July 7: Vol. 22, No. 1-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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July 7: Vol. 22, No. 1

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Parking Permit Applications Now Being Accepted

The enrollment period for parking permits on the Pittsburgh campus is now under way online at https://parking.campusservices.cmu.edu/ (click on the Enrollment button in the left-hand navigation column). MORE
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Imaging Technology Developed at Mellon College of Science To Be Used in Cancer Clinical Trial

MRIA novel technology developed by Carnegie Mellon scientist Eric Ahrens will soon allow doctors to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to monitor, in patients, the delivery of a dendritic cell vaccine for treating colorectal cancer. MORE
Thursday, July 7, 2011

CMU's "Hear Me" Project Billboard Campaign Helps Young People Speak Up

Hear MeA new billboard campaign in the Pittsburgh area, part of Carnegie Mellon’s “Hear Me” project, is giving young people a new way to communicate about bullies, school and other topics important to them.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Robotics Institute Hits the Big Apple for Robot Film Festival

Robot FestivalThe Robot Film Festival in New York City July 16-17 boasts a number of firsts, perhaps none more surprising than both Spike Jonze and Matt Mason presenting films on the same screen. MORE
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Heinz Students Explore Rapid Transit in Busy Pittsburgh Corridor

A public bus rapid transit system connecting Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, a hub for higher education, health care and commercial business, with the city’s downtown sounded like a great idea to a team of Heinz College students. MORE
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Last Call for Tickets to Employee Picnic at Kennywood

Today (Thursday, July 7), from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Center, is the final chance to purchase tickets to the Employee Picnic at Kennywood Park, presented by Staff Council this Saturday, July 9. MORE
Thursday, July 7, 2011

GigaPan Magazine Features Panoramas of Civil War Sites

Civil WarArmchair historians can interactively explore nine panoramas of Civil War sites, including the July 1-3, 1863, battle at Gettysburg in this month’s issue of GigaPan Magazine, http://gigapanmagazine.org/, an online publication of the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. MORE
Thursday, July 7, 2011

News Briefs

Read about a new ranking for the Robotics Institute and how CMU students recently conducted robot demonstrations at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha. MORE
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Personal Mention