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Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Named after Pitt’s 15th chancellor, Wesley W. Posvar Hall houses the College of General Studies, the Office of Veterans Services, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the School of Education, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the University Center for International Studies, and the social sciences departments of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. It is the largest academic-use-only building on campus.

The building sits on the former site of Forbes Field, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1909 to 1970. Babe Ruth hit his last two home runs at the ballpark. The home plate from Forbes Field is preserved on the ground floor of Posvar Hall, embedded in glass. A commemorative plaque notes the last two games played on the field—a double-header against the Chicago Cubs. Outside the hall, brick inlaid into the concrete sidewalk marks the line of Forbes Field’s outfield wall.

Hanging from the ceiling of Posvar Hall, amid various artworks and sculptures, is one of two surviving Langley Aerodomes, Aerodrome No. 6, dating from 1896. Among the first engine-driven heavier-than-air craft, it was designed by former Pitt astronomer Samuel Langley. Only nine days after No. 6 flew more than 5,000 feet, the Wright brothers made their historic first successful flight of a manned aircraft. 

230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260

Upcoming Events

20 Mar

This lecture is a part of a one-credit mini course and public lecture series at the University of Pittsburgh. Antisemitism Then and Now: Perspectives After...

March 20, 2019 12:00 p.m.
21 Mar

Interested in Chinese education system? Come learn the recent trends in education in China. Prof. Wu, Associate Dean of School of Education in Shaanxi Normal...

March 21, 2019 12:00 p.m.
21 Mar

Dr. Colin F. Allen, Distinguished Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, will present an Inaugural Lecture titled, "Manifestation of Partial...

March 21, 2019 4:00 p.m.
22 Mar

Dr. Harcourt Fuller is an Associate Professor at Georgia State University. His lecture is titled: Maroon Queen, Mother of the Nation, & “Science Woman”:...

March 22, 2019 2:00 p.m.
25 Mar

Dr. Mary B. Setrana is a lecturer at the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. She was appointed the first female lecturer at the Centre...

March 25, 2019 1:00 p.m.

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