March 29: Vol. 22, No. 36-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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March 29: Vol. 22, No. 36

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.