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January 05, 2012

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Miller Gallery Named To Trifecta of "Best of" Lists

The Pittsburgh Biennial, whose multiple venues include the Miller Gallery, was recognized by the Pittsburgh City Paper, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in their 2011 Best of Pittsburgh lists. Curators for the event included The Carnegie Museum of Art's Dan Byers; The Andy Warhol Museum's Eric Shiner; Astria Suparak of Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery; and Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts' Adam Welch.

Global Pittsburgh Honors Project Olympus

Project Olympus has received an award from Global Pittsburgh "in appreciation of its distinguished service to the Greater Pittsburgh region for serving as a partner resource organization." The award recognizes Olympus Senior Business Adviser Kit Needham for her work with Global Pittsburgh in creating entrepreneurial events for global visitors, such as the visit to Project Olympus by Russian mayors.

Purchase Discounted Tickets to Cultural Trust Events

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is offering students, faculty and staff discounted tickets to several performances in January and February. They include "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" (Jan. 21 at the Byham Theater); "Suite Bill" (Jan. 21 at the August Wilson Center); Sean Jones Duets Generations (Jan. 26 at the August Wilson Center); PMT’s "Spring Awakening" (Jan. 26 – Feb. 6 at the Byham); and "Billy Elliot" (Jan. 31-Feb. 12 at the Benedum Center). To order tickets, go to and login using the promo code CMU1112 to receive the discount.

Tickets Now on Sale for "From the Top" Taping, Feb. 14

Tickets for the live taping of "From the Top" with host Christopher O'Riley at 8 p.m., Feb. 14 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland are now on sale. "From the Top" is the pre-eminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WQED-FM 89.3. The popular NPR radio program features the amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country. Purchase tickets now.

16th Annual Swimming Challenge To Benefit CMU's Swimming Teams

Carnegie Mellon's swimming teams are hosting the 16th annual 1,650 yard swim challenge fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the University Center pool. The entry fee is $25 and all proceeds benefit CMU's men's and women's swimming and diving teams. Entries are due Feb. 10. For an entry form, contact Jimmy Goldman at 412-683-0856 or

Nominations Open for Graduate Student Awards

The Graduate Student Service and Teaching Award nominations are now open and will be due on Friday, Feb. 10. The committees would greatly appreciate your support in soliciting and submitting nominations of graduate students who have excelled in teaching or service so that their efforts can be recognized by the university community. Nomination information can be found at Awards will be presented on Thursday, April 5, at the "Innovation with Impact: Graduate Student Celebration of Research, Teaching and Service" during Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Recipients will also be recognized at the Celebration of Education on Wednesday, April 25.