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August 11, 2011

Personal Mention

  • Onur Mutlu, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received the inaugural Young Computer Architecture Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Computer Architecture. The award recognizes outstanding research and educational contributions in the field of computer architecture by an individual who has received his Ph.D. within six years of his nomination. Mutlu is researching “future computer systems that are fundamentally more capable, efficient, resilient and economical.” Read more:
  • ETC Executive Producer Don Marinelli was the keynote speaker at the Digital Metamorphosis Conference at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, South Korea. The focus of the conference was the future of human society in the information era. Marinelli's talk was titled "A Curriculum for the 21st Century: SATE-Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, and Experience."
  • Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, has appointed Ralph Roskies, scientific co-director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), to a four-year term on the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Bethesda, Md. The NLM, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the world's largest biomedical library, is a developer of electronic information services and delivers trillions of bytes of data to millions of users every day. At the PSC, Roskies was principal investigator of the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing (NRBSC), the first external biomedical supercomputing program funded by NIH. NRBSC has developed software tools used with the NLM’s Visible Human project, which enhances anatomy training through innovative, interactive viewing.
  • Music Professor Marilyn Taft Thomas premiered her original composition, “The Elements: Five Sound Poems for Violin and Ensemble,” this past Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Strings Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo.  
  • Emma Steele (BFA’12) was selected by Maxim Vengerov, president of the Wieniawski International Violin Competition, to be one of 52 violinists to participate in the competition in Poland this October.
  • Elaine A. King, professor of the history of art, criticism, theory & museum studies, was a guest speaker at Chautauqua Institute on July 15.  Her lecture was titled "Artists, Nature and Environmental Change."  In addition, King was invited by the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh to write the catalogue essay, "The Elusive Power of Art: Artists and Environmental Change," for the exhibition “Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century Is Treading Water.”