News Briefs-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, March 28, 2013

News Briefs

Candidates for Dean of University Libraries To Present Their Vision for the Future

Provost and Executive Vice President Mark S. Kamlet and members of the search committee are pleased to inform the university community that four candidates for the position of Dean of University Libraries have been selected and will be visiting campus over the next few weeks. Each candidate will be meeting with a number of groups and key stakeholders from within the libraries as well as units from across the campus.  They also will offer a public presentation on their vision for the future of academic libraries.

The first candidate, Erika Linke, will give her public presentation at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 in the Grand Room on the third floor of the Tepper School Building. The entire campus community is invited to attend these forums and participate in this important process. Candidate evaluation forms will be available at the public presentations. If you have any questions or are interested in reviewing a copy of the candidate’s CV, please contact Edna Jackson (edna@cmu.edu), director of the Provost’s Office.

Staff Council At-Large Nominations Open Through April 5

The online nomination period for Staff Council at-large representatives is under way and will run through Friday, April 5. Staff Council seeks representatives from all departments and areas of the university. You can nominate up to five individuals, including yourself.  Read more about Staff Council and the nomination process.

Graduate Student Week is April 1-5

A full slate of events and activities is scheduled for Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, April 1-5. One highlight of the week is "Innovation with Impact: A Celebraton of Graduate Student Projects, Research, Teaching and Service" from 4:30 - 6 p.m., Thursday, April 4 in Rangos Ballroom, University Center. Graduate student work from all disciplines will be presented through posters, displays and performances in addition to a reception.

Included in the "Innovation With Impact Celebration" will be the presentation of the Graduate Student Service and Teaching Award winners at 5 p.m in Rangos 1. This year's Service Award winner is Matthew Beckler, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This year's Teaching Award winner is Julie Bowman, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English's Literary and Cultural Studies Program.

Read more about Graduate Student Week.

Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day Registration Begins April 1

Registration will be open from April 1 - 19 for this year's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 25. Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work, sponsored by Staff Council, is for girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 15. The event will begin with lunch at noon in Rangos, University Center, followed by a variety of session tracks in the afternoon. All sessions take place in the University Center.

For more information and to register your child, go to http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/org/todtw beginning Monday, April 1. Please contact Alicia Angemeer at adbrown@andrew.cmu.edu with any questions.

If you’d like to volunteer for the event — for even one hour — please contact Gloria Gruber at ggruber@andrew.cmu.edu. Volunteers are needed for the lunch program and session guides.

University Libraries Want Your Feedback

Based on student feedback, University Libraries last year added a single search box on its homepage, where users could search CAMEO and licensed content. After nine months, University Libraries is now seeking your feedback and comments to help improve single-search for everyone. Take the survey at http://search.library.cmu.edu and win a chance for a free Kindle Fire.

CMU Partners With Alcoa for Recycling Initiative

Carnegie Mellon has received 75 recycling bins from the Alcoa Foundation Recycling Bin Grant Program, an effort to help schools boost their recycling results during the eight-week RecycleMania Tournament, and expand their recycling efforts throughout the year. Alcoa Foundation has partnered with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the College & University Recycling Coalition to provide more than 11,500 recycling bins to 35 U.S. colleges and universities. RecycleMania is a friendly competition that aims to change behavior about recycling and raise awareness about waste reduction programs on college campuses. Read more.

Tartans Host Fun Field Day for Kids, Sunday, April 14

Carnegie Mellon’s Athletic Department will host its third annual Field Day from 12 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 14 in Skibo Gym and Gesling Stadium. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to come, participate and have fun doing football, soccer, basketball and track drills with CMU student-athletes. T-shirts and lunch will be provided. You must register by March 29 to receive a T-shirt. For more details and to register, contact Liam McGrath at 610-389-1534 or liamhmcgrath@gmail.com.

Staff Discount Available for Comedy Show

Comedian Steve Hofstetter, the original writer for collegehumor.com, will perform at Pittsburgh's Hard Rock Cafe at 9 and 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Tickets are $20, but a limited number of $5 tickets is available for Carnegie Mellon staff. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.stevehofstetter.com/calendartemplate.cfm?Venue=1760 with promo code PITTHFIVE. The show is for mature audiences.

Road Closures for Scott Hall Construction

There will be multiple road closures in the coming weeks related to the Scott Hall construction.

  • Roberts Road will be closed through April 6 from the FMS pedestrian bridge to the top of the drive near Scaife Hall. 
  • FMS Drive, the section of Roberts Road from the CIC to FMS, will be closed April 8-10 from 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Roberts Road will be closed April 29 through the duration of the Scott Hall project (October 2015) from the FMS pedestrian bridge to the top of the drive near Scaife Hall. 
  • Access to Roberts Hall loading dock will be maintained; deliveries will be coordinated. 
  • During these closures there will be no pedestrian traffic, thru traffic or parking at specified locations.

Please see the links below for detour routes.

FMS Drive Detour Route: View Map
 
Hamerschlag Drive Detours
Route 1 View Map
Route 2 View Map