The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
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create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
03-30-2010 -- CCAC professor presents at Oxford
PITTSBURGH-Leelavati Murthy, PhD, professor of Biology at the
Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Boyce campus,
presented in March at the five-day roundtable, "The Copenhagen
Protocol: Problems and Possibilities" at Lincoln College, the
University of Oxford, U.K.
Murthy was invited to present her paper, "Principles of
Sustainable Development" as one of 35 presentations at the
roundtable, which ended March 26. Attending the forum were
scientists and professionals from eight countries: Australia,
Canada, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, U.K., U.S.A. and Zimbabwe.
Papers at the roundtable included multiple perspectives from a
diversity of biological, chemical, physical, ecological,
educational, legal, engineering, social science, public health,
forestry, geology, architecture and economic perspectives.
Participants called for global political leadership to commit to
a redefinition of economic growth in light of market imperfections,
social inequities, quality of life and sustainability of
resources. At the basis of this, they said, should be the
concept of ecological justice and rights of dignity for all people
without regard to culture, gender, ethnicity or region.
About CCACThe Community College of Allegheny County is the largest
institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The
college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and
certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning
non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students
annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed
to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach
through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered
via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four
campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding
communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse
and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's
residents for academic, professional and personal success in our
changing global society.