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Friday, March 24, 2017


-- Four students in Ann Jabro's communication Seminar class are hosting a Glassapalooza to benefit the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Come by the gazebo on Wednesday, March 29 from 2-5 p.m. to see three local glass blowing artists create amazing work right before your eyes. They will also be raffling off gift baskets, as well as one collaborative piece of glass that is made at the event by the artists. 

 -- The Greek Week Allumni Challenge is underway! If you're a graduate of Robert Morris and were a part of Greek Life, you can help your chapter win Greek Week by donating through the Greek Week Alumni Challenge. 


-- Darcy Tannehill, associate professor of education, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the national Amyloidosis Foundation based in Michigan. The Foundation's mission is to provide awareness and support to patients with amyloidosis and their families as well as providing research funds toward treatment and a cure. Amyloidosis is considered a rare disease with less than 4,000 people diagnosed each year. Tannehill was diagnosed with amyloidosis in 2012.

-- Yasmin Purohit, Robert Morris University's chief diversity and inclusion officer and Title IX coordinator, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Giving Back Award for Administrators by Insight Into Diversity magazine. The higher education magazine and website named her among 39 other college and university administrators for their commitment to diversity through leadership and for giving back to their campus and community.

-- Monica VanDieren, university professor of mathematics, is the president of the Western PA Wheelmen, a cycling club. She was touted in this article by Upgruv, which discusses some of the best bike paths in Pittsburgh. You may remember reading about VanDieren in the alumni magazine, Foundations, where she mentioned that she cycles the 30-mile round trip commute to and from work four days a week, even through the winter.


-- What's it like making a car that drives itself? Come hear Uber engineer David Rice at Sewall Center on Wednesday at 2 and find out about his company's research in autonomous vehicles. Also hear from Gridwise, a local tech company that forecasts rider demand for rideshare services... like Uber! That's the Tech Innovation Speaker Series, next Wednesday at Sewall Center.

-- Media Arts Visiting Artist and Scholar Program invites you to a public lecture with graphic designer Wael Morcos, Tuesday, March 28, 12:15 – 1:15pm  in the SCIS Atrium, Wheatley Center.

After receiving his BA in Graphic Design from the Notre Dame University (Lebanon), Wael Morcos joined the branding and design department of SAATCHI Beirut where he spent three years developing identities, bilingual typographic solutions and working in print and exhibition design. Meanwhile, his interest in Arabic Typography and its modern development got him involved in the Typographic Matchmaking projects where he teamed up with Dutch type designers to collaborate on designing bilingual typefaces.

-- The Massey Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is inviting you to the Tech Innovation Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 29 in the Sewall Center from 2-4 p.m. Join us to learn about the cutting-edge innovation in the autonomous vehicle industry and how it has transformed the business of transportation from speakers David Rice from Uber and Ryan Green from Gridwise.

-- The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and Student Life cordially invite you to attend a viewing of the movie Hidden Figureson Friday, March 31 in Hopwood Hall. There are two viewing times: 4:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!


Saturday, March 25...

Men's Lacrosse vs. Mount St. Mary's (1 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

Women's Lacrosse vs. Duquesne (4 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)

Halftime Shootout both games include various prizes including officially-licensed RMU merch & Moe's Southwest Grill "Moe Bucks"!

The first 100 fans to each match receives a pair of sunglasses thanks to our friends at Clearview Federal Credit Union!



-- The FREE boys and girls basketball clinic for ages 5-12 on Saturday, March 25 from 1-3 p.m. in the Sewall Center. The participants will have the opportunity to interact with the RMU coaching staff and players during while learning the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and teamwork. There is no pre-registration necessary. For more information, call (412) 397-4920.

-- The 2017 RMU Basketball Camps are as follows:

  • June 3-4: Boys Team Camp
  • June 13-16: Girls Individual Camp
  • June 17-18: Girls Shooting and Offensive Skills Camp
  • June 19-22: Boys Day Camp
  • August 5-6: Girls Individual Camp

For more information of the camps, please call (412) 716-1235.

-- The FREE boys and girls soccer clinic is Friday, April 21 from 7-9 p.m. at Joe Walton Stadium. Youth are welcome to come learn the game of soccer from the RMU coaches and players, and those wishing to participate must register in advance by calling (412) 397-4920.

-- The RMU High School Boys Soccer Camps are July 9-13 and July 14-18. For more information, call (412) 397-4971.