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Mr. Rangos’ Involvement with CMU

An important partnership has been developed between the Rangos Foundation and Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh (CMU). John G. Rangos, a lifetime emeritus trustee of the University, has developed a relationship through the University Center as well as its tech transfer facility in order to deliver important technologies developed at CMU to industry.  Here is a look at this partnership and each of the ways the Rangos Foundation and CMU work together for the betterment of this and all communities. Continue reading

Dealing with U.S. Environmental Issues

Environmental issues are a mounting concern in the United States as we presently observe striking changes in our climate, not to mention watch our forests disappear at an alarming rate.  Protecting and improving the nation’s overall atmosphere is paramount to the wellbeing of all life forms, from humankind to plant and animal life.  Consequently, our nation’s environment is in great need of solutions to sustain and improve our way of life, in turn improving our environment. Continue reading

International Orthodox Christian Charities: Two Decades of Helping Communities Around the World

One of the world’s most effective, organic charitable organizations, International Orthodox Christian Charities acts as the charitable arm of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in North America and works to help communities throughout the world in both regular and emergency forms of assistance. The IOCC has branches throughout countries where Orthodox Christian hierarchies are present and helps them to dispense aid to the needy regardless of their nationality or affiliation. The role of the John G. Rangos Sr. Charitable Foundation is vital to the charitable work the IOCC does today, but the foundation’s history with the IOCC goes back to the very beginning of its foundation in 1992. Continue reading

Learn How the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is Saving Lives

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s main objective is obvious, to save lives. Anyone fighting cancer will tell you the same thing.  Since its inception in 1949, the non-profit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been tirelessly working to find a cure for these blood cancers, using donations to fund research, expanding treatment options and unveiling innovative medications and treatment methods. Additionally, the LLS funds educational programs and provides support services to patients and their families. Their focus is on Hodgkin’s disease, leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Continue reading

Research Advances: Rangos Life Sciences Building at Johns Hopkins University

Since its completion in April 2008, Rangos Life Sciences Building at Johns Hopkins University has not only become the cornerstone of the integrative technological biomedical center, but it has encouraged growth in the biotech industry. Housed inside this advanced research facility are many biological researchers, including a dedicated team working to unlock the secrets of obesity. Over the last seven years, there have been a bevy of experiments conducted, papers published and progress made. A cursory examination of Rangos Life Sciences Building at Johns Hopkins University reveals how tenants of Rangos are able to perform advanced biomedical research here. Continue reading

Exploring The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

A visit to a museum can be an awe-inspiring experience for a child, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is apt to be a fascinating place for countless little ones. Even youngsters who might not ordinarily appreciate a museum setting will find something that captures their attention at this Pittsburgh landmark. From autumn activities to story days to make believe workshops, the possibilities are plentiful for those who visit the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Continue reading

Inside the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – Slideshow

Originally funded back in 1990, the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center has established itself as one of the hubs for pediatric research not only in the Pittsburgh area, but in the medical community as a whole. What began as just a small building in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood has grown to a beautiful 10-acre hospital campus in the heart of Lawrenceville. Continue reading

Clearing the Way for Pittsburgh Parks

The Rails to Trails initiative underway in the Pittsburgh area has at its heart, two lofty goals: preservation of the natural environment and opening up of the included area to recreational use. That recreational use would be primarily for hiking and biking, and it would be part of a much larger movement underway in the state of Pennsylvania under the guidance of the Rails for Trails Conservancy (RTC). Continue reading