Publications-Marketing & Communications - Carnegie Mellon University


The university has a number of publications to keep students, alumni, faculty and staff up-to-date on Carnegie Mellon news and research.

University Magazine

Carnegie Mellon Today magazine is the university's largest news publication, published quarterly. In addition to the print publication, it's also available online.

The print version of the magazine is distributed to over 90,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends in the United States and overseas. 

Visibility & Image-Building Publications

These vehicles demonstrate—in a way that’s most compelling given the purpose and target segment we’re aiming for—how Carnegie Mellon makes unique and valuable contributions to key issues impacting society, industry and the global community.

These print publications are available upon request, or online via the links below:

  • Carnegie Mellon Today is a high quality image-building print publication designed to enhance university visibility and deliver strategic brand messages.  Each issue focuses on a single, strategic theme where the university is a powerhouse, such as Cybersecurity and Public Policy.
  • Seeing Beyond the Curve provides a 100,000-foot view of areas of excellence and impact by providing a sampling of projects and programs rather than a comprehensive roundup. It packages the facts, achievements, contributions and priorities that demonstrate Carnegie Mellon’s role as a world leader in education and research; as well as to provide insight into the university’s personality (brand). (Copies available upon request)
  • The Little Brag Book offers a snapshot of innovations and “firsts” that have come out of the university, its faculty, students and alumni.
For questions on any of these publications, please contact: Julie Sweeney, Senior Associate Director for Publications/Editorial Production Manager, phone: 412-268-9277

Internal Publications

Both of these publications are managed by Internal Communications:

The Piper is a 12-page newspaper for faculty and staff published monthly during the academic year by Internal Communications. The Piper has an online presence, where .pdfs of issues can be downloaded as well as related links and multimedia elements. To submit a story idea, contact Kelly Saavedra.

The 8 ½ x 11 News is an electronic weekly newsletter that is distributed to faculty and staff via email every Thursday. Each issue includes calendar highlights, news items, news briefs and personal mentions featuring the accomplishments of faculty and staff. To submit an event, news item or personal mention, contact Bruce Gerson.