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The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded on the edge of the American frontier as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, and evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania by alteration of its charter in 1819. After surviving two devastating fires and various relocations within the area, the school moved to its current location in the Oakland neighborhood of the city and was renamed as the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966. Wikipedia*

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University of Pittsburgh has hosted 3 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1997 Speech. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2005 with an average of 4,004 views per video.

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    Future of Liberalism

    In the 25th anniversary speech to the Honors College of the University of Pittsburgh, Professor John Kenneth Galbraith talked about the…

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