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Friday, August 11, 2017


-- Robert Morris University received a $350,000 grant from the R.K. Mellon Foundation to build a 3-D printing and advanced manufacturing lab at the Energy Innovation Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The laboratory and classroom, a project of the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, will be finished next spring and support regional workforce development with three certification programs. This is the second year in a row RMU has recieved a grant from the R.K Mellon Foundation. To see the list of recent grants, click here.

-- RMU received four nominations in the Mid-Atlantic Emmy chapter's College/University awards. The awards are dedicated to the advancements of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. Nominations received are for the following categories:

  • "Hockey at Heinz" for Long Form: Nonfiction

  • "Colonial Sports Network: RMU Men’s Basketball Vs. Bryant" for Sports-Live Event

  • "Colonial Sports Network: RMU Men’s Hockey Vs. Holy Cross" for Sports-Live Event

  • "2016 SCJ Presidential Election Night Coverage" for Public Affairs/ Community Service

Students nominees include: Nick Milliron, Alec Balenciaga, Matt DeVito, Trevor Young, Brandon Aleman, Markus Peterson, Zach Laufer, Dylan McKenna, Dakota Lamb, Vince Russo, Dontae Pearson, Sam Anthony, Morgan Torchia, Tori Flick, Jordan Gayso, Spencer Witt, Brittany Jaros, Brandon Bartley, Ian Kist, Delaney Hassell, Eddie Sheehy, and Kathleen Evans Ujhazy. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 9 at The Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa. To see the full list of nominees, click here.

-- RMU was recently named to the Princeton Review 2018- Best Regional Colleges list. The list includes 658 colleges in five regional zones—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International (outside of the United States)—that is considered academically outstanding and well worth consideration in the college search.  RMU was listed as one of the best 229 colleges in the Northeast. To see the full list, click here.

-- The latest edition of RMU in the News is updated with July's news coverage of the university, including stories about RMU's cybersecruity programs and Amazon Web Services' AWS Academy.


-- Nadine Englert, professor of nursing, was accepted and will be attending this year’s American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Wharton Fellowship. It honors nursing deans who have successfully completed the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this enrichment experience is designed exclusively for top academic leaders in schools of nursing. This program, which includes graduates from schools nationwide, is sponsored in part by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare.

-- Anthony Moretti, professor of communnications and Carrie Moniot, student media advisor worked as program and student media advisors for the production of "2016 SCJ Presidential Election night Coverage" which was nominated for a College/University Emmy in the Public Affairs/ Community Service category. 

-- University Library Dean Tim Schlak was elected interim vice president of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc. (PALCI) Board of Directors. He joins colleagues from Drexel, Temple, and IUP in helping set the direction and policy for PALCI, whose mission is to spur sharing and collaboration among its nearly 70 members located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia. PALCI's most well known service at RMU is E-ZBorrow, the book sharing program that allows RMU community members to request books from partner institutions such as New York University and Penn State. 


-- 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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