2012-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: HCII Launches Master's Program in Learning Science; Sun Life Financial To Replace MetLife Jan. 1; Make an Impact Today: Give to the United Way; Electrical Shutdowns Scheduled for Scott Hall Construction; Network Maintenance Scheduled; Women's Mentoring Program Seeks Participants; Miller Gallery Holiday Sale; CMU-Rwanda Accepting Student Applications; Roberts Road and Sidewalk Closed During Construction Project; and Students Deliver NOOK Accessibility Application. MORE
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Wanda Dann; Robert Tilton; Jesse Schell; Sam Thompson; Fatema Akbar; Baljit Singh and Sabih Bin Wasi; and Donald H. Jones. MORE
Thursday, December 13, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Make an Impact: Give to the United Way; Jim Daniels' Film Makes TV Premiere Dec. 22; Tiramisu App Wins FCC Chairman's Award; Miller Gallery Holiday Sale; Tartans Rank 13th in Directors' Cup; Soccer Stars Earn Accolades; Roberts Road and Sidewalk Closed During Construction Project; Graduate Student Service and Teaching Award Nominations Open; and Pittsburgh Parking Authority Seeks Your Feedback. MORE
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: David Garlan, James Hoe, Radu Marculescu and Brad Myers; Raj Reddy and Garth Gibson; Jared L. Cohon; Alison Barth; Jendayi Frazer; Jim Gartner; Juergen Pfeffer; John Pena; Alex Lang; and Patrick Robinson.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Engineering Creates Shiv Nadar Professorship; Additional Flu Clinics Scheduled; University Libraries Joins BioMed Center and PLoS; Paula Wagner Hosts Broadway Performances for Alumni; New Website Responds to Media Coverage of Robotics; Computing Services Surveys Students; Roberts Road and Sidewalk Closed During Construction Project; Graduate Student Service and Teaching Award Nominations Open; and Pittsburgh Parking Authority Seeks Your Feedback. MORE
Thursday, December 6, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Shirley Saldamarco; Rema Padman; Joseph Kadane; and Justine Cassell and Chien Ho.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: CMU-Alert Test Friday; Tuition Benefits Requests Due Dec. 3; ORIC and OSP Move to WQED Building; Roberts Road and Sidewalk Closed During Construction Project; "Capture the Flag" Teams Finish One-Two in CSAW Finals; Dietrich College Debuts Humanities Video; Startup Adds Footprint in Silicon Valley; Solar-Powered Boating Team Awarded Grant from Constellation Energy; Graduate Student Service and Teaching Award Nominations Open; and Friedman Summer Internships for Students; and Pittsburgh Parking Authority Seeks Your Feedback. MORE
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Michael Rusinek; Burton Hollifield; Jeannette Wing; Richard Randall; Luc Berger; Paolo Pedercini; Ignacio Grossmann; Kiron Skinner; Kathy Newman; and Onur Mutlu. MORE
Thursday, November 15, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Women's Soccer Advances in NCAAs, Bob's Diners To Host Dinners for Hurricane Sandy Victims; Football Selected for ECAC Bowl; "Hour of Power" Swim for Sarcoma Research Sunday; Memorial Service for William Cooper; Graduate Student Service and Teaching Award Nominations Open; CMU Hosts Siemens High School Math & Science Competition; Computing Services Holiday Hours; Current Enrollment Counts Added to Factbook; Meditation Sessions Planned; Friedman Summer Internships for Students; Global Entrepreneurship Week is Nov. 12-16; Pittsburgh Parking Authority Seeks Your Feedback; Shop To Support CMU's Children's School; and Dowd-ICES Fellows To Present Research. MORE
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Leonardo Balada; Neil Donahue; Spyros Pandis; Sue-mei Wu; Alyssa Mayfield; Victorria Wytcherley; and Lisa Krieg. MORE
Thursday, November 8, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Open Enrollment for Benefits Ends Monday; Food Drive Ends Friday; Global Entrepreneurship Week is Nov. 12-16; Two CMU Research Projects To Appear on NOVA scienceNOW; Pittsburgh Parking Authority Seeks Your Feedback; Abandoned Bicycles To Be Removed Nov. 8-9; Shop To Support CMU's Children's School; and Dowd-ICES Fellows To Present Research.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Lenore Blum, Irene Fonseca, Alan Frieze, David Kinderlehrer, Walter Noll and Dana S. Scott; Robert Page; David Dzombak; Elizabeth A. Milavec; Ralph Vituccio; and Robert Hampshire. MORE
Thursday, November 1, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: CMWA Hosts Jewelry Workshops; Daylight Saving Time Ends; Shop To Support CMU's Children's School; Housing and Dining Conducts Food Services Customer Survey; Alumni Association Seeks Service Award Nominations; Presenters Needed for Daughters and Sons To Work Day; and Planning on Quitting Smoking? MORE
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Kim Abel; M. Stephanie Murray; William F. Eddy; Joseph (Jay) Kadane; Kiron Skinner; Susanne Slavick; Anna Walsh; Blase Ur, Pedro Leon, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Richard Shay, Yang Wang, Alessandro Acquisti, Christina Fong and Rebecca Balebako. MORE
Thursday, October 25, 2012

