Former NFL running back William Ward Walsh, 66, takes the web-based, game-styled brain health test developed by RC21X, supervised by Mike Schuler. The test results will be used to evaluate Walsh's status for the NFL concussion lawsuit. Walsh played for the Packers and Oilers.
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Former NFL running back William Ward Walsh, 66, takes the web-based, game-styled brain health test developed by RC21X, supervised by Mike Schuler. The test results will be used to evaluate Walsh's status for the NFL concussion lawsuit. Walsh played for the Packers and Oilers.

Coraopolis-based program has a new tool to keep tabs on your brain: RC21X

Former WVU player assembles star-studded Pittsburgh team for a brain health tool that aims to become a lifetime wellness aid.


 Guests gathered for the VIP reception at Sprout Fund's Hothouse event.

Pittsburgh charities rethink the value of galas

Big charity galas may raise significant dollars for some organizations but some nonprofits shun them because of time and expense.



 Former Democratic congressman Joe Sestak speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Philadelphia. Sestak is planning walk to walk across the state to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey.

Joe Sestak on the march toward the Senate

Joe Sestak achieves one goal, but he still has many miles to go in his U.S. Senate challenge.



 A street in East Liberty with houses developed by ELDI, with prototypes by Pfaffmann + Associates.

How did East Liberty become safer? Buying out homes that housed criminals

Whole Foods and Home Depot made East Liberty a destination, but a real estate strategy made it possible to get to sleep at night.



 "Beatitudes Wall," created for the Vatican Exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, in the exhibition "Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" at The Warhol.

'Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent' dazzles at The Warhol

A shining mix of spiritual and secular from a Catholic nun who embodied the 1960s, this retrospective sings with her convictions.



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Steel City Boxing in Spring Hill under threat from leaky city building

The program has opened doors for local youth, troubled or not. Does its home in an old city firehouse have a fighting chance?



A spirited exchange at CMU: debating faith in scientific worldview

The Veritas Forum gathered in McConomy Auditorium of Carnegie Mellon to debate faith’s role in the scientific worldview.


 

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Cultural Crossroads

Left to right, Langston Brentley, junior at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12; Saroyah Johnson, junior at Penn Hills High School; Margaux Wilson (sister to Liza behind her) junior at Oakland Catholic High School; Liza Wilson sophomore at Oakland Catholic High School; Javar Wilson, junior at Imani Christian Academy.
Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.



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Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, which begins April 30 in Chicago.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette currently has 13 players he thinks the Steelers could take in the first round.

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Obituary: Francis J. Goldcamp / WWII vet, steelworker, father of 13

Francis J. Goldcamp completed 38 missions and received four Air Medal oak leaf clusters and two European Theater Bronze Stars.



Diplomats, U.N. staff flee Yemen

Diplomats evacuated from Aden; U.N. staff leave Sanaa; gulf Arabs offer Yemeni president support at Egypt summit.


 



Benefits of health information exchanges still unclear

Are health information exchanges really saving money and improving patient health? Perhaps — but there’s not much evidence of that so far.



Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street: Lawyers group says brokers can't be trusted

Brokers can legally recommend clients make investments that are in brokers’ best interests.


 



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Dine: How to send back a dish

How to get what you want in a restaurant without being a jerk to the staff or your dining companions.



Stylebook snapshot: Pittsburgh hotels spruce up staffers' style

Fairmont Pittsburgh and the forthcoming Hotel Indigo are two examples of hotels working with retailers and designers to sharpen their looks.


 



TV: Three Bible-based programs premiere during Holy Week

Three new Bible-inspired TV programs air over the next week: “Killing Jesus,” “The Dovekeepers” and “A.D.: The Bible Continues.”



'The Patriot Threat': Andrew Mellon puts a plot into motion that could destroy America

The 10th book in the Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry is a fast-paced and entertaining traditional thriller, with Pittsburgh action.


 

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The coming revolution in college admissions

MOOCs (massive open online courses) can better predict college success than SATs.



GOP, MIA: The city-county ballot has too few Republicans

Americans call it the two-party system, but in Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh it’s hard to see why.


 

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