September-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

From important university news announcements to featured event listings, you'll find information here to help you stay informed. 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 To find information from the past year, use the navigation index on the left to explore. If you have news of campus interest — an announcement, event, new video or new research endeavor — please pass it on to Internal Communications. Contact Bruce at or Heidi at


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Patented Technology Could Help Develoment of New Treatments for Brain Injuries

Neural Stem CellsCarnegie Mellon biologists have developed an MRI-based technique that allows researchers to non-invasively follow neural stem cells in vivo. MORE
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cybersecurity Expert David Brumley Earns Presidential Award

David BrumleyHe is being honored for his "innovation and vital research on malware (malicious software) analysis and for strong educational and outreach activities." MORE
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bigger Isn't Better: Benefits of Plug-in Vehicles Depend on Battery Size, CMU Study Says

Electric CarCarnegie Mellon's Jeremy J. Michalek and his co-authors report that plug-in vehicles with smaller battery packs are more efficient in reducing societal costs for health care, environmental damages and oil consumption. MORE
Thursday, September 29, 2011

CMU Showcases Groundbreaking Innovations at Venture Fair

The event showcased breakthrough innovations in technology, life sciences and energy, including four related to CMU — Spectra Genetics, NoWait, Wombat Security and Voci Technologies. MORE
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Qatar Campus To Offer Programs in Biological Sciences and Computational Biology

Biology StudentThe programs are a collaborative effort with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), with students receiving their degrees from Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Drama Opens Season With "Good Person of Setzuan"

Good Person of SetzuanThe show, which runs Oct. 6-15, explores the notion of good and evil when three gods arrive on earth in search of one "good" person. MORE
Thursday, September 29, 2011

CMU To Submit PIttsburgh Campus Master Plan for City Approval

Master PlanThe plan aims to maximize areas of opportunity, including recently acquired properties along Forbes Avenue toward Craig Street, to continue to establish connections between campus and university sites in Oakland, and to create a more pedestrian-friendly Forbes Avenue. MORE
Thursday, September 29, 2011

CMU Installs 10 Solar-Powered Waste and Recycling Containers

Solar CompactorThe containers use solar-powered batteries to compact trash and wirelessly transmit information to collectors notifying them when the containers need to be emptied. MORE
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hollywood Returns; Filming Takes Place in Schenley Park Oct. 3-4

Equipment trucks, trailers and cars for the crew will be parked on Schenley Drive and Circuit Drive. MORE