September 15: Vol. 22, No. 11-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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September 15: Vol. 22, No. 11

Thursday, September 15, 2011

CMU Partners With Rwanda; Rwandan President To Speak Friday

Paul KagamePaul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda, will deliver a keynote address at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16 in Rangos Ballroom, University Center, about Rwanda’s strategy for continued growth in the global economy, its role as East Africa’s leader in information and communication technology, and the collaborative role that Carnegie Mellon will play to help his country continue to build its knowledge-based economy. MORE
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Remembering 9/11: President Cohon Recalls CMU's Response

Memorial Tree“The response of our faculty and staff was extraordinary, not surprising, for those of us who know this campus, but extraordinary nevertheless. And the response of students was something that we were all proud of, and something that we've come to realize as characteristic of this campus community," President Cohon said.  MORE
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Legenday Pianist Byron Janis To Visit Music School

Byron JanisJanis will share his life story and musical talent during three events scheduled for Sept. 22-23. MORE
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Faculty To Present at World Economic Forum Summer Meeting in China

World Economic ForumJustine Cassell, Howie Choset, Ramayya Krishnan and Nathan Urban will be presenting at the prestigious World Economic “Annual Meeting of New Champions,” Sept. 14-16 in Dalian, China. MORE
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two CMU Alumni Win Emmy Awards; Seven Others Nominated

Emmy AwardThe 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sunday, Sept. 18 on Fox, but two Carnegie Mellon alumni have already been named winners.
Thursday, September 15, 2011

News Briefs

Flu vaccine clinics, the latest GigaPan Magazine, the School of Art's Fall Lecture Series lead off this week's news briefs. MORE
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Personal Mention

Read about recent accomplishments of CMU faculty, staff and students. This week's stars include Andrew Carlisle, Jim Daniels, Corina Pasareanu, Terrance Hayes and David Garlan and the 2012 Seibel Scholars. MORE