August 11: Vol. 22, No. 6-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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August 11: Vol. 22, No. 6

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Inspire Innovation Campaign Update

Carnegie Mellon's Inspire Innovation campaign has reached $735.8 million toward the $1 billion goal. MORE
Thursday, August 11, 2011

CMU's Miller Gallery Opens New Section of Pittsburgh Biennial

JustseedsThe Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon opens a new section of the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial, Sept. 17 - Dec. 11, featuring five new installations, including sculpture, printmaking, painting, video, publications and workshops, curated by Miller Gallery Director Astria Suparak. MORE
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Noel Zahler Resigns as Head of Music School To Become Dean at Long Island University

Noel ZahlerZahler will become dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Long Island University's C.W. Post campus.
Thursday, August 11, 2011

CMU, Disney Research Collaborate To Develop Three New Technologies

DisneyResearchResearchers from Carnegie Mellon and Disney Research, Pittsburgh, collaborated on three new technologies that were presented this week at SIGGRAPH 2011, the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Vancouver.  MORE
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ganger, Narasimhan To Head New Intel Science & Technology Centers

IntelGregory Ganger and Priya Narasimhan will head two new Intel Science and Research Centers (ISTC) based at Carnegie Mellon that will focus on cloud and embedded computing. MORE
Thursday, August 11, 2011

CMU To Host Three-Day Program on Emergency Response

More than 40 participants from eight area colleges and universities will participate in a three-day course on emergency management, Aug. 16-18, at the Mellon Institute. MORE
Thursday, August 11, 2011

News Briefs

Read about recent university rankings, parking permit distribution, an award of merit for the Environmental Health & Safety Department, and more in this week's news briefs. MORE
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Personal Mention

Read about some of the latest accomplishments and activities of Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. MORE