February-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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Monday, February 4, 2013

A More Welcoming Place

President Jared L. Cohon has been a champion for increasing diversity at Carnegie Mellon. And the effects of that are evident. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

CMU Among Global Leaders at World Economic Forum

CassellFor the third straight year, Carnegie Mellon was at the table with global business, government and academic leaders discussing ideas to improve the world. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Faculty Work To Optimize Street Parking Rates

Two faculty members are working with the City of Pittsburgh to optimize the street parking in the area by instituting a rate schedule that fluctuates each month based on usage. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Mars Adventure

Mission to MarsA Mars simulator in the Utah desert has captured the imagination of CMU students and staff alike. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Drama To Rock Purnell with Raucous and Racy "Spring Awakening"

Spring AwakeningSchool of Drama actors, crew and directors are gearing up to rock the house with its next production in the Purnell Center's Philip Chosky Theater. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Scoring a Scholarship

KarkiAayush Karki, a top student from Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, has soccer to thank for heading to Carnegie Mellon Qatar, majoring in computer science and receiving a full, four-year H.E. Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani Scholarship. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Lecture Spotlight: Dickson Prize Winner Studies Greenhouse Gas Effect on Oceans

morelThe recipient of the 2012 Dickson Prize in Science, François M. M. Morel, the Albert G. Blanke Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University, is world renowned for his contributions to understanding the biological and chemical processes that influence the marine ecosystem. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Unordinary Eyes

Writer in ExileAndy Prisbylla describes the world through a camera lens and pen. You can see some of his descriptions through his documentary photography in "Writer-in-Exile: Israel Centeno & City of Asylum Pittsburgh," now on display on Hunt Library's fourth floor through March 10. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Hand Made

Build18More than 140 Carnegie Mellon engineering students tapped into their entrepreneurial DNA with a hackathon, dubbed "Build18," to display a cache of tech savvy prototype products - from a robotic first-aid kit to a bicycle sporting an automatic transmission. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

MLK Writing Awards Gives Voice To Young Adults' Stories

MLKJim Daniels, professor in the Department of English's Creative Writing Program, established the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards in 1999. The contest guidelines specifically request personal narratives on race and discrimination. MORE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Student Stress Focus of Town Hall Meeting

The rigorous academic culture at Carnegie Mellon and how students cope with the stress it can cause was the focus of a late January town hall meeting. MORE