Obesity On Campus
Three out of every 10 college students are overweight or obese - and colleges are considering their options when it comes to addressing this growing health crisis. This OnQ report looks at local universities' unique efforts to battle an obesity problem far more serious than the fabled "freshman fifteen."
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - the push continues to foster STEM education in America's schools. OnQ continues its Making the Grade series with thoughtful discussion on the importance of STEM for students, teachers and administrators - and how that would ultimately serve the nation.Guests: Art Baldwin, National Energy Technology Laboratory; Sam Franklin, Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy; Joan Schanck, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative.
This report focuses on teen suicide seminars launched in conjunction with the OnQ documentary Losing Lambert: A Journey Through Survival & Hope. Coordinated by WQED's education Program, the seminars were open to school counselors, teachers, coaches and others who work with adolescents and teens. Seminar leader Dr. Paula McCommons, of the STAR Outreach Center, identifies risk factors, signs of depression and other ways to help teens and their families.
The countdown is on for the digital television conversion. If you've recently bought a new TV, are you wondering what to do with the old one? OnQ's Tonia Caruso explains how you can safely recycle your old television.
From bent flutes, to cellos backed over by the family car - the instrument repair specialists at Volkwein's Music have seen it all - but still manage to bring new life to old, damaged instruments. OnQ's Beth Dolinar reports on this local music institution.
In this expanded interview, Allegheny Land Trust Executive Director Roy Kraynyk discusses the restoration of Wingfield Pines and successful efforts to control acid mine drainage in Chartiers Creek.
It is the second tallest education building in the world. Now after 70 years, the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning is undergoing major exterior restoration. OnQ's Tonia Caruso looks back at the history of this 42-story national historic landmark.