February-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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February

Friday, February 3, 2012

Silver Celebration

UAACarnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon was the master of ceremonies at the 25th anniversary celebration for the University Athletic Association (UAA) Jan. 11 in Indianapolis during the NCAA's annual convention. MORE
Friday, February 3, 2012

Melodious Milestone

For 100 years the sweet sounds of music have been emanating from the College of Fine Arts, and the School of Music, founded in 1912, is celebrating with events throughout the year.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Center for Arts in Society Head Wants To Transcend Borders

EissAs director of the Center for the Arts in Society (CAS) since 2009, Paul Eiss, associate professor of anthropology and history, brings artists and scholars together in interesting and new ways - all to better understand how art influences society, culture and politics. Eiss' research and teaching focus on uncovering new perspectives on topics such as value, memory and religion. MORE
Friday, February 3, 2012

Diversity Initiatives Focus on Engagement

MLKAfter years of focusing on efforts to create a more diverse university, the emphasis has turned to focus on meaningful engagement, Carnegie Mellon Jared L. Cohon said during his annual state of diversity address on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MORE
Friday, February 3, 2012

"Call Me Ishmael"

A midwinter hunt for whales drew two CMU staffers. During the 16th annual Moby-Dick Marathon reading at the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Mass., more than 150 volunteers read the book aloud nonstop for 25 hours.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Skating with Scotty

SkatingCarnegie Mellon’s mascot, which recently ranked 10th in NBC’s Mascot Power Rankings, joined 29 other costumed characters 
on the ice at the Schenley Park skating rink on Saturday, 
Jan. 14.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

"SMASH" Cast Members Credit CMU for Their Success

BorleThree in one. That's what you're getting in this season's primetime lineup as Carnegie Mellon drama alumni Christian Borle (A'95), Megan Hilty (A'04) and Leslie Odom, Jr. (A'03) star in the highly anticipated television show "SMASH" on NBC. The show centers around the behind-the-scenes excitement of creating a Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe. MORE
Friday, February 3, 2012

Soccer and Science

QatarCarnegie Mellon Qatar has recently signed two memoranda of understandings with Qatar to assist the country with scientific research, capacity building and information systems, and with hosting projects and programs associated with the 2022 FIFA World Cup. MORE
Friday, February 3, 2012

Lecture Spotlight: Vietnam Memorial Architect To Speak

Maya Lin, the world-renowned architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to CMU. MORE
Friday, February 3, 2012

App Aid

A classroom project is having real-world applications for the United Way of Allegheny County by helping to speed the recovery process for disaster victims.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Lucky Letters

scrabbleIn Scrabble and the online game Words With Friends, the letter "Q" has a high 10-point value, but it's really more like a five-point penalty. MORE
Friday, February 3, 2012

CMU Technology Featured at World-Famous Electronics Show

CESCarnegie Mellon professors and researchers are hoping the adage "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" doesn't apply to their recent visit to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where more than 150,000 attendees viewed the latest and greatest technology creations. MORE
Friday, February 3, 2012

Future of Innovation

TapscottDon Tapscott, author and business management expert, recently visited Carnegie Mellon to talk about his latest book, "Macrowikinomics," in the second of the university's Innovators Forum series.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Stroll Through "Native Pennsylvania, A Wildflower Walk" in March

CristRichard Crist painted the 36 wildflower watercolors now featured in a collaborative exhibition between the Hunt Institute and the Botany Department at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Titled "Native Pennsylvania, A Wildflower Walk," the exhibit on the fifth floor of the Hunt Library runs March 2 through June 29. MORE
Friday, February 3, 2012

Light Music

Build-18David Chang and Kevin Elfenbein showcased their group's project, "Blinking Christmas Lights," during the Electrical and Computer Engineering's Build-18 Project Showcase. MORE
Friday, February 3, 2012

Swiss Poster Collection

Swiss PosterDan Boyarski says there's two ways to look at design: "You can hit someone on the head, or you can whisper." MORE