August 9: Vol. 23, No. 5-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 the weekly e-newsletter, visit the subscription form. 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

August 9: Vol. 23, No. 5

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Denis Colwell Named Head of the School of Music

ColwellDenis Colwell, associate professor of music, has been named the new head of the School of Music, effective August 2012.  Colwell has served as interim head since October 2011; he has been a faculty member since 1992, teaching instrumental conducting and directing the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble. He was assistant head of the School of Music from 1987 through 1994. MORE
Thursday, August 9, 2012

Eric Anderson Named Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts

Eric AndersonEric Anderson, associate professor of industrial design and co-director of the Master in Product Development Program in the School of Design, has been named associate dean of the College of Fine Arts. MORE
Thursday, August 9, 2012

Professor Shi-Chune Yao Named Acting Head of Mechanical Engineering

YaoProfessor Shi-Chune (S. C.) Yao will become acting department head of Mechanical Engineering, effective September 1. Yao takes the helm from Nadine Aubry, who left CMU to become dean of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University. MORE
Thursday, August 9, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Call for 2013 Alumni Awards Nominations; New Parking Meters To Be Installed; Escort/Shuttle Service Changes Take Effect Aug. 13; CableTV To Be Upgraded to Digital Service; Preliminary Work Begins for New Building; Parking Assignments Allocated; University Store Extends Hours; Athletics To Host Two Family Days This Fall; Free Online Software Training and Weight Watchers at Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Thursday, August 9, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Simon Engler, Manuela Veloso, Lori Levin, Kathy M. Newman, Nada Arakji, Juan Arrieta, Samantha Fabin and Jing Lin. MORE