2012-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

2012 archive: December, November, October, September, June, May, April, March, February



2012

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
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Music Man

schwartzAlumnus Stephen Schwartz (A'68) recently returned to Carnegie Mellon for the School of Drama's "Schwartz on Schwartz" cabaret. MORE
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Andy Awards

Andy AwardsOne nominator summed up the sentiment of this year's Andy Award winners best with a quote from university founder Andrew Carnegie: "Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best." MORE
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Volunteerism Important to United Way Campaign

United WayDonating money isn't the only way to give to the United Way. Being involved and volunteering is just as important. MORE
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Q&A: New Vice Provost Looks To Connect the Dots

RikakisThanassis Rikakis has a penchant for building interdisciplinary teams encompassing the disciplines of art and technology to create innovations with impact. This past summer, he brought his skills to Carnegie Mellon, the place where no one does it better. MORE
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Disaster Management

Silicon ValleyAs devastating disasters like Hurricane Sandy have shown, traditional telecommunications infrastructure is highly vulnerable.

But a new project out of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley may have a solution that uses smartphones.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nearing Completion

Margaret MorrisonThe disassembly of the scaffolding along the west side of the 1914 addition to Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall signaled the massive restoration project is nearing completion. MORE
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Merry Meal

MadrigalYou don't have to be a king to be entertained like one.

In a tradition that stretches nearly 30 years, Carnegie Mellon is celebrating the end of the semester and the start of the holiday with a madrigal dinner.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

School of Music Celebrates Holiday Tradition

It's a treasured Carnegie Mellon tradition. A time to enjoy life, said Robert Page.

"The Annual Holiday Concert is just that - a celebration of the holidays, including Christmas and Chanukah, as well as the season itself," said Page, the Paul Mellon University Professor of Music and director of choral studies. "It's a time to leave academia for a while and just enjoy life."
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Office of Admission Travels Far and Wide

In a university first, road warriors from the Office of Undergraduate Admission are visiting all 50 states this fall.

Mike Steidel, director of admission, is making inaugural visits to Great Plains states such as Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming in addition to his annual trip to New England. He discussed some of his department's recruitment efforts by phone while waiting for a flight at Boston's Logan Airport.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pedal and Park

pedalThere's a lot more parking on campus these days. And it's free, if you're riding a bicycle.

The new, free parking for bicyclists comes courtesy of the Graduate Student Assembly, which recently purchased and installed 11 bicycle racks and four maintenance stations around campus.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NOVA Profiles CMU Research

David PogueThe Nov. 14 episode of PBS/NOVA scienceNOW, "What Will the Future Look Like," featured two Carnegie Mellon research projects. MORE
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Get the Scoop!

ScoopScott Scheible, assistant director of Career Services at the Heinz College, was one of the many Staff Council Representatives who scooped ice cream at a recent social for CMU Staff. Staff Council general body meetings are open to all staff members and are held from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Thursdays each month. For more information visit www.cmu.edu/staff-council. MORE
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Open Enrollment for Benefits Begins Oct. 29

This year's open enrollment period for benefits begins Monday, Oct. 29 and runs through Monday, Nov. 12. MORE
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Energized

Carnegie Mellon is digging into one of the greatest challenges facing the world today.

Energy.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Q&A: Heidemann Balances Interests in Business & Art

HeidemannKathryn Heidemann (HNZ'04) was recently named to Pittsburgh's 40 under 40 list. But for the director of the Master of Arts Management (MAM) Program, 25 is the number of interest.

With MAM celebrating its silver anniversary this year, Heidemann sat down with the Piper to discuss growing up abroad, the MAM Program and her passion for arts management.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Building To Inspire Collaboration

Scott HallWhile being a home for innovation, the Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall will be a marvel in itself. MORE
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cohon's Cèilidh Address Reflects on CMU's Values

Among the most interesting interdisciplinary stories that President Jared L. Cohon has seen at Carnegie Mellon is a student who double majored in biology and bassoon. MORE
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Particle Physics

It was a stellar day for physicists when researchers at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced that they found a particle with behavior consistent with that of a Higgs boson. MORE