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May 31, 2012

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Traffic Advisory Issued for Morewood Avenue, Bigelow Boulevard and Craig Street

The Oakland Transportation Management Association has issued a traffic advisory for Morewood Avenue, Bigelow Boulevard and Craig Street.  Morewood Avenue, between Ellsworth Avenue and Forbes Avenue, will be closed for milling and repaving from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 31. 

Also closed for milling and repaving will be Bigelow Blvd., between Parkman and Forbes Avenue, and Craig Street, between Fifth and Forbes avenues, beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, June 1 through 11 a.m., Saturday June 2.

Clearance Sale Scheduled at University Store

Carnegie Mellon's University Store will be holding a clearance sale featuring 50 percent off already reduced merchandise from June 4 through June 22. Store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Staff Council Divisional Reps Elected

The Staff Council Divisional Elections have been complete and certified. The 2012-2014 Divisional Representatives are as follows:

Division 1 (Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Faculty Senate, Hunt Institute): Virginia White
Division 2 (Vice Provost for Computing Services, Office of the Chief Technology Officer): Christine Ferguson and Sarah Suiter
Division 3 (Vice Provost for Education): Donora Craighead and Jessica Owens
Division 4 (University Advancement): Stacie McAllister and Julie Buffington
Division 5 (Finance): Sean McCool and Joshua Conklin
Division 6 (Research, Associate Vice President for Research and Academic Administration): Open
Division 7 (Campus Affairs, Admissions): Patricia Stragar and John Papinchak
Division 8 (General Counsel): Camille Manley
Division 9 (Carnegie Institute of Technology, Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation): Rachael Swetnam and Shannon Lown
Division 10 (Mellon College of Science) Lillian T. Crawford and Tatyana Aleynikov
Division 11 (School of Computer Science): Sylvia Berry and Nicole Stenger
Division 12 (College of Fine Arts): Kenneth Chu and Fran Flaherty
Division 13 (Dietrich College): Ellen Conser and Eileen Simeone
Division 14 (Tepper School, Center for International Politics and Innovation: Peter Siegel and Janet Kaercher
Division 15 (Heinz College): Lanae Meyer and Scott Scheible
Division 16 (Software Engineering Institute): Aaron Detwiler and David Reinoehl
Division 17 (University Libraries): Kim Sestilli

To learn more about Staff Council, visit

Kennywood Picnic is July 7

The annual CMU Employee Kennywood Picnic, presented by Staff Council, is Saturday, July 7. Employees can purchase one ticket ($37.99 value) for $10 (valid only on July 7) and four additional tickets for $15 each. Additional tickets (limit 5) can be purchased for $20 each.  Tickets must be purchased with cash only and employees must present their own CMU ID. Ticket sales will begin June 26. You can download the Kennywood flyer, which includes the ticket sale dates, times and locations, from the Staff Council website,  Look for the flyer link in the red box featuring upcoming events.

Staff Council is also offering tickets to Idlewild Park ($22.99) and Sandcastle ($19), which are good for the entire 2012 season. Idlewild and Sandcastle tickets can be purchased with cash only (exact change, please) by contacting Barb Price at or 412-268-3688.

Skibo Gym  Re-Opens

Skibo Gym is now open after being closed for several days while electrical work was being completed. All fitness and recreation faciltities in the building are now open.

Adults Needed for Cancer Prevention Study

The American Cancer Society is looking for at least 300,000 adults in the U.S. who want to make a direct impact in the fight against cancer. The Cancer Prevention Study-3 will pave the way for the next generation of cancer research. Enrollment is being made possible in partnership with West Penn Allegheny Health System where interested and eligible participants can enroll in this lifesaving study. If you're willing to make a 20-30 year commitment to the study, you're between 30 and 65, and you have never been diagnosed with cancer, you may qualify. To enroll, visit or call 1-888-604-5888. It's a chance to help us understand what causes cancer and how to prevent it, so we can saves lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Athletics To Host Summer Sports Camps

The Department of Athletics will be hosting soccer, basketball, swimming and fitness camps for kids this summer. For information, go to

CMU To Host Pittsburgh Ultimate Frisbee Camp

This summer, CMU will again play host to Camp Spirit of the Game, Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Frisbee camp for kids.  Professionally run by Andy Norman of CMU’s Philosophy Department, Camp Spirit features an introduction to the sport, and a fun assortment of swimming, games and lessons in constructive conflict resolution. For boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 14, Camp Spirit has sessions that run from June 18 to July 27. To sign up or learn more click or call 412-242-7117.

Seeking 2012 Andy Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2012 Andy Awards are now being accepted. 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 and University Citizenship, and Community Contributions. All nominations must be submitted by July 10. For more information and for nomination and statement of support forms visit

CMU Co-Sponsors Conference on International Research

Carnegie Mellon is co-sponsoring a one day research conference on international research titled “BUILDING BRIDGES:  Research Around the World,” June 22 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. In addition to CMU, co-sponsors include The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Research Community Forum (RCF), the University of Pittsburgh and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The goal of the conference is to raise awareness of diverse global interests and to strengthen collaborations between U.S. investigators and those abroad. The program is quite innovative in the sense that this is the first program in the OHRP RCF series to focus solely on international research. A group of nationally and internationally recognized experts will address the regulatory and ethical underpinnings of conducting research with human subjects in international settings.  Read more about the conference at  Questions can be directed to Teri Reiche in the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance at

Therapeutic Summer Camp To Be Held at CMU

Quest Therapeutic Camps, in association with Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a summer camp at Carnegie Mellon June 25 – Aug. 10. The camp, for children between the ages of 8 and 18 who have some behavioral and social difficulties, includes three hours of group therapy a day and fun activities such as swimming, field trips, sports and crafts. For more information, got to