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November 10, 2011

Personal Mention

Blogger and online identity consultant Rachel Gogos is following Ari Lightman's Social Media Metrics class each Wednesday at the Heinz College in a blog series titled "Wednesday’s with Ari." Lightman is a practice professor of digital media and marketing. Gogos' blog posts are featured in the business section of "Community Voices of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette." Read her posts at

L. Mark Carver, associate teaching professor of piano, recently performed with the Pittsburgh Camerata in their "Out of Africa" concert. Carver was praised as "a stalwart presence in the local music scene" in the Post-Gazette's concert review. Read the full review.

Franco Sciannameo, director of the BXA Intercollege Degree programs, Stephanie Murray, associate director and academic advisor for the BXA programs, and Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) alumnus Matt Siffert recently gave a presentation at the AAC&C conference "Arts & Humanities: Toward a Flourishing State?" in Providence, R.I. The presentation, titled "Creating Across the Curriculum: An Intercollege Degree Program," was dedicated to the BHA program, which was regarded by conference participants as the only program of its kind in the nation. Sciannameo will offer a master class at UCLA's Department of Composition for Visual Media, Nov. 16-19, when he will discuss film scores by Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. During his time at UCLA, he'll be interviewed on KUSC-FM Radio on his book "Nino Rota's The Godfather Trilogy." He'll also lecture on "Joseph Mazzini's Philosophy of Music: Envisioning a Social Opera" at "The Renaissance of Passions," an international conference promoted by the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

CMU Silicon Valley Professor Patricia Collins served as a co-chair and presenter for the 2nd annual ICST Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (MobiHealth 2011), held in Kos, Greece, in October. Collins’ session focused on Mobile and Wireless Technologies for Healthcare Delivery and Emergency.  Her paper entitled, "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Emergency Responder Mobile Technology Design" was written in collaboration with Sean Lanthier, a 31-year-veteran firefighter/paramedic. Read more:

Graduate students Dolly Karaba and Jonida Cali have received fellowships to help them pursue their studies from Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute (INI) and Alta Associates' Executive Women's Forum (EWF) on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy. Karaba, who specializes in cyber forensics and privacy, is receiving the EWF-INI Fellowship, which will provide her with full tuition and a mentor to support her studies in CMU's bi-coastal Master of Science in Information Technology-Information Security Program. The program is conducted at CMU's Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley campuses. Cali is the inaugural recipient fo the EWF-INI Tara Darbyshire Fellowship, which provides research assistance to a first-year graduate student specializing in information security.  Read the full story.