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Taking Oath

Gov. Dick Thornburgh and wife Ginny, during his taking oath of office on January 16, 1979

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Thornburgh Family Lecture Gathering

Gathered for the Thornburgh Family Lecture in Disability Law & Policy featuring 2010 speaker Andrew Imparato are (from left to right) Dean Clifford Brubaker, Dean Mary Crossley, Dr. Katherine Seelman, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, Andrew Imparato, Governor Dick Thornburgh, Ginny Thornburgh, son John Thornburgh, grandson Richard Thornburgh, Provost Patricia Beeson, and Dr. Edward McCord.

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Three Mile Island

Thornburgh speaking at Three Mile Island press conference regarding clean-up plan. 1980

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Pittsburgh's Renaissance III

Thornburgh speaking at Pittsburgh Renaissance III event beside Allegheny River. September 1985.

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Lecture Speaker

Governor Thornburgh (left) and Alfredo Corchado, Mexico Bureau Chief, Dallas Morning News. Mr. Corchado was the March 16, 2011 American Experience Distinguished Lecture speaker sponsored by the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and the University Honors College.

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Disability Advocacy

Speaking to disability advocates after the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). July 26, 1990

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Thornburgh's Book Printing

Director of the University Library System Rush Miller (left), Chancellor Mark Nordenberg (middle), and Governor Thornburgh examined books and watched a demonstration of the first book printed from the Espresso Book machine: Thornburgh's updated autobiography, Where the Evidence Leads.

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What's Happening

Learn about the mission of The Dick Thornburgh Forum at a glance.

A Decade of Drones in America
March 20, 2018. Ryan Calo, Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Law, faculty co-director of the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, a unique, interdisciplinary research unit that...Learn more >
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Cultural trends shaping iGen: Individualism, Insecurity, Internet, and In No Hurry to Grow Up
March, 16, 2018. Jean Twenge, PhD, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and author of more than 140 scientific publications and 6 books, including IGen, The Narcissism Epidemic, and Generation Me....Learn more >
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The Dick Thornburgh Forum Disability Service Award
Congratulations to Jonathan Duvall!...Learn more >
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Assistive Technology is a Form of Advocacy
October 18, 2017. Rory Cooper, Founding Director and VA Senior Research Career Scientist of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh....Learn more >
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NEW! The Dick Thornburgh Disability Service Award
This award is available each year to a University of Pittsburgh student from any campus whose service has made a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities....Learn more >
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"On the Field or in the Stands: Civic Engagement in a Cynical Time"
Sept. 11, 2017. Christine Todd Whitman, President of the Whitman Strategy Group and former Governor of New Jersey....Learn more >
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