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April 27, 2017

Mixing science, art

The Year of Diversity inspired the schools of dental medicine and pharmacy to hold their second art and writing expo April 21 in Salk Hall. The event, begun as part of the Year of Humanities in 2016, this year showcased artifacts from the diverse cultures of the schools’ faculty, staff and students with a display of their arts and crafts.

Said Joanne Prasad, oral biology faculty member in dental medicine who organized the event and contributed a painting: “It’s something we’re trying to continue, showcasing a different aspect of health professionals that you don’t often see.”


Photos by Marty Levine, University Times


Miniature vignette in pen and ink by Anchal Malik, faculty member in dental public health.

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Fused glass piece by Zsuzsa Horvath, faculty member in dental public health.

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Beaded jewelry by pharmacy Dean Patricia Kroboth.

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Hand-knit Pitt varsity cardigan by Fay Stricklin, faculty member in dental medicine’s diagnostic sciences department, who used dental burs to convert plain brown oval buttons into footballs.

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Mission-style furniture and other wooden pieces by Mark Mooney, chair of dental medicine’s oral biology department.

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Photograph of rainbow over the Cathedral of Learning by Joseph Giovannitti Jr., chair of dental anesthesiology, who also displayed a bottle of homemade wine.

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Beaded cross-stitch by Joan Witt, clinical instructor in restorative dentistry.

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