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Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge to Deliver Keynote Address at Commencement

SCS is #1 Says U.S. News & World Report's Annual Survey

Greenhouse Attracts First Company; Gets $33.33 Million in State Funding

Boyarski Named New Head of Design School; Buchanan Credited for Restructuring Curriculum

Prestigious Seminar for Women Held at Business School

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Can Help Build Reliable "Wi-Fi" Wireless Networks

New Center Addresses Growth of Wireless, Broadband Networking

University Helping to Improve Education for Thousands in India

SCS Honors Best and Brightest at Annual Awards Ceremony

CFA Honors "Exceptional Staff Who Help Make College a Success"

Nierenberg Chair of Design Plans to Continue Ties with Design School

NCAA Champ Leads Swimming Team to Best National Finish

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Jeff Bolton Named CFO for Mayo Foundation


Pennsylvania Supports South African Telescope Project with Second $250,000 Grant

"Best Practices 2002"

"Happenstance" at the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery

"It's What's on the Inside that Counts"

Walking for MS

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Jeff Bolton Named CFO for Mayo Foundation

At press time, Carnegie Mellon News learned that Jeff Bolton, vice president for business and planning and chief financial officer since 1998, announced he will resign from Carnegie Mellon, effective July 1, to become chief financial officer at the Mayo Foundation in Rochester, Minn. The Mayo Foundation oversees Mayo Clinics in Rochester, Minn., Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jacksonville, Fla., as well as health systems and hospitals throughout the Midwest.

Bolton joined Carnegie Mellon in 1984 as assistant director of institutional research and began a steady climb through the ranks. He was named director of university planning in 1988 and was promoted to assistant vice president for planning and budget in 1991. He advanced to vice president for planning and budget in 1995 and three years later was named chief financial officer. Carnegie Mellon News will have more on Bolton in an upcoming issue.

Avid pgh Pirate fan Don Marinelli
Avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan Don Marinelli attended the April 8 home opener dressed in full pirate regalia. A season-ticket holder for the past six years, Marinelli is a drama professor and co-director of the Entertainment Technology Center.

Pennsylvania Supports South African Telescope Project with Second $250,000 Grant

PA SALT received $250,000

Carnegie Mellon recently received a second $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for science programs that will result from the university's participation in the South African Large Telescope (SALT) project. SALT is an important, new ground-based observatory being built in South Africa. It is expected to be operational in 2004.

Posing with the check are (l - r) Mellon College of Science Dean Richard McCullough, President Jared Cohon, Astrophysicist Richard Griffiths, State Representative Tom Stevenson (R-42nd District) and Physics Department Head Fred Gilman. Griffiths is a member of the SALT board of directors. Stevenson worked with the House Appropriations Committee to secure the gift.

"Best Practices 2002"

Robert Kelley Human Resources (HR) hosted "Best Practices 2002," a mid-March leadership symposium for faculty, managers and supervisors that focused on a variety of topics, including privacy issues for staff and students, managing for success and how best to increase diversity across campus. "As Carnegie Mellon's leaders you play a critical role in achieving the university's goal of enhancing diversity," said Barbara Smith, assistant vice president for Human Resources, in her opening remarks. "It is your decisions at the local unit level to hire and advance staff, to coach and Freida Williamsmentor, to reward and recognize that will make a difference." Twelve workshops were offered throughout the day. Adjunct Professor Robert Kelley (left), author of the bestseller "How to be a Star at Work," was the keynote speaker. At right, HR Rep Freida Williams leads a workshop on "Recruiting for Diversity."

"Happenstance" at the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery
Body Modification Forum Portal

"Happenstance," a master of fine arts thesis exhibition through April 19 at the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, includes works by Sean Bidic, Brian Grant, Brad McCombs, Todd Pavlisko, Semi Ryu and Brooke Singer. Above left, is a piece by Bidic, who prior to coming to Carnegie Mellon was a clinical resident in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. The work is part of his installation called "Body Modification Forum." Above right is a part of McCombs' installation called "Portal," which resides both inside and outside the gallery under the north loggia underpass. The sculptural cylinder made from straw bales contains separate vistas of growing wheat grass and the sky of the Southern hemisphere.

"It's What's on the Inside that Counts"

Buggy Racing

That's the theme of this year's Spring Carnival, April 18-20. Comedians, bands, carnival rides, the buggy races, booths and fireworks will be featured. Buggy races will be held from 6 a.m. - noon, Friday and Saturday. Margaret Morrison, Tech and Frew streets and Schenley Drive will be closed during this time. Fireworks, to be launched from the intramural field, will be held at 9:30 p.m., Saturday. Seating will be available in the Gesling Stadium bleachers. For more information on carnival, visit

Walking for MS

Team os students called the Dragons

A team of Carnegie Mellon students, called the Dragons, aims to raise $2,000 for Pittsburgh's Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk on April 21. Team members are (front row, l - r) Yanna Weisberg, Alisa Grishman, Laura Marsh (second row, l - r) David Kitchin, Margaret DiLap, Janie Khodor, Cort Stratton, Rachel Gockley, Carolyn Weger and David Kaplan. Grishman, a sophomore psychology major, has been diagnosed with MS. To make contributions online visit For more information about the walk or to register to participate, visit

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