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University Adapts Emergency Anthrax Protocols

DSSC, Seagate Get $21.6 Million

Andy Award Winners Named

Cristina Amon Earns Professorship

Alumni Victims Remembered in Homecoming Service

CS Grad Aids NYC

University Libraries the First to Digitize One Million Pages

Former DARPA Official Ken Gabriel to Head Office for Security Technologies

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-Donnelly Retires
-Breakthrough Products
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Andy Awards Andy Award Winners Named
Nick Salakas, senior sales associate at Entropy, receives congratulations from Patricia Stacer, director of campus services, for being named this year's Andy Award winner for Dedication. The Andy Award winners were announced at an Oct. 17 ceremony in McConomy Auditorium. Other winners were Dennis Cosgrove of the Human Computer Interaction Institute, the Research Administration Training and Development Creators Elizabeth Fox and Donna Marano, and the Household Hazardous Waste Day Team of Melissa Burik, Carole Wilson, Robert Anderegg, Mark Banister, Barbara Kviz and Pamela Snyder. Cosgrove won the Andy Award for Enthusiasm, Fox and Marano were honored for Innovation and the Household Hazardous Waste Day Team earned the Citizenship award. More..
University Adapts
Emergency Protocols In Response to Incidents of Anthrax

In response to the recent cases in the United States involving the anthrax bacteria, Carnegie Mellon has taken measures to heighten awareness and increase precautionary measures on campus. The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department, University Police and the University Postal Service have established anthrax emergency protocols.

Efforts have been made to notify members of the university community about appropriate actions to take. EHS has published a Web site listing characteristics of a "suspicious" letter or package and what individuals should do and not do when receiving mail that looks suspicious. Email was sent to faculty, staff and students publicizing the Web site and urging members of the community to contact University Police (8-2323) if they are concerned about a mail package, letter or substance.

EHS says suspicious-looking mail may be unexpected packages from someone unfamiliar to you. More..

DSSC DSSC, Seagate Get $21.6 Million to Enhance Computer Data Storage
Carnegie Mellon's Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) and Seagate Technology, along with other academic and industry partners, were awarded matching funds for a five-year, $21.6 million project to perform research in promising new data storage technology.

The award was granted by the Department of Commerce's Advanced Technology Program, administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Robert M. White, university professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the 18-year-old DSSC, said the project seeks to develop dramatic increases in data storage performance, capacity and reliability. More..

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