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August 25, 2011

Personal Mention

Christopher BettingerChristopher Bettinger (right), who is developing new materials to advance the medical device industry, has been selected by Technology Review magazine as one of the world's 35 top innovators under the age of 35. Bettinger, an assistant professor of materials science and biomedical engineering, has conceived and produced a number of innovations that aim to better integrate medical devices with the human body. His work is designed to lead to broader advances to reduce the burden of human disease and improve quality of life. Read more:

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art Susanne Slavick will be speaking at a symposium at the Montserrat College of the Art Gallery in Beverly, Mass., Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. The symposium is part of the exhibit “For The Record: Searching For Objectivity in Global Conflict,’’ which runs through Oct. 22.

Kathryn Heidemann, director of marketing for the School of Music, has been promoted to director of the Master of Arts Management (MAM) Program, effective Sept. 6. A joint program of the College of Fine Arts and Heinz College, the MAM Program is one of the leading training programs in the country for arts and cultural leadership. In her new role, she will oversee program administration, curriculum, faculty/student relations, marketing, research initiatives and administer the dual degree partnership with the University of Bologna, Italy. Heidemann succeeds Jerry Coltin, who will be teaching full-time in the program.  

Molly EvansCMU’s school-record setting All-America swimmer Molly Evans (S’11) was named one of 10 finalists in NCAA Division III for NCAA Woman of the Year honors. The Woman of the Year Award recognizes female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership. Evans completed her collegiate career this past swimming season with 28 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) citations, 13 school records, 11 All-America awards and three UAA titles. A three-time Academic All-America selection, the biology major graduated this past May with a 4.0 grade point average. Read more: