The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will host the 2015 Honors and Graduation Ceremony at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland.
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Applications are now being accepted for the new 30-credit Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) online program. The online program slated to launch in the fall of 2015, provides professionals with at least five years of full-time work experience an opportunity to advance their careers at a time and place that is convenient for them.
In an effort to reduce duplication of road repair and to lessen the hardship to residents and businesses, CONNECT held the first-ever regional Utilities Summit on March 12 with the goal of developing a collaborative partnership between the utility companies and municipalities. At the Summit, nearly 140 attendees, including representatives from utility companies and municipalities, discussed planning processes, established relationships, and had a discussion that set the groundwork for future communication and coordination.
The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership recently held its annual Exemplary Leadership award ceremony at the O'Hara Student Center in Oakland. Each year, the Johnson Institute honors an individual whose leadership exemplifies the values of the Johnson Institute – effectiveness, integrity, and accountability – in some form of public service. This year's recipient is Sandra Taylor, president and CEO of Sustainable Business International LLC, a consulting business she launched in 2008.
The University of Pittsburgh Chapter of the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Public Administration recently welcomed GSPIA members during an induction ceremony held at the Hilton Garden Inn University Place.
On March 18-19, the University of Pittsburgh held a two-day conference, Managing Risks in the Shale Industry: A Comparison of Policies Worldwide, exploring the risks and benefits of the shale gas industry. Led by GSPIA Associate Professor Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, conference attendees heard from experts from different parts of the world, including Europe, China, Argentina, South Africa, and the United States.
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