Carnegie Mellon University

The Piper

CMU Community News

Piper Logo
July 14, 2016

News Briefs

Casting Call for Netflix Series Tomorrow

The Netflix series "Mindhunter" is looking for background actors and will host a casting call from 1 - 3 p.m., Friday, July 15 in Rangos 3 of the Cohon University Center.

This '70s era crime drama is looking for people 18 years of age and over to play FBI and police officers, college students, guards, townspeople and more. All background roles are paid positions at $64 for the first eight hours and time and a half after. Get a head start by making a profile on the website You must be a U.S. citizen and/or legal to work in the U.S. Please bring a valid CMU ID.

Carnegie Mellon Women’s Association Names 2016 – 2017 Officers

The Carnegie Mellon Women’s Association (CMWA) has announced its 2016 – 2017 leadership team. Officers are:

  • CMWA LogoMary Suresh, Honorary President;
  • Christa Cardone, President;
  • Colleen Libertz, Co-Vice President of Programs;
  • Jessica Corry, Co-Vice President of Programs;
  • Lisa Georgi, Vice President of Membership;
  • Rita Ciccariello, Treasurer; and
  • Alexa Hansen, Past President.

The CMWA was formed by a group of visionary women in 1916 and seeks to give women of the CMU community the opportunity to meet and interact with other women across campus. In addition, the CMWA offers annual awards to graduating senior students, which are supported through membership contributions.

Membership is open to all women associated with the university, including faculty, administrators, trustees and staff, or wives/partners and friends of faculty, administrators, trustees and staff. For the first time this year, membership contributions can be made online and are tax-deductible. Visit to join today.

Bon Appétit! Oakland Restaurant Week Returns

Oakland Restaurant Week features 19 eateries that are providing $6 lunches for six days, July 18-23. Diners also can enter to win free lunch for one month along with other great prizes from participating Oakland retail businesses.

The following restaurants are participating:

  • Fuel and Fuddle - 212 Oakland Ave.
  • Golden Palace Buffet - 3607 Forbes Ave.
  • Pizza ManHello Bistro - 3605 Forbes Ave.
  • Hilton Garden Inn - 3454 Forbes Ave.
  • Noodles & Company - 3805 Forbes Ave.
  • Oakland Bakery & Market - 3925 Fifth Ave.
  • Original Milano Pizza - 3606 Fifth Ave.
  • Pamela’s Diner - 3703 Forbes Ave.
  • Peter’s Pub - 116 Oakland Ave.
  • Primaniti Bros. - 3803 Forbes Ave.
  • Prince of India - 3614 Fifth Ave.
  • Red Oak Cafe - 3610 Forbes Ave.
  • Sciulli’s Pizza - 3404 Fifth Ave.
  • Sincerely Yogurt - 3400 Fifth Ave.
  • Sorrento’s Pizza Roma - 233 Atwood St.
  • Stack’d Burgers & Beers - 3716 Forbes Ave.
  • Sushi Fuku - 120 Oakland Ave.
  • Tenders - 121 Oakland Ave.
  • Top Shabu-Shabu & Lounge - 114 Atwood St.

For more information regarding Oakland Restaurant Week, including the $6 menu options, visit, or ‘like’ Only in Oakland on Facebook.

AED/CPR Training Offered

Environmental Health & Safety is offering three upcoming AED/CPR training sessions. They are scheduled as follows:

  • July 28 - 10 a.m. - noon, Rangos 1;
  • Aug. 29 - 10 a.m. - noon, Rangos 1; and
  • Sept. 28 - 10 a.m. - noon, Rangos 2.

Class space is limited, so register early.

Openings Available for CMU’s FITT Camp

Openings are available for CMU’s FITT Camp from noon to 4 p.m., July 18-22 and 25-29. FITT Camp, for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14, introduces campers to lifetime sports and skills. Campers participate daily in swimming and basketball. Other activities may include circuit training, tennis, racquetball, squash, badminton, hikes/trails, soccer, ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard and track and field events. Participants should bring a bathing suit, brown bag lunch and their own water bottle.
The cost of the program is $40 per day. Students may attend for one day, or as many days as they like. All fees must be prepaid at the equipment desk. Master Card, Visa and Discover are accepted. There will be no refunds or credits unless there is a medical excuse.
For more information about FITT camp, contact Pattye Stragar, Fitness Operations Manager in the CMU Athletic Department, at or 412-268-1235.

CMU Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women Offers Staff Discount

The Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women is offering a 33 percent discount for CMU staff. The academy was created specifically to address the distinct challenges faced by motivated, goal-oriented female leaders, helping women surpass both personal and organizational growth objectives. With a focus on practical implementation, the academy begins with a 360˚ assessment to help women assign benchmarks and identify areas of focus with their personal executive coach.

Several CMU staff link their success directly to the program.

"The Leadership and Negotiation Academy has made a tremendous impact on both my professional and personal life,” said Kathryn Heidemann, assistant dean of Heinz College and College of Fine Arts initiatives. “I was able to apply negotiation strategies with a near-immediate ‘return on my investment,’ and also make lifelong friends that will likely be champions for my whole career and beyond."

The academy is now enrolling candidates for a September start. For more information, visit the academy's website or contact Leanne Meyer at