Robert Morris Opens the Doors on New Business School Complex

Plus La Roche among the nation's 25 safest colleges and Pitt students light up for Lantern Night.

>>SAFE & SOUND
La Roche remains one of nation’s safest campuses
According to a study from APBnews.com and CAP Index, the idyllic suburban campus of La Roche College is one of the safest in the nation. The study measured the likelihood of violent crime occurring on a college campus and found that La Roche was among the nation’s 25 most peaceful.

In addition to safety measures, such as electronic keycard access to all campus buildings and 24-hour availability of safety officers—for assistance and escort service, by request—La Roche subscribes to e2campus, a service that sends instant text-message alerts in the event of an emergency. It’s a neat system that's being used more and more by safety-conscious schools; since everyone has a cellphone, no one will miss out on important info.
—Sean Collier, PM Associate Editor

>>PICTURE THIS
Pitt students light up new semester
A nearly century-old tradition continued at Pitt Sunday night, as more than 400 incoming female students participated in the 91st annual Lantern Night Ceremony. The new students walked in procession to Heinz Memorial Chapel, bearing unlit lanterns, while a group of Pitt alumni—including mothers and grandmothers of current students—waited for their young charges.

The annual ceremony surrounds the transfer of the fire, a symbolic “light of learning” from the University’s “flame-bearers” to new students. It’s a meaningful ritual that marks the beginning of the new school year at Pitt, and now that the lanterns have been lit, young Panthers can focus on the next pressing matter: toppling Buffalo this Saturday at Heinz Field.

>>NEW DIGS
Robert Morris celebrates milestone with new building
It’s the big 9-0 for Robert Morris, and the institution's celebrating in style. To kick off the semester and mark the anniversary, they’re opening the doors on their fantastic new School of Business complex, a major addition to the school’s suburban campus. The 18,000-square-foot complex is the first dedicated home for the university’s School of Business and boasts such amenities as a videoconferencing and technology center (courtesy of US Steel), the PNC Trading Center and more.

As an office full of liberal-arts majors, no one at Pittsburgh magazine knows exactly what those are, but we’re sure they’re darn impressive. Check out more on business at RMU here, and if you’d like to see it for yourself, there's an open house Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

>>WOO 'EM
CMU sends its robots back to high school
Are you a high-school girl with an interest in robotics? Do you also possess a desire to dominate the competition? If so, Carnegie Mellon University is looking for you. The Girls of Steel, a CMU group that competes in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition, is hosting an open house for young women interested in joining the team for 2011-12. During their rookie season, last year's group was lauded at competitions in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., and participated in the national championships in St. Louis.

Attend the open house to find out more about the group and what they do—and, of course, to stare at some awesome robots. The open house welcomes prospective team members (along with family, friends and potential sponsors) Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Head to room 2109 of the Gates and Hillman centers on the CMU campus for your first shot at robotic glory!

Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

Deep In The Heart of Downtown

Deep In The Heart of Downtown

Downtown Pittsburgh is booming. The Golden Triangle has grown in ways that previous generations may never have envisioned, and the perception of the neighborhood at the heart of Pittsburgh is changing rapidly –– for the better.
And The Winner Is....

And The Winner Is....

Meet the top vote getter in our 2016 Cutest Pet Contest.
Top Dentists 2016

Top Dentists 2016

The Pittsburgh region's 368 premier dentists across 8 specialties.
The 10 Best Smiles in Pittsburgh

The 10 Best Smiles in Pittsburgh

Plus - we poll dentists included in our 2016 list of topDentists for their opinions and tips gleaned from years of experience in their profession.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sign Up for the 412 e-Newsletter

 

Our new, daily e-newsletter is curated by the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine and is designed to give you the very best Pittsburgh has to offer -- delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign me up!
* Email
 First Name
 Last Name
  * = Required Field
 
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

On the Blogs


Remembering “Chilly Billy” Cardille

Remembering “Chilly Billy” Cardille

The longtime Pittsburgh television personality had been suffering from liver cancer.

Comments


Pittsburgh, only cooler
PittGirl: How You Should Grade A Squishy Tongue

PittGirl: How You Should Grade A Squishy Tongue

Kennywood Park opens soon and new this season is the return of the famed whale at the entrance of Noah’s Ark. In the name of science, PittGirl paid an early visit to test the squishiness quotient of the whale's all-important tongue.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
A Thyme and Place

A Thyme and Place

Old friends Tricia Cohen and Lisa Graves reconnect via Facebook and collaborate on a historical cookbook.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
The Best 7 Spots in Pittsburgh to Watch the 2016 Euro Cup

The Best 7 Spots in Pittsburgh to Watch the 2016 Euro Cup

Grab your kits, scarfs and get ready to watch the Euro 2016 Pittsburgh-style. We'll show you where to go to get your fan on.

Comments


After Dark Hall of Fame: Sharp Edge

After Dark Hall of Fame: Sharp Edge

The local pubs that fly the Sharp Edge banner remain a favorite for top-notch beer and tantalizing grub.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Up-and-Down Bucs Survive First Half With Hope Intact

Up-and-Down Bucs Survive First Half With Hope Intact

The Pirates did just enough in the days before the All-Star break to embrace the second half of the season with anticipation if not expectation.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
Namaste! Sandals Made from Yoga Mats

Namaste! Sandals Made from Yoga Mats

Sanuk’s Yoga Sling Sandal are super comfy yet chic.

Comments


Sean Collier's Popcorn for Dinner

The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
The New Ghostbusters Is a Worthy Addition to the Franchise

The New Ghostbusters Is a Worthy Addition to the Franchise

Reviews of "Ghostbusters" and "The Infiltrator," plus local movie news and notes.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
The Perfect Shot: Wedding Photographers’ Favorite Moments

The Perfect Shot: Wedding Photographers’ Favorite Moments

We asked these Pittsburgh wedding photographers to share some of their most-memorable photos — and the stories behind them.

Comments


The latest tips and trends to refresh your home.
Ten Thousand Villages Celebrates Grand Reopening

Ten Thousand Villages Celebrates Grand Reopening

The new, larger location in Squirrel Hill features an expanded selection of handcrafted merchandise.

Comments


The hottest topics in higher education
Online Education at Edinboro University Nationally Ranked

Online Education at Edinboro University Nationally Ranked

The university landed in the top 10 schools for disabled students seeking an online education.

Comments