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Thursday, July 26, 2012

News Briefs

Join Pausch's People in PCAN 5K

Pausch’s People, in memory of the late Randy Pausch, is once again participating in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s 9th Annual Purplestride 5K Walk/Timed Run, beginning at 8 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 5 at the North Park Swimming Pool lot. Purplestride Pittsburgh, planned entirely by local volunteers, is a day filled with hope and inspiration for participants while supporting important work being done by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Purplestride Pittsburgh is among 50 Purplestrides events taking place each year across the country. The event includes the 5K Walk/Run, a silent auction, music and other family friendly activities. Emcees for the event are Kristine Sorensen and Dave Crawley of KDKA-TV. To join, or support, Pausch’s People go to http://purplestride.kintera.org/pittsburgh2012/pausch

CMU Spinoff To Provide English Language Training in Dubai

Carnegie Speech’s patented English language learning technology was selected by ITEC in Knowledge Village, Dubai, UAE, to help meet the growing demands of spoken and aural English skills. ITEC is one of the Middle East’s leading institutes for human resources, technical and language development courses and will use Carnegie Speech’s NativeAccent English speech training software to improve student’s English skills. NativeAccent software combines advanced speech recognition and intelligent tutoring technologies to improve English speaking and listening skills for personnel at multinational corporations and students at international academic institutions. Carnegie Speech, based in Pittsburgh, incorporates the linguistic expertise and technical innovations developed through decades of research at CMU’s Language Technologies Institute.

University Health Services Offers Massage Therapy

University Health Services is offering expanded massage therapy appointments to staff and faculty over the summer. Summer massage hours will be offered from 1 - 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from July 17 through Aug. 6. Appointments can be scheduled for 60 minutes for $50 or 30 minutes for $30 (tip not included in price). University Health Services accepts debit/credit cards and personal checks. To schedule your appointment call 412-268-2157.

Athletics To Host Family Days This Fall

The Department of Athletics is hosting two faculty and staff family days this fall. The first is Saturday, Sept. 22, when the football Tartans host DePauw University at 1 p.m. in Gesling Stadium. The second family day features the women’s and men’s soccer teams when they battle Case Western Reserve University on Sunday, Oct. 14. The women’s match begins at 11 a.m., followed by the men at 1:30 p.m. on the soccer field adjacent to Gesling Stadium.  Faculty, staff and their families will receive free admission. Stay tuned for more details.

Access Free Online Software Training

Carnegie Mellon has partnered with lynda.com, an online training company, to provide all staff, faculty and students with access to its online training library. The lynda.com training library provides 24/7 access to training on more than 900 software and design topics, with a library of more than 55,000 video tutorials. You can access the lynda.com training library simply by going to www.cmu.edu/lynda from any computer or mobile device and logging in with your Andrew userID and password. For more information, visit http://www.cmu.edu/lynda/. Direct questions or comments to your DSP consultant or the Computing Services Help Center at 412-268-4357 or advisor@andrew.cmu.edu.

Join Weight Watchers at CMU

Weight Watchers is offered at Carnegie Mellon for $39.95 per month. Meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Cyert Hall B6-A. Membership includes all Weight Watchers material, weekly meetings and e-Tools. Contact Rita Motor at 412-268-8071 or rita@cmu.edu with any questions. You can register online at https://wellness.weightwatchers.com. Use the Carnegie Mellon ID (21025) and pass code (WW21025).