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May 23, 2013

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Libraries Launch APC Fund

The University Libraries have established a fund to help Carnegie Mellon authors pay Article Processing Charges (APC) to publish in open access journals.
Supporting open access to peer-reviewed journal articles is strategic for Carnegie Mellon. Effective immediately, the Libraries will contribute up to $1,500 per article, with a cap of $3,000 per author per fiscal year. Ideally, the corresponding author’s department will also contribute to paying the APC.
Conditions for funding are:

  • The faculty member, research scientist, or graduate student cannot have grant funding that could be used to pay the APC;
  • The journal must provide immediate open access to all peer-reviewed articles and have a publicly available standard article fee schedule; and
  • The journal publisher must be a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association or adhere to its Code of Conduct.

Authors must submit a Request for Funding to Pay Article Processing Charges and the invoice for the APC. Requests for funding will be accepted and processed on a first-come, first-served basis until the University Libraries’ annual allocation to the APC fund is depleted. See Financial Support for Open Access Publishing for further information.

Carnegie Mellon Women's Association To Host Summer Brown Bag Lunches

The Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) will hold Membership Mixers from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 in Rangos 3, University Center, and Friday, July 26 in Danforth Lounge. Members and newcomers are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Water and cookies will be provided. RSVP to Alexa Hansen at For more information about the CMWA visit

Miller Gallery Opens First Exhibit in Los Angeles

"Intimate Science," the art exhibit that premiered at the Miller Gallery last year, will be opening at the Williamson Gallery Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., on May 30. This will be the fourth iteration of the touring exhibition and the Miller Gallery's first show in Los Angeles. Intimate Science features School of Art Professor Rich Pell (Center for PostNatural History) and multiple CMU professors, alumni and students in the exhibit’s accompanying publication “New Art/Science Affinities,” including Golan Levin, Robin Hewlett, Ben Kinsley, Jonathan Minard and Michael Pisano. The exhibit runs in LA through Aug. 18. Read more at

Summer Camp To Focus on Science

Applications are being accepted for SUCCEED, a free summer camp from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 29 through Aug. 2 that aims to inspire current ninth graders to consider careers in science. The SUmmer Center for Climate, Energy and Environmental Decision-making is a five-day program run by Paul Welle and Frauke Hoss. Trips to off-campus locations are planned, and free lunches are provided. Applications are due June 1. For more information and to apply visit:

Athletics Offers Summer Camps for Kids

The Department of Athletics is hosting basketball, fitness, soccer and swimming camps for kids this summer.  Dates are:

  • Basketball Tartans Elite Camp: June 15-16
  • FITT Camp: June 17-21, 24-27; July 8-12, 15-18
  • Boys Soccer: July 25-27 (overnight); July 29-Aug. 2 (day camp); Aug. 5-9 (day camp)
  • Girls Soccer: July 7-10, 14-17 (overnight)
  • Swimming: June 17-21; 24-28

For more information, go to

Review the Final Draft of CMU's Periodic Review Report

Carnegie Mellon is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of six regional accreditation agencies in the United States. To maintain accreditation, the university is required to submit a Periodic Review Report (PRR) five years subsequent to the last self-study, which was in 2008. The PRR is a midterm report that responds to recommendations emerging from our 2008 reaccreditation process and provides evidence that the university continues to meet Middle States' accreditation standards.

The final draft of the report is available for review at  Members of the CMU community can send comments and/or suggestions to Elizabeth Ann Whiteman at The report will be submitted to the commission at the end of May.

Andy Award Nominations Due July 10

Nominations for this year’s Andy Awards, the university-wide staff recognition program, are due July 10. 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 on the awards program, the nomination process and the nomination form, go to