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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A monthly selection of media coverage of Robert Morris University during the previous month.

July 2012

Communication Professor Rex Crawley and RMU were the subjects of this front-page Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about the $900,000 grant the university received to launch the RMU Research Center on Black Male Educational Student Success:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/rmu-center-will-look-at-what-helps-black-men-succeed-646892/

Essential Public Radio also broadcast a story about the new research center (link is to text version:
http://www.essentialpublicradio.org/story/2012-07-31/robert-morris-university-receives-endowment-new-research-center-11941

RMU received plenty of coverage about the opening of the new RMU Downtown:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/education/rmu-to-open-center-downtown-for-fall-term-644995/

http://tinyurl.com/bok27yg

http://moon.patch.com/articles/rmu-launches-new-downtown-program-plans-for-satellite-campuses

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/2215426-74/university-downtown-degrees-morris-offer-programs-robert-center-rmu-satellite

http://www.popcitymedia.com/devnews/rmu071812.aspx

http://www.cisionpoint.com/BouncingBallVideoPassThrough.aspx?locator=6-280D2E9A46-19B26C5-169DD95

http://www.icontact-archive.com/J0lA9rS2048SGwaCDHxk_7yTmEuitMNa?w=4

The RMU Island Sports Center received all kinds of attention -- for reinflating the Golf Dome and for summer skating:
http://moon.patch.com/articles/rmu-begins-repairs-to-collapsed-golf-dome?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001

http://tinyurl.com/cxy3cj2

http://www.cisionpoint.com/BouncingBallVideoPassThrough.aspx?locator=6-27A574B6F6-19B26C5-169DD95

http://www.cisionpoint.com/BouncingBallVideoPassThrough.aspx?locator=6-28FE9AAB3D-19B26C5-169DD95

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/on-neville-island-ice-skating-coaches-forget-its-hot-outside-644751/

The Pittsburgh Business Times picked health care economist Steve Foreman's brains about the Affordable Care Act:
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2012/07/27/stephen-foreman-robert-morris-university.html

Colonial Theatre's summer productions racked up some coverage:
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/2228187-74/mark-houser-fantasticks-rachael-grader-theater-family-molly-music-musical

http://triblive.com/news/ericheyl/2262899-74/theater-cast-summer-broadway-eric-heyl-performing-playing-actors-appears

The Post-Gazette and Moon Patch published articles the Holiday Inn/Yorktown Hall:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-west/rmu-moon-seeks-to-turn-hotel-into-dormitory-643522/

http://moon.patch.com/articles/planning-commission-supports-zoning-change-for-rmu-hotel?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001

The Pittsburgh Business Times noted RMU's re-accreditation by Middle States:
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2012/07/11/rmu-wins-10-year-accreditation.html

Cassandra Oden, director of the Center for Student Success, was recognized as a Woman of Excellence by the New Pittsburgh Courier:
http://www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7599:women-of-excellence-spotlighted-at-luncheon&catid=38:metro&Itemid=27

Pittsburgh Magazine's Great Minds newsletter profiled the musical talents of Heather Pinson, head of the Department of Communication:
http://www.icontact-archive.com/J0lA9rS2048SGwaCDHxk_6YGHXef0aT6?w=4
(Pittsburgh Magazine learned about Heather from reading it at the RMU News Blog. You should read it too!)

Whirl Magazine previewed the upcoming Pat Metheny Concert at RMU:
http://www.whirlmagazine.com/2012/07/roots-of-rhythm/

RMU was included in a Post-Gazette article about students receiving scholarships from the Pittsburgh Housing Authority:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/housing-authority-residents-earn-college-scholarships-646377/

The Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tapped the expertise of Sport Management Department Head Dave Synowka and communication lecturer Yvonne Bland, respectively, for these articles:
http://tinyurl.com/con4cmg

http://triblive.com/home/2271797-74/digital-facebook-evertalk-users-afterlife-media-social-app-beyond-family

Athletics

Men's Basketball
Jones Striving to Be Complete Player (7/4/12):
http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1382005&PT=4&PR=2

Myers Hoping to Piece Offensive Game Together (7/13/12):
http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1384908&PT=4&PR=2

Williams Looking for Leadership Role (7/16/12):
http://robertmorris.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1384912&PT=4&PR=2

No Luck Involved in Jones' Improved Play (7/22/12):
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/no-luck-involved-in-jones-improved-play-645762/

Men's Ice Hockey
NHL-Hopefuls Urged to Consider College (7/3/12):
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/rmu/nhl-hopefuls-urged-to-consider-college-641599/

Women of Sport (Beaver County Times Special)
Hofacre Had a Vision for RMU (7/21/12):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/local_sports/women-of-sports-hofacre-had-a-vision-for-rmu/article_e5b8ca77-d4f3-55f9-a837-a7118255a9d8.html

Brianne McLaughlin Champions Women's Ice Hockey with Silver Medal (7/21/12):
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/local_sports/brianne-mclaughlin-champions-women-s-hockey-with-a-silver-medal/article_69df7e81-5124-5671-b30d-23e4f991426e.html