While Pittsburgh may not be Silicon Valley, technological innovations are beginning to characterize this city as well.
To the apparent relief of a sinking nation, Pervez Musharraf resigned from his long-held position as president of Pakistan.
For Johnson, the sprite 16-year-old from Iowa, and Liang Chow, her Beijing-born coach, theirs was a dream of East meeting West.
One faction of student groups, sororities and fraternities, seem to be evaluated as separate from the rest.
The class of 2012 has stepped onto this campus, unassuming, on the cusp of a period of transition and change at this university.