Special EventsThere are currently no special events planned.
City of Asylum
|Who:||Ralph (Henry) Reese, City of Asylum, Co-founder|
|When:||Tuesday, September 16th, 7:30pm|
|Where:||McConomy Hall, Cohen University Center|
In 2004, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh opened its doors on Sampsonia Way in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood with a specific mission: to provide sanctuary to literary writers who were exiled and under threat of persecution. CoA/P creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors by offering a broad range of literary programs in a variety of community settings to encourage cross-cultural exchange. They transform blighted properties into homes for these programs and energize public spaces through public art with text-based components. See CoA/P website: cityofasylumpittsburgh.org
Ralph (Henry) Reese is the Chairman and co-founder of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. He was a principal in Reese Brothers, the largest privately owned call center company in the U.S. He is co-inventor of a patent dealing with call automation, an expert witness for the FTC, and a regular speaker to the National Association of Attorneys General, as well as the author of numerous papers on ethics and telemarketing, nonprofit accounting and cost allocation, and direct marketing. He is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and SUNY Buffalo in English literature with a specialty in cognitive linguistics.
2014 Midterm Election Overview
|When:||Wednesday, November 5, 7:00pm - 8:30pm|
|Where:||McConomy Auditorium, Cohen University Center
|Morton Coleman will review the major, national House and Senate races and the implications for the next two years of President Obama’s presidency, as well as the Pennsylvania Governor, House, and Senate races. He will discuss some of the major issues that will be key in the state and federal legislature in relation to the 2016 presidential election.|
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