Future - Pitt MBA students learn how to win in the real world.
Hope Dreams - An all-time love of the game, wheelchair or not.
Revealing Art - For many university students, a night at the opera or a tour through an abstract exhibition can be perplexing. What to wear? When to clap, or laugh, or simply be amazed? Pitt is leading the way in connecting young adults to the enthralling experience of the arts.
Scavenger Hunt - Pitt computer science students celebrate decades of teaching and research excellence.
Tea and Games - Pitt’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association gets the Olympic spirit.
Down Time - Conventional wisdom says that the arrival of a baby is a joyful time in the mother’s life. But the reality isn’t so rosy for many women. Throughout her medical career, Pitt professor Katherine Wisner has been giving hope to moms suffering depression after giving birth.
Go Fish - Pitt angler handles the waters with class.
National Medal of Science - Pitt graduate Dr. Bert O’Malley wins national recognition for his research on coactivator molecules.
Perfect Form - Champion wrestler Keith Gavin seals a place in Pitt sports history
PittTube - Physics professor Jeremy Levy turns to YouTube to teach science.
A Pilgrim in Queens - Student Halle Goldblatt makes pilgrimage to her ancestors’ sacred ground.
Courting Miracles - While in high school, a teen basketball star thought she’d pursue a calling in religion. Now Agnus Berenato is coaching Pitt women’s basketball, where she’s making champions of her players and believers among her fans.
Market Moves - In fewer than 50 years, the rapidly developing economies of Brazil, Russia, China, and India are projected to overtake those of today’s richest nations. Sustained U.S. innovation depends, in part, on universities like Pitt—and the stakes are high.
Green Games - Pitt’s Gaelic Athletics Club hurls for fun.
Sanctuary - A University of Pittsburgh education professor seeks sanctuary and exultance by practicing the organ in beautiful Heinz Chapel

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Carnegie Mellon Today

Magic Touch - Chris Harrison has a breakthrough in the works that isn't just on the table. It is the table.
A Life That Mattered - Late CMU professor Lester Lave made his mark through an open office door and elevator rides that were always interesting.
He Did It - Biotech pioneer Jonathan Rothberg has created a next-gen gene sequencing machine that could change healthcare forever.
Coming Home - Michael Tarr has embarked on a lifelong journey to better understand the mystery of the brain, leading him home to Carnegie Mellon.
Dancing with a Star - Keepon looks more like a cuddly toy than a major robotic breakthrough. Don't be fooled, though, by first impressions.
Butterfly Effect - An idea deemed "least likely to succeed" becomes the most advanced haptics device on the market.
Bing It On - Microsoft president and alumnus Qi Lu takes on Google.
Check This Out - Computer scientist Andre Platzer is the "crash test anti-dummy," making computerized systems safer for all of us.
In Simple Terms - Graphics expert Adrien Treuille is bringing the intricacies of the physical world to life on the computer.
Crime Stoppers - Carnegie Mellon information technology students in Japan are on front lines in the fight against cybercrime.
Photogenic - Biometrics expert Marios Savvides breaks new ground in facial and iris recognition.
Workout - Industrial psychologist Denise Rousseau is on the verge of revolutionizing the nine-to-five grind for us all.
State of the Art - Just like us, the world's greatest works of art eventually show their age, some sooner than others. Paul Whitmore leads a unique center that finds the best ways to prevent canvases—and soup cans for that matter—from going blank.
Role Model - When computers are wrong, lives can hang in the balance and billions of dollars are at stake. To find the most hidden bugs in computer systems, Turing Award winner Ed Clarke developed a method called Model Checking.
Stressed Out - Carnegie Mellon psychologist Sheldon Cohen is pioneer in exploring the relationship between stress and disease.
Pay it Forward - Every day mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers die while waiting for a kidney. With the help of a few “angels,” a Carnegie Mellon computer scientist is working to solve the problem—and save lives in the process.
Brainstorm - Renowned psychologist Marcel Just hones in on the underlying causes of autism.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Cherish the Dress? Not them - Instead of tenderly preserving their wedding gowns, some brides are trashing them.
A Sunnier Baby Bash - Put down the umbrellas. Instead of showers, some new moms prefer welcome-to-the-world parties.
Mother-To-Be's Little Helper - First comes family planning, then comes baby planning.
A Look That Says That's Us - A hot new trend in engagement photos.
Blue Pink, U-pick - For some, “as long as it’s healthy” isn’t enough. Costly new tools let parents select a baby’s sex—and break a taboo.

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Babble.com

Dispatch: Try to Relax - Bed rest is prescribed by 90 percent of obstetricians. But does it do any good?

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MSN Health & Fitness

CT Scans: Powerful but Potentially Dangerous - Cumulative radiation is linked to increased cancer risk.
Dental Dreams - Removing pain and anxiety from dental work through a new generation of oral sedatives.
Spa Dentistry - Indulgent treatments reduce the stress of once-dreaded appointments.

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UPMC Health Journal

Breast Reconstruction - Article coming soon.
Cosmetic Toxin - Article coming soon.
Having Your Say - Article coming soon.
Pleats for the Heart - Article coming soon.

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Pittsburgh Quarterly

Innovations - Integrating a thousand tongues.
Consider the Alternatives - A look at the alternative energy market in western Pennsylvania.
We Robot - Robots to clean the house, walk the dog and build Pittsburgh’s economy.
Planetary Hollywood - Full-dome planetarium systems pair high-tech entertainment with education.
The Proof of the Proof - A professor who spent a decade solving a 400-year-old problem is ready to spend the next 20 years proving it.

