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Feb. 22, 2001

Vol. 11, No. 31

The "8 1/2 x 11 News" is published each week by the Department of Public Relations. News of campus interest should be sent to Ed Delaney, 412-268-1609 ( or Bruce Gerson, 412-268-1613 ( The newsletter is available on the official.cmu-news and bulletin boards.


Jeffrey Hunker, 44, former senior director for critical infrastructure for the White House National Security Council, has been named dean of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. He replaces Mark Kamlet, who resigned to become provost last July.

—Linda Babcock, the James Mellon Walton professor of economics, will continue to serve as acting dean until Hunker and his wife, Margaret, move to Pittsburgh later this spring.

—In Washington, Hunker led planning and implementation of national cybersecurity efforts for computer systems, the Internet and critical information, overseeing a $2 billion budget across various federal agencies. He has also been senior policy adviser to the Secretary of Commerce for environmental issues and economic growth, deputy assistant to the secretary with senior responsibility for environmental policy and a leader in international negotiations on climate change issues in Kyoto, Japan.

—"We are pleased to bring on board a person of such leadership and accomplishment in the areas of public policy and technology," said President Jared L. Cohon. "Clearly, Dr. Hunker's expertise and rich experience in government and science are a perfect fit with the mission of the Heinz School."

—Further information is posted on official.cmu-news for Feb. 15.


A memorial service for Professor Herbert Simon, who died Feb. 9, will be held in the University Center on Monday, March 19. Further information will be posted as it becomes available.


The Graduate School of Industrial Administration's Jones Center for Entrepreneurship is offering its Technology Commercialization course again this spring. The course teaches participants how to strengthen the marketing strategies for their new products. The program will be held 6 - 9 p.m., Mondays starting March 5 and ending May 7. Further information: John DiRicco, or 268-7758.


The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded grants to Edmund Clarke, the FORE Systems professor of computer science, Greg Ganger, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Jeannette Wing, associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Computer Science, for their national defense research efforts. The grants were three of 20 awards totaling $9.3 million. The average award is $875,000 per year for three years.

—Clarke's project for the U.S. Navy is entitled "Static Analysis to Enhance the Power of Model Checking for Concurrent Software." Ganger's project for the Air Force is called "Enabling Dynamic Security Management of Networked Systems via Device-Embedded Security." Wing's work for the Army is entitled "Verification Tools for Embedded Systems."


The Graduate School of Industrial Administration's Jones Center for Entrepreneurship is offering its Technology Commercialization course again this spring. The course teaches participants how to strengthen the marketing strategies for their new products. The program will be held 6 - 9 p.m., Mondays starting March 5 and ending May 7. Further information: John DiRicco, or 268-7758.


University Relations has published a Writer's Style Guide ( for members of the university community. The guide offers writing tips for abbreviations, capitalization, plurals and possessives, punctuation, titles, tricky words and more. To receive a free copy, call the Publications Office at 268-6963.


L. Richard Carley, professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the STMicroelectronics Professorship in Engineering. STMicroelectronics is a global independent semiconductor company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductor integrated circuits and discrete devices used in a variety of microelectronic applications.

Kenneth A. Keeling Sr., head of the School of Music, has announced he will step down from his position in 2001. He will have served a full term of five years as head of the school. His successor will be selected by a national search committee led by School of Design Head Richard Buchanan and Professor of Violin Andres Cardenes.

Elaine A. King, professor of art history and theory, College of Fine Arts, has received a short-term research fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution to continue her project on changes in the American portrait from 1960 to the present at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Petra Fallaux, director of the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, served on the visual arts panel of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to evaluate and award the 2001-2002 grants to visual arts organizations in Pennsylvania.

Michelle Sodini, a sophomore guard on the women's basketball team, set a school single-season record for three-point baskets when she made her 45th of the season last Sunday at the University of Chicago. The previous record of 44 was set by Kelly Gaitens during the 1995-96 season.


Friday, Feb. 23: The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh's annual Triad Concert. Conducted by Carnegie Mellon's Robert Page, the "Triad" is composed of the three choirs under the Mendelssohn artistic umbrella: the Children's Festival Chorus (elementary school age), the Junior Mendelssohn (high school age) and the Mendelssohn Choir (adults). The theme is "Always a River," a musical panorama of the Ohio River. 8 p.m., East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Ticket information: (412) 823-4188.

Saturday, Feb. 24: The Cuarteto Latinoamericano, quartet in residence at the School of Music, will perform with special guest pianist Joshua Rifkin. 3 p.m., Mellon Institute Auditorium. Tickets: $10 general admission, $8 for students and senior citizens.

Sunday, Feb. 25: "Mosaic," Carnegie Mellon's annual conference on women's issues, celebrates the achievements of women while examining the issues they face in reaching their potential. This year's theme is "Coming Together: Celebration, Inspiration and Progress." The keynote speaker is former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder. 11:15 a.m. - 6 p.m., University Center. The conference program and registration information are available via the Web at

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series. "Multi-Mode Pattern Recognition Using Correlation Filters.'' Abhijit Mahalanobis, principle research engineer, Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Fla. 4 - 5 p.m., Hamerschlag Hall, Room 1112. Refreshments 3:30 p.m. See

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Ethics for Lunch Series. "Killing Mary to Save Jodie: Separating Conjoined Twins Over Parental Objections." Alex London, Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics. Noon - 1 p.m., College Conference Room, Baker Hall 154R. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department's Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics.

Feb. 28 - March 3: The School of Drama presents "Lost in a Mirror," directed by Jorge Guerra (A 1981). 8 p.m. Matinee 2 p.m., Saturday, March 3. Philip Chosky Theater.

Thursday, March 1: "Walking with Breast Cancer: A Documentary of Spirit and Hope." Charlee Brodsky, Design, and Stephanie Byram, Psychology. 4:30 p.m., Baker Hall, Adamson Wing.

Thursday, March 1: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series. "Video Over the Internet.'' Reha Civanlar, department head, AT&T Labs-Research, Middletown, N.J. 4 - 5 p.m., Scaife Hall Auditorium. Refreshments 3:30 p.m. See for more detail.

Friday, March 2: Graduate Women's Connecting Luncheon. 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Connan Room, University Center. Registration online at

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