ored Oct. 20 with the Allegheny
County Bar Foundation's Lifetime Pro
Bono Service Award for 2016. He also
was celebrated during Pro Bono Week
(October 23-29), a national celebra-
tion of the work that volunteer attor-
neys perform on behalf of
working to vindicate the rights of
those wrongly convicted, illegally ex-
cluded or condemned to death.
and condemned to death for the
brutal murders of a young mother,
her two young daughters and niece.
He uncovered key medical evidence
that had been overlooked in the first
trial. In another case, he worked on
behalf of 12 interfaith organizations
validate ordinances enacted by the
city of Hazelton to prevent people
without legal immigration status from
renting housing in the city on the
grounds that an influx of illegal aliens
would cause an increase in crime and
downturn in the economy. Ultimately
the ordinances were defeated.
teer with Uptown Legal Clinic, where
he provides legal services on issues
such as disability benefits and em-
ployment law to low-income individ-
man Academy in Wilkinsburg, where
he teaches constitutional law to the
school's seventh- and eighth-grade
students, runs a mock trial program,
and takes the students on trips to
Harrisburg and Washington, D.C.
Lifetime Pro Bono Service Award
Journalists Hall of Fame in August. She joined The Washing-
ton Star as a staff reporter in 1970, covering cultural person-
alities and events.
centers and theaters. The stories ranged from the attacks on
the National Endowment for the Arts, to the rise of arts facil-
ities as economic engines for their communities to the con-
struction of the National Museum of the American Indian.
craft, including Toni Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones,
Chita Rivera, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey and
Lennon Pfeiffer, Jane Kaminsky Blaser and
Marie Lannon Marquardt, all members of
the Class of '82, take a break in Boston for
a photo op during the Boston Weekend
event, Oct. 21-23. About 40 alumni at-
tended dinner Friday night, spent Satur-
day touring Boston, and were joined by 30
other Boston-area alumni for Mass on
Sunday at St. Anthony Shrine.
Meridian (Miss.) Star, is pic-
tured with Whitney Downard,
'16, who recently joined the
daily newspaper as a reporter.
minor league Somerset Patriots baseball game
outing in Bridgewater, N.J., June 29. The univer-
sity's Alumni Office and New Jersey Alumni Chap-
ter sponsored the get-together for New
Jersey-area alums at the Patriots home field, TD
Bank Ballpark. Pictured from left are Mary Eliza-
beth (Shea) Wells, '76, Jocelyn Thomas, '77, and
Mary Ellen Marsjanik, `81.
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