The Pittsburgh Playhouse building in Oakland, which serves as the performing arts center of Point Park University and the Conservatory of Performing Arts, is nearing its end, as a new state-​of-​the-​art theatre complex is set to open on Forbes Avenue in downtown later this year. Photographer David Aschkenas documented the Playhouse in its…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2018
When Paul Hennigan became president of Point Park University in 2006, he inherited an institution that a little more than a decade earlier was in danger of going out of business. One of his first priorities was deciding the viability of the Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland. Eleven years later, the new Playhouse is…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading Point Park’s Paul Hennigan discusses the new university and keeping up with the pace of change
What do you wish you could tell young people who are considering applying for college?

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading We asked 19 of the region’s top admissions officers to respond to this question:
In March, James Taylor will become the chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPMC. A native of Rochester, N.Y., he comes to Pittsburgh from Charlotte, N.C., where he previously was the chief learning and diversity officer of Carolinas HealthCare System. He received his undergraduate degree in applied psychology from Ithaca College in Ithaca,…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
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