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Friday, July 28, 2017


-- RMU is the first university in Pennsylvania to join the Amazon Web Services AWS Academy program, teaching AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture. The curriculum develops technical expertise in cloud computing and prepares students for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam. Natalya Goreva, assistant professor of computer and information systems, and Jameela Al-Jaroodi, associate professor of software engineering, will teach the courses.


-- The Frick Pittsburgh announced the election of Barbara Noble Howard, wife of President Christopher Howard, to the Board of Trustees. The Board includes Family Trustees (descendants of Henry Clay Frick) and Term Trustees. The Frick Pittsburgh is the steward of collections such as decorative arts, cars, carriages, historic objects, and buildings. For More Information on The Frick Pittsburgh, click here. 

-- AnnMarie LeBlanc, dean of the School of Communications and Information Systems, has been accepted into Leadership Pittsburgh XXXIV, a 10-month program aimed at giving established senior-level leaders in Southwestern Pennsylvania a deeper understanding of the connected systems of the region. The participants are also able to build their personal and professional networks and plan and carry out team projects that benefit the community. The 60 participants chosen will be provided with the exposure, experiences, and connections that prepare them to tackle the challenges of senior leadership in our community. LeBlanc is not the first leader from RMU to be accepted into the program. Maria Kalevitch, dean of the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, graduated from Leadership Pittsburgh XXXII in 2016.

-- Ann D. Jabro, university professor of communication, presented results of a research effort at the International Conference on Communication and Environment held at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, on emergency planning procedures. Her paper was titled "Leadership and Public Participation in the management of emergency response planning efforts: A case study in rural Pennsylvania, USA."


-- RMU and Paraben Corporation will host the PFIC Innovation Symposium on August 18 to discuss current trends in cyber security and forensics. The event will take place at RMU’s Moon Township campus.Topics will include the digital forensics of social media, the Internet of Things, devices, smartphones, high stakes evidence tampering, and the future of cyber technologies. The conference will draw IT professionals and other industry experts, educators, and students. Online registration is open.

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