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Steinbrenner Impacts

This series takes a look at past work, initiatives, and news involving the Steinbrenner Institute.

Pittsburgh (not) to Paris Climate Multimedia Challenge

Originally published November 20, 2017

In 2017, the Steinbrenner Institute and Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation asked students in the Pittsburgh area to challenge former President Trump's declaration to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord and his statement that, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." Students answered the question, "What does this mean to you in a world where climate change is not an alternative fact?" in one-minute videos. The contest, “Pittsburgh (not) to Paris Climate Multimedia Challenge,” drew in many talented and compelling submissions.


Watch David Randolph's winning submission, "One World," below. At the time of the contest, Randolph was a senior majoring in Cinema Production at Point Park University.

Dietrich College's Climate Change Grand Challenge Seminar

Originally published January 25, 2018

"Part of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Grand Challenge Interdisciplinary Freshman Seminars, first year students spent the Fall 2017 semester learning about climate change and then participated in a three-day mock climate change negotiation as negotiators from the United Nations (U.N.) Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) process, more commonly known for arriving at the Paris Climate Agreement."

Read more about the workshop

Hear from two students who had the opportunity to take the Climate Change Grand Challenge seminar below.


More to come!