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February 22, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Starting in fall 2017, Penn State will launch a new program for students who are interested in helping the cities of today support the world of tomorrow. Study Away Pittsburgh is a 15-credit resident program that provides students with an immersive urban experience while taking classes in person and online. It is designed to allow students to learn about urban...

January 13, 2017

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Thomas Bartnik is the new director of the Penn State Center Pittsburgh.Bartnik, a certified urban planner and LEED accredited professional, has spent 25 years working in sustainable community development. Before joining the Penn State Center team, he was executive director of Pittsburgh Green Innovators and served as director of planning and design at the Design Center of...

June 30, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The pilot program for the Penn State Community Innovation for Youth (CITY), an initiative created to help at-risk students in the Pittsburgh area transition to adulthood by achieving academic success and financial independence, is underway. The first student cohort to participate in Penn State CITY includes juniors and seniors selected from Urban Pathways Charter School and...

June 13, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Scholarship, Sustainability and Civic Engagement Program, or SSCEP, is in its pilot year, and so far, it's off to a great start.In 2014, a group of undergraduate students and faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences developed a plan to get students working in community- and sustainability-related fields long before they graduate.They designed a three-...

September 11, 2015

On September 2, 2015, years of planning came to fruition with the official opening of The Penn State Center Pittsburgh's new office at the Energy Innovation Center. More than 250 guests, including local elected officials, Penn State leadership and community partners, celebrated the new location. The Penn State Center Pittsburgh, an office of Extension and Outreach and Online Education, provides...

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