October-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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October

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
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wynn Studies Evolution of Citizen Science

Amateur scientists have long helped researchers collect data. That relationship keeps changing thanks to crowdsourcing.

"The Internet is becoming a game changer in citizen science," said James Wynn, an associate professor of English who is working on a book about citizen science.

Wynn is looking at the ethical issues raised by citizen science in his new book, which will focus on how citizens and scientists engage with each other.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Securing the Cloud

"The cloud" is a hot topic lately, but what does it mean, exactly? How do cloud computing services keep documents, photos and other data safe? Can university data be stored using these types of services?

These are questions the Information Security Office aims to answer during its annual October observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CMU Lights Up Primetime; Grad Joins Mid-season Lineup

GadFresh from his Broadway stint in the Tony Award-winning "The Book of Mormon," Carnegie Mellon alumnus Josh Gad (A'03) is taking his talent to primetime in "1600 Penn," a new mid-season comedy series premiering on NBC.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Smart Signals

Traffic is moving much easier in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh and the air is a bit cleaner, thanks to a Carnegie Mellon pilot study on traffic signal controls.

The Scalable Urban TRAffic Control (SURTRAC) is the latest project to be released by CMU's Traffic21 research initiative.
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