Carnegie Mellon News Online Edition: October 19, 2001
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Pitching In For NYC

State Grant Supports Panther Hollow Research Facility

Annual United Way Campaign Has Begun

Six Alumni Were Victims of Terrorist Attacks

Kathleen Carley Garners Lifetime Achievement Award

PSC Installs Most Powerful Computing System

Kiron Skinner Named to U.S. Defense Policy Board

Carnegie Mellon Co-Hosts Cybersecurity Brainstorming Series

Economist Robert Strauss Says Consumer Spending Will Rebound

Extraordinary Freshman Enjoys Independence

NSF Grants SCS Faculty More Than $24 Million For Research

News Briefs
-Technology Impacts
-Mile of Quarters
-Westinghouse Gift
-Honorary Degrees
-Acting Head of SDS
-Boxed Out
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Technology's Impact on the Workforce
- Greeks Raise Quarter Mile of Quarters
- A Gift From Westinghouse
- Seeking Honorary Degree Recipients
- Miller, Fischbeck to Serve as Acting Heads of SDS
- Boxed Out
tech Technology's Impact on the Workforce

Peter Shane, director of the Heinz School's Institute for the Study of Information Technology and Society, participated in a late September panel discussion about the impact of technology on workforce loyalty. The session was part of a series sponsored by the institute, which addresses the social challenges and opportunities posed by the ongoing information technology revolution. Shane, former dean of the University of Pittsburgh's Law School, is a distinguished service professor of law and public policy at the Heinz School.

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greeks Greeks Raise Quarter Mile of Quarters

Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity collected more than $4,000 in their Quarter Mile of Quarters Campaign for the Free Care Fund at Children's Hospital. They celebrated the accomplishment in late September by stretching out the quarters along the Cut. The celebration also included inflatable games.

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westinghouse A Gift From Westinghouse

Carnegie Mellon recently received the B.G. Lamme/Westinghouse Graduate Fellowship Fund of $1,161,426 from the former Westinghouse Foundation. The fund will be used for graduate fellowships in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. At the Sept. 13 award luncheon were (l-r) Provost Mark Kamlet, Cheryl Kubelick, former president of the Westinghouse Foundation, G. Reynolds "Renny" Clark, former chairman of the foundation, and Julie Forsyth, trust administrator. Westinghouse Electric has contributed more than $3.2 million to the university since 1985.

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degree Seeking Honorary Degree Recipients

President Jared L. Cohon invites members of the university community to submit nominations for honorary degree recipients at this year's commencement, May 19. Honorary degrees may be awarded in the fields of business practice, fine arts, humane letters, public policy and science and technology.

Nominees must have achieved preeminent levels of distinction in fields identified with educational, research or performance programs at Carnegie Mellon. They must have demonstrated respect and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship and service to society.

Nominations are to be submitted by Oct. 31 to the Office of the Provost, Baker Hall 154T, or to the Honorary Degrees Committee, c/o Chairman Harry Paxton, the U.S. Steel University Emeritus Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Wean Hall 3315.

Once nominations have been received, the Honorary Degrees Committee will submit a list of 15 individuals to President Cohon. The president will then recommend candidates to the Board of Trustees' Executive Committee.

Nomination forms can be obtained from all dean's offices, the Information Desk at the University Center or by calling the Office of the President. Forms can also be submitted electronically through the Web at

In addition to Paxton, the Honorary Degrees Committee includes Trustee Carol Brown, professors Barbara Anderson (College of Fine Arts), Linda Argote (Graduate School of Industrial Administration), Alfred Blumstein (Heinz School), John Reynolds (Computer Science), Kathryn Roeder (Statistics), Ed Rubin (Engineering and Public Policy) and Robert Sekerka (Physics Department), Associate Vice President for University Advancement Kyle Fisher Morabito and Deanna Mathews, a civil and environmental engineering graduate student.

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Miller, Fischbeck to Serve as Acting Heads of SDS

Professors John Miller and Paul Fischbeck have agreed to serve as acting heads of the Social and Decision Sciences (SDS) Department for two years, from Jan. 1, 2002 through Dec. 31, 2003. The two will replace Professor Bill Keech, who has decided to return to teaching and research after a leave of absence. Keech has served as department head since 1997.

Miller will be acting head from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2002 and from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2003. Fischbeck will serve as head for six months, from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2003, during which time Miller will be working at the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"I am very pleased that these two very talented and capable faculty members have stepped forward to take on the SDS headship duties," said John Lehoczky, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS), in a memo to SDS faculty, staff and graduate students.

"SDS has made great strides forward under Bill Keech's leadership. This was especially evident in the recent advisory board report which singled out the outstanding junior and senior faculty, the innovative programs and research that are being done by the faculty, and the importance of Bill's leadership. Both H&SS and Carnegie Mellon need SDS to continue, even accelerate, this momentum in research and development of undergraduate and graduate educational programs. I am confident that the headship transition will accomplish this."

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bill Boxed Out

Please excuse Vice President for Enrollment William Elliott for feeling a bit claustrophobic last month. Elliott and the rest of the Warner Hall sixth floor staff had to pack their things and relocate while repairs and renovations are being made to the superstructure of the building. A leak in the Warner Hall roof exposed the need for repairs.

President Jared L. Cohon moved to Posner Hall 341 and Provost Mark Kamlet moved to Baker Hall 154. Vice Provost for Research Duane Adams is in Warner Hall 412 and Vice Provost for Education Indira Nair is in Baker Hall 155.

Vice President for Business Planning Jeff Bolton has relocated to room 334 in the Facilities Management Services Building. Elliott is in Warner Hall 215.

Vice President for University Advancement Robbee Baker Kosak has moved to Warner Hall 500A and Associate Vice President for Marketing and Media Relations Kyle Fisher Morabito is in Warner Hall 500B.

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