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Lee, Faulk and Garoff Garner University's Education Awards

Five to Receive Honorary Degrees at Commencement, Sunday, May 19

Poet Jim Daniels has Three Books Published in One Month

University to Offer Master's Degree Program at West Coast Campus This Fall

Different Paths Lead to Common Lessons, Says Student Speaker

Kravitz, Lampley and Walgora Receive H&SS Staff Awards

Grad Students Dominguez and Katz Cited for Teaching, Service

Study Reveals Impact of Fear, Anger on American Perceptions of Terrorism

Manuel Blum is Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

News Briefs
A Tip from Chip

Nominations Sought for Andy Awards

A Poetry Slam

Commencement Weekend at a Glance

ACS "In the Mood;" Honors Walter Blenko

Going Up?

Virtual Worlds Come Alive

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A Tip from Chip

NASCAR owner Chip Ganassi, head of the Target Chip Ganassi Race Team, recently offered some advice to a team of mechanical engineering students who built their own race car. The team will race the car in a collegiate competition in Michigan later this month. During his visit Ganassi christened the car with a bottle of champagne. He named the car "Tessa" after his daughter.

Lee, Faulk and Garoff Garner University's Education Awards

Laura Lee, associate professor of architecture, Harry Faulk, associate dean emeritus of the Heinz School, and Steve Garoff, professor of physics, received this year's Education awards at a special ceremony, April 29 in Rangos Hall.

Lee earned the William H. and Frances S. Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching. Faulk garnered the Robert Doherty Prize for Excellence in Education, and Garoff was presented with the Undergraduate Academic Advising Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Advising and Mentoring. More...

Five to Receive Honorary Degrees at Commencement, Sunday, May 19
Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge to Deliver Keynote Address

Five prominent professionals in the fields of public policy, science and technology, higher education and philanthropy will be awarded honorary degrees at Carnegie Mellon's 105th commencement on Sunday, May 19 in Gesling Stadium.

The main ceremony, where more than 2000 degrees will be conferred, will begin at 11 a.m. and will be broadcast on the Web at

The honorary degree recipients are Anita Borg, president and founding director of the nonprofit Institute for Women in Technology in Palo Alto, Calif., doctor of science and technology; William G. Bowen, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York, former president of Princeton University, and co-author of "The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions," doctor of humane letters; George A. Cowan, a scientist and philanthropist who founded the Santa Fe Institute, doctor of science and technology; Tom Ridge, director of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania, doctor of public policy; and John H. Seinfeld, a leading researcher and educator in atmospheric science at the California Institute of Technology, doctor of science and technology. Their brief biographies appear below. More...

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