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#StudyAbroadBecause... it's the best thing you'll ever do

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Adam Lough is a senior Supply Chain Management major at the University of Pittsburgh. Aside from majoring in supply chain, Adam has also received a Certificate in West European Studies and concentrations in Spanish and German language. He has had several internships and jobs, including an internship at DHR International, working on a consulting project for the Sarah Heinz House, an internship with Bosch Automotive Steering, and has been working at the International Business Center since August 2013.

Raptors, Science, and Essence of Place: Avenging the Owl

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Being a teen is hard. Being a teen with a series of life changes is even harder. One new YA book that explores this theme is Avenging the Owl, by Melissa Hart.

#StudyAbroadBecause You Find Yourself

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Hi, I'm Alexandra Oetzell, I graduated spring of 2015 from SDSU and completed my degree in Studio Art in 4 years. I spent my final year abroad, studying in Florence, Italy. I love to paint and draw, but as long as I'm working with my hands, I'm a happy girl! Since I returned from my 12 months abroad, I picked up this school bus project.

A Day in the Life of a Not-So-Ordinary Composer

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So, you think you had a busy day? Consider what a typical working day might be like for composer Megan Cavallari. Start with the fact that Cavallari is one of only a very small handful of women who have established themselves as major creative artists in the professional music industry. But not even most of the men can point to a resume as diverse, eclectic, and impressive as this diminutive Jewish-Italian Philadelphia native: more than a 100 film scores as performer, arranger, conductor, or composer; the official composer of the L.A.

Discrimination and Displacement: Life for the Aboriginal communities of Western Australia

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Please support 'This Is My Country,' a photobook by Ingetje Tadros on Indiegogo

#StudyAbroadBecause I didn’t learn it, I lived it

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Cassidy Davis is a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, where she received two degrees, one in Communication and one in Digital Media. She also graduated with a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies certificate and a minor in Theater. She has spent all three of her summers in college interning in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. She first interned for Susie Farris Casting, and then worked for CBS for two summers.

Alison Brown: Song of the Banjo

by Kerry Dexter / May 16, 2016 /
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Growing up in Connecticut, eight year old Alison Brown was learning to play guitar when she heard a recording by bluegrass musicians Flatt and Scruggs. She fell in love with the banjo. "I knew I wanted to make *that* sound," she recalls.

 Alison Brown: Song of the Banjo

How to take a photoadventure in your own neighborhood

I’d like to take you on a photoadventure around my street, where much of my family also lives. Across from our house are some close family friends, next to our house is my aunt, uncle, and five cousins, past them are my grandparents, and the last house is my aunt, uncle, and their three kids. All of the houses in the neighborhood are painted with bright, cheerful, colors. Many of the houses have colorful gardens.

The Art of Cultivating Global Creativity: The J Rêve Int'l Global Educator Program in Paris

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“It is my honor to create global experiences for educators and artists, and to visit schools worldwide and inspire interest in global awareness for students.” ~ Jacqueline Cofield.  

Shannon Heaton: Irish Flute player/singer and Composer Shares 30 Original Tunes for April

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Our friend, Boston-based Shannon Heaton, specializes in Irish wooden flute and traditional Irish singing. She performs with Matt & Shannon Heaton, with her string quartet project and as a solist. Her instructional books, podcasts and videos and free audio tracks serve trad music aficionados. Her engaging performance style and her concert compositions for winds, strings, voice and piano make her a multi-faceted ambassador of traditional music for music lovers across genre lines.

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