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December 10, 2018

From Westinghouse to Disney: Exploring Pittsburgh Robotics Past and Present

From steel mills to steel robots, Pittsburgh is no stranger to industry. The city’s long history of technological innovation dates back to its early days as America’s steel capital. Today, Pittsburgh is considered a major technology hub and is home to prime tech companies such as Google, Uber, and Intel. Throughout Pittsburgh’s technological journey, robotics has been a continued source of fascination and exploration.

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July 24, 2018

Women at Fort Pitt During the French & Indian War

Women consisted of a quarter of the population living outside the walls of Fort Pitt in the early 1760s. Two Pittsburgh censuses exist from that time: the first from July 1760 and another from April 1761. These two include the majority of identified women living in the vicinity at the time, with additional women found through the use of store ledgers, the papers of Colonel Henry Bouquet, and private journals. Currently, the list sits at slightly over 100 identified women at Fort Pitt in its first few years of existence.

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March 16, 2018

Lois Weber, First American Woman Film Director

The Pittsburgh region has been home to many remarkable women over the years, including journalist Nellie Bly, abolitionist Jane Grey Swisshelm, and environmentalist Rachel Carson. But there's another one you may not have heard of: Lois Weber. Weber was America's first woman film director.

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