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April 21, 2016

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Rothberg's Roasters II Opens on Wednesday, April 27

Rotherberg's RoastersCarnegie Mellon Dining Services' newest dining location — Rothberg's Roasters II — will open on Wednesday, April 27.

Located in Scott Hall, this location will be convenient for students, faculty and staff who study and work in Hamerschlag, Porter, Roberts and Wean halls, as well as other administrative and academic buildings on the west side of campus. Rothberg’s Roasters II will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, including salads and sandwiches, flatbreads, Tazzo teas, Starbucks coffee and more. Check out the online menu.

Also, Rothberg's Roasters II will be the newest location to accept GET Food pre-orders via the online application or mobile app. Using GET Food, you can:

  • View menus of participating dining locations;
  • Place customizable food orders;
  • Schedule food pick-up time; and
  • Pay for your order with DineXtra, Flex or a credit card.

"Shipbreakers" Wins Best Film Editing Award

Ralph Vituccio"Shipbreakers," a documentary written, directed and produced by Entertainment Technology Center Teaching Professor Ralph Vituccio (right), Tom Clancy and the late CMU Professor Paul Goodman, won the Best Film Editing Award at the 2016 Global Film Festival of Boston. Thirty documentaries from around the world were showcased at the 2016 festival.

Shipbreakers tells the story of 40,000 migrant workers in Alang, India, who make $1-$2 per day dismantling ships that are no longer seaworthy. They cut the ships apart by hand, working in extremely dangerous conditions and without any safety or labor regulations. The award-winning documentary has been screened in several film festivals in the United States and abroad. Shipbreakers won the Best Feature Award in the Documentary Category at The World International Film Festival in San Francisco. It also has appeared on several PBS stations, including WQED in Pittsburgh. Find out more about Shipbreakers.

Mitchell's Is Closing

After 20 years of dedicated service to Carnegie Mellon’s dining program, Nick Mitchell, owner and operator of Mitchell’s Mainstreet Marketplace in the Newell-Simon Atrium, has decided to step into semi-retirement and is closing Mitchell's on Friday, May 13. Mitchell began his tenure at Carnegie Mellon in 1997 as the operations manager for A.V.I. Food Systems and in 2006 opened Mitchell’s. Over the past 10 years, Mitchell’s has become a location of choice for many members of the Carnegie Mellon community, especially School of Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction Institute students, faculty and staff. 

“Since I joined Carnegie Mellon in 2012, Nick has been an important part of our dining team,” said Director of Dining Services Pascal Petter. “He’s always been flexible and willing to try new things. I greatly appreciate Nick and his years of service to the university and I know I speak for many when I say he will be missed.”

The CMU community is invited to attend a celebration for Mitchell from 3 - 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 11 in the Newell-Simon Atrium.

Plans for the dining space that Mitchell’s shares with Asiana will be shared with the community soon. After May 13, students, faculty and staff will be able to find many similar menu items — salads, sandwiches, soups, breakfast and more — at Rothberg’s Roasters II, the new café that will open in Scott Hall on Wednesday, April 27.

Find out more.

Supplementary Round: ProSEED/Crosswalk Proposals Due April 29

ProSEED/Crosswalk announces a supplemental round of funding. Proposals are due April 29. This program aims to foster and promote new ideas that cross boundaries within and outside of CMU. Funds ranging from $500 - $2,500 may be requested to support the development of new initiatives in areas such as quality of campus life, service learning, student competitions, new course development, entrepreneurial activities and pilot projects.

Learn more about ProSEED. Email questions to

Staff Receive Discount to Tepper Executive Education Programs

All CMU staff are eligible for a 33 percent discount off open enrollment programs offered by Tepper School Executive Education. Programs are offered in Advanced Analytics and Leadership for Women.

Featured Program: Women on the Rise: Leadership for Emerging Women (May 11-13)

Are you ready to move from doer to leader? Do you have a team member with leadership potential? Carnegie Mellon’s Women on the Rise: Leadership for Emerging Women enhances the skill set of women on the way up. Participants gain mastery from building networks of influences and developing an authentic leadership brand to working with teams and managing conflict.

Visit the Tepper School Executive Education website for details on the above program as well as additional programs, such as Advanced Analytics for Operations and Marketing, Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Executive Women and a Networking Workshop.

Last Call: Register for Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day

Online registration for Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day ends tomorrow, Friday, April 22.

Sponsored by Staff Council, this year’s Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day is Thursday, April 28. The national program theme is “Sparking Aha Moments.” Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their children between the ages of 8 and 15 to campus to give them a glimpse of the wide range of career and learning opportunities that exist at CMU. Following the lunch program, activity sessions will be held at 1:15 and 2:15 p.m. Students will register for a track that includes two activities.

For more information or questions, contact Pattye Stragar at or Tom Wilk at

If you would like to be a general volunteer to help during the event, contact Gloria Gruber at or visit the volunteer website for more information.

Responsible Research Conduct Sessions Offered

CMU's Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) is sponsoring one more Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Brown Bag Session this semester for faculty, students and staff. The session is from 12 - 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the Connan Room of the Cohon University Center. The topic is Data Management Planning.

More information is available on the RCR website. Space is limited, so please register early.

Find out more and apply online.