Communicating Patient-Centered Research

Over the past two years I have been conducting research in the medical humanities, I have paid stronger attention to the rhetorical aspects of language. My project centers around the use of the war metaphor with regard to breast cancer and particularly in reference to metastatic breast cancer, and the meaning behind this project is…

Communicating My Research- Alexandra Hughson

When presenting information to a general audience it is most important to focus on the “so what” or takeaway from the research as opposed to the finer details. As researchers who are very passionate about our work and fields it is easy to get wrapped up in small intricacies that although maybe interesting, do not…

Communicating my work in the Thompson Run Watershed

My work in the Thompson Run has been off to a successful start. After facing some initial challenges, I have achieved a multitude of goals that I have laid out for myself. I am progressing closer and closer to the stage where I can begin to report my findings, and I must begin the process…

The Purpose of My Research

For many years, Larimer, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, has faced issues of food insecurity revolving around deficiencies in the built environment. Government action and projects neglected Larimer, while improving nearby areas considerably. Meeting with longtime members of Larimer brought my research to life. The purpose of my research is to address and examine the built…

Communicating Our Research at Fern Hollow Creek

Over the past several weeks I have had the opportunity to collaborate with my community partner UpstreamPgh and their wonderful staff along with my mentors in the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory. We have been able to refine our collective research goals for the rest of this summer that will help to advocate for the restoration of…

Communicating My Research in Parallels

Over these past few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of meeting with my faculty mentors, Dr. Osai and Dr. Campbell. They suggested I begin my research by reviewing A+ Schools Pittsburgh’s 2021 Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh.  This set the groundwork with how I could refine and establish my own…

Conveying the Significance of My Research

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019, social isolation measures were eventually enforced worldwide. During the first lockdown in March 2020, millions of Americans welcomed pets as a companion through these troubling times. Studies indicated that having companion pets can ease loneliness and improve social relationships and mental health (Morgan, Protopopova). Though…

Communicating Research on Education

Through the past few weeks, I have begun to collaborate with the community partner, A+ Schools, and the Justice Scholars Institute staff to discover new routes and topics for research. Over time, we established a new topic that would benefit all groups, that fosters individual interest as well as promotes community goals and values. My…

CAF #2: My Cohort

Throughout the spring and the past few weeks of summer, I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside my peers in the Creative Arts Fellowship and learn more about their passions, processes, and goals. It’s been incredibly inspiring and humbling to see everyone in their respective elements and be so genuine in their work. While our…

My Cohort: Common Creativity

Since diving into my project, I’ve found the perspectives of other students engaged in creative work to be enlightening. In live, biweekly meetings and online, forum-style project updates, I’ve gained insight into my own creative process by listening to my peers discuss their own work.  I suspect this is true, not despite the diversity of…