Carlow University Students Are Ready to Create and Serve

The university annually hosts “Bowls in the Night,” a pottery marathon that invites local artists and students to create bowls for the Empty Bowls event in March.




PHOTO VIA FLICKR
 



SERVING OTHERS: CARLOW TO HOST ANNUAL BOWLS IN THE NIGHT EVENT
By the end of Carlow University’s annual “Bowls in the Night” pottery marathon, local artists and students are aiming to have created about 200 bowls, which they hope will be empty for the last time. The clay bowls created during the event on Thursday, Feb. 5 will be used for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest’s Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Dinner. Students and artists will craft the bowls at pottery wheels from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Thursday at the ceramics studio in Antonian Hall on Carlow's campus, and the bowls will be used to serve meals at the 20th annual Empty Bowls dinner on March 29 at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Oakland. The event has raised more than $500,000 since its start, but Dale Huffman, who hosts the marathon each year and has been teaching art at Carlow since 1996, sees it also as a learning experience for the students. “This event not only benefits an incredibly worthy cause," Huffman said in a statement, “but it is also an opportunity for the students to learn how to use their talents outside of the classroom to serve others.”
 

SETON HILL REMEMBERS MLK WITH SALA UDIN SPEECH
In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, former Pittsburgh City Councilman Sala Udin will speak at Seton Hill’s Cecilian Hall on Thursday, Feb. 5. The university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Task Force organized “The Dream Still Lives,” highlighted by Udin as the keynote speaker. Udin, who spoke to Pittsburgh Magazine for February’s “Welcome to The New Pittsburgh” feature, will share memories of his experience as a civil-rights activist not only in Pittsburgh but also across the country. He participated in the March on Washington in 1963, joined the Freedom Riders in the Mississippi Delta and returned to Pittsburgh, where he became involved with such projects as the establishment of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Seton Hill students are encouraged to attend the event, but it is not open to the public.


BIG ACHIEVEMENT FOR PITT’S STEVEN LITTLE
Steven Little has plenty of titles: PhD, associate professor, CNG Faculty Fellow and Chair of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 honorees for 2014. Now Little has one more to add to that list: recipient of the 2015 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award. Presented by the American Society of Engineering Education, the award recognizes “outstanding early achievements by young engineering college researchers 40 years of age and younger, and to encourage the continuance of such productivity.” Little was chosen for, among many accomplishments, his contributions to the field of controlled release as well as his work in the nascent field of biomimetic delivery (imitating models, systems and elements of nature to solve human problems). Little will receive the award at the Engineering Research Council’s annual conference March 9-11 in Silver Spring, Md.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

Restaurant Review: Poulet Bleu

Restaurant Review: Poulet Bleu

Richard DeShantz steps it up with a move from Downtown to Lawrenceville and shows Pittsburgh how to make French dining fun.
Coming Clean: Why We Aren't a Green City ... Yet

Coming Clean: Why We Aren't a Green City ... Yet

Pittsburgh is no longer a smoky city, but that doesn’t mean it has cleaned up its act. Pittsburgh's air quality still ranks among the worst in the nation. What steps are being taken to reduce Pittsburgh's ongoing dependence on fossil fuels?
Ultimate Comfort Food: The Joy of Dumplings

Ultimate Comfort Food: The Joy of Dumplings

Why our dining critic thinks dumplings might be his ultimate comfort food.
Our Seven Favorite Dumplings in Pittsburgh

Our Seven Favorite Dumplings in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, of course, is best known for the pierogi. Our love of dumplings extends beyond that, however. These seven dumplings are our favorite restaurant versions of their various styles.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Mobile Service To Connect Hungry Pitt Students to Free Food

Mobile Service To Connect Hungry Pitt Students to Free Food

PittGrub app will send folks in need to events with leftovers.

Comments

You're Going to Be Upside Down a Lot on New Kennywood Coaster

You're Going to Be Upside Down a Lot on New Kennywood Coaster

Kennywood has revealed its replacement ride for “The Log Jammer” which will be located in a new portion of the park entitled “Steelers Country.”

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Pittsburgh to Host Nation’s First Black Beer Festival

Pittsburgh to Host Nation’s First Black Beer Festival

Day Bracey and Ed Bailey of Drinking Partners Podcast and Mike Potter of Black Brew Culture online magazine will bring 12 black-owned breweries to Pittsburgh in August for Fresh Fest.

Comments

A Pop-Up Bar in Pittsburgh that Serves a Sober Alternative

A Pop-Up Bar in Pittsburgh that Serves a Sober Alternative

Empath provides the vibe and social space of a bar, as well as stepped up beverage service ... without the alcohol.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
The Eight Best Frozen Treats in Pittsburgh

The Eight Best Frozen Treats in Pittsburgh

Our dining critic picks his favorite ice cream, ice pop, frozen custard, vegan delight and more.

Comments

Six Underrated Kennywood Rides You Need to Try Again

Six Underrated Kennywood Rides You Need to Try Again

Leave enough time in your next visit to Kennywood to revisit some old favorites and these underrated gems.

Comments


National Aviary's New Renovations Make it Essential Pittsburgh

National Aviary's New Renovations Make it Essential Pittsburgh

It's time to add the National Aviary to the list of local favorites you visit again and again.

Comments

Stop Using Uber and Lyft, Renting a Bike is Better

Stop Using Uber and Lyft, Renting a Bike is Better

You'll save money and have an easier time hopping between neighborhoods on a Healthy Ride bicycle.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Pirates Are Still a Long Way From a Hollywood Ending

Pirates Are Still a Long Way From a Hollywood Ending

Despite an 8-1 winning streak going into the All-Star break, the Bucs are in desperate need of a sequel, not only to win back some credibility with fans, but also to convince their owner not to sell off more pieces of the team.

Comments

Compelling World Cup Worth a Periodic Embrace

Compelling World Cup Worth a Periodic Embrace

The competition is as fierce as the fans are passionate and both can be appreciated without a firm grasp of the details.

Comments


The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
The 400-Word Review: The Equalizer 2

The 400-Word Review: The Equalizer 2

An unnecessary sequel to the Denzel Washington action flick arrives for a quick beat-em-up fix.

Comments

The 400-Word Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The 400-Word Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The sequel to the 2008 ABBA musical is far from perfect, but might have enough charm to keep you on board.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Perfect Proposals that Flashed Back to First Dates

Perfect Proposals that Flashed Back to First Dates

Return to your roots before your relationship blooms into a beautiful marriage.

Comments

I Do, Now Let’s Have Some BBQ

I Do, Now Let’s Have Some BBQ

A five-course meal doesn’t fit with every wedding. These laid-back couples opted for casual — and delicious — cuisine perfect for their outdoor and barn receptions.

Comments


Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Wow Factor: Empty Nest Inspires Timeless Makeover

Wow Factor: Empty Nest Inspires Timeless Makeover

When her last child graduated from college, Ingrid Meenen did something she had been wanting to do for 20 years — renovate the first floor of her Upper St. Clair home.

Comments

Head to the North Hills for Two Blooming Garden Tours

Head to the North Hills for Two Blooming Garden Tours

The Wexford Garden and Pond Tour and the Southern Butler County Garden Club tour both take place this weekend.

Comments