2014-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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2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Celebration of Education

CelebrationWhen teaching centers on making connections and students become fearless in asking questions to push boundaries, lives are changed.

This year's winners of Carnegie Mellon's Education Awards include the first recipient from Carnegie Mellon in Qatar, alumni and professors whose outreach goes beyond CMU's boundaries to impact lives in the communities where they live. They will be honored at a Celebration of Education beginning at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22 in Rangos 1 and 2 of the University Center. The event is free and open to the public.
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Carnival Turns 100

Carnival LogoSpring Carnival has had many ups, downs, starts and stops during its first 100 years - and that doesn't just refer to the Ferris wheel.

In a nostalgic look at the century-old Carnegie Mellon tradition, carnival goers this year will be treated to the "Best of the Best" from days gone by, as the university honors the event's most memorable booth themes, traditions and more.
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Monday, April 7, 2014

People Make the Times

CIT BookChildren's book author, personal essayist and blogger Leah Pileggi never intended to write a history book. But while interviewing retired engineering professors for what she thought would be a series of articles, a bigger picture developed and she's weaved a new genre into her literary repertoire. "How to Design a World-Class Engineering College: A History of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University" was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press late last fall. MORE
Monday, April 7, 2014

Q&A: Deborah Stine Primes the Pump for the Scott Institute

StineDeborah Stine joined Carnegie Mellon in the fall of 2012 as a professor of the practice in engineering and public policy (EPP) and associate director for policy outreach for the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. The Piper recently caught up with Stine to discuss her dual role. MORE
Monday, April 7, 2014

Radio Club

Radio ClubCarnegie Tech Radio Club is celebrating 100 years of fostering amateur radio enthusiasts on CMU's Pittsburgh campus and promoting the hobby in the surrounding community. MORE
Friday, March 7, 2014

Research for Life

Healthy CampusThe University Center was transformed into a university health club for the body, mind and soul.

Free fitness demonstrations and exercise classes, massages, a knitting and crochet room, and a gaming and arts and crafts area highlighted the second floor.
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Buhl Lecturer To Discuss DNA Molecules on March 25

BustamonteCarlos Bustamante, has developed novel methods using magnetic beads, atomic force microscopes and laser tweezers to measure and manipulate the forces within DNA and other macromolecules. He will deliver the 2014 Buhl Lecture in Theoretical Physics at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March , the Mellon Institute Auditorium. MORE
Friday, March 7, 2014

Series Pages Through CMU Authors

Prisoner88Carnegie Mellon's University Store is opening a new chapter with its inaugural Author Reading Series.

"We think these readings are a great way for us to contribute to what is going on artistically, intellectually and for entertainment across campus," said Katie Charles-McGrath, who is organizing the series. "We plan on making this a tradition every fall and spring semester."
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Academic Idol

Ph.D. candidates explained years of research in just minutes at Carnegie Mellon's inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Championship.

The competition, brought to CMU by Dean of Libraries Keith Webster, challenges students to give a compelling talk explaining their work for a general audience.
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