October 20: Vol. 22, No. 16-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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October 20: Vol. 22, No. 16

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Céilidh Weekend, Oct. 27-30, Combines a Trio of CMU Traditions

ceilidhStudent Affairs and University Advancement have joined forces to introduce Cèilidh (pronounced kay-lee) Weekend, Oct. 27-30. The new event combines Homecoming, Family Weekend and the International Festival. MORE
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Support CMU's United Way Campaign

United WayCarnegie Mellon's 2011 United Way Campaign is under way and will continue through Dec. 16. Help make this year a success by going to http://www.cmu.edu/hr/unitedway to donate.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

CIT Students Collect Items, Create Cookbook for Food Bank

SAECarnegie Mellon's Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Race Team will host "Racing Against Hunger" at noon on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Scaife Hall Garden. MORE
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Computer Science Adds New Course-only Master's Degree Program

MSCarnegie Mellon's Computer Science Department has approved a new master of science degree for students who seek advanced coursework in computer science, which will begin in fall 2012.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Touchable Technology

OmnitouchResearchers from Carnegie Mellon, Disney Research, Pittsburgh and Microsoft Research presented their work, including a wearable projection system, an interactive projection system and touchscreen technology at this week's Association for Computing Machinery's Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

McCandless Chairs Awarded to Two Young and Dynamic Researchers

AmeliaCarnegie Mellon has awarded the Anna Loomis McCandless Professorship to Amelia Haviland, associate professor in the Heinz College, and the Estella Loomis McCandless Professorship to Ann Lee, associate professor of statistics in the Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. MORE
Thursday, October 20, 2011

News Briefs

This week's news briefs includes discounted tickets from Staff Council, information on a preservation fair, notes on a Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series, a donation call to help the Animal Rescue League and award recognitions for Carnegie Mellon Today, Interbots and Tiramisu Transit.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Richard Randall, Richard Purcell, Jendayi Frazer, Robert Fallon, Mildred Miller Posvar, Bryan Kovar, Bob Charpie and David Demarest.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

QTEL CEO Leads Off "Making the Connection" Lecture Series in Qatar

QTELA telecommunications executive recently told students to go after their passions.

Qtel Group CEO Nasser Marafih shared with students opportunities at his company and some of the critical skills they would need to succeed in business during the first "Making the Connections" lecture for the year at Carnegie Mellon in Qatar on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
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