Friday, February 15, 2013
Hollen Barmer turned her love of fish fries into a map to chart the many places to find Friday fish for Lent.
Leave it to a non-Pittsburgh native to find a way to let all yinz know about where to find fish n'at for Lent. Hollen Barmer, a writer/editor for Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, has found all the fish fries Pittsburgh has to offer—and a way to add those she might have missed. "I decided to make the first map in 2012 because I'd been enjoying going to fish fries for a few years and wanted to see all the options based on location," explained Barmer, who moved here from Memphis, TN 13 years ago to attend graduate school at CMU. "Even though I've lived in Pittsburgh for almost 13 years, I don't know all the neighborhoods. On top of that, I am terrible with directions. I thought other people might be able to use the…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
He's been missing from Pittsburgh since March 1993, though he was reported in New York City and possibly San Francisco a few weeks after he disappeared.
Oakland is teeming with college students on any given day as students from Carnegie Mellon, Pitt and Carlow cross back and forth between traffic as they go to and from classes. Andrew Karis was a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1993, when he disappeared on a March day. He was last seen on March 1, then, suddenly, he was missing from among those crowds of students. Also known by the nicknames Andy, Drew and Sparky, he was last seen on campus on March 1 that year. When he was reported missing, authorities tracked his credit card and telephone records, and determined that he might have purchased a Greyhound bus ticket to New York City. He was 19 years old at the time of his disappearance and would be 39 …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Pennsylvania taxpayers can donate all or part of their tax refund to cancer research in the Keystone State through a program called Refunds for Research
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The PA Breast Cancer Coalition offers an annual program, Refunds for Research, that allows Pennsylvania taxpayers to help support cancer research in the Keystone State. By checking YES on line 35 of the PA 40 tax form, taxpayers can donate all or part of their state income tax refunds to breast and cervical cancer research. Every penny contributed goes directly to support PA breast and cervical cancer researchers in Western Pennsylvania and around the state as they work for a cure. Those who donate will join the thousands of Pennsylvania taxpayers who have contributed more than $2.8 million for Pennsylvania-based cancer research. Recent recipients in Western Pennsylvania include the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Carnegie …
Friday, July 6, 2012
President Barack Obama greets hundreds of supporters at Carnegie Mellon, a stop on his Rustbelt campaign tour.
President Barack Obama urged a crowd at Carnegie Mellon University today to stay the course, despite newly released June jobs numbers showing sluggish employment growth across the nation. "We knew we wouldn't be able to do it overnight, because these problems weren't created overnight," Obama told hundreds of supporters gathered near the university's College of Fine Arts during the sweltering July afternoon. The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that employers created 80,000 new jobs during June, leveling the nation's unemployment rate at 8.2 percent. The report has dampened hopes that the economy was on the rebound after showing strong employment growth earlier this year. Obama didn't directly reference the latest employment …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Residents can pick up tickets to the event at several locations, including in Monroeville.
Residents of the Cranberry area will have a chance to see President Obama speak in Pittsburgh on Friday, July 6. Obama will deliver remarks at a grassroots event with supporters at Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland as part of a two-day “Betting on America” bus tour through Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Friday’s event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Doors will open at noon and the estimated start time of the event is 2:10 p.m. The event will be held on the College of Fine Arts Lawn at the university, located at 5000 Forbes Ave in Pittsburgh. Obama will talk about his efforts over the last three years to get the economy back on track, doubling down on American workers by saving the auto industry, …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The 53-year-old Wall Street Journal columnist and best-selling co-author of "The Last Lecture" is killed Friday in northern Michigan.
Best-selling author Jeffrey Zaslow, 53, who co-wrote The Last Lecture with Carnegie Mellon University's Randy Pausch, died Friday in an auto accident in northern Michigan. According to the Antrim County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle lost control on the M-32 road and skidded into the path of a truck Friday morning; the car's driver was killed, a dispatcher confirmed. Zaslow recently published a new novel, The Magic Room, and was a featured speaker last month at the West Bloomfield Optimist Club breakfast meeting and a frequent speaker at functions throughout West Bloomfield and Farmington. "He recently spoke at one of our meetings and our members were in awe of his commitment," said Optimist Club President Robert Brooks. "His whole community …
Friday, June 24, 2011
President rolls out $500 million public-private initiative to spur technological advancements.
President Barack Obama visited Pittsburgh this morning to announce a new initiative between universities, businesses and the federal government to enhance research and technological development. Obama toured the Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center to learn more about upcoming technology and how it can spur economic growth in America. The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership would funnel $500 million to launch the public-private research initiative. Obama said he hoped it would bring new inventions from the drawing board to the market place faster. “We have not run out of stuff to make,” he said. “We just need to re-invigorate our manufacturing (sector).” Before speaking, Obama toured the university’s robotics …