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Michaela Danko

Michaela is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Biological Sciences and Anthropology with minors in Chemistry and Museum Studies. After moving to Pittsburgh from Wyoming, she was able to explore her interest in museums and discovered the Museum Studies program with only two semesters left at Pitt.

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Shannon Capone

Shannon is a senior, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2015 with a major in Architectural Studies and a minor in Studio Arts. During the summer of 2014, she studied abroad under the History of Art and Architecture’s “Architectural Studies in Central Europe” and was awarded the Fil Hearn Award for Study Abroad. For the remainder of the summer, she worked as an architecture intern at Front Studio Architects in Oakland.

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Meghan Hipple

Meghan is a junior majoring in the History of Art and Architecture and minoring in Museum Studies. Currently, she is a research assistant with the Visual Media Workshop where she is in the process of researching and mapping the movements of European women who travelled on The Grand Tour during the eighteenth-century. Her research is only a small part of a much larger project that digitally maps the locations, paths and overlaps of European Grand Tourists.

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"Flight 93 National Memorial, the African Burial Ground National Monument, and the Pursuit of Child-Appropriate Memorial Designs," by Kaley Kilpatrick

Millions of tourists, including children brought along by parents or teachers, journey to dark tourist sites marked by trauma and death year after year. It is an irony that for many of these dark sites, designers boast graphics of children on project proposals, professionals exhibit photographs of children on promotional materials, and agencies release children’s activity books as if all of these stakeholders hold concern for child tourists.

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Kaley Kilpatrick

Kaley Kilpatrick is a senior pursuing a HAA major, Italian and Museum Studies minors, and a MedRen certificate.

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Frank Reichard

Frank is a senior majoring in Architectural Studies with a minor in Studio Arts who has a love for both the built and natural environment. He gravitated towards architecture as a way to combine his passion for science, art, psychology, and nature. His main interests are discovering how architecture can affect the wellbeing of an individual, community, and the natural world.

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Mariah Simensky

Mariah Simensky is a fifth year senior, double-majoring in Anthropology and History of Art and Architecture with two minors in Chinese and Japanese. She will graduate this year with an Asian Studies Certificate. This semester, Mariah is researching the Japanese Nationality Room for the HAA 1010 class. Her research paper will focus on how the Japanese Nationality Room’s intended purpose was to facilitate Americans’ and University of Pittsburgh students’ interests in Japan and Japanese culture. ​

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Peixiao Liu (Emma)

Peixiao Liu (Emma) is a senior at Pitt, double-majoring in History of Art and Architecture and Economics. She is originally from Beijing, China and currently aiming at working in arts management industry. She has chosen to study the Chinese Nationality Room for her thesis paper for the course HAA 1010. Emma will be focusing on how the Chinese Nationality Room emphasizes the great learning and teaching of Confucius and what American culture means to Chinese education.

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Melissa Quarto

Melissa Quarto is a junior, double-majoring in History of Art & Architecture and Hispanic Languages & Literature. Her research for HAA 1010: Visualizing Heritage in Pittsburgh considers the construction of  a collective identity in the Hungarian Nationality Room, (ded.

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Lisa Canavan

Lisa Canavan is a double major in Studio Arts and Art History.  After working in business and raising a family, Lisa returned to college part-time to pursue a lifelong interest in the arts.  She greatly enjoys her academic pursuits and has been recognized as a university scholar.  Memorializing the past and current life experiences are themes that inspire her artwork and art historical studies.  Besides art, Lisa spends time fostering kittens for Animal Friends shelter and training her thoroughbred.

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