September 8: Vol. 22, No. 10-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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September 8: Vol. 22, No. 10

Thursday, September 8, 2011

CMU Receives Historic Gift From Trustee William Dietrich; CMU Names H&SS After Dietrich's Inspirational Mother

Bill DietrichBusinessman, scholar, philanthropist and longtime Carnegie Mellon trustee William S. Dietrich II yesterday announced plans to bequest a $265 million fund to support CMU — the largest gift in CMU’s history and one of the 10 largest by an individual to a private higher education institution in the United States. MORE
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Carnegie Mellon will recognize the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a panel discussion on Friday, Sept. 9, and a musical presentation followed by remarks by Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon on Sunday, Sept. 11. MORE
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rwanda President Speaks at CMU Friday, Sept. 16; CMU To Help Rwanda Become East Africa's Leader in Information and Communication Technology

Paul KagameFaculty, staff and students are invited to attend a keynote address by Paul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda, at 5:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16 in Rangos Ballroom, UC. MORE
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Young Alumni Featured in Real Life Story Series

The Real Life Story Series (formerly Show+Tell Story Series) brings young alumni with exciting and diverse experiences back to campus to tell their stories. MORE
Thursday, September 8, 2011

News Briefs

Registration for Learning & Development sessions and campus-wide access to the Chronicle of Higher Education highlight this week's news briefs. MORE
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Personal Mention

Read about the recent accomplishments of Noel Zahler and Heather Knight and the death of former faculty member Rudolph Fellner. MORE