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Thursday, October 1, 2015

A monthly selection of media coverage of Robert Morris University during the previous month.

SEPTEMBER 2015

The big news last month was that the RMU Board of Trustees named Dr. Christopher Howard the eighth president of Robert Morris University, effective Feb. 1, 2016:

It doesn't get much better than this endorsement by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board:

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/09/14/RMU-s-latest-win-The-university-picks-an-impressive-president-elect/stories/201509260009

The Post-Gazette's first-day coverage led off with Dr. Howard's quote from Wayne Gretzky, and WESA's Paul Guggenheimer also picked up on this theme in a great live interview: 

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/09/10/Robert-Morris-University-names-new-president/stories/201509100198

http://wesa.fm/post/robert-morris-president-elect-ready-consult-and-collaborate

Dr. Howard spoke of his responsibility as a mentor and role model as a university president who is also African American:

http://diverseeducation.com/article/77740/

The Pittsburgh Business Times referred to Dr. Howard as a "Renaissance man":

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2015/09/18/new-rmu-president-true-renaissance-man.html?ana=e_ph_prem&u=owyEu/WIFYzsyPVrPUi3ZOLiRzC&t=1442573454

Other coverage of the president-elect:

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/9069905-74/howard-president-university#axzz3lOwBrHHc

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2015/09/10/robert-morris-university-names-new-president.html

http://us.vocuspr.com/ViewNewsOnDemand.aspx?Email=potts%40rmu.edu&Date=9%2f12%2f2015+6%3a04%3a03+AM&ArticleID=3077837_58556_269871357

http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2015/09/10/robert-morris-university-names-dr-christopher-howard-its-next-president/

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_d9d38ae7-67ab-5cad-9a66-90c02a8917aa.html

http://www.timesonline.com/news/local_news/robert-morris-university-names-new-president/article_618fb576-57f9-11e5-8f03-3756952a4317.html

http://diverseeducation.com/article/78015/

In other news...

The Beaver County Times featured nursing Professor Suzan Kardong-Edgren for being named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing:
http://tinyurl.com/pakzru7

Pittsburgh Magazine picked up on this honor, and Dr. Howard's appointment, in its Great Minds newsletter:
http://www.icontact-archive.com/J0lA9rS2048SGwaCDHxk_-Z_iV1OD4yY?w=4

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on RMU's contribution to the "maker space movement" and the university's partnership in the Ohio River Consortium:
http://tinyurl.com/nf9mmrj

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Business Times published stories about the grant that the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at RMU has received from Covestro:
http://tinyurl.com/nny4d9x

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blog/innovation/2015/09/covestro-donates-300k-to-robert-morris.html

RMU professors were tapped as experts on a range of stories, from cyber security to health insurance, to the Penguins sales, to who should be on the $10 bill, among others:

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2015/09/06/Privacy-takes-a-hit-while-digital-data-is-scooped-up-passed-around/stories/201509060218

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2015/09/07/Santorum-not-following-in-footsteps-of-other-GOP-runners-up/stories/201509060090

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/09/02/Debate-likely-over-Hamilton-s-successor-on-the-10-bill/stories/201509020111

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/9024000-74/health-highmark-loss#axzz3l8hgVnQF

http://tinyurl.com/pq7blfw

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/9036356-74/iran-deal-toomey#axzz3l8hgVnQF

http://tinyurl.com/qza7jaf

Athletics

Football

Robert Morris Hopes To Leave Last Season's Struggles Behind: http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/football/robert-morris-hopes-to-leave-last-season-s-struggles-behind/article_b8d9079a-5260-11e5-8765-5300a9d7b8ab.html

Robert Morris Looks For Stability at Quarterback: http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/football/robert-morris-football-looks-for-stability-at-quarterback/article_975acbd4-50ef-11e5-b400-7f851c9e6b13.html

Q&A With Cole Blake: http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/football/q-a-with-robert-morris-football-s-cole-blake/article_cd8664b0-50ff-11e5-a4d9-97ac3a1fd958.html

Mix of Depth and Youth Will Improve Robert Morris: http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/football/mix-of-depth-and-youth-will-improve-robert-morris-football/article_9c2be378-51b7-11e5-810f-4786b69b478f.html

RMU Loses Opener Despite Strong Play From Defense, Special Teams: http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/9022794-74/yard-morris-robert#axzz3nL7gG99H

RMU Falls to No. 17 Youngstown State in Overtime: http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/football/rmu-falls-to-no-youngstown-state-in-overtime/article_a486a992-59c6-11e5-8e3c-f7d61d96f7c8.html

RMU Hopes To Play FBS Opponents In The Future: http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/football/robert-morris-hopes-to-play-fbs-opponents-in-the-future/article_bd6f2a6c-5a41-11e5-876f-3fb9ffd04ad3.html/?REFER-MI=College%20Sports

Despite 0-2 Start, Colonials Find Reasons For Optimism: http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2015/09/19/Despite-0-2-start-Colonials-find-reasons-for-optimism/stories/201509190027

Robert Morris Lands WPIAL Trio: http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/highschoolrecruiting/9128242-74/fennell-stanford-gorman#axzz3nL7gG99H

Hockey

RMU Picked as Favorite To Win Atlantic Hockey Conference: http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2015/09/23/RMU-picked-as-favorite-to-win-Atlantic-Hockey-conference-this-season/stories/201509230199

Other

Summer Work Pays Off For RMU's Fisher: http://triblive.com/sports/college/district/9063895-74/fisher-volleyball-think#axzz3nL7gG99H

Obit: Midge Christine McPhail / Coach Helped Grow RMU Rowing Team: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/09/30/Obituary-Midge-Christine-McPhail-Coach-helped-grow-RMU-rowing-team/stories/201509290208