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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

09 Apr

A live interview with Sam Gindin (University of Toronto). Please register to join us on Zoom:...

April 09, 2020 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
14 Apr

Join graduate students from across Pitt in an interactive, discussion-based session designed to help graduate and professional students recognize and respond...

April 14, 2020 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
16 Apr

Join us for an on-campus information session for prospective students of our part-time Master of Public Policy and Management program for midcareer...

April 16, 2020 12:00 p.m.
21 May

Our deeply interconnected world poses unique challenges: issues that affect communities of all sizes, in places around the globe. And more than ever, we need...

May 21, 2020 12:00 p.m.
26 Sep

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh is privileged to celebrate the 40th Latin American and Caribbean Festival on...

September 26, 2020 3:00 p.m.

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