Sunday, May 31, 2009

Positive Pittsburgh News, 5-28-09 Vol 7

This news was broadcast in the first fifteen minutes of Positively Pittsburgh Live, Penny Pinching Vacations on Memorial Day, 5-28-09 Listen to Archived version at:


Yahoo! Selects Four CMU Grad Students as Future Thought Leaders in Computer Science
Yahoo! has named four Ph.D. students in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science among the 20 students selected as winners of its inaugural Key Scientific Challenges program, which recognizes outstanding graduate-student researchers with the potential to become thought leaders in their fields.
Pinar Donmez of the Language Technologies Institute (LTI) and Yi Zhang of the Machine Learning Department (MLD) were cited in the Machine Learning and Statistics category, while Jaime Arguello of LTI and Polo Chau of MLD won recognition in the Search Technologies category. No other university had as many winners in the program as Carnegie Mellon.

Thanks you so much for making F. Tambellini Ristorante the #1 Independent Restaurant in the WQED Best Restaurants Party. We appreciate you as a guest, and we will maintain the standards of service and foods that you have expected from us for almost 60 years.

F. Tambellini Ristorante, WQED Best Independent Italian Restaurant 2009

Communications In The Arts Seminar: Artists, arts organization, media outlets and local businesses gain greater advantage from their communications planning and implementation.
A seminar series with Andrew W. Thornhill

Communications Planning / Traditional Media / New Digital Tools

From basic media choices to the benefits of sophisticated corporate sponsorship, this series will guide each participant
to a better understanding of the marketing, media and communications world and the skills to be successful.
You can gain insight, ask questions and plan your strategy.

Monday, June 8, 2009 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
$10.00 Per Person
Location: WQED Multimedia
Elsie Hillman Conference Room
4802 Fifth Avenue, Oakland
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

For advance ticketing, go to

Networking Reception:

Tana Ethiopian Cuisine
5929 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-2770
The Networking Reception is from 5-7PM at Tana.

The No-Host Reception Is Open To the Public And Free of charge

Our seminar will cooperate with other events being planned for this important week. If you would like to be part of this inaugural Pittsburgh celebration, contact Kevin Amos, (412) 818-3789 -
TradeRoots PA is a year-long, private sector initiative led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the PA Chamber of Business & Industry, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, and other key chambers and business groups.

Exports, imports, and foreign direct investment are fundamental to the success of the Pennsylvania economy. The goal of TradeRoots PA is to educate consumers, businesses, workers, farmers, families and elected officials as to the importance of international trade in all aspects of the economy.

For information about TradeRoots PA, contact Roger Cranville, Sr. VP at the PRA, at or by calling 412.392.4555 ext. 1030.

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The 2009 Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference is less than four months away, and we hope you'll join keynotes Suze Orman and Tory Johnson, dozens of expert speakers, and thousands of professional Pennsylvania women for this amazing event on September 17 in Philadelphia.
Register by May 27 to receive a discounted fee of $115 per person/$1150 per table. This includes the networking breakfast, all keynote speeches, all breakout sessions, keynote luncheon, and our new ReWork Career Fair. The fee increases to $125 on May 28 and $135 on August 18. You can find more information or register at

MELLON SQUARE CONCERT SERIES / Thu., May 28 / noon - 1 p.m.
Mellon Square, Downtown.
Look for City Paper, BOB FM and Q92.9 FM every Thursday through July 30 for this free, live concert series featuring local music. This week's band is Kellie Lynne. Bring your lunch, bring your friends and enjoy great music and sunshine. Register to win some great prizes too!

SIP IN STYLE / Friday, May 29 / 5:30 p.m.
SouthSide Works
Join City Paper as we kick-off this summer's first Street Party in the Works event. Enjoy food and cocktails while shopping at open-air sidewalk sales and catch live music performances by Boogie Hustlers and Airborne on the Ikea Stage and fashion show brought to you by FrockerOn "Fashion Social Networking." Special thanks to US Marines for supporting the event.

Kick off the summer with a splash at The Samuel J Foundation's Fifth Annual “Sam’s Summer Splash” fundraiser planned for June 27, 2009, at 6:30 pm at Scott Township Pool. Tickets are only $5 per person age 4 and up (children under 4 are free) or just $4 per person for groups of 10 or more (perfect for sports teams, scout troops or groups). Refreshments, including KFC, games for the kids and music by DJ Roy Smith are included in the price of admission. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and ticket auction (including Steeler tickets!).
Proceeds from this event will support Sam’s Snack Wagon, a snack cart program for parents and children on the inpatient oncology unit and outpatient hematology/oncology clinic at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Sam’s Snack Wagon was started as something tangible that could serve as a daily reminder for these families that someone is thinking about them, and that they are not alone

Entrepreneur's Growth Conference

Discover information that can transform your business. Choose from 20 expert-led workshops on the hottest topics in business today. Workshops designed exclusively for start-ups, growth companies, million-dollar enterprises, tech and bio ventures, retailers and more. A business building trade show featuring more than 50 support organizations. Unparalleled networking opportunities with entrepreneurial veterans, top level service providers and the region's most promising entrepreneurs.

Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh
Host: Duquesne University Small Business Development Center
Cost: Full Day-$119 (By May 28); After May 28- $139;
Afternoon Only (including lunch)-$79;
Lunch & Keynote Only-$50; Walk-ins-$159.
Full day fee includes a continental breakfast, discount parking,
luncheon, workshops & business-building trade show.)
RSVP: Required to receive advance price.

To register, call 412-396-6233 or go to
When you call to register mention Positively Pittsburgh Live to get $99.00 rate.

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