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Saturday, April 1, 2017

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

MARCH 2017

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an op-ed by President Howard paying tribute to the late Bill Campbell and the game of football:

http://tinyurl.com/lhyd9zw

That essay also appeared in the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/from-steel-valley-to-silicon-valley-a-football-story_us_58d3a4ebe4b099c777b9df25

ESPN mentioned President Howard in this story about the College Football Playoff:

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18838477/most-important-people-2017-college-football-playoff-chase

The Pittsburgh Business Times highlighted changes to RMU's MBA program (subscription required):

http://tinyurl.com/lypom7b

Plenty of media outlets took note that Mike Tomlin is speaking at RMU's graduate commencement ceremony:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/03/09/steelers-coach-mike-tomlin-to-speak-to-robert-morris-grads/

http://www.wpxi.com/sports/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers/pittsburgh-steelers-coach-mike-tomlin-to-speak-to-robert-morris-grads/501075781

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/12046892-74/receive-steelers-students

http://www.tribdem.com/sports/steelers-coach-mike-tomlin-to-speak-to-robert-morris-grads/article_26209572-0519-11e7-b850-efbee7ad47af.html

https://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2017/03/12/steelers-coach-mike-tomlin-to-speak-to-robert-morris-grads/

Several media outlets published stories about Dan Short's research into lead in toys in McDonald's Happy Meals:

http://www.wpxi.com/news/study-lead-levels-in-kids-meal-toys-pose-landfill-contamination-risk/500456854

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2017/03/08/RMU-study-finds-lead-at-high-level-s-in-fast-food-children-happy-meal-toys/stories/201703080092

RMU was included in this story about veterans who are students:

http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/11974571-74/vets-college-ranks-growing

The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management was front and center in the Huffington Post and NextPittsburgh:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pittsburgh-purpose-philanthropy-for-the-21st-century_us_58d3f6a1e4b002482d6e6f25

http://www.nextpittsburgh.com/news/non-profit/women-in-nonprofits/

Steve Foreman was a got-to source for stories about the merger between UPMC and PinnacleHealth:

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/03/is_upmc_making_a_run_at_pinnac.html

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/03/pinnaclehealth_makes_stunning.html

The RMU-sponsored spelling bee garnered media attention:

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/03/12/How-do-you-win-a-spelling-bee-By-ursine-your-head/stories/201703120158

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review took note of RMU student Alessandra Crivelli's work to help other people with the rare condition arteriovenous malformation

http://triblive.com/local/sewickley/12075293-74/quaker-valley-alum-aspiring-painter-uses-rare-condition-to-help-others

The Trib previewed Ted Koppel's talk at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series:

http://triblive.com/aande/books/12065833-74/koppel-we-cant-just-get-lost-in-our-own-little-bubble

Athletics

Women's Basketball

Same, But Different: Robert Morris Continues Winning Ways Under Charlie Buscaglia (3/2/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/same-but-different-robert-morris-women-s-basketball-continue-winning/article_9b11f3a0-fe4b-11e6-95c9-a362b3f1279c.html

Charlie Buscaglia Maintains RMU's Winning Ways (3/3/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12016587-74/morris-robert-charlie

Charlie Buscaglia Brings His Own Flair To Robert Morris (3/5/17):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/03/05/robert-morris-nec-tournament-charlie-buscaglia-sal-buscaglia/stories/201703010093

Robert Morris Rolls Into NEC Semifinals (3/5/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12016599-74/morris-robert-game

In First Game Without Janee Brown, RMU Cruises Past Fairleigh Dickinson (3/5/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/in-first-game-without-janee-brown-rmu-women-cruise-past/article_61f1cf68-01bc-11e7-823a-33de4cade692.html

RMU Advances To NEC Tournament Championship (3/8/17):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/03/08/Robert-Morris-women-s-basketball-NEC-tournament-Central-Connecticut/stories/201703080214

RMU Advances To NEC Championship Game (3/8/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12037744-74/lead-rmu-central

Robert Morris Advances To Fourth Straight NEC Title Game (3/8/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-women-advance-to-fourth-straight-nec-title-game/article_3877a55e-044b-11e7-b3f7-b363bd4d380d.html

Robert Morris Takes Swing at NCAA Bid (3/10/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12052914-74/morris-robert-buscaglia

