University of Pittsburgh
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University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest educational institutions in the nation. A member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the university offers a wide range of programs and services leading to certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
The history of the university dates to 1787, when the Pittsburgh Academy was founded in a log cabin near the confluence of Pittsburgh's three rivers. It then functioned as a small, private school. It changed its name to the Western University of Pennsylvania in 1819 and then to the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. In 1966, the university became state-related.
Located west of Schenley Park in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the main campus is spread across 132 acres and is regarded as Pittsburgh’s cultural and medical center. It boasts such imposing structures as the 42-story Cathedral of Learning, one of the tallest academic buildings in the world. The university also has regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville.
The university’s academic units, among others, are the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, School of Dental Medicine, School of Education, School of Engineering, College of General Studies, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University Honors College, and School of Social Work.
Further, the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), founded in 1968, serves as the framework for the university’s multidisciplinary international programs.
The University Library System (ULS) consists of 13 libraries that provide a wealth of information and services to the students, faculty, and researchers of the university. ULS is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Oakland Library Consortium, Center for Research Libraries, and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.
Ballparks of Baseball-Forbes Field-Pittsburgh Pirates
The field is now the site of a University of Pittsburgh library and dorms. Home plate remains on display in its final location, and part of the left field wall still stands. Forbes Field Facts and Figures Tenant: Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh library and dorms. Home plate remains on display in its final location, and part of the left field wall still stands. Forbes Field Facts and Figures Tenant: Pittsburgh Pirates Capacity: 25 ...
Stadiums of the NFL-Three Rivers Stadium-Pittsburgh Steelers
The team then moved into Pitt Stadium, home of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. Over time, both the Steelers and Pirates became dissatisfied with their homes. Like every other major metropolitan city in the late 1960’s University of Pittsburgh Panthers. Over time, both the Steelers and Pirates became dissatisfied with their homes. Like every other major metropolitan city in the late 1960’s and 70’s, Pittsburgh ...
Ballparks of Baseball-Exposition Park-Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Alleghenies became the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League on April 30, 1887. The Pirates played their first game at Exposition Park on April 22, 1891. A covered single tier grandstand extended from the first base side to ...