CMU Participates in One Young World

One Young WorldPittsburgh served as a stage for the world's youth this past weekend as more than 1,300 young adults from 182 countries met to discuss global issues including business, global health, education, sustainable development, leadership and governance, human rights and social business. MORE
Thursday, October 25, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Housing and Dining To Conduct Food Services Customer Survey; Alumni Association Seeks Service Award Nominations; Presenters Needed for Daughters and Sons To Work Day; and Planning on Quitting Smoking? MORE
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Gordon Rule; Lorenz (Larry) Biegler; Jon Peha; Janet Madelle Feindel; Wendy Goodman; Kiron Skinner; Milton Colfield, Laurie Weingart and Michael Trick; Khaled Harras and Dania Abed Rabbou; Gary Scheimer; and Deborah Moon. MORE
Thursday, October 18, 2012

And the Andy Winners are ...

Andy Awards LogoPresident Jared L. Cohon and Provost and Executive Vice President Mark S. Kamlet announced the 2012 Andy Award winners this past Tuesday during a noon ceremony before a standing-room-only crowd in McConomy Auditorium. MORE
Thursday, October 18, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Libraries To Celebrate Open Access Week; Construction in Morewood Parking Lot; Planning on Quitting Smoking?; Send FMS Requests to fixit@andrew.cmu.edu; EH&S Offers AED Training; Responsible Conduct of Research Seminars Slated; Alumni Association Board Seeks New Members; and Nominations Now Open for Education Awards. MORE
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Bob Iannucci, Cécile Péraire and Jia Zhang; Alex Waibel; Anind Dey; Sergey Schepkin; Suguru Ishizaki; Tridas Mukhopadhyay; Amy Wesolowski; and David Haeselin and Sheila Liming.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Libraries To Celebrate Open Access Week; Soccer Teams Host Family Day, Oct. 14; CMU Flag To Honor Lt. Col. Raible; Planning on Quitting Smoking?; Send FMS Requests to fixit@andrew.cmu.edu; EH&S Offers AED Training; Responsible Conduct of Research Seminars Slated; Alumni Association Board Seeks New Members; Honorary Degree Nominations Due Oct. 15; and Nominations Now Open for Education Awards. MORE
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Lynn Young and Patty Clark; Aisling Kelliher; Anthony Wasserman; David Dzombak; John Peña, Scott Andrew, Jonathan Armistead, Jeremy Boy, Keven Clancy and Will Sclough; Scott Hudson and Karl Willis; and Chris Harrison. MORE
Thursday, October 4, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Magazine and Piper Win Awards; C-MITES Celebrates 20 Years; Send FMS Requests to fixit@andrew.cmu.edu; Parking Hosts Bike Community Forum Oct. 9; Annual Security Report Available; Students Must Register To Vote by Oct. 9; EH&S Offers AED Training; Responsible Conduct of Research Seminars Slated; Alumni Association Board Seeks New Members; Honorary Degree Nominations Due Oct. 15; and Nominations Now Open for Education Awards. MORE
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Lt. Col. Christopher "Otis" Raible; Curtis Meyer; David Shumway; Sharon Carver; Allison Sommers; and John Carson, Michael Nee, Kathryn Heidemann, Max and Charlee Brodsky; and Erwin Steinberg. 
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Twitter Exec Seeks CMU Students for New Startup

SquareTwitter co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey sends new employees back to square one in his latest venture.

Dorsey was on campus Sept. 26 to recruit students for Square Inc. with an entrepreneurial spirit as part of a college tour that included stops at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Franco Sciannameo Named Associate Dean For Interdisciplinary Initiatives In The College of Fine Arts

