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World-Class Affiliations - Speakers

California University’s collaboration with world-class institutions has made the campus a cultural center for southwestern Pennsylvania. Our affiliation with museums, performing arts centers and public institutions bring cultural resources to both the University community and the region.  

Current affiliations include:

Among our past affiliations:

  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Carnegie Museum of National History
  • National Building Museum
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services

Past Speakers

California University hosts speakers of national and international prominence, many brought to campus through Cal U’s long-standing Noss Lecture Series. Past speakers include:

  • Gen. Colin Powell, former Secretary of State
  • Coretta Scott King, activist and widow of Dr. Martin Luther King
  • Lech Walesa, former president of Poland
  • Stephen R. Covey, author and national speaker
  • Hillary Clinton, presidential candidate
  • Charles Krauthammer, political commentator
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr., writer and environmental activist

Gen. Colin Powell

Gen. Colin Powell speaking at Cal U.

"Belive in America and you can do anything you want — but make sure you love doing it."

- Gen. Colin Powell, former Secretary of State
 

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