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Institute Director Terry Miller joins the panelists and speakers at the December 12 launch of A Master Legislator at Work, the Institute's case study on Senator John Heinz's work in aging policy.


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A Master Legislator at Work: H. John Heinz III and the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

Click here to view a copy of the Institute's newest case study, released on December 12, 2013, about Senator John Heinz's influential and lasting work on aging policy.

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Report 51 - Fall 2013

This report provides information on Institute events over the first half of 2013, up to and including the June 7 program on land banks.




Find more information by visiting the coalition's website, www.ahealthyunderstanding.org. Please direct any additional questions to Kevin Progar, project manager, at progark@hcwp.org or by phone at 724-772-8343.


Elsie Hilliard Hillman Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service Awarded to Jared Cohon and Mark Nordenberg

On April 8, 2014 the Institute of Politics presented Dr. Jared Cohon, President Emeritus of Carnegie Mellon Univeristy, and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg with the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service. This marks the second time the award was given; Mrs. Hillman received the inaugural award in 2012. More information about the event will be forthcoming.

Click here to view a 10 minute video presentation prepared by Michael Bartley of WQED explaining why Dr. Cohon and Chancellor Nordeberg were selected for this honor.

Health Care Cost Containment

On January 30, 2014, the Institute held its third program on health care quality and cost containment. Please check back soon for program summaries and other information on this initiative.

A Master Legislator at Work

Click here to view the Institute of Politics' newest case study on Senator H. John Heinz's work in aging policy. For hard copies of the case study, which was released on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at an event at the Heinz History Center, please contact Tracy Papillon at 412-624-1837 or by email at tlp35@pitt.edu.

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