September 22: Vol. 22, No. 12-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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September 22: Vol. 22, No. 12

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's Flu Shot Season; Health Services Offers Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

Flu shotHuman Resources will cover the cost for staff and faculty, and the CMU student insurance plan will cover the vaccine cost for students on the plan. For spouses/partners and students on other plans, the cost is $17 (payment by check or student account only; no cash, please).
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Take a Virtual Tour of Randy Pausch's Famous Childhood Room

During his famous last lecture, Pausch told of how his parents allowed him to paint his room when he was a child. Now's your chance to take a look. 
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Faculty Earn NSF Grants To Accelerate Innovation

Adrien Treuille, Babs Carryer and Tuomas Sandholm have received grants from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) new Accelerating Innovation Research program, which aims to spur the development of innovative technologies and foster the creation of new businesses.  MORE
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Digital Music Pioneer Comes to CMU Oct. 6 as Part of VIA Music & New Media Festival

Innovative, minimalist composer David Borden will lecture and perform at Carnegie Mellon's Kresge Theater.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Modern Languages Student Advisory Council Hosts Action Film Festival

All movies begin at 6:30 p.m. and food is provided. Admission is free. MORE
Thursday, September 22, 2011

News Briefs

Special rates for new and used car loans, the Andy Awards, the School of Music's 100th anniversary season, and the Walking Wednesday Challenge highlight this week's news briefs. MORE
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Personal Mention

This week's subjects are Martin Gaynor, Alex Hills, Paul Steif, Linda Flower and James Wynn, Raja Sooriamurthi, Rocio Garay, Ethan Crystal and Michael Dunn, and Amos Yuen, Chong Xie, Arjuna Hayes and Ethan Gladding. MORE