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Ruthann Omer: Fixing with family

Hailing from a family of fixers, Ruthann Omer followed in her father's footsteps and later became Allegheny County's first female municipal engineer.

By Sid Lingala & Christian Snyder

March 27, 2018

When Ruthann Omer installed a door backward in a handicap restroom project she was working on as a civil engineer, she felt like it was the end of the world. But her father, Frederick, an engineer himself, remained calm and repeated one of his favorite sayings. “Don’t worry, it will all come out...

Swanson School announces new dean

James R. Martin, the current chair of the civil engineering department at Clemson University, was announced as the new dean of the Swanson School of Engineering by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor) (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Salina Pressimone | Assistant News Editor

March 21, 2018

Pitt named James R. Martin II — currently the chair of the civil engineering department at Clemson University — as the new dean of the Swanson School of Engineering on Wednesday. Martin is the second new dean Pitt has appointed is as many days. Yesterday, Pitt named Amy Wildermuth as the new law de...

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