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RMU Awarded $10 Million for School of Business Building and Nursing Simulation Center 

Pittsburgh -- Robert Morris University will receive $10 million from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), money that will help pay for the new School of Business building and a new facility for the Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education.

The 18,000 square-foot business school building is under construction and on schedule to open in the fall of 2011. It will include classroom space, the PNC Trading Center, the U.S. Steel Videoconferencing and Technology Resource Center, and the Allegheny Technologies Global Library. The Richard King Mellon Foundation has given $3 million of a $5 million donation to the university toward its construction.

The Regional Research and Innovations in Simulation Education (RISE) Center at Robert Morris University will be a 19,000 square-foot facility dedicated to nursing simulation education, research and training. The RISE Center will be a community resource that will be used to train nursing/health sciences educators, as well as be made available to other regional schools of nursing and health care organizations including the programs at Heritage Valley, Ohio Valley, Community College of Allegheny County, and others. The RISE Center is currently in the design phase.