December-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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December

Friday, December 14, 2012

Murder Mystery

It's not always the butler who did it. One year it was Amy Burkert. MORE
Friday, December 14, 2012

Presidential Update

At Staff Council’s Open Forum with the President in late November, President Jared L. Cohon covered a range of topics, from the ongoing presidential search to university growth in Pittsburgh and around the world. MORE
Friday, December 14, 2012

Competition & Learning

Students are taking what they learn in the classroom and putting it to the test in national and international competitions. And it's paying off. MORE
Friday, December 14, 2012

INI Team's iSports App Wins ESPN Hackathon for Women

An image is worth a thousand words, but a new Android app created by Carnegie Mellon graduate students can take a video and give you even more. MORE
Friday, December 14, 2012

Asian Tour

seoulDuring a whirlwind 12-day Asian tour of eight cities, President Jared L. Cohon met with alumni and introduced a new Carnegie Mellon tradition. At each stop, guests toasted with Quaichs, pronounced "quakes," which are small, two-handled drinking vessels native to Scotland. MORE
Friday, December 14, 2012

International Aid

For the first time in 15 years, Adelaide Agyemang (A/DC'14) went home last summer.

Born in Kumasi, Ghana, Agyemang and her family immigrated to New Jersey when she was four years old. Travel costs prevented her seven-member family from visiting their relatives.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Giving Back

kibbleThis time of the year the Carnegie Mellon community finds more ways than ever to give back. MORE
Friday, December 14, 2012

Service Learning

When Nico Slate joined the History Department, he knew that Carnegie Mellon was a leader in technology. Today, four years later, he knows CMU uses that expertise to help communities and organizations through a robust focus on service learning. MORE
Friday, December 14, 2012

Qatar Biology Outreach Program Excites High Schoolers

biologyMore than 60 students from 14 high schools got a taste of a crime scene investigation during an interactive outreach program offered by Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s biological sciences and computational biology programs. MORE
Friday, December 14, 2012

Lecture Spotlight:

brownBinta Niambi Brown didn't get to run her first New York City marathon this year, thanks to Hurricane Sandy. MORE
Friday, December 14, 2012

Globetrotters

An effort to get the Carnegie Mellon community moving at the gym could take you places. At least on paper. MORE
Friday, December 14, 2012

Estate Art Tarentum Family Items on Display in Shanghai

rubinJon Rubin met the Lovasik family in their Tarentum neighborhood just outside of Pittsburgh, and now he is sharing parts of their lives with strangers from Shanghai. MORE