February-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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February

Monday, February 17, 2014

Partners Hope Grant Adds Up to Math Success

Thinking about math in terms of online shopping instead of theoretical number theory might tame adolescent fears of the discipline. MORE
Monday, February 17, 2014

Deep Freeze

Old Man Winter has reared his ugly head in Pittsburgh, but Carnegie Mellon's Facilities Management Services (FMS) group has helped the university weather the storm.

During the week of Jan. 4 alone, FMS responded to 46 weather-related events that caused significant damage and loss.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Scholarly Athletes

Seventy Carnegie Mellon student-athletes scored in a big way this past fall. But among their record-times, touchdowns, aces and goals, was an achievement that was even more impressive - a 4.0 grade-point average. MORE
Monday, February 17, 2014

Student Success

In the past year, campus conversations have taken place, and numerous initiatives have been launched.

"There has been exciting momentum and deep investment in where we can make meaningful change in campus culture," said Dean of Student Affairs Gina Casalegno.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Senior Releases CD, Stress

Hip-hop has been a lifeline for Kai Roberts.

A senior in the Tepper School of Business, Roberts took time off from school for treatment of extreme anxiety. Music helped him heal.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Build18

Build18Engineering students provided creative solutions to everyday issues during their sixth annual Build 18 engineering fair.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

CAPS Expands Support Services

Many of the investments Counseling and Psychological Services has made to expand services were in the planning stages when campus-wide conversations about stress and mental health began last winter.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Sundance Celebration

While some students started the year attending class, others were attending the Sundance Film Festival. But that doesn't mean their learning stopped.

As part of the second-year curriculum of CMU's Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) program 19 students attended the festival in Utah to watch movies and learn from the best in the industry.
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