SciannameoIn addition to serving as associate dean, Sciannameo will continue to teach interdisciplinary courses in music, cinema, culture and seminars dedicated to the works of Italo Calvino, Jorge Luis Borges and Umberto Eco. He has been at Carnegie Mellon since August 1991. MORE
Thursday, September 27, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: CMU Named a Military Friendly School; Hunt Renovation Reaches Milestone; Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Sept. 29; Circulo Juvenil Focuses on Soccer; Entries Sought for MLK Jr. Day Writing Awards; Computer Sales Closed for Inventory Oct. 1; Alumni Association Board Seeks New Members; Honorary Degree Nominations Due Oct. 15; and Nominations Now Open for Education Awards. MORE
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Franco Sciannameo; Brad Myers, John Pane and Leah O'Brien; Erik Ydstie; Daniel Siewiorek; Lorrie Safar; and Beth Whiteman. MORE
Thursday, September 20, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Second Annual Law School Fair; SEI Leases Office Space at Bakery Square; Computer Sales Closed for Inventory; Carnegie Clan Seeks Teams for Chili Cook-Off; Honorary Degree Nominations Due Oct. 15; and Nominations Now Open for Education Awards.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Rick McCullough; Cameron Tonkinwise; Amal Al-Malki; Adam W. Feinberg; Mariana Achugar; Denise Rousseau; Dennis Schebetta, Janet Feindel and Randy Kovitz; Maria Sensi-Sellner and Chris Fecteau; Josephine Tsay; and Lt. Col. Chris Raible.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Symposium To Preview New Energy Institute; Honorary Degree Nominations Due Oct. 15; Department of English's Literary and Cultural Studies Program Celebrates 25 Years; Campus Conversation on Climate Change; Nominations Now Open for Education Awards; School of Music Launches Facebook Page for the Orchestras; Institutional Research and Analysis Offers Reseach Capacity Workshop Series; Buggy Freeroll Practices To Begin; Reserve Clusters Multimedia Items Online; Washington Semester Program Offers Information Sessions.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Reza Vali; Astria Suparak; Josh Centor; Holly Hippensteel; Yuan Zhou; and Sanjiban Choudhury, Ruta Desai, Min Kyung Lee, Martina Rau and Zeyu Zheng. MORE
Thursday, September 6, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Website Can Estimate Your Real Estate Taxes; Qatar Celebrates 2016 Convocation; CAUSE Partners with Heinz History Center; Washington Semester Program Offers Information Sessions; and Box Cloud Storage Service Now Available. MORE
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Luis von Ahn, Katharine "Kit" Needham, Martin Aurand, David Shumway and Dave Maloney. MORE
Thursday, August 30, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: University Health Services is Re-accredited; Box Cloud Storage Service Now Available; Academic Calendars Available at University Store; Discounts for CMU Community; and Seeking Alumni Award Nominations.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Sridhar R. Tayur; Brian Junker; and Philip LeDuc.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Library Renovation in Progress; CMU Recognized for Green Roofs; Discounts for CMU Community; Seminar Will Help Those Seeking NIH Research Grants; New Policy Impacts Federally Funded Researchers; Seeking Alumni Award Nominations; Escort/Shuttle Service Changes In Effect; and University Store Extends Hours.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Ramayya Krishnan; Don Carter; Shelley Anna and Lynn Walker; Roger Dannenberg; and Brad Walker.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Joint Research Project To Improve Prostate, Liver Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis

Department of HealthCarnegie Mellon recently received nearly $1 million from Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) program to develop digital image analysis tools that will guide physicians in identifying and treating aggressive prostate cancer tumors and pediatric liver tumors. MORE
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Alumna Wins Entrepreneurial Contest

Tess LojaconoTess Lojacono is returning to Pittsburgh with a dream.

Lojacono, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts, recently won $100,000 in Pittsburgh's Experienced Dreamers contest, a national competition that invited entrepreneurs 45 years of age or older to submit proposals to launching their dream venture in Pittsburgh.

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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

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: New Policy Impacts Federally Funded Researchers; Greek Life Seeks Faculty and Staff Involvement; Seeking Alumni Award Nominations; New Parking Meters Are Being Installed; Escort/Shuttle Service Changes In Effect; CMU CableTV Upgrades In Progress; Preliminary Work Under Way for New Building; Parking Permit Pickup, Aug. 20-23; and University Store Extends Hours. 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
Thursday, August 9, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Tim Kaulen; Jennifer Aylmer; Jonathan Cagan and Ken Kotovsky. MORE
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Photographer's Best Friend

brodskyCharlee Brodsky is melding two of her passions — dogs and photography — in a new exhibit at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA) called "Good Dog." Brodsky, a fine art documentary photographer and professor of photography in the School of Design, is the PCA 2012 Artist of the Year. MORE
Thursday, August 2, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Preliminary Work To Begin for New Building; ETC Press Releases Latest Edition of Well Played; Parking Assignments Allocated; Oakland Restaurant Week; Join Pausch's People in PCAN 5K; Athletics To Host Two Family Days This Fall; and Weight Watchers at Carnegie Mellon.
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Corina Pasareanu, Ema Woodward; Amr Ahmed and Lei Li; Mary Louise Milligan Rasmuson; and Bernadette Callery.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Professor Vijayakumar Bhagavatula Named Interim Dean at CIT

