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Love, Change, and the Expression of Thought: 30 Americans at the Detroit Institute of Arts

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The new exhibit, 30 Americans. One Nation. Thirty Experiences, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, runs until January 18, 2016. I highly recommend planning a trip to Detroit to see this.

Why? This exhibit is a powerful look at race, power, art, and culture...and there's more to it than you can imagine.

Touring guitarist finds unexpected reason to stay home more

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You're in the car listening to the SAME cloying, made-for-children CD aGAIN (oh, and your toddler insists on track 3 on repeat).

But wait! There's an escape! Help Matt Heaton fund his new album, Toddlerbilly Riot! in exchange for an infusion of clever songs that kids love... and adults do, too:

#StudyAbroadBecause... Even if you think you know yourself, there’s so much more to discover

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Born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan, Natalie Zazula enjoyed her collegiate years living in Pittsburgh. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (marketing) and a Bachelor of Arts (nonfiction English writing) from the University of Pittsburgh in August 2015. Her final 12 credits were earned while studying abroad in London, England! Read up on her interview below to learn more about her international experiences. 

#StudyAbroadBecause... you will regret not going

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Elissa Wollins is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in accounting. She spent an incredible semester in Prague, Czech Republic during the spring 2015 semester. Studying abroad forced her to get out of her comfort zone, allowed her to meet people from all over the world, and encouraged her to try things she never would have considered before. “If you study abroad, you’ll come home with a new outlook on life, a few more pairs of shoes, and endless stories about castles, cliff-diving, and what happened on the night tram.

Shoot the Conductor: Too Close to Monteux, Szell, and Ormandy

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One of the pure joys in life is music - listening, playing...and conducting? Yes! As you have seen, experienced (who doesn't conduct in the car?), and loved (at your local symphony orchestra), music gets into your blood, and you can't help but let it out.

#StudyAbroadBecause... It will open up your mind to so many new things!

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Nicole Lottig is a graduating senior at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Gender Studies. She studied abroad in Ireland during the spring semester of 2015. She studied at Maynooth University, which is located about a half an hour from Dublin. She learned a lot from studying in another country and would love to go back! Read up on her interview and learn more about her experiences. 

#StudyAbroadBecause... there’s no better way to learn about the world than by seeing it

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Ben Schuster earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communication at the University of Pittsburgh in the spring of 2015. He studied abroad in the Fall 2014 semester of his senior year to London, England. Read up on his interview below to learn more about his experience abroad! 

Ben Schuster - #StudyAbroadBecause... there’s no better way to learn about the world than by seeing it

The Best Way to Get Experience: Venture Outdoors!

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Lora Woodward is an avid outdoor enthusiast and non-profit professional, with the enviable ability to call work 'play.' For the past eight years, she has been working for Pittsburgh-based nonprofit Venture Outdoors, an organization dedicated to getting people outside. As the Program Director, she oversees the organization's client and program development, leadership training, volunteer management, and risk management.

Dancing to Success at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

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Originally from Long Island, New York, Aimee DiAndrea moved to Pittsburgh in 2003. Aimee has been surrounded by the arts from the age of three. She trained in ballet with companies such as American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. Aimee spent her last two high school years away from home, training at North Carolina School of the Arts, where she majored in ballet. After graduating high school, Aimee spent over three years training and dancing with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

A Passion for Working with Youth in the Nonprofit World

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Lindsey Marie Miller has been working over 10 years with school age children, in a variety of roles, ranging from tutor to school-age director and everywhere in between. Lindsey currently serves as a Coordinator for Early Childhood & School Age Programs at Providence Connections, Inc. Read her interview below: 

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