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Change Agents: How Pitt Alumni Are Transforming Modern South Korea

When Byong Hyon Kwon left South Korea to attend Pitt, he found a wealth of knowledge and new ideas. What he brought home helped to transform his country. Pitt Magazine profiles Kwon and nine other alumni making an impact in South Korea.
Kate Koenig

Photos, Personal Stories Featured in 'I Am_' Project on Transgender Young Adults

Undergraduate student Kate Koenig created the "I Am_" Project to chronicle the lives of transgender young people through in-depth Q&A interviews and photos. Her work was awarded the Iris Marion Young Award for Community Engagement.
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Blast Furnace Demo Day Awards Prizes in Student Pitch Competition

Seventeen teams of student entrepreneurs vied for $4,000 in cash awards in the Blast Furnace student idea accelerator’s Demo Day...
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#GivingTuesday Illustrates Shift in Philanthropy

Young people are donating more money, time and gifts to charity as it becomes easier through social media and online campaigns like #GivingTuesday — the philanthropic response to the consumerist Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

Student Veterans Club Answers Call of Duty

Pitt Vets members reach out beyond the University campus to serve the community and region while also helping student veterans adjust to college life.

International Week Highlights Global Reach

The weeklong celebration includes dozens of events, workshops, musical performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and special guest speakers, focusing on the theme of displacement.
Frances Hesselbein

Hesselbein Leadership Forum Established in Partnership with Distinguished Alumna

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will be home to the forum, named for Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and Pitt alumna Frances Hesselbein.
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Seven Alumni Make Pittsburgh Business Times '30 Under 30' List

For its inaugural 30 Under 30, the Pittsburgh Business Times selected seven Pitt alumni as city influencers. They include...