December 15: Vol. 22, No. 23-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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December 15: Vol. 22, No. 23

Thursday, December 15, 2011

CMU Joins Presidents' Conference in Football

PAC LogoCarnegie Mellon's football program will re-join the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) as an affiliate member beginning with the 2014 season. MORE
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Presidential Search — Message from Ray Lane, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Raymond J. Lane, Chairman of Carnegie Mellon's Board of Trustees sent a letter to the university community on Monday, Dec. 12,  announcing the beginning of a search process for a successor to CMU President Jared L. Cohon who has announced his intention to step down as Carnegie Mellon's president on June 30, 2013. MORE
Thursday, December 15, 2011

PigPen Theatre Co. Looking To Release CD

PigpenPigPen Theatre Co. is hoping to record its debut album and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help it do so. MORE
Thursday, December 15, 2011

In Severe Weather, Check TV, The Web and CMU Alert for Cancellations

In the event of severe weather, members of the university community should tune in to KDKA-TV, WTAE-TV or WPXI-TV for official university announcements regarding delays, cancellation of classes and/or office closings. MORE
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Personal Mention

This week's notables include Pradeep Khosla, Craig Knox, Diana Marculescu, Guy Blelloch, Robert Kraut and Ranika Kejriwal.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

News Briefs

This week's news briefs feature the Staff Council food drive, recognition for the Miller Gallery, the "Dark Knight" preview; CMU's Snackbot; a petition for a smoke-free Pittsburgh campus; the toy version of Keepon, a therapeutic robot created at CMU; several discount offers for the CMU community; CMU Women's Association events for December; the upcoming CIT Staff Awards ceremony; and tickets for the Feb. 14 taping of NPR's "From the Top."
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