2013-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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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