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Science Connection

Brain Power - An inspiring lab class and a lot of moxie spurs one couple to establish a science teacher-training workshop in Rwanda.
Biological Sciences Professor Comes Home - For Aaron Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon is a family affair.
Navigating Your Genes to Health - Dietrich Stephan is not afraid to dream big.
Manipulating Matter at the Nanoscale - Chemist Tomek Kowalewski uses carbon-based macromolecules to create revolutionary materials.

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The Link

Roads Scholars - Cash-strapped governments in Pennsylvania are getting concrete help with their problems from Carnegie Mellon.
Speed Test - A new measurement standard for supercomputers owes a debt to the work of CMU’s Christos Faloutsos.
Super-Sized Recycling - A consortium of universities and government agencies will reuse “pre-owned” supercomputers for research.
Eye on the Clouds - Cloud computing with Yahoo!'s M45 supercomputer.
Small World, Big Problems - Global software development can deliver productivity gains, as long as communications breakdowns are avoided.
Agents of Change - For 20 years, the Master of Software Engineering Program has produced professionals who make an impact.
Model Checking’s Role Model - Ed Clarke’s students stay in close touch with the Turing Award winner.

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Carnegie magazine

For Nature's Sake - Artist Maya Lin melds landscape art and ecology.
The ABCs of Discovery - "M is for Museum" is a fun-filled look at how museum scientists are kids at heart and every kid has the heart of a scientific explorer.
The STEM Solution - Carnegie Science Center is leading the regional charge in STEM education with a new center to unite community resources.
Spacewalker - Fresh off his latest space mission, native son Mike Fincke's infectious love for all things science helps inspire the next generation of big dreamers.
Science for Life - The museum, a place known for great scientific breakthroughs, has announced perhaps its biggest discovery of all: its future course.
In Search of the Arabian Horse - Carnegie archeologist Sandra Olsen has taken up a new quest in Saudi Arabia.
Hubble Vision - Relive the Hubble Space Telescope's extraordinary journey in a new IMAX adventure at Carnegie Science Center.
Regenerative Medicine: A Growing Future - Carnegie Science Center is demystifying the fascinating science of tissue engineering.
Welcome - For many, a visit to a museum is a luxury, and an intimidating one at that. Others simply don’t realize the variety of resources museums have to offer. So Carnegie Museums is working harder than ever to reach out in order to bring more people in.
Teen Tonic - For a week, teenagers have run of The Warhol. Even for a museum this hip and unconventional, it’s a lifeline to a new generation.
Harnessing the Horse - After more than a decade of sleuthing in the central Eurasian country of Kazakhstan, zooarchaeologist Sandra Olsen and her research team reveal the earliest traces of humans domesticating the horse some 5,500 years ago.
Scientists Among Us - After 70 years of finding and inspiring the region’s best young scientists, the Science Center’s annual Science Fair is more popular than ever. And the projects have real-world impact, for the students and, someday, maybe even science.
Red Hot Find - In a 20-year search that took him from the fossil collections at Yale to the thick brush behind a Mississippi truck stop, paleontologist Chris Beard, aided by a team of collaborators, has overturned prevailing ideas about ancient primate expansion.

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h magazine

Biz kids - An entrepreneurship foundation is teaching skills to Pittsburgh students to improve their performance in the classroom and on the job.

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Proto

International Medical Graduates: Coming to America - IMGs face a difficult road to practice in the United States.
Organ Donation NEAD Chains: Paying it Forward - Each year, several thousand people die waiting for a kidney transplant. Could a new strategy that relies on altruistic donors help reduce that number?
DNA: Beyond the Genome - In the post-genomic era, scientists are decoding myriad other “omes” to fill in the blanks about how our bodies function.
Flu Central - A new study sheds light on the flu’s yearly course around the world, helping scientists refine vaccines.

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Pitt Nurse

Public Health Nursing: The Potential for Change - Pitt nurses making a difference in the public health field.
Red Cross Nurses Prevent and Relieve Suffering - Pitt nursing faculty, students and graduates volunteer their time and talents for the Red Cross.
Answering the Bigger Questions - Student research improves critical thinking and leads to better patient care.

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SHADY AVE magazine

Features contributor and associate editor for SHADY AVE magazine, responsible for content editing and copyediting for quarterly neighborhood lifestyles magazine with estimated readership of 40,000. Job includes assigning stories; revising or rewriting material; working directly with writers to improve stories and ensure they are free from mistakes and consistent with magazine style requirements; correcting errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style; writing headlines; fact-checking; and helping to plan content of the magazine.

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Shady Side Academy Magazine

Tom Cangiano: Always a Teacher, Now our President - Profile of new Shady Side president.
Tom Southard: Moving Onward - The legacy of the school's 14th president.
The Life & Legacy of George Follansbee - Remembrance of a compassionate and dedicated educator.

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Newspaper work

Here’s a small sample of the stories Jennifer wrote in her six years as a staff reporter for both the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Valley News Dispatch:
Two families feeling grateful
WVU expert plots next Mars probe
Scientist hip-hops into frog mystery
Doctor breaching diabetes
An unfinished miracle
The miracle worker
Lax oversight enabled Schatten fiasco
Scientists struggle to save dying oak forests
Bats!
A-bomb was ‘a means to an end’
Day of terror, year of courage
Steel’s reign fades in the Valley
War hits home
Training forges reservists into fighting unit
Pittsburgh Mills mall project making progress
Kidnapped baby found

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