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

Best Restaurants 2016

Best Restaurants 2016

Which 33 Pittsburgh-area establishments did our independent Restaurant Review Panel include among its top picks this year? Find them here.
Six Pittsburgh Chefs Who Are Outstanding in Their Field

Six Pittsburgh Chefs Who Are Outstanding in Their Field

In addition to awarding Best Restaurant honors this year, our Independent Restaurant Review Panel also voted to recognize six chefs for their contributions to Pittsburgh’s culinary community in 2015.
Citizen Artist: Vanessa German

Citizen Artist: Vanessa German

German blends a collage of community activism and soul-searching artistry.
PittGirl to Wooers: ‘Not Today Satan, Not Today’

PittGirl to Wooers: ‘Not Today Satan, Not Today’

It only takes one person, one jagoff, one childish, attention-seeking, discourteous jerk to send a woo through PNC Park.
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


Local Filmmaker Celebrates Pittsburgh Food

Local Filmmaker Celebrates Pittsburgh Food

Artist David Bernabo creates a series of films that track various aspects of Pittsburgh's food culture.

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
Richard DeShantz Plans Two New Restaurants at Salt of the Earth Building

Richard DeShantz Plans Two New Restaurants at Salt of the Earth Building

DeShantz owns three other Pittsburgh restaurants and is about to open a fourth.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
The Best 6 Places to Get a Cup of Tea in Pittsburgh

The Best 6 Places to Get a Cup of Tea in Pittsburgh

The quiet rise of Pittsburgh's tea scene gives us a few favorite gems.

Comments


Highmark Stadium Pub Wants Your Attention

Highmark Stadium Pub Wants Your Attention

The in-house tavern at the Riverhounds' home stadium is now welcoming guests during weekdays. But is it worth a dedicated stop?

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Crosby’s Long-Awaited Signature has Pens Pondering The Possibilities

Crosby’s Long-Awaited Signature has Pens Pondering The Possibilities

For Sidney Crosby and for the Penguins, happy days are here again. But the emotion of the moment won’t mean much if Crosby and the Penguins aren’t able to build upon it as the series progresses.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
Flip the Switch: Industrial-Style Lighting Made in Pittsburgh

Flip the Switch: Industrial-Style Lighting Made in Pittsburgh

An electrician by trade, designer Thomas Verscharen creates custom lighting out of repurposed pieces.

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 Angry Birds Movie Is Just a Total Mess

The Angry Birds Movie Is Just a Total Mess

Plus reviews of "The Nice Guys" and "Neighbors 2," as well as local movie news and notes.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Get with the (Wedding) Program

Get with the (Wedding) Program

Have you ever considered making programs for your wedding guests? If not, think again and get creative.

Comments


The latest tips and trends to refresh your home.
A Tiny House that's Big on Energy Savings

A Tiny House that's Big on Energy Savings

Spread out across the city for these upcoming events, including a “Tiny House” exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center displayed by the FIY Network.

Comments


The hottest topics in higher education
Pitt Adds New Major

Pitt Adds New Major

The environmental engineering major will be available in the 2016-17 academic year and aims to help students prepare for a changing job market.

Comments