June-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

The Piper is a source for official Carnegie Mellon news from the Internal Communications Department. Published monthly during the academic year, the Piper includes stories about university research, the people who make that research happen, the students we all support, and the events and activities that make this university and its branch locations a vibrant place to live, work and learn.

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June

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ralston to Graduates: “May Your Boulders Be Blessings”

RalstonAron Ralston dared this year’s graduating students to be bold in life. “Whatever you can do — or dream you can do — begin it,” Ralston (E’97) said during his keynote address at Carnegie Mellon’s 114th Commencement. “Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.” MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Circulo Juvenil Teaches Kids About Greening the Earth — In Spanish

Circulo JuvenilIn a special program by the Department of Modern Languages, children learned about ecology and plants — and grew a little themselves. MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Entrepreneurs Wanted

Carnegie Mellon is the go-to place for budding entrepreneurs. MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Barbara Smith Worked To Make CMU a Better Place For Employees

Listen to what people have to say, be a team player and keep a sense of humor. MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Aamir Anwar Helps Alumni Around the World Stay Connected

AnwarAamir Anwar is charting new territory as CMU's first director of international alumni relations. His task is to build and grow communities of Carnegie Mellon alumni who reside outside of the U.S. Since starting nearly three years ago, the number of international alumni chapters has risen from 9 to 14. MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Professors Help Brighten City Streets

The School of Architecture's Remaking Cities Institute (RCI) is helping Pittsburgh with a bright idea. MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Promising Futures

More than 200 sophomores and juniors from Pittsburgh-area high schools got a head start on selecting the college that’s right for them at College Success 101 this past May at Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Residence on Fifth Tops Summer Construction Projects

At Carnegie Mellon, the sights and sounds of summer aren’t all sunshine, blue sky, flowers and songbirds. On the Pittsburgh campus it always includes construction workers, heavy-duty equipment, pounding hammers, buzzing power tools and … lately rain. 
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Students Use Competition To Impact Villages in Sierra Leone, India

Two Carnegie Mellon student teams working to improve the quality of life for rural communities in Sierra Leone and India successfully pitched their ideas to the Dell Social Innovation Competition, which received more than 1,400 entries from college students in 85 countries.
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On The Shelf

NoirPittsburgh may be “the most livable city in America,” but the new crime book “Pittsburgh Noir” shows the city in a different light through 14 stories from the city’s most famous writers, including Carnegie Mellon English professors Terrance Hayes and Hilary Masters. MORE

Disaster Management Workshop Focuses on Emergency Communications

Carnegie Mellon’s Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) recently hosted its second annual disaster management workshop in Silicon Valley.
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Booklovers Have a FABS-ulous Time at Libraries

Booklovers can find something for everyone in Carnegie Mellon's libraries. MORE