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Knapp, Jacobson, Westerberg Receive Education Awards

SEI, Army Reserve Partner On Information Security Initiative

Heinz to Speak at Commencement

Power of the Pen Conference Gives High Schoolers Insight into Writing Careers

Carnegie Mellon, NASA Researchers to Develop Life-Seeking Robot for Distant Planets

Biology Major Earns Highly Selective Research Scholarship

University Hosts RoboCup American Open '03

 Robots, Researchers
 Converge on Campus
 for American Open '03

 What is RoboCup?

 Researchers to
 Demonstrate Search-
 and-Rescue Robots

 About the Leagues

 RoboCup American
 Open '03 Draws Inter-
 national Competitors

 Meet the People Behind
 the Soccer Robots

 American Open Schedule  of Events

"New House" to Become Home for Incoming First-Year Students

News Briefs
New Home for Posner Collection

Dancing With Colors

Alumni Treated to Insider's View of Carnegie Mellon

Eliminating Leaders Not Enough to Destroy Terrorist Networks

Cyber Lounge Opens in Wilkinsburg

Whittaker to Enter DARPA Grand Challenge

Center for University Outreach Restructured

Husband-Wife Team Gets Scientific Honor

Programs Ranked Among Best by U.S. News

Aseem Sood Wins Goldwater Award

New Book Aids Software Architects

Theater Design Students Earn Awards

Tucker Garners Linguistics Award

Alum Directs Oscar-Winning "Chicago"

Shucker Receives Luce Scholarship

Krakovsky Honored by H&SS

Classical Indian Dance Production on Campus

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Exposing the Unexpected
Balloons recently lined the Purnell Center loggia as part of an art installation by senior art student Jennifer Mi Rae Chung and fourth-year architecture student Kakolee Renee Roy. The installation, titled ˇFIGO!, was designed to expose people to the unexpected. They used the balloons to lure people into a familiar space to experience a disorienting setting. ˇFIGO! was funded by the schools of Architecture and Art, the College of Fine Arts, the Undergraduate Research Initiative, the Office of the Dean and the Office of the President.

Knapp, Jacobson, Westerberg Receive Education Awards
English Professor Peggy Knapp, Principal Chemical Engineering Lecturer Annette Jacobson and Arthur W. Westerberg, the Swearingen University Professor of Chemical Engineering are this year's recipients of the university's prestigious education awards.

Knapp earned the William H. and Frances S. Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching. Jacobson received the Undergraduate Advising Award, and Westerberg garnered the Robert E. Doherty Award for Sustained Contributions to Excellence in Education.

The awards were presented at an April 9 ceremony in Kresge Recital Hall.

Peggy Knapp
Knapp's nomination packet praised her for treating students as colleagues, for her impact on students and for always thinking of students first.

SEI, Army Reserve Partner On Information Security Initiative
Senator Santorum Says Program Will Better Equip U.S. Army
Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and the U.S. Army Reserve Information Operations Command (ARIOC) have launched a new partnership that will give the Army Reserve access to world-class resources developed by the SEI to provide protection and defense of critical infrastructures.

The partnership, funded by $1.5 million secured by U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), was announced at an April 17 news conference at the SEI.

At the press gathering President Jared Cohon emphasized that Carnegie Mellon is the nation's leader in information security and information technology, with world-class programs spanning education, research and security reporting. He added that the university is committed to helping the city and region cement its reputation as the worldwide headquarters for cybersecurity research.

The ARIOC brings together Army Reservists with high tech skills developed in their civilian occupations to support the Army and the rest of the Department of Defense (DoD) in the critical areas of information assurance. The new partnership will enhance these skills by training reservists to act as teams, conduct information assurance operations and respond to threats.

"Senator Santorum is a leader in the U.S. Senate in the high technology arena, and he has routinely supported the work of Carnegie Mellon and the SEI in the critical domain of information-assurance technologies," said Stephen E. Cross, CEO and director of the SEI. "This joint partnership will enhance the ARIOC's ability to support the Army and the rest of the DoD in the areas of information-assurance training, operations and threat assessment and response."


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