RMU Headed To NCAA Tournament (3/12/17):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/03/12/Women-s-basketball-Robert-Morris-wins-second-consecutive-NEC-tournament-title-with-65-52-win-against-Bryant/stories/201703120202

Robert Morris Clinches Return Bid To NCAA Tournament (3/12/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12052955-74/robert-morris-womens-basketball-clinches-return-bid-to-ncaa-tournament

RMU Defeats Bryant To Capture Second Straight NEC Championship (3/12/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/rmu-defeat-bryant-to-capture-second-straight-nec-championship/collection_f247194e-0769-11e7-89d0-9f2f0553370f.html

RMU Seniors Carry Offensive Burden To Win NEC Championship (3/12/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/rmu-seniors-carry-offensive-burden-to-win-nec-championship/article_f370634a-075d-11e7-9add-8791f0581677.html

Robert Morris Earns No. 16 Seed, Will Face No. 1 Notre Dame in NCAA Tournament (3/13/17):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/03/13/robert-morris-ncaa-tournament-notre-dame-fighting-irish/stories/201703130180

Robert Morris Draws No. 1 Seed Notre Dame In NCAA Tournament (3/13/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-women-s-basketball-draws-no-seed-notre-dame/article_c530e18a-0820-11e7-9ce6-d3ea31419ae7.html

Slideshow: Robert Morris Draws Notre Dame in First Round of NCAAs (3/13/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12065061-74/robert-morris-women-draw-notre-dame-in-first-round-of-ncaas

Robert Morris Named A 16 Seed in NCAA Tournament (3/13/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-women-s-basketball-named-a-seed-in-ncaa/collection_4f1fbbbe-0853-11e7-8905-679912a05887.html#8

Janee Brown Hopes Late-Season Injury Doesn't Deny Her A Last Hurrah (3/14/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-women-s-basketball-s-janee-brown-hopes-late/article_295fa9ce-08ef-11e7-aa1c-ebf16c757620.html

Robert Morris Not Intimidated By Notre Dame (3/16/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12080311-74/robert-morris-women-not-intimidated-by-notre-dame

Ex-Robert Morris Coach Sal Buscaglia Can't Get Too Far Away From His Former Team (3/16/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/ex-robert-morris-women-s-basketball-coach-sal-buscaglia-can/article_17ed6d9a-090b-11e7-b27d-73d031587802.html

Robert Morris Seniors Know Notre Dame Matchup Presents Daunting Challege (3/17/17):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/marchmadness/2017/03/17/Robert-Morris-womens-basketball-notre-dame-ncaa-tournament-first-round/stories/201703170095

International Players Help Each Other Navigate A Different Country While Keeping An Eye On The Political Landscape (3/17/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-international-players-help-each-other-navigate-a-different/article_3dc50bcc-0aa5-11e7-b5ac-2fcf4299c83d.html

Slideshow: Three Keys For Robert Morris To Pull Off An Upset Against Notre Dame (3/17/17):

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/slideshow-three-keys-to-robert-morris-women-s-basketball-to/collection_aa0dbe94-09f3-11e7-8d66-67966d43c9db.html

Robert Morris Overwhelmed By Notre Dame in First Round of NCAA Tournament (3/17/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12086088-74/robert-morris-women-overwhelmed-by-notre-dame-in-1st-round-of-ncaa

Slideshow: Robert Morris Falls To Top-Seeded Notre Dame in NCAA Tournament (3/17/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/no-robert-morris-falls-to-top-seeded-notre-dame-in/collection_5c44fc42-0b7c-11e7-a7fc-df6f38c26799.html#5

Robert Morris Falls To One-Seeded Notre Dame, 79-49, in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament (3/17/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/robert-morris-women-s-basketball-team-falls-to-one-seeded/article_f247cf3c-0b61-11e7-bba0-a3dade989950.html

Robert Morris Falls To Notre Dame, 79-49 (3/18/17):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/03/17/Robert-Morris-Colonials-falls-to-Notre-Dame-Fighting-Irish-79-49-NCCA-women-s-basketball-tournament/stories/201703170250

Stamolamprou Will Be Remembered As An All-Time Robert Morris Great (3/18/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/anna-niki-stamolamprou-will-be-remembered-as-an-all-time/article_fdf0de84-0c09-11e7-96f1-8bd85134692f.html

