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.

To view Piper articles from 2014, chose a month from the left and explore.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Form and Function

Rudman and GitzenBodies in motion tend to stay in motion. Even for 100 years. That law of physics rings true for two members of the Physics Department, who won Andy Awards and Years of Service citations for their combined 100 years at CMU. Read about all of this year's winners. MORE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Innovation Palooza

Satellite ShelterForecasts of another particularly cold winter have raised concerns about space in Pittsburgh’s homeless shelters, which contain only 375 beds. There are an estimated 1,500 homeless individuals in the city. Carnegie Mellon students addressed this concern by putting their technical and creative skills to good use. MORE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

“The Book of Mormon” Gives Back to Drama

Book of MormonCarnegie Mellon’s School of Drama has given a lot of talent to the hit Broadway production “The Book of Mormon.” And over the past couple of weeks, “The Book of Mormon” has been giving back. MORE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Chris MessinaThe hashtag. Love it or loathe it, the little pound sign is preceding words and phrases everywhere. Read how it's creator, CMU alumnus Chris Messina, feels about his idea-turned-cultural-icon. MORE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Hot Topic

CarusoRichard Caruso, fire safety manager for CMU’s Environmental Health & Safety Department, conducted two mock dorm room fires last month to help spread the word to students about the importance of smoke detectors and sprinkler systems. MORE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Tartan captainsTeam captains lead by example, and such is the case with Brock Kitterman, a 9-year-old who is the youngest Tartan football player and co-captain in school history. MORE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cohon University Center

Cohon University Center AdditionAfter receiving a new name and months of preparation and anticipation, the Jared L. Cohon University Center addition will soon begin in earnest. The renovation will bring a stunning university presence to Forbes Avenue. MORE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 3

Open Enrollment for 2015 benefits will take place from Monday, Nov. 3 until 
5 p.m. (ET) on Monday, Nov. 17. Read about upcoming events and view detailed plan information and rates. MORE