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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Friday, June 13, 2014

CMU Takes Center Stage at Tony Awards

Bomer and QuintoFrom Carnegie Mellon’s partnership with the Tony Awards and its first prime-time TV commercial to alumni presenters, nominees and Tony recipient, CMU had a leading role in the star-studded spectacular that was the 68th Annual Tony Awards®, presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League. MORE
Friday, June 13, 2014

CMU-Rwanda To Graduate First Class

Rwanda fenceMerab Twahirwa (E’14) and three of her classmates from the inaugural class at Carnegie Mellon in Rwanda were given the opportunity to complete the coursework for their master’s degree in information technology in Pittsburgh. Twahirwa and 21 others will graduate from CMU in Rwanda’s Master of Science in Information Technology program on July 24. MORE
Friday, June 13, 2014

Artistic Endeavors

Block paintingDick Block, associate head of the School of Drama, has worked on Broadway stages for such productions as “Evita,” “42nd Street,” “Barnum” and “Cats.” He’s been active with projects designed at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Public Theater and he’s been a familiar face at the School of Drama for 22 years. It’s seldom that Block speaks of 
his other passion, painting. MORE
Friday, June 13, 2014

Family Affairs

HallinensBartel FamilyThe Hallinens and the Bartels celebrate their families' fifth CMU graduates. MORE
Friday, June 13, 2014

Crossing Boundaries To Transform Lives

Grip It Good teamThis past spring, students in the two-
semester Biomedical Engineering 
Design course presented innovative solutions to pressing medical problems. The course brought together students from diverse backgrounds to develop solutions from concept all the way to prototype. MORE
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Applause, Applause

TonyA day after Carnegie Mellon became the first exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards, six CMU alumni were nominated for 2014 Tonys. MORE
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

University Center Named in Cohon’s Honor

Cohon centerCarnegie Mellon recognized President Emeritus Jared L. Cohon’s many accomplishments and contributions to campus life by naming the University Center after him. The honor follows the tradition of naming buildings after former presidents, and the Jared L. Cohon University Center serves as the prominent and popular meeting place for the diverse university community that Cohon, CMU’s eighth president, strengthened. MORE
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Inaugural Symposia

Bakery SquareThe yearlong celebration of the inauguration of President Subra Suresh as Carnegie Mellon’s ninth president included two symposia in April. MORE
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lewis Urges Classmates To Find Their “Chicken Soup”

Bryan LewisA self-proclaimed “social engineer,” Bryan Lewis (E’13, ’14) aims to build a better future through renewable energy and by finding a greater purpose in his life. MORE