October-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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October

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