Faced with the possibility of a full-time faculty strike amid a protracted union contract negotiation, Point Park University officials have placed an ad seeking temporary faculty members. The move has angered some on the other side of the bargaining table. It has also prompted a representative for the university's unionized adjunct faculty to say that in the event of a full-time faculty strike, adjuncts will maintain a unified front and avoid picking up the slack.
If it seems like there are more and more orange cones and barrels on your morning commute — or any other time you hit the road — you’re not wrong. It's the "height of the season" for construction, said PennDOT officials, who added that about 30 to 40 percent of projects won't finish on time for one reason or another. But tech — including with drones — is helping speed up timelines. Here's how.
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Try your hand at some bocce (or just watch) at this annual competition. The event features Italian food and live music from Pure Gold, Faiella Duo and Nied’s Hotel Band. Teams must register in advance.
Where: Parking lot across from Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: August 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Stroll along the North Side, chalk in hand, to beautify sidewalks. Other activities at the event: screen printing, a clothing swap, food trucks, art stations and artist vendors.
Where: Various locations in the North Side
When: August 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
How much: Free
Captured::Pittsburgh is hosting a workshop in Highland Park on finding and using natural light in photography. Jon Hall will teach you the basics, and models will be available for a portrait session. Ticket covers food and refreshments, too.
Where: Highland Park
When: August 12, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $16.82
Party with live music (Cisco Kid, then Lyndsey Smith and the Soul Distribution) in the Strip District. Food from Smallman Galley chefs and craft cocktails will be for sale. A portion of the ticket cost benefits Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.
Where: Smallman Galley at 54 21st St. (Strip District)
When: August 12, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
How much: $20
Pittsburgh's Starship Mantis and Harrisburg's Dr. Slothclaw are playing an out-of-this-world show at James Streets Gastropub, and the bands are rewarding people who know space is the place. Dress like an alien or in space clothes to get a discount on admission. Doors at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m.
Where: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy at 422 Foreland St. (North Side)
When: August 12, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to August 13, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.
How much: $10 general admission | $5 for people dressed like an alien