January-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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January

Monday, January 13, 2014

Writing Awards

Martin Luther King Jr. fought for equality with his eloquent poetry and prose, and young high school and college students are paying it forward through Carnegie Mellon's Martin  Luther King Jr. Writing Awards, now  in its 15th year. MORE
Monday, January 13, 2014

Health Care Hero

Paula MartinPaula Martin is taking the "build it and they will come" adage to a whole new level.

The director of Health Promotions Programs at Carnegie Mellon doesn't have a new facility, event, specific program or curriculum in mind; she's reaching higher to create a healthier lifestyle for the Carnegie Mellon community.
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Special Delivery

DetectorIt was almost like sending a child off to college - after 17 years of work, the last four in Wean Hall, Curtis Meyer watched as the particle detector that he and his colleagues had constructed was packed up, loaded into a moving van and sent off to the Jefferson Lab National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va. MORE
Monday, January 13, 2014

Dickson Prize

Dickson PrizeKarl Deisseroth, the recipient of the 2013 Dickson Prize in Science, has been a key discoverer and developer of such methods, which are now being applied across all areas of brain science.

The D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry at Stanford University, Deisseroth will give this year's Dickson Prize Lecture, titled "Illuminating the Brain," at noon, Monday, Feb. 3 in McConomy Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Musical CAPTCHAs

RecaptchaSince they were first developed at Carnegie Mellon, the distorted word puzzles called CAPTCHAs have been known to make people a little crazy, a little upset and prone to muttering words best left distorted.

Now these sometimes irritating puzzles, designed to protect websites from Internet bots, have inspired song.
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Lecture Series Examines Human Impact on the Environment

From topics such as diabetes, race and American health, pollution and politics to watershed management, Carnegie Mellon will continue to explore how humankind affects its environment with lectures from visiting experts. MORE