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June 28, 2012

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University Store Weekend Hours (June 30-July 1)

The University Store, including the Art Store and Computer Sales, will be open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1.

You’re Invited to an Open House at Urban Active Fitness

Urban Active Fitness in Bakery Square invites Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff to its open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 30. There will be presentations from Massage Envy, Verde, and 10 other vendors.

Staff Council has teamed up with Urban Active Fitness to offer discounted gym memberships to Carnegie Mellon employees and their immediate family members. There are two types of discounts available.
In the monthly option, subscribers can join by paying $94.90, which includes a one-time enrollment fee of $54.95 and the monthly fee of $39.95.  (Current regular rates are $99 down and $49.99 per month). The annual option allows you to buy a one-year membership for $550 and get a second year free.
For more information call Shelby Pope at 412-204-0055.

Access Free Online Software Training

Carnegie Mellon has partnered with, an online training company, to provide all staff, faculty and students with access to its online training library. The training library provides 24/7 access to training on more than 900 software and design topics, with a library of more than 55,000 video tutorials. You can access the training library simply by going to from any computer or mobile device and logging in with your Andrew userID and password. For more information, visit Direct questions or comments to your DSP consultant or the Computing Services Help Center at 412-268-4357 or

Tennis Courts Are Being Repaired

The tennis courts will be closed for repairs through July 9, weather permitting.  Cracks will be filled and the surface will be recoated. Questions should be directed to Kyle Tomer at 412-268-6332 or

Concrete Repair Work Continues Along East/West Walkway

Concrete repairs along the East/West Walkway from the Purnell Center to West Wing and Resnik Hall will continue through the end of July, weather permitting. Half of the sidewalk will be closed at a time to permit pedestrian traffic through the area. Please pay attention to areas that are closed.
If you have any questions, contact Kyle Tomer at 412-268-6332 or

Biological Research Facility Earns Silver LEED Status

Newly completed construction on a $9 million biological research facility in the Mellon Institute has received Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The project, cited by the council as a pioneering example of sustainable design, was recognized for its interiors that significantly reduce the facility's environmental footprint. This is the 13th facility on CMU's Pittsburgh campus to achieve LEED status.

Join Weight Watchers at CMU

Weight Watchers is offered at Carnegie Mellon for $39.95 per month. Meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Cyert Hall B6-A. Membership includes all Weight Watchers material, weekly meetings and e-Tools. Contact Rita Motor at 412-268-8071 or with any questions. You can sign up online at Use the Carnegie Mellon ID (21025) and pass code (WW21025).

Andy Award Nominations Due July 10

Nominations for the 2012 Andy Awards are due July 10. The Andy Awards, named for Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon, are a tribute to the spirit of teamwork and dedication embodied by the staff at Carnegie Mellon. Individual staff members and teams of colleagues whose work has had a significant impact on the university are recognized for their outstanding performance and commitment to excellence through the Andy Awards program. Awards are given in six categories: Dedication, Commitment to Students, Innovation, Culture, University Citizenship and Community Contributions.  For more information and for nomination and statement of support forms visit

3-D Facial Study Seeks Participants

The Department of Oral Biology at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking individuals between the ages of 3 and 40 who are in good overall health for a study on the genetic basis of facial appearance. You or your child may be eligible if you are of 100 percent Caucasian ancestry, have not had facial plastic or reconstructive surgery, and have no history of facial birth defects in your family. Participants will have a 3-D photograph taken of their face, have hand and head measurements taken, and must provide a saliva sample and basic personal information. The procedures will take less than one half-hour. Participants will be compensated. For more information, call 1-866-681-7570 or e-mail