May-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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May

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hats Off!

2012Members of the Carnegie Mellon in Qatar Class of 2012 received their diplomas at a May 7 graduation ceremony at the Qatar National Convention Centre. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

Breaking Ground

BEN BuildingCarnegie Mellon's recently approved 10-year master plan won't be gathering dust anytime soon. The first building to be built under the new plan is a new research facility that will house the Biomedical Engineering Department; an energy institute focused on developing technologies to improve energy production, efficiency and sustainability; and a nanotechnology fabrication lab, with space for approximately 200 faculty members, researchers and graduate students. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

Mehrabian's Legacy Honored

mehrabianAn overflow crowd on hand for the dedication heard speakers praise Robert Mehrabian, Carnegie Mellon's seventh president, for his contributions to economic development in Pittsburgh and to undergraduate education, student life and technology commercialization at CMU. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

Meeting of the Minds

From an artist's lens, Elaine A. King sees the most important lesson undergraduate students can learn from conducting research is how to focus and integrate. She is just one of the many professors who mentor students and advise them on their undergraduate research projects. More than 450 of those projects from Carnegie Mellon's six undergraduate colleges were on display at the May 9 Meeting of the Minds in the University Center. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

Q&A: Griss Shares Decade of Success at Silicon Valley Campus

GrissMartin L. Griss, director of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, has nearly 40 years of experience in software development, education and research. As the campus prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Piper caught up with Griss to talk about its developments in education and research and the impact the program has had on the technology capital of the world. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

International Focus Draws Campuses Closer

More than 6,900 miles separate Pittsburgh from Doha. But the two campuses are much closer than you think. Carnegie Mellon's international focus and emphasis on diversity has shrunken that gap and made others similarly insignificant. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

Actor, Alumnus Patrick Wilson Returns To Deliver Keynote

Carnegie Mellon alumnus Patrick Wilson (A'95) will deliver the keynote address for CMU's 115th Commencement at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 20 in Gesling Stadium. Wilson, a critically acclaimed, award-winning actor, was most recently seen in Paramount Pictures' "Young Adult" and also starring in the CBS drama, "A Gifted Man." MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

Defying Expectations

KesslerCaroline Kessler has always wanted more than the traditional college experience. And she got it ... in just three and a half years. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

Speakers Challenge Graduates To Innovate

Carnegie Mellon in Qatar celebrated its largest graduating class at a May 7 ceremony at the Qatar National Convention Centre. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

CMU Experience

It started as a conversation between friends who met at Carnegie Mellon. Helen Wang (DC'99), associate director of Student Life for First Year Houses and housefellow for Morewood E-Tower, was talking with Christopher Cormier (A'01), whose friend worked at Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation in East Harlem, N.Y. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

Sky's the Limit

high pointIf you've ever imagined the view of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle and beyond from the tallest point in town, virtual satisfaction is headed your way. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

Professors Named to Top Spots at UCSD and Clarkson

Carnegie Mellon produces leaders. Its students are highly sought after and so are its faculty members. MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

Spring Carnival 2012: From Booths to Buggies to Barbecues

Balloon TrioThis year's booth theme, "As Seen on TV," inspired reinterpretations of classic shows such as Looney Tunes and Peanuts and current phenomena like "Shark Week," and "Mythbusters." MORE
Friday, May 11, 2012

CMU To Award Five Honorary Degrees

It is a Carnegie Mellon tradition to award honorary degrees at commencement to exemplary leaders, whose life and work serve as an inspiration for Carnegie Mellon students, faculty and staff. The diversity of this year's candidates represents the intersection of art and technology, a university hallmark. MORE