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  • Jonas Salk Vaccine

    Although he is a prominent figure in the history of Pittsburgh, the life of Jonas Edward Salk did not begin in Pittsburgh. Jonas Salk, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants to the United States was born on October 28, 1914 in New York City. It was in New York City that he became the first member of his family to attend college by attending New York University and earning his medical degree in 1939. The next stop on Jonas Salk’s journey to Pittsburgh was at the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan, Jonas Salk worked on a research fellowship that had the goal of creating an influenza vaccine. While here, he was lucky to reconnect with a friend and mentor from New York University, Thomas Francis Jr, who was instrumental in teaching…

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  • Polio Case Study

    Immanuel History Project Polio was a shocking disease in the 1960, affecting large numbers of the population. What changes has the vaccine had upon Australian society? “The highest recorded incidence of poliomyelitis in the country Australia was 39.1 per 100,000 population was in 1938”- Polio was a highly contagious virus that entered the body through the mouth. The virus spread across Australia taking the lives of many…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To The University Of Pittsburgh

    University of Pittsburgh My first thought coming to University of Pittsburgh was, “I traveled nearly 8 hours away from home and I probably won’t like this school”. When we arrived at the school it was so terrible in my opinion, because we rode around trying to find what building the event was supposed to be in; it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Even before entering the building I knew that there were going to be a ton of people there and even though I was nervous and…

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  • Fredrick August Wilson Research Paper

    Fredrick August Kittle, was born on April 27, 1945, in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wilson, who dropped his father’s name and changed it to August Wilson in his twenties, was the son of Daisy Wilson, an African American cleaning women, and Frederick Kittle, a German immigrant (PBS). Wilson was raised by his mother with his siblings, and bounced from school to school before finally dropping out of high school in his early teens. August Wilson was a talented writer and when he…

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  • John Wideman Our Time Analysis

    John Wideman’s Our Time tells the story of two brothers and the differences between them. John, the author and primary narrator, is a successful author and teacher. The primary focus of the story his brother Robert, who is younger by ten years. Robert or “Robby”, spent much of his young adult life on the streets addicted to heroin until being jailed for a robbery. Wideman illustrates how differently each brother develop using place. Much of the story is set in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of…

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  • Roberto Clemente's Pittsburgh

    on this earth". Roberto Clemente a very important baseball player from Pittsburgh once said this quote. Pittsburgh is a great American city that continues to make a difference in our world. While Pittsburgh is famous for many of the athletes there many do not know the true facts on Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is important for several different things , most importantly, it's steel industry. Many may know Pittsburgh is known as "The City of Steel" due to the industry (Lorant 35). Furthermore, the…

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  • NFL Hiring Practices

    currently 4 Black head coaches in the NFL out of 32. Minorities dominate in the field, but when it comes to leadership and decision-making positions, the numbers drop to a disproportionately low quantity for minorities compared to whites.The NFL has a hiring policy for head coaching positions it is called the “Rooney Rule” named after the famous Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney. It states that all NFL teams who have a vacancy for the head coaching position must interview at least 1 minority…

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  • The Case Of James Jackson's Case Against The NFL

    limited partnership whose sole shareholders were the owners of the NFL Teams. Jackson filed suit against the NFL claiming that the NFL was responsible for the actions of the WLAF (Sharp, Moorman & Claussen, 2014). Jackson maintained that his civil rights were violated because he was denied an interview based on his race. He argued that this constituted a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII, Section 703 of the Civil Rights Act , states: “It shall be unlawful…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Visit To Mt Cemetery

    cemetery in America. It encompasses 300 acres of luscious Allegheny County land. This hilly landscape is the essence of Pittsburgh. The landscape is naturally groomed by a multitude of deer and wildlife that graze the territory. The multiple ponds and innumerable trees just add to the picturesque landscape that so many…

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  • PNC Park: SWOT Analysis

    the Pirates, PNC Park combines the best features from historic ballparks with latest amenities and comforts for both players and fans. With its two-deck design, the furthest seat from the field is only 88 feet away (PNC Park Overview, 2014). The Pirates sell tickets through several different locations. The have a box office that is open daily at the ballpark and also opened before all home games. Tickets can also be purchased online through the Pirates website or your local Giant Eagle.…

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