At first glance, Pittsburgh may appear to be a city of the past, filled with antiquated industries and timeworn traditions. However, after further examination, I have learned that Pittsburgh is a city of the present. Pittsburgh has been able to remain a modern city due to the resilience of its inhabitants. Despite large shifts in the economy, the people of Pittsburgh have constantly adapted to change and have ultimately kept Pittsburgh a city of the present. Pittsburgh, “a great but often overlooked city”, is filled with unique people, architecture, and social, cultural, and academic venues (Toker 1-49). Due to Pittsburgh’s ideal location, the city witnessed unprecedented growth in industry. At one point, Pittsburgh supplied the United States with half of its glass and iron and a large portion of its oil (Toker 11). With this large increase in industry, the inhabitants of Pittsburgh also witnessed exponential growth in pollution and numbers of factories. To alleviate this, the architects of Pittsburgh focused on beautification projects to reform the abuses that industry growth had created. Several of Pittsburgh’s unique cultural venues originated from the extensive beautification projects seen in the early 1900s. Of the many additions, some of the most unique and notable are Andrew Carnegie’s museum, library, and music hall. These buildings are still used and enjoyed by people today. Along with Carnegie’s additions, Pittsburgh continued to see the growth in beautification projects for the next twenty years. These projects lead to the creation of two universities and a plethora of public halls and churches (Toker 18). Some of Pittsburgh’s finest and most unique architecture can be seen in the public halls and churches, particularly Heinz Memorial Chapel. Standing two hundred fifty three feet tall, the Heinz Chapel embodies some of the best and most sophisticated architecture and artwork (Toker 328). Inside the chapel, one can find stone and woodcarvings along with an intricate Gothic stained glass design that would have pleased H.J. Heinz himself. The glass design, created by Charles Connick, consisted of roughly a quarter million individual stained glass pieces (Toker 330). The Heinz Memorial Chapel is also unique in the fact that it is a nondenominational church. This allows everyone, regardless of religion, to enjoy the splendor of this chapel (Toker 328-330). Pittsburgh is unique in its social, cultural, and academic venues as well. Just in Oakland alone, there are three major universities and twelve world-renowned hospitals. Accompanying the universities are thousands of young students. Further contributing to the unique college town feel is the addition of a
Pitt Johnstown was founded in 1927, it is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. It is a vital knowledge center and a contributor to the region’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, UPJ provides a high quality educational experience that is designed to get students ready for the real world of the 21st century.…
Morimura has created a series of hybrid self-portraits modeled after the art of Frida Kahlo.
He was nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize in 1996. The Carnegie Museum of Art(Pittsburgh), the Honolulu Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) are among the public collections holding work by Yasumasa Morimura.…
New discoveries will always be made and practicing nurses will always have the opportunity to learn and improve. The relationship between the nurse and patient is a relationship that involves constant teaching and learning. Parse (2004) states the teacher-learner relationship as “a dialogue (that) is interwoven with the unfolding of meanings that shape new thinking” (Parse, 2004, p. 34). The nurse learns what is normal for…
The fossil record provides portraits of the past that illustrate a landscape of evolutionary change. Evolution of jawbones can be traced from primitive synapsids to mammals. The upper and lower jawbones connected to each other, and the two extra jawbones became two middle ear bones. This change allowed mammals to acquire a hearing function, and scientists know that due to their discoveries in the fossil record.…
In 1960, Robert Minor drew “Pittsburgh”. This was a political cartoon in his attempt to display what was going on in the world at the time. The 60’s called for many strikes by steel and coal mine workers who were against their unsafe working conditions (Mayne, 2009). Pittsburgh displayed an authority figure striking a steel miner with a shotgun through his body in attempt to kill him.…
Basquiat received generally favorable reviews, with a 70% "fresh" rating at review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film 3.5/4 stars. Conversely, Janet Maslin in The New York Times called the film "bold, attention-getting and more than a little facile, a stylish-looking film without the connective tissue to give it real depth."
"Directorial Debut Fails as Film, History"; review of Basquiat, by Julian Schnabel, San Francisco Examiner…
Want government to respond directly to the need of the ordinary folk, rejecting any notion that the “lesser sort” should automatically defer to their “better”
They were modern-day democrats
Republican virtue embodied in an untutored wisdom of the people as a whole rather than special insights of a natural aristocracy or wealthy individuals
*themes of republicanism
• patriotism- portraits and historical scenes intended to instill patriotic sentiments in their viewers
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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level
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Francesca Gino (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a visiting assistant professor of organizational behavior and theory at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
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