September-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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September

Friday, September 7, 2012

Powerhouse Symposium To Preview Energy Institute

CMU President Jared L. Cohon and faculty experts from across the university will provide the first look at CMU's new energy institute on Friday, Sept. 21, during a campus-wide energy symposium at 4:30 p.m. at Rashid Auditorium. The symposium is titled "From Technology to Policy: Energy Research at Carnegie Mellon." MORE
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Class of 2016 Has Most Women Ever

CMUThe Class of 2016 just set foot on the Pittsburgh campus, and already they are changing the university.

The incoming first-year class is one of the most diverse and brightest on paper, with an all-time high of 45 percent of the class being female.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Alumna Wins Entrepreneurial Contest

DreamerTess Lojacono (A'82) is returning to Pittsburgh with a dream.

Lojacono, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's School of Art, recently won $100,000 in Pittsburgh's Experienced Dreamers contest, a national competition that invited entrepreneurs 45 years of age or older to submit proposals to launch their dream venture in Pittsburgh.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lecture Spotlight: Finance May Heal What Ails You

LoCould finance one day find the cure for cancer?

Not exactly, but Andrew W. Lo, director of MIT's Laboratory for Financial Engineering, argues that financial engineers could harness the power of global markets to open up the billions of dollars needed to support the next generation of medical research.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Summer Snapshots

ObamaU.S. President Barack Obama visited Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus July 6 during his two-day "Betting on America" campaign bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. Check out some of the other summer happenings.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cave Art Ignites Poet's Imagination

eshlemanIf you haven't had a chance to visit southwest France, upcoming speaker Clayton Eshleman will take you there in his presentation.

Eshleman, an American poet, translator and editor, will share rare images and discuss his study of Ice Age cave art of Lascaux in the Dordogne region at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 in Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall) as part of the Victor M. Bearg Science and Humanities Scholars Speaker Series.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Academy, Workshop Move Progress Forward

ProgressA new professional academy and workshop in the U.S. capital are designed to help women and girls make progress in mastering the art of negotiation. MORE
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Retail Detail

AndyVisionYou're shopping and you just can't find what you're looking for. You know it's here, somewhere, but you just can't put your finger on it.  And there's nobody around to help.

It's an all-too-familiar scene that Priya Narasimhan and her team of graduate students aim to resolve with new technology, which they hope will improve the experience for consumers as well as sales staff and retail managers.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Library Renovation in Progress

Entering Hunt Library these days, the campus community will see a large construction zone on the first floor for the next month or so. But the library is carrying on above, below and around it. MORE
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Steel Giants

steelSteel of a different sort was rolling out of the former LTV mill in Hazelwood in August.

University photographer Tim Kaulen and 21 other artists of the Industrial Arts Co-op recently created two 20-foot tall steelworker sculptures for the South Side Riverfront Park near the 18th Street boat launch.
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