Monday, February 18, 2013
Graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University will provide a study of Dormont's parking situation—for free.
Dormont Borough is going to get a complete parking study, courtesy of graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University—and they're going to do it for free, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The Tribune-Review last week reported on the program, which was discussed at the Feb. 4 council meeting. The 10-week project would focus on how to improve the parking situation in Dormont's business and residential areas. A group of graduate students from the university's Sustainable Community Development course would conduct the project. For details, and to read the full report from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, click here. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A Carnegie Mellon graduate, 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…
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Port Authority and the University of Pittsburgh reached an agreement for the next five years.
Port Authority of Allegheny County and the University of Pittsburgh have reached a new agreement that will provide pre-paid transit access for approximately 40,000 students, faculty and staff for the next five years. The agreement, approved by Port Authority's Board of Directors Friday, provides for annual reimbursements by the university based on recorded usage by its students, staff and faculty. The university’s annual payment to Port Authority has increased by more than 50 percent over the last five years and is projected to continue generating additional revenue under this agreement. “Our collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh as the first large-scale smart card partner has been incredibly valuable and we are extremely pleased…
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 …
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.
Dormont and Brookline 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 …
Monday, December 5, 2011
CMU released the smartphone application to iPhone in July.
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Four months after Carnegie Mellon University released a fancy new iPhone app to help riders locate their Port Authority buses, the school in Oakland has built a similar app for Android smartphone users. The Android version of Tiramisu is now available for download online by going to www.tiramisutransit.com. “Tiramisu now can be used with the vast majority of smartphones on the market,” said Aaron Steinfeld, a senior systems scientist in the university’s Robotics Institute. “That’s critical for a crowdsourcing app such as Tiramisu because users are its most important source of information. It becomes more helpful as more people use it.” The iPhone version already has proven to be wildly popular with Port Authority riders as more than 10,000…
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Keystone Oaks school director will be among eight honored at the group's annual banquet at Edgewood Country Club; some tickets are still left for the event.
Dormont resident Tom Nee will be among those honored when the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame East Boros Chapter holds its 34th annual Sports Induction Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Edgewood Country Club, Churchill Road, in Churchill Borough. The annual event honors standout athletes and athletic staff through the years from the Plum, Riverview, Woodland Hills, Wilkinsburg, Penn Hills, Gateway, East Allegheny, Penn-Trafford and Franklin Regional school districts. Nee spent his whole teaching career in the East Allegheny School District, where he coached football and track from 1960-1975. He was an assistant football coach at Carnegie Mellon University from 1979-2004. His teams were often WPIAL and NCAA Division III conference champions…
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Sept. 10 open house will recruit 'Girls of Steel' for 2011-12 season.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The Girls of Steel, a team of young women that will compete in the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, will host an information session for any high school girl in the Pittsburgh area who is interested in joining the team for the 2011-12 season. The open house, which also welcomes family members, friends and potential sponsors, will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, in room 2109 of the Gates and Hillman centers on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Oakland. Girls of Steel is sponsored by the Field Robotics Center, part of Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Last season was the first for the all-girls team, which won All-Star Rookie awards at regional competitions in …
Friday, August 19, 2011
During a press conference at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Thursday morning, D. Raja, the Republican candidate for county chief executive, highlighted key components of his six-point plan.
D. Raja, Repubican candidate for Allegheny County chief executive, held a press conference at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Thursday to announce the second initiative in his political campaign. The initiative is a six-point plan for modernizing county government, which, in large part, addresses budget shortfalls and inflated revenues. Raja, who had introduced his job-creation initiative earlier this summer, greeted the press before beginning his address with a solemn remark: “Allegheny County is essentially living on borrowed time, with regard to both budget and financial situation.” Citing that Allegheny County has spent $185 million of one-time revenues to plug budget shortfalls, has had a debt increase of $127 million and has …