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

Friday, June 15, 2012

Out of Sight

Transit of VenusUsing high-powered telescopes and special eclipse glasses, astronomy enthusiasts gathered on the College of Fine Arts lawn on Tuesday, June 5, to try to track Venus as it crossed the face of the sun. MORE
Friday, June 15, 2012

Green Giant

PhippsLike a good neighbor, Carnegie Mellon has been assisting the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens with hopes of creating the greenest building on Earth. MORE
Friday, June 15, 2012

Q&A: Don Carter on Reinventing Pittsburgh

Don CarterDon Carter is a native Pittsburgher who has seen the city change. The David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement of the Remaking Cities Institute recently talked about some of these positive changes in a book chapter and presentation. The Piper recently caught up with Carter to learn more about healthy communities. MORE
Friday, June 15, 2012

Wilson Advises Graduates To Live for the Moment

WilsonPatrick Wilson's (A'95) advice to this year's graduating class didn't focus on the future, but rather, their memories of today.

"All too often you forget the things you should remember and remember things that you should've forgotten. In a sea of milestones - huge life-altering events - sometimes it's the random details, the small moments that just pass in a flash that for some reason stick with you forever," Wilson said during his keynote address at Carnegie Mellon's 115th Commencement.
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Friday, June 15, 2012

Intel International Science Fair Comes to Pittsburgh, CMU

IntelThe pipeline for new students can begin pretty early.

Carnegie Mellon got a head start with some of the best and brightest high school students at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the largest pre-college science competition in the world, where more than 1,500 budding scientists and engineers from around the world displayed their research at the David Lawrence Convention center downtown. They competed for more than $3 million in awards.
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Friday, June 15, 2012

Engineering the Climate

WashingtonSpeakerSeries Timothy Persons, chief scientist of the Applied Research and Methods Group of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, was among panelists at the most recent installment of College of Engineering's Washington Speaker Series. MORE
Friday, June 15, 2012

Students Gain Medical Experience in Honduras

Global Medical BrigadeCollege students taking trips to the Caribbean is nothing unusual. But instead of packing suntan lotion and bathing suits, Carnegie Mellon students took 19 suitcases full of medical supplies and medications to treat allergies, colds and parasite infections to treat hundreds of patients. MORE
Friday, June 15, 2012

Library Transformation Continues

The University Libraries are entering yet another phase of transformation under the leadership of Dean of Libraries Gloriana St. Clair. This summer, major renovations to the first floor of Hunt Library will further define the future of CMU libraries as vibrant collaborative learning environments for students. MORE
Friday, June 15, 2012

Experimental Art Ali Momeni Transitioned from Musician to Sculptor

MomeniArtist Ali Momeni does not chisel stone nor weld metal. But his unique work shares many of the same inspirations as other artists: nature, science, travel and music. MORE
Friday, June 15, 2012

Marine Hopes To Send Families to Disney World

For years, Marine Lt. Col. Stephen R. Beck, executive officer of Carnegie Mellon's Naval ROTC program, has been an advocate for families of fallen soldiers. His Remembering the Brave Foundation is planning a ceremony in Pittsburgh in 2013. In October, the nonprofit is sponsoring a trip to Florida for 25 widows, a widower and about 60 children. MORE