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  • Lecture Thrival Keynote Talk: Straight Outta My Parent’s Basement

    August 4, 2016

    Most 18-year-old college sophomores are thinking about final exams, summer vacation, and dorm room shenanigans. But before 18-year-old Ann (Andini) Makosinski ever stepped into a college classroom, she had won the Google Science Fair, garnered awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, was featured in TIME, and appeared on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — twice. Instead of […]

  • Lecture Thrival Keynote Talk: The American Identity

    August 4, 2016

    There is no shortage of opinion when it comes to defining the current social and political climate in America. Conversations about where we are going and who we are as Americans have ventured to the extreme. Factor in a presidential election that leaves many looking toward November with, at a minimum, a sense of uncertainty, and […]

  • Lecture Thrival Keynote Talk: Collision Course

    August 4, 2016

    Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, popularly known as CTE, has shaken the sports world to its core, most notably the National Football League and its penchant for offering fans jarring hits and sensational collisions every Sunday from September through February. Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered CTE in Pittsburgh, and has since become a global phenomena, with the recent […]

  • Theater Diary of a Madman and Poe’s Last Night

    August 4, 2016

    In an insane world, theater is the sane solution. Prodan Dimov’s direction of Nikolai Gogol’s masterpiece Diary of a Madman, starring Jon Hayden, will take your mind off it all. Nikolai Gogol’s farcical short story follows the format of a diary to chronicle the descent of the protagonist, Poprishchin, into insanity. In Poe’s Last Night, David Crawford portrays […]

  • Literary There From Here: Stories of Bridges And The In Between

    August 3, 2016

    Rick Sebak, John Fetterman, Darrell Kinsel, LaKeisha Wolf, Tami Dixon, and Carl Kurlander take to the New Hazlett stage to share true stories from and inspired by Pittsburgh. These storytellers are forces of change in Pittsburgh. Come and join us for an unforgettable evening.

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