2013-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

2013 archive: December, October, September, June, May, April, March, February



2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

"My Work Is From the Heart"

SureshIn a formal academic ceremony filled with all the regalia and pageantry of commencement, Carnegie Mellon officially inducted Subra Suresh as the university's ninth president on Friday, Nov. 15, the 113th anniversary of the university's founding by Andrew Carnegie. MORE
Monday, December 2, 2013

Human Rights

Immediately after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the international community focused on providing food, shelter and medical assistance to survivors.

But for the families of the thousands feared dead or missing, a long-term recovery from the devastating storm also depends on managing the remains honestly and honorably. That's the role Carnegie Mellon's Alex John London and Jay D. Aronson are helping to play.
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Program Helps CIT Students Navigate First Year

Even though Deepak Gupta (E'89, TPR'89) graduated from Carnegie Mellon more than 20 years ago, his experience as a freshman has stayed close.

Gupta and his wife, Sunita, are avid supporters of many student organizations and outreach programs at the university - particularly the College of Engineering's First-Year Experience Program.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Classic

ornamentsThe holiday season at Carnegie Mellon is merry and bright when the university's philharmonic and choirs join together to perform the Holiday Concert. MORE
Monday, December 2, 2013

"The Sound of Music"

Sound of MusicChristian Borle (A'95), Michael Campayno (A'14) and their castmates will perform the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic "The Sound of Music," live on NBC at 8 p.m. (EST), Dec. 5. MORE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Staff Achievements Recognized at 19th Annual Andy Awards

Winners of the 19th annual Andy Awards, the university-wide recognition program that honors staff for their out-standing performance, commitment and positive impact on the university, were announced Oct. 10 by President Subra Suresh and Provost Mark Kamlet before a standing-room-only crowd in McConomy Auditorium. MORE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Connecting with the Audience

The public, and at times the political, dialogue on climate change is one clear example of how difficult effective science communication can be. Many topics - from immunization and other health issues to using "smart" electricity grids - require a basic grasp of the relevant science. MORE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fulbright Advising Position Bridges Academic, Student Affairs

When it comes to winning Fulbrights, CMU has been hitting them out of the park. All it took was a little recruiting and coaching.

Since 1995, 42 CMU students and recent alumni have been accepted into the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Scholar program.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Top Scientist

With concerns of slower global economic growth by prominent groups such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), new manufacturing paradigms may be one important component to stimulating the economy. MORE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 4

Open Enrollment for benefits will take place from Monday, Nov. 4 through 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.

Each year, Open Enrollment provides employees with the opportunity to review benefit plans and make new elections, if desired, for the upcoming calendar year.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

CMUPD To Launch R.A.I.D.

The Carnegie Mellon University Police Department (CMUPD) is implementing a new, two-year alcohol education and enforcement program with the help of a $30,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB). MORE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Women's Association Welcomes First Lady Mary Suresh

Carnegie Mellon First Lady Mary Suresh recently hosted the Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) Fall reception at the president's residence. The association gave the new first lady a housewarming gift of a vase and the event raised more than $1,600 for the CMWA Scholarship Fund. MORE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Matters of the Mind

Alzheimer's disease, soldiers coming home with traumatic brain injuries, autism. These are just a few of the reasons that the federal government - and Carnegie Mellon - are focused on brain research. MORE
Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Tartans: President Suresh Welcomes His First Class

Suresh at the FenceCalling himself a “freshman,” Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh congratulated the Class of 2017 and told them that he’ll be learning right along with them. MORE
Thursday, September 19, 2013

GAME ON: Q&A with Jesse Schell

Jesse SchellThe Piper caught up with video game designer and professor Jesse Schell to discuss the benefits of playing video games and where gaming is headed today. Schell is an acclaimed author and CEO of Schell Games on Pittsburgh's South Side.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Service Award Winner: Anne Witchner Levin’s Labor of Love Lauded by Alumni Association

