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Bridging Pacific: An Initiative Promoting the Importance of Cross-Cultural Understanding

By Gao Qinglian Three of my MPA colleagues from Evans School of Public Affairs and I founded Bridging Pacific, a nonprofit in Washington State, last month. The mission of Bridging Pacific is to promote mutual understanding and cultivate collaborative skills among college students from China and the United States. It …

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone! Check out some of our reflections and thoughts from past Earth Days, below. “Earth Days” Links 1960s Radicals to Today’s Policy Wonks by Rachel Voss. John Grant Discusses the Benefits to Alternative Fuels by Joel Velarde Solar Energy- Getting it From the Sun: Energy Solutions in Front …

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Prescribing Guns: The Role of Doctors in Gun Background Checks

The debate over expanding background checks on guns has largely been seen as an issue of 2nd Amendment Rights vs. Safer, more-regulated gun ownership, but a completely different debate about the background checks is taking place in the healthcare community. In a recent article in the New England Journal of …

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Building Interfaith Understanding Through Service at UPitt!

By: Viveka Mandava, Hope Not Hate Cultural Innovator Last Saturday, a group of girls from the University of Pittsburgh went to the Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Memorial Garden to participate in a service project with the North Hills Community Outreach (NCHO). The group spent the morning digging up old beds, building …

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From the Mayflower to the Marriott: How the Eb-5 Program Is Changing the Face of U.S. Immigration

By Addis Aklilu The issue of illegal immigration has long been a hot topic in United States politics, and will no doubt continue to spark congressional debate in sessions to come. Both the right and the left have been urging for reform, though perhaps with differing objectives, and a push …

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Seeking Fall 2013 Interns: Issue Analysts, Social Media, Tech Team, Movement Builders, Global Citizenship, Campaigners

 These are all virtual positions, which can be performed from anywhere. Now seeking: Fall 2013 Interns: Issue Analysts, Social Media, Tech Team, Movement Builders, Global Citizenship, Campaigns. VIRTUAL: CAN BE DONE FROM ANYWHERE. Are you ready to amplify the voice of our generation around US global engagement? Do you think …

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Staying ‘In The Loop’

By: Maddie Reeves As a busy teen in high school who does plenty of extracurricular activities, I hardly had the time to sit down and read through the local newspaper or log onto a news site and catch up on current events. I’ve found that this trend of ‘no time …

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