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February 21, 2013

Personal Mention

Laurie Weingart, the Carnegie Bosch Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory and director of the Accelerate Leadership Center at the Tepper School of Business, has been selected by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management to edit the "Academy of Management Annals."  Beginning in 2014, Weingart and Sim Sitkin, professor of management and director of the Center on Leadership and Ethics at Duke University, will produce three annual issues of the series. Linda Argote, the David M. Kirr and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory and director of the Center of Organizational Learning, Innovation and Performance at the Tepper School, is a member of their Editorial Advisory Board. The "Academy of Management Annals" is ranked among the top five most influential and frequently cited management journals. Each volume features critical research reviews written by leading management scholars.

Mary L. Pretz-Lawson, director of the Planning and Project Management Office for Computing Services, has announced her retirement, effective March 1, after 28 years at CMU. Pretz-Lawson worked for Telecommunications in her first 18 years at the university before moving to her current position, in which she has worked to improve the planning and delivery of information technology (IT) projects and to better define the IT services to campus. She was a member of the President’s Diversity Advisory Council and has participated in the Barbara Smith Women’s Mentoring Program since its inception 20 years ago.  In an email about her retirement, Steve Huth, vice provost for Computing Services, praised Pretz-Lawson for her many contributions to the division, including the development of a “mature project management practice.” Her last day at CMU will be March 1. She plans to move to New Orleans.