March 4, 2014 |
Damian D. "Skipper" Pitts was not offended when a student in his leadership class at Temple University raised a hand one Thursday night last year and asked for an early dismissal. Pitts was just confused by the excuse: The student wanted to get home in time to watch Scandal . "I said, 'What the hell is Scandal ?' " Pitts recalled recently. "The only thing the classroom didn't do was stone me. " A year later, the former Marine and leadership consultant from Fort Washington cannot only rattle off the names of every character like a true Gladiator, as fans of the ABC-TV political drama are known, he aims to cash in on the program's wild appeal with a crisis-leadership game called Scandalytes.
February 14, 2014 |
Tyler Ennis hit a 35-footer at the buzzer to help No. 1 Syracuse remain unbeaten with a 58-56 road win over No. 25 Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Syracuse (24-0, 11-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) remained one of two undefeated teams in Division I along with Wichita State. With 4.4 seconds remaining and the Orange down by 1, Ennis caught the inbounds pass and dribbled up the court before hitting the shot over two defenders. Talib Zanna, who led Pitt (20-5, 8-4) with 16 points and 14 rebounds, had given Pitt a 56-55 lead with 4.4 seconds left after he hit two free throws.
January 20, 2014 |
Roman Catholic senior defensive end Hezekiah Trahan orally committed to Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder, who doubled as a tight end for the Cahillites, pledged to the Panthers on an official visit to the school. "What really stood out to me was the head coach [Paul Chryst] and the way he leads his program," Trahan said. "And I like the other recruits they've brought in. I think the team has a bright future. " Trahan also had scholarship offers from Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, James Madison, and Massachusetts.
November 7, 2013 |
ON SATURDAY, Roman Catholic High School senior Hezekiah Trahan will head to Pittsburgh to watch Pitt take on No. 24 Notre Dame at Heinz Field. The University of Pittsburgh already made a scholarship offer to the 6-4, 250-pound defensive end, and Trahan says it could be time to collect. "Yeah, I might sign," he said, sitting in a conference room inside the school's Broad Street campus wearing an even broader smile. "It might be a done deal. " The 18-year-old, who recently received second-team All-Catholic honors, wants it to be a family trip, so the blended bunch will make the nearly 5-hour trek.
July 27, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was charged with homicide in the death of his wife, a neurologist at the university's medical school, authorities said Thursday, and Pittsburgh police were in Florida to arrest him. Robert Ferrante, 64, allegedly laced an energy supplement with cyanide before giving it to Autumn Klein, 41, hours after they exchanged text messages about how the supplement could help them conceive a child, according...
July 26, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning his neurologist wife with a supplement she apparently thought would help them have a baby was arrested yesterday in West Virginia, authorities said. Dr. Robert Ferrante laced an energy supplement with cyanide and gave it to Dr. Autumn Klein, a neurologist at the university's medical school, hours after they exchanged text messages about how the supplement could help them conceive, according to a police complaint unsealed yesterday.
June 20, 2013 |
P AT AMARA will never forget the bus ride that mega-affected his life. He hopped on board last Friday, the cost was $150, 6 1/2 hours were required and the destination was Pittsburgh. "The whole way out there," Amara said, "I was thinking, 'This could be my future.' I just kept telling myself to give it my all. " The 6-2, 185-pound Amara, a rising senior at West Catholic High, will play his college football at Pitt. Hey, maybe Megabus could use his likeness on the sides of vehicles with words such as, "A ride with us might be worth thousands of dollars.
June 7, 2013 |
BRAD PITT surprised sneak peekers at an early screening of "World War Z" in King of Prussia Regal Cinemas yesterday. My sources tell me Pitt introduced the film to two theaters and then hopped on a plane to his next locale so, unfortunately, he didn't get to hang around town. This town has changed a lot since Pitt shot "12 Monkeys" here back in 1995. "I just crushed a cheesesteak next door," Pitt told the audiences yesterday. "It really is the perfect sandwich. " Pitt continued that he was excited for fans to see the film.
June 3, 2013 |
In her first public appearance since revealing she underwent a double mastectomy in February, Angelina Jolie , 37, walked the red carpet in a Saint Laurent dress with Brad Pitt at the London premiere of his film World War Z on Sunday. On May 14, Jolie announced in an op-ed piece in the New York Times that she had been diagnosed with a mutated BRCA1 gene predisposing her to cancer and had undergone the preventive mastectomy Feb. 16 and reconstructive surgery on April 27. Since then, Jolie has recovered at home in Los Angeles while preparing to direct Unbroken , a film based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand about a World War II hero's survival story.
March 6, 2013 |
The voluminous archives of the late U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter are heading west. Philadelphia University, which has custody, has struck a deal with the University of Pittsburgh to process, preserve, and digitize significant portions of Specter's material, officials announced Monday. The job is huge. Imagine 2,700 boxes of papers, photographs, audio and video materials, and memorabilia. That's enough to fill 337 four-drawer filing cabinets, notes Michael Dabrishus, Pitt's assistant university librarian.