KumarBhagavatula takes the helm from Pradeep Khosla who is leaving CMU to become chancellor of the University of California, San Diego. MORE
Thursday, July 26, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Join Pausch's People in PCAN 5K; CMU spinoff to provide English language training in Dubai; University Health Services offers massage therapy; Athletics to host two family days this fall; and Weight Watchers at Carnegie Mellon.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Kiron Skinner; Rob Handel; Alex Hills; Alessandro Acquisti; David S. Mawhinney and Art Boni; Timothy Verstynen; and Ken Koedinger. 
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Join Pausch's People in PCAN 5K; Electric Garage hosts engineer from Ford; University Health Services offers massage therapy; Athletics to host two family days this fall; concrete repair work continues; and Weight Watchers at Carnegie Mellon.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: David Dzombak; Brittany Bopp; Susan Bassett; Janel Sutkus; Sophie Lebrecht, Michael Tarr, Babs Carryer and Thomas Kubilius; Kathy Newman; and Sam Thompson.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: CMU initiatives recognized by NILOA; NRC report says computing advances vital to sustainability efforts; University Health Services offers massage therapy; Athletics to host two family days this fall; free software online training; concrete repairs along the East/West Walkway; and Weight Watchers at Carnegie Mellon.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Marcel Just; Patrick Sileo, Fadhel Annan and Mark Stehlik; Linda Argote; Kathy M. Newman; Stratos Pistikopoulos; Yoshi Kawajiris; John Walz; Jimmy Koppel; and Robert Xiao and Chris Harrison.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Staff Council Presents Kennywood Picnic July 7

KennywoodEmployees can purchase one ticket ($37.99 value) for $10 (valid only on July 7) and four additional tickets for $15 each. Additional tickets (limit 5) can be purchased for $20 each.  Tickets must be purchased with cash only and employees must present their own CMU ID. MORE
Thursday, June 28, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: weekend (June 30-July 1) hours at the University Store; an open house at Urban Active Fitness; free software online training; repairs to the campus tennis courts; concrete repairs along the East/West Walkway; Silver LEED status for a biological research facility; Weight Watchers at Carnegie Mellon; Andy Award nominations are due by July 10; and participants are wanted for a 3-D facial study at Pitt. MORE
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: William "Red" Whittaker; Robert Behler; Kristina Straub; David Shumway; Jendayi Frazer; Robert Siegler and Lisa Fazio; and Peter Cohen, Catherine Davidson and Lauren Ward.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

CMU Partners To Help Improve Job Training

SolisCarnegie Mellon is known for creating companies and creating jobs. Now, it's helping to train skilled workers to fill those jobs.

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis acknowledged that fact when she came to Carnegie Mellon last Thursday, June 14, to announce more than $147 million in grants to develop and expand innovative strategies to help unemployed Americans return to work.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ticket Sales Begin June 26 for Kennywood Picnic

KennywoodEmployees can purchase one ticket ($37.99 value) for $10 (valid only on July 7) and four additional tickets for $15 each. Additional tickets (limit 5) can be purchased for $20 each.  Tickets must be purchased with cash only and employees must present their own CMU ID. MORE
Thursday, June 21, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: University Store closed for inventory; access to Warner Hall lot restricted Saturday; discounted Urban Active gym memberships; free software online training; work on the walkway behind Gates; concrete repairs along Forbes and the East/West Walkway; Weight Watchers at Carnegie Mellon; Andy Award nominations are due by July 10; and participants are wanted for a 3-D facial study at Pitt. MORE
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Marsha Lovett; Chester Spatt; Donald Jones and Dennis Ciccone; Paul Fischbeck; Library staff members Justin Wagurak, Charlotte Trexler, Kara Kreger, Ona Taylor, Aimee DeLuca, Svetlan Kirkov, Jon McIntire, Andrew Perlman, Diane Covington, Denise Novak, Larry Stanley, Martin Aurand and Terry Hurlbert; Cheemeng Tan; Reza Vali; Daniel Teadt; Jennifer Aylmer; Aamir Masood; and Laura Chen, Courtney Chin, Katie Cecil, Duke Miller and Will Duncan. MORE
Thursday, June 14, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Transportation Committee meetings; the SEI AJ staff award winners; discounted Urban Active gym memberships; a life science educators network in Qatar; free software online training; the clearance sale at the University Store; work on the walkway behind Gates; concrete repairs along Forbes and the East/West Walkway; Weight Watchers at Carnegie Mellon; the annual picnic at Kennywood Park; Andy Award nominations are due by July 10; CMU co-sponsors conference on international research; and participants are wanted for a 3-D facial study at Pitt.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Colleen McMullen; Radu Marculescu, Paul Bogdan, Rafa Tornero and Siddharth Jain; Jonathan Cagan, Kenneth Kotovsky, Steven Chen and Katherine Fu; Daniel Wilson and Nancy Koelbler.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: floor repairs to the 5th floor lobby in Wean Hall; a clearance sale at the University Store; work on the walkway behind Gates; Weight Watchers at Carnegie Mellon; the annual picnic at Kennywood Park; adults needed for cancer prevention study; summer sports camps for kids; CMU to host Pittsburgh Ultimate Frisbee Camp; Andy Award nominations are due by July 10; CMU co-sponsors conference on international research;and a therapeutic summer camp to be held at CMU.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Tom Bohman; Jay Apt and Robert Davis; Pradeep Khosla; Jared L. Cohon; Baruch Fischhoff, David Klahr and Wandi Bruine de Bruin; Suguru Ishizaki; Jim Daniels; Norman Sadeh; Keith Lockhart; and Adam Schlossman and Tim Ruff.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Carnegie Mellon Women's Association Announces Summer Events, Leadership Team