Anne WitchnerA loyal, dedicated and selfless staff member for more than 35 years, Levin’s love for the university and her tireless efforts to enhance student life and connect students with alumni are being recognized this fall with an Alumni Association Service Award. MORE
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Study Nets New Signage, Adjusted Street Parking Rates

Parking SignageThe study seeks to let the marketplace identify hourly rates at which parking spaces are more than three-quarters full during regular business periods. This establishes a reasonable level for usage and revenue while allowing for some parking availability throughout 
the business day. MORE
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Flex MBA Gets Underway: New Program Mixes Online Learning With In-Person Weekends

Thirty graduate students from across North America have embarked on a new avenue in business education. The Tepper School’s Flex MBA program is one of the world’s first top-tier business curriculums to be offered in a flexible “hybrid” format.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

School of Drama Celebrates 100 Years

Drama's 100th logoAt 100-years-old, Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama never looked so good. And the school is offering up an All-American season of performances to celebrate. MORE
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Driving the Future, Without a Driver

Driverless Car 3Carnegie Mellon’s conventional-looking, self-driving 2011 Cadillac SRX put on a show for transportation officials by negotiating highway traffic while safely changing lanes and merging during a 33-mile drive from Cranberry, Pa., to Pittsburgh International Airport. MORE
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Riot Grrrl Comes to CMU’s Miller Gallery

Riot GrrrlThe early ’90s pioneering punk feminist movement comes to CMU this fall, when the Miller Gallery presents “Alien She,” an exhibition of the Riot Grrrl's lasting impact.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

SMART Switch

Now even ID cards at Carnegie Mellon will be smart.

Starting in July, the university will be issuing new identification cards to faculty and staff as part of the Port Authority's (PAT) conversion to electronic fare collection, a more efficient way to measure ridership and track its most popular routes among institutional customers. Students will receive their new SMART ID cards in September.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Persistence Pays Off

lundeenIt took classmates a while to realize that Marilú Lundeen wasn't the teacher but rather a fellow student.

Lundeen, an administrative coordinator at the Information Networking Institute (INI), is not only a May graduate with a bachelor's degree in Hispanic Studies and an additional major in European studies, she's also a grandmother.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fitting Farewell Morosky Made CMU a Healthier Place

moroskyShe's synonymous with fitness, the picture of health, a true Carnegie Mellon icon.

Faculty, staff and students at Carnegie Mellon, as well as many CMU alumni, are much healthier today thanks to the efforts of Coordinator of Fitness Donna Morosky, who recently announced her retirement, effective June 30.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

"The Road Goes Ever On and On" for St. Clair

st clairMay Day has always been an auspicious day for celebration, and this year was no exception.

Friends, colleagues, students, faculty and staff surrounded Gloriana St. Clair in person and in spirit on May 1, when the campus community packed Posner Center to celebrate her 15-year tenure as dean of University Libraries.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

'Enrich the Lives of Others'

commencementThe will to love can help people overcome obstacles in life.

That was the message of alumnus Aron Ralston (E'97), who saved his own life while trapped in a Utah canyon, to the more than 4,200 graduates at Carnegie Mellon's 116th Commencement.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sewing Machine

CranorComputer scientist Lorrie Cranor has pieced together an interesting sabbatical for herself.

Cranor, an associate professor of computer science and engineering and public policy, and director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory, is stitching together her interests in privacy, security and quilting.
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Thank You!

CohonPresident Jared L. Cohon says thank you to the university community for the last 16 years. MORE
Monday, May 13, 2013

University Center Addition To Expand Fitness, Recreation Space

Build it and they will come. That's the recent history Carnegie Mellon is banking on as it enters the design phase for a $22 million, 45,000 square-foot University Center addition that will include enhanced fitness and recreation space, a black box theater for student performance groups and a new front door and lobby area facing Forbes Avenue. MORE
Monday, May 13, 2013

Cool at School

GroudanFrom the moment Brian Groudan (DC'12) arrived at Carnegie Mellon from Long Island, he knew college would be different from high school. This place had a different definition of what it meant to be "cool." MORE