Late jumper lifts Virginia Tech

Women’s roundup Virginia Tech slated to face Pitt today March 5, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: Related Media: Pitt enters ACC tournament with more to prove Hannah Young hit a long jumper with 0.5 seconds remaining to help the 15th-seeded Virginia Tech women beat No. 10 seed N.C. State (16-14) in the first round […]

Pitt enters ACC tournament with more to prove

March 5, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: Related Media: Late jumper lifts Virginia Tech Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio knows there are are no guarantees on Selection Monday for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Just two years ago, when she was head coach of Duquesne, her team appeared to be a good bet to make […]

Under Our Nose: Supplemental Oxygen Can Make Tumors Shrink, Says New Study

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Carnegie Mellon Neuroscientists Identify New Way Several Brain Areas Communicate

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 By Shilo Rea /  412-268-6094 / shilo@cmu.edu Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have identified a new pathway by which several brain areas communicate within the brain’s striatum. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the findings illustrate structural and functional connections that allow the brain to use reinforcement learning to make spatial decisions, […]

Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon Announce Judges for First Theatre Education Award

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Nominations Open Through March 31 By Carnegie Mellon’s Ken Walters / 412-268-1151 / and Pam Wigley / 412-268-1047 and Shawn Purdy and Alyson Ahrns / 212-235-6813 of the Tony Awards The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University today announced the panel of esteemed judges for the inaugural “Excellence in Theatre Education […]

Showing Work As Passion, Carnegie Mellon’s International Film Festival Runs March 19 – April 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 “Faces of Work” Brings 19 Award-Winning Films To Pittsburgh; Several Directors To Attend Screenings By Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 Focusing on both the body and soul of workers worldwide, the 2015 Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival will run March 19 — April 11 at various locations around Pittsburgh. The festival — in […]

Coal mine blast kills at least 24 in war-torn east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine — A rebel-held city scarred by months of conflict in eastern Ukraine suffered more tragedy Wednesday when a methane gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 24 workers and left nine missing. As rescue efforts stretched well past sundown, separatist authorities were accused by Ukraine’s government of failing to do enough […]

House resolution urges Wolf to reverse death penalty moratorium

HARRISBURG — Tricia Wertz lost her husband to a gunman’s bullet in 2006. Now Wertz, 44, a mother of two from Reading, wants Scott Wertz’s killer, Cletus Rivera, permanently removed from death row. “I hope to see Scott’s killer put to death in my lifetime,â€� said Wertz, the widow of a plainclothes Reading police officer […]

North Hills Girl Scout volunteer sentenced to house arrest for stealing from summer camp bank account

A former North Hills Girl Scout volunteer must serve six months on house arrest and repay nearly $1,000 she took from a summer camp bank account, an Allegheny County judge ordered Wednesday. Based on testimony he heard at a non-jury trial last month, Common Pleas Judge Edward J. Borkowski found Theresa Gatto, 45, of West […]

Wichita State goes for second straight tourney title

Northern Iowa forward Seth Tuttle, left, blocks a shot by Evansville center Egidijus Mockevicius during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Northern Iowa won 68-57. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Article source: http://www.wpxi.com/photo/ap/sports/wichita-state-goes-for-second-straight-tourney-tit/pCZGkY/

Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing

The John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse is reflected in melted snow, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston, on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, […]

Newly-Engaged Erica Mena Poses For What Nude Magazine?

Move over, Kim Kardashian! There’s a new reality TV star sharing her goodies with the devoted readers of Playboy magazine: Love Hip Hop star Erica Mena! She may be set to walk down the aisle in a month, but that doesn’t mean this gal can’t continue to show off her banging body. In an Instagram post […]