The Carnegie Mellon Women's Association recently announced its leadership team for 2012-2013.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include:  a traffic advisory for Morewood, Bigelow and Craig; a clearance sale at the University Store; Staff Council divisional reps elected; the annual picnic at Kennywood Park; Skibo Gym re-opens; adults needed for cancer prevention study; summer sports camps for kids; CMU to host Pittsburgh Ultimate Frisbee Camp; Andy Award nominations are due by July 10; CMU co-sponsors conference on international research;and a therapeutic summer camp to be held at CMU.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Lenore Blum, Aditya Khair, Emma Brunskill, Fatma Kilinc-Karzan, Karen Thickman, Christopher Warren, Hilary Schuldt, Susan Ambrose, Christos Faloutsos, Cze-Ja Tam, Katie Cecil and Mike Belmonte.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: renovations in Hunt Library; the annual picnic at Kennywood Park; Skibo Gym will be closed May 26-June 3; adults needed for cancer prevention study; summer sports camps for kids; CMU to host Pittsburgh Ultimate Frisbee Camp; Andy Award nominations are due by July 10; CMU co-sponsors conference on international research;and a therapeutic summer camp to be held at CMU.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are: Jeffrey R. Williams, Brandy Aven and Laurence Ales; Edmund Clarke and Manuela Veloso; Ari Lightman; Andrew Shaindlin; Emma Brunskill; David Ruppersberger; Charles Geschke; and Kurt Kumler and Cindy Valley.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Intel International Science Fair Comes to Carnegie Mellon

Intel Science Fair LogoCarnegie Mellon has played an active role in the event, with faculty and staff serving as judges and hosts to student tours. Judith Hallinen, assistant vice provost for educational outreach and director of the Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach, is chair of the Pittsburgh Local Arrangements Committee. MORE
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Staff Picnic is Wednesday, May 23

PicnicThe CMU Shuttle Service will provide transportation for staff located at off-campus locations. MORE
Thursday, May 17, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: CMU co-sponsors conference on international research; adults needed for cancer prevention study; Staff Council elections for divisional representatives; summer sports camps for kids; CMU to host Pittsburgh Ultimate Frisbee Camp; and Andy Award nominations are due by July 10.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Rachel Mandelbaum, Matt Marsteller, Prashanth Balasubramaniam, Chriss Swaney, Yulin Kuang, Jai Pausch, Ian Bangor and Rich Lyons.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: alumni nominated for Tony Awards; parking open enrollment; Staff Council elections; researchers challenge post-marketing trial practices; summer sports camps for kids; CMU to host Pittsburgh Ultimate Frisbee Camp; Andy Award nominations and nominations for CMU Women's Association officers. MORE
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Pradeep K. Khosla, William Scherlis, Omer Akin, Paul K. Eiss, Mark Kryder, Larry Pileggi, Andrea Grover, Kiron Skinner, Jendayi Frazer, Jay Kadane, Anne Martindale Williams and Yulin Kuang. MORE
Thursday, May 3, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include information on free skin cancer screenings; Carnegie Mellon Today earns awards; Qatar campus names Thorpe Award winners; CMU's Mortar Board inducts new members; nominations for the 2012 Andy Awards; open enrollment for parking; and nominations for CMU Women's Association officers.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Chuck Thorpe; Luis von Ahn; Radu Marculescu, Umit Ogras and Paul Bogdan; Don Carter; Judith Hallinen; Wendy Arons; Franco Sciannameo; Reza Vali; Sidra Alam and Hanan Mohammed Alshikhabobakr; Kathy M. Newman; and Curt Stone.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

City Approves CMU Master Plan

Carnegie Mellon's 10-year Master Plan will guide the university's growth through 2022. Proposed projects include a new biomedical-energy-nanotechnology building between Wean, Hamerschlag and Roberts halls; a new building for the Tepper School of Business at the Morewood parking lot site; additions to the University Center and renovations to Skibo Gym to enhance space for athletics, fitness and recreation; an extension to Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall toward Donner Hall; and transforming the "Cut" at Morewood and Forbes into a formal entrance for the university.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Chester Spatt, Dan Nagin, Venkatesan Guruswami and George Cowan.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

