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Pitt, CMU engineers team up on low-cost ‘Roboventilator’

With an increasing demand for ventilators, researchers from Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are collaborating to develop a lower cost “Roboventilator.”

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

They plan to produce a low-cost and nondisposable “Roboventilator,” an alternative to the traditional and more expensive mechanical ventilator.

Oakland Planning and Development meeting discusses new restaurant, parking lot

Juan Duque, senior project manager at ZILKA and Associates Inc., discusses the opening of a Pronto Mexican Fresh restaurant on South Craig Street.

By Elise Roessner, For The Pitt News

January 29, 2020

The Oakland Planning and Development Corp.’s community meeting on Tuesday covered a wide array of subjects, including a giant pencil, Mexican food and an unpaved parking lot.

Pitt should expand artificial intelligence program

(Illustration by Sylvia Freeman | For The Pitt News)

By Janine Faust | Opinions Editor

May 23, 2018

Pitt announced Monday morning a new institute that will bring researchers together to utilize computational skills — including artificial intelligence — to take a closer look at and possibly offer solutions to issues like the opioid epidemic and climate change. The announcement came less than two weeks af...

Pitt and CMU students pitch products

Optipik was the fourth graduate team to present their 90-second pitch in the Pittsburgh Project Development and Management Association student pitch competition Friday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Nina Kneuer | Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

Christopher Dumm made an auditorium of 50 people laugh when he pulled an old surgical retractor out of a bag and tossed it on the ground in front of him. Dumm wasn’t a comedian, but rather a student innovator trying to pitch his idea for a new form of surgical retractor in less than 90 seconds ...

‘It rained for a reason:’ Westboro Baptist Church ends protest early, one counter protester arrested

CMU students dance at a counter protest as Westboro Baptist Church members picketed on campus. (Gif by Christian Snyder / Contributing Editor)

By Bailey Frisco / Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

The Westboro Baptist Church cut its planned protest route short Thursday for reasons unknown to Pitt. “All we know is they didn’t come,” University spokesperson Joe Miksch said in an email. The Westboro Baptist Church protesters — four women toting multiple signs each — arrived at the cor...

GALLERY: Katie McGinty and Bernie Sanders Visit CMU

Senatorial candidate Katie McGinty campaigns  with Bernie Sanders at Carnegie Mellon University. John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

September 20, 2016

Pitt Quidditch looking to sweep competition

The Pitt Quidditch Club holds a practice game at the Charles L. Cost Sports Center.  Will Miller | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Recihardt / For The Pitt News

February 18, 2016

Clutching brooms between their knees, the members of the Pitt Quidditch team crouched on opposite sides of the field before their in-practice scrimmage at the Cost Center on Friday. They bounced on their toes. They cockily did push-ups. They waited for a teammate on the sideline to call out “Broo...

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