Maurice Bell is chief of operations at the Port Authority of Allegheny County. His public and private sector transportation career spans more than 25 years and includes work in fixed route, paratransit operations, airport shuttle management, and shipping and delivery logistics.
Pittsburgh Zoo &PPG Aquarium’s annual party, Summer Safari, sold out with over 1,400 guests. Party-goers strolled through the zoo on the warm summer night of Friday, July 26 to enjoy the animals and a variety of delicious foods and thirst-quenching drinks, all while donning safari-inspired fashion.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Summer Gallery Crawl culminated with “Footwork,” an immersive dance party in the heart of the Cultural District. From 9 p.m. to midnight on July 12, the Peirce Studio located at 805 Liberty Ave. was transformed into a posh, urban getaway — the perfect setting for this one-of-a-kind dance party.
For this special feature, we invited the presidents of the region’s leading institutions of higher education to respond to the following: What will be your strategy in the next five years to address the needs of students in the future? Their responses follow.
Urban Garden Party: Solstice was held on Friday, June 21 at the Mattress Factory. The event is the museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, the theme was Solstice, and guests were transported to a mystical world, courtesy of Event Architect Thommy Conroy.
Editor’s note: Oil and gas man Michael L. Benedum and his wife Sarah created the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation in memory of their only child who died in 1918 at the age of 20. On the anniversary of the Foundation, which has distributed more than $500 million in philanthropy to Pittsburgh and West…