The Schenley Bridge Last Lecture Series invites Pitt professors and important local figures to speak on a topic they are passionate about and share the wisdom and knowledge of a lifetime in one hour as their "last lecture." This lecture will feature Grant Oliphant, president of the Heinz Endowments.
Oliphant has been involved in many of the major projects happening in Pittsburgh in the past few years. Shortly after his arrival in May 2014, the endowments jettisoned a controversial connection to the Center for Sustainable Shale Development. Since then, he’s overseen the P4 Conference on urbanism in April, become the primary force in development of the 178-acre Almono site in Hazelwood, brokered the sale of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture to Heinz and other foundations and forged close ties to Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration.