News and Events

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...

September 11, 2015

An art installation, "The History of the Land Grant in Allegheny County" was unveiled at the September 2nd Open House at The Penn State Center Pittsburgh. Penn State is Pennsylvania's only land grant institution and the permanent installation details University services in Allegheny County via the development of Extension in 1914 through the opening of the Penn State Center Pittsburgh this past...

October 31, 2014

"Broadly defined, food policy is a set of collective decisions made by governments at all levels, businesses, and organizations that affect how food gets from the farm to your table. A food policy can be as broad as a federal regulation on food labeling or as local and specific as a zoning law that lets city dwellers raise honeybees. (Winne, 2012)"The PFPC serves as a collaborative advisory...

October 30, 2014

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh, including Outreach and Extension, received funding from the Howard Heinz Endowments to provide business planning and marketing assistance for a local nursery owner, Elaine Price, as she positions her business for growth and relocation. Ms. Price is interested in relocating and expanding her business onto Second Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh's Hazelwood...

July 11, 2014

A two year initiative known as Project 15206, will address stormwater mitigation through community outreach, public policy and ordinance examination, design, and construction of green infrastructure within zipcode 15206 (seven neighborhoods of the city of Pittsburgh - Morningside; Highland Park; Larimer; East Liberty; Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar; Stanton Heights; and Friendship).Project 15206 is a...

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