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February 26, 2018

PITTSBURGH — JoMar Davis is a student at Hill House Passport Academy Charter School in Pittsburgh.“I would like to run for mayor, congress maybe even president one day,” Davis said. “There are many people in politics that don’t look like me. My mom always told me not to wait for someone else to be the first person to do it. Do not ever think that where you are from has to hold you back. I want to...

September 11, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Erifili "Lily" Draklellis, a third-year student majoring in Earth and science policy, and Anthony Mitchell, a fourth-year student majoring in political science, have been awarded PepsiCo Urban Sustainability Fellowships. Mitchell and Draklellis are enrolled in Penn State’s new Study Away Pittsburgh program, a semester-long, transformative, urban, educational experience for...

July 13, 2017

Christie Black Penn State Outreach and Online EducationPittsburgh Mayor William Peduto is one of more than 330 mayors from across the United States who has pledged to continue to align their city with the goals of the Paris Agreement, despite the federal government’s announcement to back out. In advance of the mayor’s reveal of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, the Penn State Center Pittsburgh...

June 26, 2017

Diana Nelson Jones Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The first, and so far only, green infrastructure solution to flooding in Highland Park’s valleys is completed along Negley Run Boulevard — a 1,100-foot bioswale that will intercept an estimated 600,000 gallons of water running off pavement annually.It was one of 10 sites identified as optimal for stormwater management in the flood-prone Negley...

April 5, 2017

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — More than 100 students and educators from western Pennsylvania schools will compete in the 2017 Pittsburgh Regional SeaPerch Competition from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at California University of Pennsylvania. Penn State Center Pittsburgh, United States Navy City Outreach, and Navy Recruiting District Pittsburgh partnered to facilitate the regional...

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