Saturday, December 1, 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 …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Residents can pick up tickets to the event at several locations, including in Monroeville.
Moon and Robinson residents 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 Carnegie Mellon 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 …
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, September 30, 2011
Moon resident and CEO of Premier Innovations Group will speak about entrepreneurship Saturday at Carnegie Mellon University event.
Noah Cohen, a Moon resident and CEO of Premier Innovations Group, will speak at an event tomorrow hosted by TiE Pittsburgh, a local chapter of an international networking and mentoring organization for entrepreneurs at Carnegie Mellon University. The event, "Entrepreneurs Base Camp — Entrepreneurs to the Rescue," will feature presentations by local business leaders. At least 100 aspiring entrepreneurs are expected to attend. Cohen, 30, has more than 10 years of business experience and already has helped to develop more than 20 start-up companies. In 2007, he founded Premier Innovations Group, a Pittsburgh-based spirits importing company. The company develops private label liquor brands and aims to become a leading beverage importing, …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
In July, Carnegie Mellon University's Hear Me Project posted 50 billboards around Pittsburgh, many of which showcase excerpts from children’s stories.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Carnegie Mellon University has spearheaded a project giving youngsters a voice by finding innovative ways to promote kids’ opinions on issues that matter to them. In the past year, the project has gathered stories from more than 3,000 kids in southwestern Pennsylvania. Hear Me amplifies kids' voices using media and technology to create a world where kids are heard, acknowledged and understood, giving them the power to inspire social change, according to a release. The stories focus on community, education, health and wellness and environmental issues. In July, Hear Me posted 50 billboards around Pittsburgh, many of which showcase excerpts from children’s stories. 16-year-old Crystal has her words “I still get called names…” displayed on …