2012 Alumni Awardees Announced

The Alumni Association has announced the 2012 Alumni Award Honorees. The university will celebrate their accomplishments and contributions during Ceilidh Weekend at the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 in Rangos Hall, University Center.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include information on nominations for the 2012 Andy Awards; open enrollment for parking; the Silicon Valley campus' Disaster Workshops, May 2-3; libraries to circulate iPads, sewing machines; the Student Employee Appreciation Lunch; and English reinstates honors society.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include the "Last Lecture" enhanced ebook edition; the CMWA awards three scholarships; a research opportunities program for female students at the Qatar campus; Silicon Valley campus hosts Disaster Workshops, May 2-3; and ANSI Accredits Software Engineering Institute program.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Eric Xing; Eric Berryman; David Klahr, Sharon Carver, Jeff Shrager and Robert Siegler; Danith Ly; Jon Rubin, John Pena and Dawn Weleski; and Robert Wilburn.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

CMU To Name Building for Former President Robert Mehrabian

Robert MehrabianCarnegie Mellon will name the Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) on its Pittsburgh campus for its seventh president, Robert Mehrabian, during an 11 a.m. ceremony in the CIC lobby on Wednesday, April 18. All members of the university community are invited to attend the naming ceremony. MORE
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Steven Huth Named New CIO and Vice Provost

Steven HuthSteven Huth, chief information officer for Carnegie Mellon Qatar and a member of the Computing Services management team in Pittsburgh, will succeed Joel Smith as CMU's chief information officer and vice provost, effective Aug. 1. This past fall, Smith announced he would be stepping down to join the faculty in CMU's Philosophy Department. MORE
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir To Join PSO in Celebration of Broadway, April 12-15

The Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir will appear with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this week at Heinz Hall in PNC Pops concerts celebrating the much-beloved music from the Broadway hits "Miss Saigon" and "Les Misérables." MORE
Thursday, April 12, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: CMU research into the genetic makeup of autism; the "Last Lecture" enhanced ebook edition; Miller Gallery exhibition opens in California; Tartans Abroad Showcases; Holocaust Memorial and Remembrance Day seeks readers; applications are sought for an internship at the Posner Center; a WSJ memorial gathering for the late Jeff Zaslow; and ticket offers from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. MORE
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Chris Brussalis, Nico Slate, Paul Hopper and David Shumway.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Staff Council Seeks Nominations for Division Reps

Staff Council LogoNominations for Staff Council Divisional Representatives are being accepted through Friday, April 13. Also, registration for this year's Take Our Sons and Daughters To Work Day (April 26) begins today.  MORE
Thursday, April 5, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: an LTI spinoff company earns an NSF innovation grant; Holocaust Memorial and Remembrance Day seeks readers; WRCT's program on public transportation; applications are sought for an internship at the Posner Center; a memorial gathering for the late Jeff Zaslow; buggy push practices; Tartan Abroad showcases, ultimate frisbee camp; and ticket offers from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. MORE
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Raj Rajkumar, Jonathan Malen, Greg Shannon, Kathy Lachenauer, Peter Kinnaird, Cyrus Forough, Kathy Newman and James Garrett.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Staff Council Seeks Nominations for Division Reps

Staff Council LogoNominations for Staff Council Divisional Representatives are now being accepted through April 6. Each division should have two representatives and the list of divisions is available on the Staff Council website MORE
Thursday, March 29, 2012

CMU Goes Dark for Earth Hour

Green Practices thumbnailFrom 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, the exteriors of many of Carnegie Mellon’s landmark buildings will go dark as part of Earth Hour, a global environmental initiative that asks individuals, businesses and communities to turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for environmentally sustainable action. MORE
Thursday, March 29, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week; the Steinbrenner Institute seeks exhibitions; the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant; student teams from Qatar placed 2nd and 3rd in Gulf Programming Contest; applications are sought for an internship at the Posner Center; a memorial gathering for the late Jeff Zaslow; buggy push practices; five students are finalists in the Campus Superstar competition; MCS staff award nominations; the student employee appreciation lunch; AED/CPR training classes; ultimate frisbee camp; ticket offers from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. MORE
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Marge Myers, Anne Martindale Williams, Amal Al-Malki, David Kaufer, Suguru Ishizaki and Kira Dreher and Jendayi Frazer.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

CMU Cited for Community Service

Honor Roll LogoFor the fifth consecutive year, Carnegie Mellon has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The selection by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department of Education recognizes CMU's commitment to community service and service learning.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: Computerworld honors HCII's MILLEE project; five students are finalists in the Campus Superstar competition; MCS staff award nominations; emergency response video training from EH&S; the student employee appreciation lunch; AED/CPR training classes; ultimate frisbee camp; ticket offers from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust MORE
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Lenore Blum, Manuela Veloso, Jeannette Wing, Nick Gianopoulos, Yona Harvey, George Loewenstein and Nancy Galbraith.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Steiner Speaker Series Features Award-Winning Director, Alumnus Rob Marshall

