April-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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April

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Award-Winning 
Educators Make Personal Connections

logoFaculty who exemplify the university’s standards of excellence in education are recognized annually as part of the Celebration of Education, which this year will take place starting with a reception at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25 in Rangos 1 and 2 at the University Center. The events are free and open to the public.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

CIC To Be Named For Former CMU President

mehrabianSix former Carnegie Mellon presidents have been immortalized with university buildings named in their honor. Soon there will be a seventh. The CIC will be named the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center in honor of CMU's seventh president. Mehrabian, who led CMU from 1990 to 1997, is now chairman, president and CEO of Teledyne Technologies Inc. MORE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Directing Success

marshallvideoAward-winning director Rob Marshall (A'82) offered high praise to the CMU Drama School as he touched on how college theater training and experience has been a driving and influential force in his career. "It was an incredible program," Marshall said. "It was all here. I was acting one minute, doing voice the next. It was a wonderful combination of things that you couldn’t find anywhere else in the country. It was really perfect."

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"As Seen on TV"

carnivalMidway visitors may see some unexpected architectural features on booths at this year's Spring Carnival and Reunion Weekend, April 19-21. To help bring this year's "As Seen on TV" theme to life, a new optional one-unit mini course, Realization and Building of Themed Environments, was offered by School of Drama faculty members Kevin Hines and David Boevers. MORE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Q&A With Ryan Wolfe

WolfeRyan Wolfe, director of Campus Services, recently attended a Staff Council general body meeting to discuss Carnegie Mellon's rising use of public transportation and the impact of the proposed massive Port Authority Transit service cuts, expected to take place Sept. 2. The Piper caught up with Wolfe after the talk. MORE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Library Named for "Renaissance Man" Roger Sorrells

SorrellsThe Engineering & Science Library in Wean Hall has been named the Roger Sorrells Engineering & Science Library thanks to a generous gift from his longtime partner, Dean of University Libraries Gloriana St. Clair. Sorrells passed away last September. MORE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Breaking Stereotypes

Al MalkiBeing a Qatari professor at an American university in Doha, Amal Al Malki is used to breaking stereotypes. With that in mind, Al Malki was the lead author on a new book, "Arab Women and Arab News: Old Stereotypes and New Media," jointly published by Bloomsbury Academic Press in London and Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing in Doha. Al Malki said the book is a personal and academic attempt to offer a new interpretation of who Arab and Muslim women are without being defensive or emotional. MORE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lecture Spotlight

TotterOne way to spend your Earth Day is by learning more about plants in your own backyard. Gardener John Totten will be delivering a lecture titled "Wildflowers in the home garden" at 2 p.m., April 22 at the Hunt Institute. MORE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Slapshot Science

hockeyAs the hockey playoff season begins, fans across Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon's campus will be tuned in to watch as the Pittsburgh Penguins battle for the Stanley Cup. When Professor Irene Fonseca watches hockey, she sees things from a mathematical perspective. MORE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Travel Breaks

flightWith fresh spring break memories and summer just ahead, travel is on many students' minds. But, while some may be thinking of studying abroad, not all students have room in their schedule for a full semester away. Faculty and staff can assist these students in finding creative alternatives during academic breaks. MORE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Future Founders

Future TenantJerry Coltin, faculty adviser of the Master of Arts Management (MAM) Program, and Bob Bingham, professor and associate head of the School of Art, helped celebrate Future Tenant's 10th anniversary during its fundraiser on March 30 at Bakery Square, which featured the master of fine arts (MFA) students' exhibition "Extra Fancy." MORE
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rally for Trayvon Martin

rallyStudents, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the fence on Monday, March 26 at the Justice Rally for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old shot to death in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer on Feb. 26. MORE