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September 15, 2011

Personal Mention

Andrew Carlisle, CMU’s director of piping, recently won the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, UK, playing with the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.  Broadcast on the BBC every year, you can view their performances at

To commemorate Labor Day, Public Radio’s “The Writers’ Almanac with Garrison Hughes” featured “Short-order Cook,” a poem by Jim Daniels, the Thomas Stockham Baker Professor of English.  Read the poem at

Corina Pasareanu, senior systems scientist at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, will be the program co-chair for the 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, Nov. 6–11, in Lawrence, Kan. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners to share ideas on the foundations, techniques, tools and applications of automated software engineering.

English Professor Terrance Hayes, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for poetry, will participate in the 2011 National Book Festival at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Hayes will give a presentation on poetry and prose from 1:55 – 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 25, followed by a book signing from 3 - 4 p.m. The event’s honorary chairs are President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. For complete details, visit

The Siebel Scholars Foundation has announced that Carnegie Mellon graduate students Andrew Chambers, Luis Pedro Coelho, Preethi Raju, Stephanie Rosenthal and Robert Simmons are among the 85 members of the 2012 class of Siebel Scholars. Each will receive a $35,000 award for their final year of studies. For more information:

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) has awarded a Retrospective Impact Paper Award to Computer Science Professor David Garlan and former Ph.D. students Robert Allen and John Ockerbloom. They were cited for a 1995 research paper on reuse of software components in which they coined the phrase “architectural mismatch.” The paper underscored the importance of software architecture and opened up new avenues of fundamental research.