Colleges Tour: Pittsburgh Colleges Tour
- Wednesday, November 1 - 1:00pm–4:30pm
- Carlow University and the University of Pittsburgh
- Cost= $24
- Ticket required. Space is limited to 29 people. Sign up using the conference registration process.
- 12:45 pm - Meet in Westin lobby
- 1:00 pm Bus departs from Westin to Carlow University and the University of Pittsburgh
- 4:30 pm Bus returns to the Westin
Student led-tours of this small, private university with the unique connection to the Sisters of Mercy (it was the first location of the Sisters of Mercy in North America; the convent is still on campus). The old Grace Library was completely gutted and renovated in 2015 to create a University Commons, a LEED-certified building.
This is where the Center for Academic Achievement is located. Carlow University’s Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) applies the best practices of the learning profession by contributing to the transformational educational experiences that occur both in and out of the classroom. The CAA provides quality academic support and promotes the adoption of transferable skills, thereby fostering resilience in traditional, adult, and graduate-level learners. Guided by core learning outcomes and the values of the Sisters of Mercy, the CAA optimizes learning by responding to the needs of each individual and helping students realize their full potential for academic success.
University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms
The Nationality Rooms are located in the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. The rooms were designed to represent the culture of various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny County and are supported by these cultural groups and governments. The rooms are also in regular use as University classrooms in which students are in the midst of surroundings designed to enhance the learning experience.
The emphasis on ethnic identity and the search for one’s ancestral roots is reflected in the committees formed to create new classrooms representing the cultures of Finland, Iran, and others in consideration. As these rooms take their places around the Commons Room, they will add new dimensions of pride and understanding to the unique totality of America’s heritage.
A visit to the 30 Nationality Rooms in the 42-story Cathedral of Learning transports visitors from the 5th Century B.C. Athens through 1st Century Israel to 18th Century Africa. Stained glass, carved stone and inlaid wood reflect the cultures which Pittsburgh immigrants brought from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.