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Trustees Reappoint President Jared Cohon to Second Term

Cohon Named to Homeland Security Advisory Council

Berry, Cornuéjols and Jones Earn Top Faculty Distinction

H&SS Honors Philosophy's Robert Cavalier for "Striking Generosity" and "Innovation"

Students Help Nonprofits Enhance Productivity Through Technology

Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge Challenges Grads to "Invent a New and Brighter Future"

Yaron, Brown and Winger Honored for Teaching Excellence in MCS

Placeway and Reading Garner MCS Service and Rookie Awards

VP Jeff Bolton Named CFO of Mayo Foundation

University Forms Consortium to Lead Efforts in "Sustainable Computing"

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Andy Award Nominations Due

Choset Chosen a Top 100 Innovator

Borg Urges Women to Enter Technology Fields

Nation's #1 Midshipman

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Andy Award Nominations Due

Nominations for this year's Andy Awards are due July 12. The university-wide recognition program honors staff for innovation, enthusiasm, citizenship and dedication.

Nomination forms and statement of support forms are on the Web at Each nomination must be accompanied by two statements of support. Winners will be announced at a noon ceremony on Sept. 23 in McConomy Auditorium.

Choset Chosen a Top 100 Innovator
SNAKE robot

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Howie Choset has been selected one of the world's Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT's Technology Review Magazine. The Top 100 includes individuals whose work in business and technology has a profound impact on the world today. Choset's research involves development of the snake robot for urban search, rescue and structure inspections. His snake robots can also seek and remove land mines. Choset was honored at a May 23 event at MIT.

Borg Urges Women to Enter Technology Fields
Anita Borg

Anita Borg, president and founding director of the nonprofit, California-based Institute for Women in Technology, received an honorary doctor's degree in science and technology at commencement for her impact on the computer science field. Borg founded Systers, an online mentoring and information sharing network for women in computing, which now has more than 2,500 members nationwide. She also co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, a prestigious biennial technical conference for women.

During her stay on campus she participated in a panel discussion entitled "The Future of Women in Technical Fields," in which she praised the university for its successful efforts to attract and retain young women in its computer science program.

Borg said women should be involved in helping institutions to think differently about technology. She said women should be involved in creating new systems that will help make the world a better place.

Nation's #1 Midshipman
John Remsey and Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy John Ramsey, the top electrical and computer engineering (ECE) student at Carnegie Mellon and the number one Naval ROTC midshipman nationwide, received the commissioning oath of office at Soldiers and Sailors Hall last May from Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy. Ramsey, who received his master's degree at commencement, enters the Navy as an Ensign with orders to report to the Naval Reactors in Washington, D.C., headquarters for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. Before reporting to the nation's capital, Ramsey will be trained in nuclear engineering at the Bettis Reactor Engineering School in nearby West Mifflin, Pa. Ramsey earned his bachelor's degree in 2001 as the top student in ECE.

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