Carnegie Mellon News Online Edition: January 7, 2002
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Biological Sciences' Mindy Hebert Earns Rhodes Scholarship

McClelland and Colleague Win $200,000 Psychology Prize

Chemistry's Matyjaszewski Honored for "Advancing Science"

Carnegie Mellon Creates Rating System for IT-Outsourcing Service Providers

HR's Internship Program for Minorities Seeks to Foster Future Employment

O'Reilly Foundation Scholar Picks Public Policy, Heinz School

Construction to Begin for New Morewood Avenue Residence Hall

News Briefs
Engineering Students Donate "Toys for Tots"

"Krispy Kremes" for Internship Fund

Physics Lab Dedicated to Roger Sutton

Hunker Discusses Cyberterrorism in America's New War

Tracy Futhey Named VP at Duke

Leonardo Balada Releases New CD

New Film Chronicles Life of Nobel Laureate, Alumnus John Nash

Martin Luther King Day Celebration Set for Monday, Jan. 21

Signing Off on the New MCS Labs in Doherty

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- Engineering Students Donate "Toys for Tots"
- "Krispy Kremes" for Internship Fund
- Physics Lab Dedicated to Roger Sutton
- Hunker Discusses Cyberterrorism in America's New War
- Tracy Futhey Named VP at Duke
- Leonardo Balada Releases New CD
- New Film Chronicles Life of Nobel Laureate, Alumnus John Nash
- Martin Luther King Day Celebration Set for Monday, Jan. 21
- Signing Off on the New MCS Labs in Doherty

tots Engineering Students Donate "Toys for Tots"

A team of mechanical engineering students, winners of several design and performance awards at the 2001 International Micro-Truck Baja competition this fall, donated toy trucks—similar to their own creations—and cars to the U.S. Marine Corps' "Toys for Tots" program in late November. In the photo above students Daniel Gielas (left) and Daniel Apone (center) make the presentation to Marine Master Sergeant James Frazier.

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"Krispy Kremes" for Internship Fund

You can now get the latest craze in donuts, "Krispy Kremes," in the lower level lobby of Hamburg Hall from 8 - 9:30 a.m. every Thursday morning. Pre-orders by the dozen ($6.50) must be placed by 5 p.m. on Wednesday by contacting Tyrone Wrice of the Heinz School's Career Services at 412-268-4718 or by email at Individual donuts are 75˘. All proceeds benefit the Heinz School's Internship Opportunity Fund, which supports unpaid internships for Heinz School students.

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lab Physics Lab Dedicated to Roger Sutton

The undergraduate physics lab in Doherty Hall, where physics students learn how to acquire and analyze experimental data and work with modern equipment, was dedicated to the late Physics Professor Emeritus Roger Sutton on Nov. 29. Attending the ceremony was Sutton's widow, Caroline, Physics Department Head Fred Gilman (right) and Physics Professor Robert Kraemer. Sutton, who died in June 2000, worked on the atomic bomb project at Los Alamos Laboratories before joining the faculty in 1946. He was a co-designer, builder and former director of the Nuclear Research Center at the Synchrocyclotron in Saxonburg, Pa.

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Hunker Discusses Cyberterrorism in America's New War

Heinz School Dean Jeffrey Hunker spoke at a Washington, D.C. seminar in early December to help journalists provide better coverage about "Terror and Homeland Defense."

He discussed how human wars are now entering a stage of information warfare and outlined how the nation now faces more sophisticated information intruders. These intruders are exploiting network interconnections and becoming more skilled at masking their behavior, he said.

Hunker, former senior director for Critical Infrastructure at the White House National Security Council from 1999-2000, also talked about some of the new cyber targets, including extortion attacks on individuals and attacks on computer printers and routers.

The National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the Radio-Television News Directors Association and the Associated Press Managing Editors sponsored the seminar.

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tracy Tracy Futhey Named VP at Duke

Vice Provost for Computing Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Tracy Futhey has announced she will leave Carnegie Mellon in mid-March to become vice president for information technology and CIO at Duke University. Futhey has been a member of the university community since 1980.

After earning her bachelor's degree in math with a concentration in computer science in 1984, she became a computing consultant for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS). She became director of computing for H&SS in 1987, head of Computing Services' Computer Education program in 1991, director of user services in 1992 and executive director of Computing Services in 1997. She was promoted to vice provost in 1999.