Robert Morris Seniors Cap Four-Year Run of Success (3/19/17):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/03/19/RMU-s-senior-leader-delivered-on-promise/stories/201703190093

Men's Basketball

Andy Toole Leads Robert Morris Program Out Of The Old and Into The New (3/1/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/basketball/andy-toole-leads-robert-morris-program-out-of-the-old/article_5f68248c-fdfb-11e6-baf1-fff730b08e8d.html

Robert Morris Hits Late Basket, Upsets LIU Brooklyn in NEC Quarterfinals (3/1/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12009730-74/colonials-morris-robert

Robert Morris Eyes Another NEC Upset (3/3/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12020330-74/morris-robert-team

Colonials' Late-Game Execution Could By Key Against Mount St. Mary's (3/4/17):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/03/04/robert-morris-men-s-basketball-colonials-northeast-conference-tournament-march-madness/stories/201703030235

Q&A: Toole Wraps Up Colonials' 2016-17 Season (3/6/17):
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/03/06/qa-toole-wraps-colonials-2016-17-season/

Andy Toole Hopes Growth Continues For Robert Morris (3/7/17):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/03/07/robert-morris-nec-tournament-andy-toole-isaiah-still-matty-mcconnell/stories/201703070075

A Free-Agent Culture: How Transfers Are Killing Cinderella (3/14/17):
https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/03/14/college-basketball-transfers-cinderella-ncaa-tournament

RMU's Andy Toole Slams NCAA Transfer Culture As 'Disrespectful' (3/14/17):
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/rmu/2017/03/14/ncaa-tournament-2017-college-basketball-transfer-list-2017-andy-toole-robert-morris/stories/201703140179

Women's Hockey

Trophies In Hand, Colonials Eye First NCAA Tournament (3/2/17):
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/03/02/trophies-hand-colonials-push-first-ncaa-berth/

With NCAA Tournament On Horizon, Robert Morris Can't Rest On Title Laurels (3/3/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/hockey/with-ncaa-tournament-on-horizon-robert-morris-women-s-hockey/article_4bad3094-fe10-11e6-8565-370583ba8bcd.html

Robert Morris Clinches League Title, First NCAAs (3/4/17):
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/03/04/robert-morris-women-clinch-league-title-first-ncaa-berth/

Colonials' Purpose? Stun No. 1 Wisconsin (3/9/17):
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/03/09/colonials-purpose-stun-no-1-wisconsin-ncaas/

Robert Morris Eager To Experience NCAA Tournament Atmosphere Against Top-Seeded Wisconsin (3/10/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/hockey/robert-morris-women-s-hockey-team-eager-to-experience-ncaa/article_b728789a-053d-11e7-87eb-0f3bdfe40b93.html

Robert Morris Ousted By Wisconsin in First Round of NCAA (3/11/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12037396-74/game-season-wisconsin

Robert Morris Takes First Step In Raising Expectations For Program in NCAA Tournament (3/11/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/hockey/robert-morris-women-take-first-step-in-raising-expectations-for/article_4dfcc1d4-06c1-11e7-b0a7-9773baebabe8.html

Behind The Scenes of Robert Morris Women's Hockey's Championship Run (3/25/17):
http://triblive.com/sports/college/robertmorris/12100717-74/behind-the-scenes-of-robert-morris-womens-hockeys-championship-run

Men's Hockey

Robert Morris Knows The Fickle Tendencies of The Conference Tournament (3/10/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/hockey/robert-morris-men-s-hockey-knows-the-fickle-tendencies-of/article_5dd9d40e-052a-11e7-94f0-5b320e118a07.html

Twin Successes Make For True Hockey School (3/12/17):
https://www.dkpittsburghsports.com/2017/03/12/two-pronged-success-makes-true-hockey-school/

Robert Morris One Win Away From NCAA Tournament After Defeating Top-Seeded Canisius in AHC Semifinal (3/17/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/hockey/robert-morris-men-s-hockey-team-one-win-away-from/article_285fe56e-0b76-11e7-a735-c7829af16651.html

Seniors Leave Robert Morris In a Better Position Going Forward (3/18/17):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/hockey/robert-morris-seniors-leave-men-s-hockey-program-in-a/article_cd6ce57a-0c4d-11e7-bec6-87dcbc1c8fdc.html