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Friday, June 16, 2017


-- Biomedical engineering major Nolen Keeys is spending his second summer in a row in Washington, D.C., through a prestigious program for scholars with the Institute for Responsible Citizenship. But instead of being in a hospital, this summer the aspiring orthopedic surgeon will be working with famous football players. Read his whole story here.

-- Communication major Megan DeArmit has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston advocacy group that promotes college involvement in addressing community and social issues. DeArmit is one of 273 students nationwide, and one of only three in Pittsburgh, chosen for the year-long student leadership development program. Click here for more great news about Megan.


-- Christine Holtz, professor of media arts, has photographic works included in Past Present Future: Western Pennsylvania’s People and Places, which explores the history, current moment, and future of photography in Pittsburgh. The exhibition is a part of Silver Eye Center for Photography’s (Re)Opening Celebration at their new Penn Avenue Arts District in the Bloomfield-Garfield neighborhood. The opening reception is Saturday, June 24 and runs through August 19.

-- Anthony Robins, deputy chief diversity and inclusion officer in the Office of Diversity Inclusion and Equity was recently featured in Aetna's "Breaking Barriers: Celebrating 35 Years of the Aetna African American History Calendar" magazine. The story highlights his time as director of the Healthy Black Family Project, based at the Kinsley Association Community Center in Pittsburgh. The HBFP offers individuals in the African American community to work with certified health coaches to create personalized physical activity and nutrition plans. They also can speak with genetic counseling students to understand how their family’s health history impacts their own health. All at no cost. 


-- The RMU Island Sports Center will be hosting Father's Day Pick-Up for both ice and inline tomorrow, June 17 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Dad's are free and their skaters are $7.

-- Come to hear from socially conscious artists about filmmaking in Pennsylvania, with war-weary Afghan women in the Taliban region trying to make a living, and around the United States. Learn also about documentary film production, and how to get films to different audiences. 

Documentary Filmmakers’ Open House
Sunday, June 25, 2017: 12:00-5:00 pm
Monday, June 26, 2017: 9:30 am-4:15 pm
Robert Morris University, Wheatley Center
Registration fee: $25

The two-day workshop includes a special presentations of Academy Award nominated documentary film"I Am Not Your Negro" (2016) with producer Hébert Peck 

Sunday, June 25, 2017, The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut Street, Sewickley, PA 15143
7:00 pm Reception with Producer Hébert Peck 
8:00 pm Screening "I Am Not Your Negro"

For more information click here or email Documentary Film Strategist Nadine Patterson or Helena Vanhala, Media Arts Department Head at 

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