August 18: Vol. 22, No. 7-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

The Internal Communications team produces a weekly newsletter, called "The 8.5 x 11 News," which is published online and distributed every Thursday by email. To subscribe to this weekly e-newsletter, visit https://lists.andrew.cmu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cmu-news or contact Bruce at bg02@andrew.cmu.edu or Heidi at opdyke@andrew.cmu.edu.

August 18: Vol. 22, No. 7

Thursday, August 18, 2011

First-Year Class To Arrive Sunday

Move InCarnegie Mellon's Class of 2015 will arrive Sunday to move into their residence halls and to begin a weeklong orientation program geared to help them make the transition to university life. MORE
Thursday, August 18, 2011

CMU's Silicon Valley Campus Launches Novel Entrepreneurship Program

Silicon ValleyAmerica's entrepreneurial spirit will get a jump-start as Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley campus launches an accelerated Entrepreneurship Program in the heart of Silicon Valley's Dot.com idea factories. MORE
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Nicolas Christin Finds Web Hackers Profiting From Illegal Online Pharmacies

NicolasA growing number of illegal online pharmacies are flooding the Web trying to sell dangerous unauthorized prescriptions, according to a new report from cybersecurity experts at Carnegie Mellon.
 MORE
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Carnegie Mellon Scientists Discover How Molecular Motors Go into "Energy Save Mode"

kinesinA new study by Carnegie Mellon biochemists, published in the Aug. 12 issue of Science, describes how the motors fold in on themselves, or save energy, when their transport services aren't required. MORE
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Changes Made To Shuttle & Escort Service

Major changes have been implemented to improve the CMU Shuttle/Escort Service. These changes include extended and new shuttle routes, new stops, updated route schedules and revised operating policies. 
 MORE
Thursday, August 18, 2011

News Briefs

Read about 2012 Alumni Awards nominations, email storage quota increases, discount tickets, and more in this week's news briefs. MORE
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Personal Mention

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