May-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, 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
Monday, May 13, 2013

Master Piper

Bova"Do you want to be a piper, or do you want to play the bagpipe?" The correct answer to that question, the man told 12-year-old Andrew Bova, would determine whether he would give the boy lessons. He was instructed to go home and sleep on his decision and return the next day with an answer. More than a decade later, Bova clearly recalls his response. "I want to be a piper." So with that resolve, Bova followed his heart, and will earn his master's degree in music for bagpipe performance at CMU's commencement. MORE
Monday, May 13, 2013

It Takes A Village

PaytangoThe Carnegie Mellon community opened doors - literally and figuratively - to help four seniors launch PayTango, which Inc. magazine has named among "America's Coolest College Startups." MORE
Monday, May 13, 2013

"Big Brain Theory"

Big Brain TheoryIt was mid-October, the first day of filming for Discovery's new reality show, "Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius," and Eric Whitman and his fellow contestants were standing in a California desert, not sure what to expect. MORE
Monday, May 13, 2013

A Creative Mind in Cannes

GrabowskiGlittering lights, red carpet, movie stars and lavish parties in the French Riviera - fledgling filmmaker Taylor Grabowsky will be living a dream at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival (May 15-26), where his first short film "Donor Heart" will premiere as part of the Cannes Court Metrage, or "Short Film Corner." MORE
Monday, May 13, 2013

Three Selected for German Fellowships

Chemical Engineering senior Nancy Ko has been selected as one of 75 people to participate in the 30th annual Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a yearlong, federally funded fellowship for study and work in Germany. MORE
Monday, May 13, 2013

Anderson Feted in Grand Fashion

After more than 40 years of service to the School of Drama, Barbara Anderson was celebrated at a reception and dinner on Saturday, April 20. Nearly 150 people greeted her in the Purnell Center Lobby. MORE