July 14: Vol. 22, No. 2-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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July 14: Vol. 22, No. 2

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hollywood Comes to CMU; Access to Buildings, Streets and Parking Will Be Impacted

HollywoodAccess to several university buildings, and streets and parking in Oakland will be impacted later this month when Carnegie Mellon, which played host to scenes in the movies “Smart People,” “Wonder Boys” and “Mothman Prophecies,” once again welcomes Hollywood to its Pittsburgh campus. MORE
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Caroline Acker Named Head of History Department

AckerAssociate Professor Caroline Acker has been appointed head of Carnegie Mellon’s History Department. She succeeds Professor Joe Trotter, who is stepping down as head after leading the department since 2001. MORE
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Parking Permit Application Deadline is Tomorrow, Friday, July 15

The enrollment period deadline for parking permits on the Pittsburgh campus is tomorrow, Friday, July 15. MORE
Thursday, July 14, 2011

CMU Spin-Offs Receive Major Funding From Venture Capital Firms

Dynamics, a CMU spin-off company aided by the School of Computer Science’s Project Olympus and the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business, recently received $35 million in Series B funding, the largest Series B investment to date, from Boston-based Bain Capital Ventures. MORE
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Students To Light Up African Village

This past Monday, July 11, two Carnegie Mellon students arrived in Yele, a rural village in Sierra Leone, to bring electricity to nearly 600 households. MORE
Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Secure Website Allows Parents To View Their Student's Information

Carnegie Mellon’s Division of Enrollment Services has created “My Plaid Student,” a secure website that enables parents and families to view certain information about their student, including their student’s invoices. MORE
Thursday, July 14, 2011

News Briefs

Read about new MBA rankings, Kindles available from University Libraries and road closures. MORE
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Personal Mention

Read about students from Qatar Academy visiting campus, the International Linguistics Olympiad and a new secure website called "My Plaid Student." MORE