Rob MarshallMarshall's talk will be from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 23 in the Chosky Theater. Attendance is free, but tickets are required. To reserve your tickets call the School of Drama Box Office at 412-268-2407. Box Office hours are noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. MORE
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Pamela Wigley, Jacqueline Guevel, Kiron Skinner,
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: nominations for the MCS staff awards; emergency response video training; the student employee appreciation lunch;
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Be a Part of the Presidential Search: Open Forums Announced; Website Launched

Presidential SearchSeveral open forums for the Carnegie Mellon community to provide input to the search for a successor to President Jared L. Cohon have been scheduled for the week of March 26. The open forum schedule is included in a new presidential search website that was launched today. MORE
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tom Bohman Named Head of Mathematical Sciences

Tom BohmanBohman succeeds Roy Nicolaides who served as department head from 2002 through May 2011. During the interim, Bill Hrusa served as acting department head. MORE
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Qatar Campus Welcomes Trio of Distinguished Speakers, Quartet of Musicians

Jay AptJerome Apt, Kurt Mehlhorn and John P. Lehoczk, and CMU's Starling String Quartet will be in Doha next week.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: PAT's public comment period ends tomorrow; WRCT's radio program on public tansit in Pittsburgh; fall semester cluster reservations; a San Francisco Bay Area Alumni event; CMWA's March Madness Lunch; EH&S offers additional AED/CPR training classes; spring break hours for recreational facilities; ultimate Frisbee camp; ticket offers from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; information sessions covering responsible conduct of research; and a Hadoop Users Group meeting on March 21. MORE
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's personal mentions include Ignacio Grossmann, Eric Paulos, Richard Pell, Stephen Fienberg, Kiron Skinner, James Wynn, Nicole Hassoun and Don Marinelli.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: PAT's public comment period; CMWA's March Madness Lunch; Advancement groups on the move; lat call for "Intimate Science;" upcoming AED/CPR classes; a Student Services Suite Team town hall meeting; the buggy freeroll practice schedule; new ticket offers from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; information sessions covering responsible conduct of research; and a Hadoop Users Group meeting on March 21. MORE
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's personal mentions include the SCS faculty and staff award winners, Ziv Bar-Joseph, Guy Zinman, Astria Suparak, Leonardo Balada, Dawn Cappelli, Andrew Moore, Randall Trzeciak, Richard Pell, Suzie Laurich-McIntyre and Bonnie Youngs. MORE
Thursday, February 23, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: SCS Founders' Day; this weekend's Global Service Jam; upcoming AED/CPR classes; a Student Services Suite Team town hall meeting; a student award program for sustainable ideas; the buggy freeroll practice schedule; new ticket offers from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; information sessions covering responsible conduct of research; and a Hadoop Users Group meeting on March 21.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are President Jared L. Cohon, Joe Trotter, Milton Cofield, Franco Sciannameo, Susanne Slavick, Jeannette Wing, Bill Scherlis, Onur Mutlu, Shawn Litster, Erik Ydstie, Larry Biegler, Jim Hoburg, Nich Sahinidis, Mark Kryder, Hyeontaek Lim, Michelle Mazurek and Kate Hamilton.
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Presidential Search Committee Named

The following letter was sent to the global university community by Ray Lane, chairman of Carnegie Mellon's Board of Trustees, announcing a committee that will lead the search for a successor to President Jared L. Cohon.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include: CMU begins teaching professional development courses in Rwanda; a grand opening of the SEI Cafe hosted by SEI and Housing and Dining; reservations are due to attend the Carnegie Mellon Women's Association Mardi Gras lunch; a contest in which students could win $20,000 for an innovative and sustainable idea; buggy freeroll practice dates; the Student Employee of the Year Award; discount ticket offers for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events; and internal communications and media relations awards.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Fred Gilman, Larry Biegler, Erik Ydstie, Nick Sahinidis, Liz Keller, Jim Daniels, Sivakumar Loganathan, Lenore Blum and Raymond Haynes.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Obituary: Last Lecture Co-Author, Alumnus Jeffrey Zaslow Killed in Car Accident

Jeffrey ZaslowThe Wall Street Journal reported that he lost control of his car while driving on a snowy road and collided with a truck in northern Michigan. He was 53.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

President Cohon Elected to National Academy of Engineering

CohonCarnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) today (Feb. 9), one of the highest professional distinctions granted to an engineer. Cohon was elected for his contributions to environmental systems analysis and national policy and leadership in higher education. MORE
Thursday, February 9, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include Athletics' Faculty and Staff Family Day; a contest in which students could win $20,000 for an innovative and sustainable idea; buggy freeroll practice dates; the Student Employee of the Year Award; AED/CPR training classes; the ETC Press; discount ticket offers for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events; graduate student award nominations; and summer cluster reservations.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Susan Polansky, Illah Nourkbaksh, Greg Lowry, Shelly Anna, Cyrus Forough, Reza Vali, Justine Cassell, Burr Settles and Ignacio Grossmann.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

