November-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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November

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