September 27: Vol. 23, No. 12-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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September 27: Vol. 23, No. 12

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.
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