CMU Among Green Power Leaders

Carnegie Mellon ranks second among colleges and universities in the U.S. for its use of wind and solar power. MORE
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Associate Vice President for Research Burkett To Retire

Richard McCullough, vice president for research at Carnegie Mellon, announced on Friday that Associate Vice President for Research Susan Burkett will be retiring, effective June 30, 2012, after 37 years at CMU.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Astronaut Discusses the Science of Space

ColemanNASA Astronaut Catherine "Cady" Coleman recently discussed her career and the importance of engineering and science education to members of Carnegie Mellon's new student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). MORE
Thursday, February 2, 2012

CMU Portugal’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program Comes to Pittsburgh

Four Portuguese companies currently in the program are coming to visit CMU and Pittsburgh Feb. 8-10. 
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

MOVEPGH Kicks-off Transportation Plan

The Pittsburgh Department of City Planning is hosting a public kick-off meeting 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, at Porter Hall, to discuss the City of Pittsburgh's first transportation plan. The plan will guide transportation decisions and spending for the next 25 years. MORE
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Intel Science and Engineering Fair

Intel Fair LogoPittsburgh will host 1,600 high school student finalists and their families from 65 countries for the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 13-18 at the David Lawrence Convention Center. MORE
Thursday, February 2, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include Athletics' Faculty and Staff Family Day, CMU Qatar's three new lecture series, the Student Employee of the Year Award, AED/CPR training classes; a new Weight Watchers at Work session; the BRIDGES Program for middle school students; Carnegie Mellon Today magazine receives awards; discount ticket offers for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events; graduate student award nominations; and the Washington Semester Program.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are David Lewis, Susan Burkett, Ziv Bar-Joseph, Larry Biegler, Peter Cooke, Ping Li, Franz Mendonsa and Michael Honeck, and Roxanne Benjamin. MORE
Thursday, January 26, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs include the Tepper School on Forbes' Most Satisfied List; AED/CPR training classes; a new Weight Watchers at Work session; CMU's alcohol and drug policy brochure; an iPhone app for kids developed in part by the ETC; discount ticket offers for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events; graduate student award nominations; and the Washington Semester Program.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Nadine Aubry, Christopher Bettinger, Edmund Clarke, Charles Kennedy, Philip LeDuc, Roy Beebe, Shushan Klein, Jeremy Ficca, Heather Steffen and Yun (Helen) Zhao.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

CMU Presents IdeasLab at World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum LogoCarnegie Mellon was invited to present an IdeasLab at the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, Jan. 25-29 in Davos, Switzerland. MORE
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Changes at the Top in Computing Services

Joel SmithVice Provost for Computing Services and Chief Information Officer Joel Smith will be stepping down this August. In May, Associate Vice Provost for Computing Services Carrie Regenstein will be retiring. MORE
Thursday, January 19, 2012

School of Music Presents "From the Top"

Chris O'RileyThe School of Music and WQED 89.3 FM present a live taping of "From the Top," the pre-eminent NPR program that showcases young musicians, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. MORE
Thursday, January 19, 2012

News Briefs

Read about Oakland Restaurant Week, CMU's 16th annual Swimming Challenge, ticket offers from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, weekly meditation sessions, the taping of "From the Top" and graduate student award nominations. MORE
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Mark Stehlik, Tom Cortina, Laurie Weingart, Evelyn Pierce, Susanne Slavick and Terrance Hayes, Mk Haley, David Bohan, Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, Edward Deets, Jane McCafferty and Noah Smith. MORE
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables are Susanne Slavick and Terrance Hayes, Chris Hendrickson, Jendayi Frazer, Danielle Scott, David Biber, Kendra and Jay Brown, Patrick Waldo and Laura Lee Odegaard, and William Galbraith.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

News Briefs

Read about the search for a new dean at CFA, an alum who has endowed the HCII directorship, a new online ordering tool from the Copy Centers, ticket offers from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,  the taping of "From the Top" and graduate student award nominations.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

CMU Technology Featured at World-Famous Electronics Show

Consumer Electronics ShowCarnegie Mellon professors and researchers will be among those discussing their research and products at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Jan. 10-13), the world's largest and most well-known technology tradeshow.

CMU's Quality of Life Technology Foundry will feature five CMU start-ups and several other innovations and partner collaborations will be on display.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Personal Mention

This week's notables include Ed Barr, Franco Sciannameo, Don Marinelli, Michael D. Smith, Thaddeus Massalski, Tiffany Priester, Dawn Sienko, Cleotilde Gonzalez, Kathy M. Newman and Jesse Schell.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

News Briefs

This week's news briefs feature the Miller Gallery being named to a trifecta of "Best of" lists, Global Pittsburgh honors Project Olympus, several discount offers for the CMU community; CMU Women's Association events for December; the upcoming CIT Staff Awards ceremony; and tickets for the Feb. 14 taping of NPR's "From the Top." MORE