Trustee Opens Innovators ForumJonathan Rothberg (E '85) has innovation on his mind. Earlier this month, Rothberg returned to Carnegie Mellon as the first guest of The Innovators Forum, an exciting new series connecting the world's top innovative minds with the university community.
Location, Location, LocationThe U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing a case, U.S. v. Jones, that raises important questions about the government's use of GPS technology to monitor the movements of people. In this case, the government argues that it was not required to obtain a warrant before using GPS to track a suspected drug dealer. But Professor Norman Sadeh, along with other technology experts, has filed an amicus brief, contending that this warrantless use of GPS violates the Fourth Amendment. Sadeh, director of CMU's Mobile Commerce Laboratory and co-director of the School of Computer Science's Ph.D. Program in Computation, Organizations and Society, talked to the Piper about the ways GPS tracking is more invasive than other surveillance technologies that have been legally used without warrants.
Veteran's VisionMarine Lt. Col. Stephen Beck has a story to share. Hundreds of them, unfortunately. Beck, who joined CMU in 2010, is the executive officer of the Naval ROTC program for Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh and is an associate professor of Naval Science. He wants people to know about the lives of military personnel who are killed during battle.
Army Enlists CMU's Help To Save EnergyMonday, November 14, 2011
Army Enlists CMU's Help To Save EnergyEven the U.S. Army wants to shrink its carbon "bootprint." When it comes to energy costs, the Army is grappling with how to continue to support national security and stay nimble at a time when energy costs are rising and budgets are being reduced.
New Journal Focuses on Emerging Writing and ArtistsMonday, November 14, 2011
New Journal Focuses on Emerging Writing and ArtistsA lack of publishing opportunities frustrated two friends. Up-and-coming writers have few opportunities, so Marci Calabretta (HS'11) and In&#232;s Pujos (HS'12) decided to do something about it. The creative writing majors launched their own literary journal.
CMU-Australia Strengthens Educational Ties With VietnamMonday, November 14, 2011
CMU-Australia Strengthens Educational Ties With VietnamCarnegie Mellon-Australia is strengthening ties with Vietnam through a new short course program. The Adelaide-based campus held a 10-day short course in October on Human Capital Management in IT & Communications for 18 delegates from the Vietnamese Government's Ministry of Information and Communication.
Alumni AchieversMonday, November 14, 2011
Alumni AchieversDale Clevenger calls the French horn a "catalyst, protagonist and a culprit" for launching his lifelong love of music. As a child, he said "I saw it from a long ways away. I liked the way it looked and sounded, and it was magical." Clevenger, principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1966, received an Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award during this year's C&#232;ilidh Weekend.
Childhood DreamsMonday, November 14, 2011