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8 1/2 x 11 News

August 16, 2001

Vol. 12, No. 6

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 (ed47@andrew.cmu.edu) or Bruce Gerson, 412-268-1613 (bg02@andrew.cmu.edu). The newsletter is available on the official.cmu-news and cmu.misc.news bulletin boards.

Previous editions are available online.


WALL STREET EXECUTIVE NAMED DEAN OF GSIA

Kenneth B. Dunn, managing director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management and former Carnegie Mellon faculty member, has been named dean of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (GSIA), effective July 1, 2002. He replaces Douglas Dunn who announced his retirement earlier this year. Douglas Dunn has been dean of GSIA since 1996. Doug Dunn's leadership has focused on faculty hiring and support, extending global partnerships, the introduction of the nation's first graduate degree in electronic commerce and key capital improvements for the larger GSIA community.

—Beginning in January 2002, Kenneth Dunn will initiate strategic planning activities and transition management plans, including regular campus meetings with university and GSIA faculty, students, staff, alumni and other constituents.

—Ken Dunn, 49, has spent the past 14 years building a strong mortgage group and managing about $50 billion in core fixed assets at Morgan Stanley. At various times, he also managed the firm's fixed income trading, technology and insurance groups.

—"We are pleased to bring on board a person of such accomplishment in business research and education, as well as in the areas of finance and management," said President Jared L. Cohon. "This appointment is even more significant given Ken's prior association with the business school and his personal commitment to the university."

—Ken Dunn joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty in 1979 as an assistant professor of industrial administration, becoming a tenured professor of finance and economics in 1987. He received the GSIA Excellence in Teaching Award in 1982.

—GSIA is one of the world's highest-rated graduate business degree programs, featuring an analytic approach to global business management. In a 2001 survey by The Wall Street Journal, GSIA was ranked as the #2 MBA program in the world by corporate recruiters.

FORMER REHOBOTH BEACH POLICE CHIEF TO HEAD CAMPUS SECURITY

Creig William Doyle, former chief of police for the Rehoboth Beach Police Department in Delaware, has been named Carnegie Mellon's new director of campus security. He replaces Jim LaPaglia, who died last August. Lieutenant Mary Suber has been the senior-officer-in-charge for the past year.

—Doyle brings more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of law enforcement to Carnegie Mellon, having served as a sergeant and lieutenant for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. from 1970-91 and chief of police at Rehoboth for the last 10 years. At Rehoboth, he directed a department that included 30 full-time and 37 part-time staff members.

—Further information is posted on official.cmu-news for Aug. 10.

DISTRIBUTION OF PORT AUTHORITY TRANSIT STICKERS BEGINS AUG. 27

The annual distribution of Port Authority Transit stickers will take place during the week of Aug. 27. Benefits-eligible employees should bring their valid Carnegie Mellon ID card to the Human Resources table in the Wean Commons area, University Center, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Aug. 27 - 30 to receive a new sticker. Current stickers expire at the end of August. Questions? Contact Human Resources at 8-4747 or hrhelp@andrew.cmu.edu.

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION AND COMMUNITY PICNIC, TUESDAY, AUG. 21

The Class of 2005 arrives on campus Tuesday, Aug. 21, to move into their residence halls and participate in the Aug. 21 - 26 Orientation Program. Parking will be prohibited on Margaret Morrison Street, Frew Street and Tech Street from midnight, Monday, Aug. 20, through midnight, Aug. 21. Also on Aug. 21, the annual Community Picnic will be held from noon - 2 p.m. on the College of Fine Arts lawn. The university community is invited to join the party and meet incoming students and their families.

GRADUATE TUITION BENEFIT TAX-FREE STATUS REINSTATED

Effective Jan. 1, 2002, Section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code, which affects taxation of graduate tuition, will be reinstated, including the yearly $5,250 limit. However, the reinstated law only applies to graduate courses that begin on or after Jan. 1, 2002. As a result, any graduate-level tuition benefits you receive for courses that begin before Jan. 1, 2002 must be subject to normal taxation.

—Section 127 permitted Carnegie Mellon to provide tax-free graduate tuition benefits to employees up to $5,250 per calendar year. Section 127 expired on June 30, 1996, and Carnegie Mellon could no longer provide tax-free graduate tuition benefits. This reinstatement will once again allow the tax-free benefit after Jan. 1, 2002.

CARNEGIE MELLON TAKES 2nd PLACE IN LEGGED LEAGUE AT ROBOCUP

Carnegie Mellon's autonomous soccer-playing robot team in the Sony Legged Robot League placed second at the recent RoboCup 2001 in Seattle. The University of New South Wales defeated Carnegie Mellon 9-2 in the championship contest. Carnegie Mellon's other teams in the small, middle-sized and simulation league were eliminated in round-robin play earlier in the week. Carnegie Mellon was the only American team to take first or second place in the finals. The results of the other championship contests were: Small-sized Robot League: Ngee Ann Polytech of Singapore won 3-0 against Singapore Polytechnic; Simulator League: Tsinghua University of China 1-0 against the University of Karlsruhe in Germany; Middle-sized Robot League: the University of Freiburg, Germany, 1-0 against Osaka University of Japan.

"WEIGHT WATCHERS AT WORK" SESSIONS BEGIN

A new session of Weight Watchers at Work begins Wednesday, Aug. 29. Registration information is available at http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~jm5h/ww-top. Times and locations are also on the Web site, along with instructions for pre-registering and information about costs. Questions? Contact Joyce Moore, x8-2838 or jm5h@andrew.cmu.edu.

INFORMATION UPDATES SOUGHT FOR ONLINE DIRECTORY

In a university-wide mailing Computing Services and Human Resources are asking all faculty and staff to update their information for a new online directory that will be accessible from the Carnegie Mellon Web site. The listings will include name, department, job title, office location, office phone number and email address. The deadline for updating your directory information is Friday, Aug. 24. Information can be updated by your department's DRIVE administrator.

SEI AND "DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY" FORM PARTNERSHIP

Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) have signed a letter of intent to form a strategic partnership to improve software education and training opportunities for members of the defense acquisition workforce.

—The DAU provides acquisition, technology and logistics management training for the Department of Defense acquisition, technology and logistics workforce. The SEI's mission includes providing leadership in advancing the state of the practice of software engineering to improve the quality of software-intensive systems.

PERSONAL MENTION

Gregory Rohrer, professor, materials science and engineering, and director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, is the author of the new book, "Structure and Bonding in Crystalline Materials," published by Cambridge University Press.

Evan Tapper, (MFA'01) appears in an episode of "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" to be aired in Pittsburgh on WQED, Aug. 27 - 31 at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The segment on computer-created art was taped in the College of Fine Arts.

Lisa Krieg has been named interim director of the Office of International Education (OIE) effective Aug. 1. She replaces Linda Melville, who is leaving the university to move to New Mexico later this month. Krieg earned her bachelor's degree at Cornell University and her master's degree in Higher Education at Columbia University Teachers College. Prior to joining OIE, Krieg was director of academic advising at Chatham College. Further information is posted on official.cmu-news for Aug. 14.

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