"I take great pride in the many accomplishments we've made in Computing Services over the years, and also recognize that those accomplishments are the result of an astonishing degree of dedication and hard work by each of you, day in and day out," she told members of the Computing Services Division in an electronic memo.

"As a result of our work together, I cannot imagine the division being in more solid shape with respect to services and support to the campus," she said.

Yahoo! Internet Life magazine has rated Carnegie Mellon number one the past two years in its annual survey of the 100 "most wired" colleges and univesities in the U.S.

"Carnegie (Mellon) rules with its state-of-the-art wireless network and its integration of the Net into all aspects of campus life," the magazine said in its October 2000 issue.

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Leonardo Balada Releases New CD

University Professor of Composition Leonardo Balada has released a collection of his most recent modernist recordings on the international classical music label Naxos.

The CD features Balada's "Piano Concerto No. 3" (1999), "Concierto Magico" (1997) and "Music for Flute & Orchestra" (2000). The selections are performed by the Barcelona Symphony conducted by José Serebrier and three soloists-Rosa Torres-Pardo (piano), Eliot Fisk (guitar) and Magdalena Mártinez (flute).

"Classics" critic Michael Jameson describes Balada's latest CD as "a fusion between ethnic Catalan and Moorish idioms and the most progressive avant-garde techniques."

The CD is available in Pittsburgh at Borders and Curtain Call.

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nash New Film Chronicles Life of Nobel Laureate, Alumnus John Nash

Universal Pictures has released "A Beautiful Mind," a film that chronicles the amazing life of Nobel Prize winner and Carnegie Mellon alumnus John F. Nash Jr.

Oscar winner Russell Crowe portrays Nash's biographic tale of intellectual elitism, his 30-year battle with schizophrenia and eventual recovery, and acceptance of the Nobel Prize. The film, adapted from the book written by former New York Times writer Sylvia Nasar, is directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard.

Nash, who earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics in 1948 from then Carnegie Tech, won the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1994 for his "pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games."

After graduating from Carnegie Tech, he became a senior research mathematician at Princeton University, where he developed concepts that have had a fundamental impact on research in economics. Nash earned his doctor's degree at Princeton and was a member of the mathematics faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1951-59. He has been called one of the greatest mathematical minds of the 20th century.

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mlk Martin Luther King Day Celebration Set for Monday, Jan. 21

Carnegie Mellon will celebrate the contributions of the late great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21 with a series of activities in the University Center.

The celebration begins at 12:30 p.m. with President Jared L. Cohon's "State of Diversity" address. Following President Cohon's talk, winners of the English Department's Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards will read their entries.

The writing awards program, founded by English Professor and poet Jim Daniels, asks area high school and Carnegie Mellon students to submit personal narratives revealing their experiences with racial differences or discrimination, or personal reflections on race that rely on concrete detail. There are two categories, prose and poetry. Prizes are $100, $50 and $10 for first-, second- and third-place in each category.

A panel discussion between civic leaders will follow the awards presentation. At 4:30 p.m. members of the university community can participate in a candlelight procession from the Purnell Center to the University Center's Rangos Ballroom, where Manning Marable, one of America's most influential historians and political interpreters of the black experience, will deliver the keynote address. Marable's talk is entitled "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and His Vision of Freedom."

Marable is a professor of history and political science and founding director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. He has authored and edited nearly 20 books and anthologies and more than 200 articles in academic journals. He has appeared on CNN's "Talk-Back Live," NBC's "Today Show" and ABC's "Weekend News."

There will be no undergraduate classes between 12:30 ­ 4:30 p.m. to allow students and faculty to attend the activities.

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beam Signing Off on the New MCS Labs in Doherty

Karen Stump, director of labs and principal lecturer in the Chemistry Department, signs the final steel beam for the new Mellon College of Science (MCS) undergraduate interdisciplinary science labs before it was hoisted into place. The labs will be housed in a new eight-story addition to Doherty Hall and will be equipped with the latest scientific equipment and computing resources. The labs will be configured to promote collaboration and team-based work. They are expected to be completed and fully occupied by fall 2003.

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