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Wednesday, March 13, 2013During his first official visit to Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon President-elect Subra Suresh remarked that "there's something magical about this place."
"I very much look forward to interacting with this community that I've admired from afar for a very long time," he said. MORE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013Like many other programs at Carnegie Mellon, welcoming new hires to the university has become a group effort.
Starting in January, HR has added a half-day orientation program for new hires to become acquainted with the university and to receive a wide variety of information relating to their employment at Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013What once was a local volunteer effort is now a global one.
For this year's 1000plus, CMU's day of service on Saturday, April 6, volunteer opportunities are available for faculty, staff, students and alumni in Pittsburgh and around the world. MORE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013The School of Music is known for producing outstanding musicians, vocalists and composers, but it's also becoming recognized for its hidden jewel in the basement of the College of Fine Arts building. MORE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars (ACS) are giving back.
The 40 seniors in the program are chosen by deans and department heads to represent their colleges in service and leadership. Throughout the fall and early spring, ACS Scholars participate in a series of small gatherings and events to learn more about philanthropy. Events range from learning about the university finances and reading Andrew Carnegie's "Gospel of Wealth," to meeting alumni donors and learning about how they support the university. MORE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013Carnegie Mellon's Greek community is full of philanthropists rich in talent and creativity. In 2010, the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association - the governing bodies of most campus fraternities and sororities - established a four-year goal to raise $150,000 for the Children's Institute of Pittsburgh through its annual Greek Sing competition.
In addition to the 19 fraternities and sororities involved in Greek sing, faculty and staff also volunteer to make the event a success. MORE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013More than 55,000 Carnegie Mellon students and alumni have LinkedIn accounts but their connections to faculty and staff may be just as helpful. MORE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
World War I gas masks. Synthetic rubber. Cellulose hot dog casings. Founded in 1913 as a facility to create ties between science and industry, the Mellon Institute for Industrial Research has a rich history of innovation. MORE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013Thomas Tull loved watching movies as a child. Today he loves making them.
Tull, founder, chairman and CEO of Legendary Entertainment and a Carnegie Mellon trustee, spoke about living his dream at Carnegie Mellon's Innovators Forum, March 5. MORE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013Carnegie Mellon has bolstered its standing in the humanities thanks to distinguished faculty and support from numerous foundations, corporations and individuals.
In February, the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Center for the Arts in Society (CAS) held "A Celebration of the Humanities with Michael Witmore." MORE
Tuesday, March 12, 2013In 1952, IBM developed its first electronic computer, the 701. During the next three years, IBM sold 19 such machines to research laboratories, aircraft companies and the U.S. government. A lot has changed since then.
This spring, members of the Carnegie Mellon in Qatar campus took a tour of the information age through the seminar course "Perspectives in Computer Architecture," and a distinguished lecture series open to the wider community. Some of their guides were among the pioneers of computer science. MORE
Tuesday, March 12, 2013The late Paul Goodman - a renowned filmmaker, psychologist and University Professor - was an active proponent of introducing global theory and a wide variety of multimedia elements into the classroom. To honor his passion for filmmaking and advocacy for global awareness, Goodman's wife, Denise M. Rousseau, University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at the Heinz College and Tepper School of Business, made a gift that established the "Goodman Faces of Work" component to the university's annual International Film Festival. MORE
Tuesday, March 12, 2013While birds of a feather may flock together, artist Missy Hammond Dunaway (BHA'10) draws inspiration from talking to engineers or studying Shakespeare. MORE
Tuesday, March 12, 2013School of Art Professor Jon Rubin and MFA 2013 Candidate Felipe Castelblanco have created an exhibition at the SPACES gallery in Cleveland that puts local residents in the shoes of Iranian citizens through simple mobile technology. MORE