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Thursday, June 6, 2013

News Briefs

Wall Street Journal Touts Miller Gallery

In The Wall Street Journal’s “Insider’s Guide to Pittsburgh, Pa.,” Warhol Museum Director Eric Shiner writes that Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery is the art space to visit in Pittsburgh. Here’s his entry:

Art Space // Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University. A beautiful campus. Walk around and soak in the vibe, then visit the Miller Gallery, which hosts student and non-student exhibitions.

Read the “Journal Concierge: Insider’s Guide to Pittsburgh, Pa.”

CMU Police Participate in Torch Run for Special Olympics

Carnegie Mellon Police participated in the opening day (June 4) of the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The relay run began at PNC Park and traveled through many Pittsburgh neighborhoods on its way to Route 22 East. The three-day event, which will include 35 teams of police officers, will conclude in State College, Pa.

CMU runners were police officers Stacey Griffin and Dan Janeda, security officers Melissa Delval and Dan Barie, and dispatcher Chris Beck. Police escort participants were CMU Police Chief Tom Ogden and lieutenants Gary Scheimer and Joe Meyers. The CMU participants joined police officers from Bethel Park, Pa., to run from 33rd Street and Liberty Avenue through Bloomfield to Fifth Avenue.

University Store Sale

The University Store is having a special sale in which you can take an additional 50 percent off clothing and gifts already on clearance. The sale runs through Saturday, June 22.

Oakland Farmers Market Moves to Schenley Plaza

Help support local farmers by grabbing lunch and shopping for fresh produce at the  Oakland Farmers Market, which will open its season tomorrow (June 7). The market will take place this summer at Schenley Plaza, 4100 Forbes Ave., and will be open 3-6 p.m. every Friday.

PAT To Adjust Routes Sunday, June 16

More than 70 Port Authority bus routes will see changes effective Sunday, June 16.
 
Included in the June schedule adjustments are routing and schedule tweaks to the bus routes affected by the ongoing weight restriction on Swissvale’s Kenmawr Bridge, as well as changes to better serve Bedford Avenue in the Hill District.
 
Along with regular quarterly routing and scheduling adjustments, Port Authority also will begin the first of several phases of bus stop consolidations next month. Nearly 430 stops across 36 bus routes will be eliminated effective June 16. The stops chosen for elimination are ones that see little to no use.
 
Details on the service changes and links to new schedules are now posted at http://www.portauthority.org under “Service Changes.”

Carnegie Mellon Women's Association To Host Summer Brown Bag Lunches

The Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) will hold Membership Mixers from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 in Rangos 3, University Center, and Friday, July 26 in Danforth Lounge. Members and newcomers are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Water and cookies will be provided. RSVP to Alexa Hansen at achansen@cmu.edu. For more information about the CMWA visit http://www.cmu.edu/cmwa/.

Summer Camp To Focus on Science

Applications are being accepted for SUCCEED, a free summer camp from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 29 through Aug. 2 that aims to inspire current ninth graders to consider careers in science. The SUmmer Center for Climate, Energy and Environmental Decision-making is a five-day program run by Paul Welle and Frauke Hoss. Trips to off-campus locations are planned, and free lunches are provided. Applications are due June 1. For more information and to apply visit: cedm.epp.cmu.edu/succeed2013.php.

Athletics Offers Summer Camps for Kids

The Department of Athletics is hosting basketball, fitness, soccer and swimming camps for kids this summer.  Dates are:

  • Basketball Tartans Elite Camp: June 15-16
  • FITT Camp: June 17-21, 24-27; July 8-12, 15-18
  • Boys Soccer: July 25-27 (overnight); July 29-Aug. 2 (day camp); Aug. 5-9 (day camp)
  • Girls Soccer: July 7-10, 14-17 (overnight)
  • Swimming: June 17-21; 24-28

For more information, go to http://athletics.cmu.edu/athletics/camps-clinics.

Andy Award Nominations Due July 10

Nominations for this year’s Andy Awards, the university-wide staff recognition program, are due July 10. Individual staff members and teams of colleagues whose work has had a significant impact on the university are recognized for their outstanding performance and commitment to excellence through the Andy Awards program.

Awards are given in six categories: Dedication, Commitment to Students, Innovation, Culture, University Citizenship and Community Contributions. 

For more information on the awards program, the nomination process and the nomination form, go to http://www.cmu.edu/andyawards/nomination/index.html.