Carnegie Mellon is co-sponsoring a one day research conference on international research titled “BUILDING BRIDGES: Research Around the World,” June 22 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. In addition to CMU, co-sponsors include The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Research Community Forum (RCF), the University of Pittsburgh and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The goal of the conference is to raise awareness of diverse global interests and to strengthen collaborations between U.S. investigators and those abroad. The program is quite innovative in the sense that this is the first program in the OHRP RCF series to focus solely on international research. A group of nationally and internationally recognized experts will address the regulatory and ethical underpinnings of conducting research with human subjects in international settings. Read more about the conference at http://www.irb.pitt.edu/2012conf.aspx. Questions can be directed to Teri Reiche in the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the fact that late additions were made to the recent Staff Council ballot for divisional representatives, inconsistencies exist in the results. Therefore, to uphold the integrity of elections, Staff Council has declared these results invalid and a new election is now under way through noon, Monday, May 21. To cast your ballot for your divisional representatives, go to https://elections.andrew.cmu.edu/
The Department of Athletics will be hosting soccer, basketball, swimming and fitness camps for kids this summer. For information, go to http://www.cmu.edu/athletics/department/camp-clinic.html
This summer, CMU will again play host to Camp Spirit of the Game, Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Frisbee camp for kids. Professionally run by Andy Norman of CMU’s Philosophy Department, Camp Spirit features an introduction to the sport, and a fun assortment of swimming, games and lessons in constructive conflict resolution. For boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 14, Camp Spirit has sessions that run from June 18 to July 27. To sign up or learn more click www.campsog.com or call 412-242-7117.
Nominations for the 2012 Andy Awards are now being accepted. The Andy Awards, named for Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon, are a tribute to the spirit of teamwork and dedication embodied by the staff at Carnegie Mellon. 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 and University Citizenship, and Community Contributions. All nominations must be submitted by July 10. For more information and for nomination and statement of support forms visit http://www.cmu.edu/andyawards/nomination/index.html.