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Friday, April 28, 2017


-- The Pittsburgh Council of Higher Education recognized Robert Morris University as a "piece of the puzzle" to making Pittsburgh a safer city. The Southwest PA Says NO MORE campaign was designed as an occasion to recognize our region’s efforts to end domestic and sexual violence. Thank you to the agencies, systems, individuals, parents, students, coaches, teachers, judges, administrators, funders and advocates who work tirelessly to create safe and welcoming communities.


-- David Bennett, associate professor of system resources and systems librarian, has a non-singing role in Pittsburgh Opera's upcoming world premiere of The Summer King, which tells the story of the Negro League's most talented athlete, Josh Gibson, and Bennett is appearing in the opera as baseball's super-celebrity, Joe DiMaggio. Bennett says, "All I do is walk across the stage in this production, although I do attend rehearsals and get fitted for costumes, wig and makeup." The opera opens Saturday, April 29 and runs through Sunday, May 7.

-- Three faculty, Michele Cole and Louis Swartz in the School of Business and Daniel Shelley in the School of Education and Social Sciences have been publishing journal articles and presenting at international conferences since 2007. The trio have jointly researched and published over 40 articles and conference presentation in the last 10 years of working and writing together. They have presented at international conferences in Spain, Oxford, London, Australia, Austria, Hawaii and Peru. This past year they had one journal publication, one professional chapter publication, and one international conference presentation\publication.

-- Doris Short, adjunct professor of The Department of Media Arts, had her artwork accepted to the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival’s Juried Visual Art Exhibition. The artwork is called “Notable Women of Pittsburgh and Vicinity”, a series of three silkscreen prints, featuring Mary Roberts Rinehart, Gertrude Stein, and Mary Cassatt. The Juried Visual Art Exhibition is a highlight of the Festival. The exhibit will take place June 2 - 11 in the Trust Arts Education Center, 805/807 Liberty Avenue, in the heart of the Cultural District and is open to the public. A public opening/Meet the Artists will take place Friday, June 2, 5-7pm.


-- Commencement weekend is right around the corner, May 5-6! Featured speakers are Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin on Friday and University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley on Saturday. Limited seating is available at the graduate ceremony Friday to hear Tomlin, so make sure you get your free tickets to hear his speech by clicking here.


Saturday, April 29...
Men's Lacrosse vs. Hobart (1 pm/Joe Walton Stadium/free admission)--SENIOR DAY
Halftime Shootout includes various prizes such as officially-licensed RMU merch & Moe's Southwest Grill "Moe Bucks"!
The NEC regular season title is on the line!
Softball vs. Wagner (1 pm Doubleheader/North Athletic Complex/free admission)

Sunday, April 30...
Softball vs. Sacred Heart (noon Doubleheader/North Athletic Complex/free admission)


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