Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Getting Healthy

Here in the History Department, we think physical health is integral to maintaining intellectual health. Work out your mind AND your body!

The Power Center offers a tremendous amount of Fitness and Wellness Programs to faculty, staff, and students. Here are just a few (click on each image to enlarge):







Now, go get healthy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Teaching Them While They're Young

We thought it important to share with you the first Public Service Announcement by one of our up-and-coming scholars: Dr. Elaine Parsons' daughter Charlotte. The topic? The Importance of Not Littering. And trust us, it's important.

Brilliance. Sheer brilliance. (And bless her cameraman, Dr. Jotham Parsons, for not taking her direction personally. Note her very serious "OFF!" at the end of the PSA. Watch out Scorsese.)

Babies, Babies, Everywhere!

When babies come into the world, it seems that they come in droves. Former graduate students Brian and Melissa Yurochko recently introduced us to their beautiful new daughter, Emma. And now, long-time instructor Doug Penhallegon and his wife Mariame just brought their new son Alexandre into the world.

Congrats Doug and Mariame! He's beautiful!


Alexandre Thaddeus Momo Penhallegon

November 28, 2009

2:18 p.m.

7 lbs. 15 oz.

Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh






The family: Big brother Harrison, Doug, Mariame, and little Alexandre

Welcome to the world, Baby Alexandre! We can't wait to meet you.