Christopher Howard will become president of Robert Morris University on Feb. 1. A native of Plano, Texas, Howard comes to Pittsburgh from Farmville, Va., where he has been president of Hampden-​Sydney College since 2009. Howard previously was vice president for leadership and strategic initiatives at the University of Oklahoma, and has worked for…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Professionals New to Pittsburgh
When Ailsa Mellon Bruce died in 1969, she left behind a collection of fine and decorative arts that was as extraordinary as it was extensive. The daughter of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon and sister of the equally noted collector Paul Mellon, she had spent much of her life and considerable…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Ailsa Mellon Bruce galleries open
In the centennial year of his birth, Paul Mellon has been universally celebrated. The Bank of New York Mellon’s corporate art collection was itself inspired by this great collector and is currently at The Carnegie. It is one of the few surviving, curated, corporate collections in the city.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading The Bank of New York Mellon’s corporate collection is on display
At noontime on a summer’s friday, Mellon Square — the green public space that lashes together so many of Downtown Pittsburgh’s office buildings, hotels, and businesses — is bustling. Ties loosen, heels are exchanged for sneakers and brown bags and sidewalk-​stand hot dogs come out as office workers begin the brisk business of a respite from the…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Mellon Square Park’s makeover
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