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December 15, 2011

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Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering and the Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor, wrote about the need for an overhaul of academic institutions in India in an opinon piece published in the Dec. 11 issue of the Mint, a premier business news publication in India. Read Khosla's entire op-ed.

Craig Knox, artist lecturer in tuba, recently performed at the University of Connecticut as a member of the renowned Center City Brass Quintet. The ensemble reportedly "lit up the stage." Read the full performance review at

Diana Marculescu has been named a distinguished scientist for her significant impact on the computing field by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). "This is a great honor for me from my peers as less than 10 percent of ACM members ever attain this accolade," said Marculescu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering. Read more:

Guy Blelloch, professor of computer science, and Robert Kraut, the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, are among 46 leading computer scientists named 2011 fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery. The ACM ( cited Kraut for his contributions to human-computer interaction and Blelloch for his work in parallel computing. ACM will formally recognize the 2011 fellows at its annual Awards Banquet on June 16, 2012, in San Francisco. Read more about the awards.

Ranika Kejriwal, a junior electrical and computing engineering major at Carnegie Mellon, was recognized at the White House Dec. 9 for earning one of six National Center for Women & Information Technology awards for Aspirations in Computing while in high school. Kejriwal attended Cannon School in Concord, N.C. Read more about the award.