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December 07, 2022

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"The No Club" Named Among Top Business Books of 2022

“The No Club,” written by Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Laurie Weingart of Carnegie Mellon University, and Lise Vesterlund of the University of Pittsburgh, was named among the top business books of 2022 by several publications.

The book sheds light on the fact that women, more so than men, are tasked with work that doesn't advance their careers. By sharing research and personal experiences, the authors demonstrate how small, yet significant changes can empower women to balance their “nonpromotable tasks” workload and help organizations benefit from the skills of their entire workforce. They help readers to carve out time for the work that matters most to their careers and how to vow to say "no" to new requests for dead-end work. 

The Times named “The No Club” to its list of “12 Best Business Books of 2022,” and Charter included it in its “Best Work and Management Books of the Past Year” roundup.

President Jahanian Joins Transition Team for Pennsylvania Governor’s Office

Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis have announced the members of two key leadership groups who will be advising them during the transition: a Transition Leadership Board and a Transition Personnel Committee.

CMU President Farnam Jahanian will join their Transition Personnel Committee, which will be chaired by Davis and tasked with recruiting and recommending top talent for senior roles in Shapiro’s administration. The goal is to create a diverse and capable team who will be ready on day one to deliver results for Pennsylvanians.

“I am honored to join Governor-elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-elect Austin Davis’ transition team with public and private leaders from across the Commonwealth,” Jahanian said. “I look forward to helping establish an administration that will create societal and economic impact to benefit everyone in Pennsylvania."

Last Call for Students: UHS Is Offering a Flu Vaccine Clinic Dec. 15

University Health Services (UHS) is offering a final opportunity for students to get their flu shot this year from 1 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at University Health Services. Students must schedule an appointment using the HealthConnect link and selecting “Vaccines/Immunizations at UHS.”

When preparing for your flu shot appointment, remember to wear a top with short sleeves or sleeves that can easily roll up.  Please wear a mask and have your QR code ready upon arrival to UHS.

For students with the CMU student health insurance plan, the $30 cost of the flu vaccine is fully covered by Highmark. For students who waived the CMU student health insurance plan, the $30 cost of the flu vaccine will post to your student account. You can submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement using the receipt of payment and it is likely to be fully covered, although not guaranteed. A downloadable copy of the receipt for a flu shot can be obtained in the HealthConnect portal under “Statements.”  

Take a Break with TimelyCare

It's a busy time for students as the semester wraps up and finals approach. In addition to the services offered through Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), TimelyCare offers four virtual ways that students can take a mental health break. These services include scheduled counseling, health coaching, group sessions like meditation and yoga, and TalkNow, 24/7 on-demand access to a mental health professional. Learn more about TimelyCare from members of the Community Health and Well-Being team and a CMU student who offers his perspective on the app.

Provost to Hold Final Office Hours for Fall 2022

Provost Jim Garrett will hold his final office hours of the semester for students, faculty and staff from 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 14.

Appointments will be made in person on a first-come, first-served basis in CCR East in Warner Hall.

Please join Provost Garrett to share your feedback and ideas or just to say “hi.” He is always happy to meet and talk to the community about their experiences and ways we can make the CMU experience better for everyone. 

Provost Garrett's office hours for spring 2023 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Who's New at CMU?

Carnegie Mellon welcomes the following new staff members this week.

  • Ashvarya Sinha, Group Exercise Fitness Instructor, Athletics & Physical Education;

  • Alexandria Wingrove, Group Exercise Fitness Instructor, Athletics & Physical Education;

  • Joseph Kemp, Interviewer/Reader, Masters Admissions, Tepper School of Business;

  • Maclean Smith, HVAC Mechanic I, Facilities Management and Campus Services Operations;

  • Tyler Bobik, Robotics Simulation Engineer, Robotics Institute, National Robotics Engineering Center;

  • Tyrone Harrell, Operations Coordinator, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation;

  • Tiffany Hicks, Administrative Coordinator, Chemical Engineering;

  • Kathleen Tessie Rembowski, Network Administrator Associate, Network & Communications Services, Computing Services;

  • Vashti Emlet, Administrative Coordinator, Chemical Engineering;

  • Carter Houseknecht, Seasonal Graduate Application Reader, Robotics Institute – Campus;

  • Hawa Naaata, IT Security Engineer/Analyst, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center;

  • Lee Chapman, Accounting Assistant II, Statistics;

  • Ricardo Manuel Domingues Araújo de Bragança dos Santos, Senior Instructional Designer, Rwanda, Information and Communication Technology;

  • Stephanie Boyer, Administrative Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions;

  • Sarah Burns, Associate Director of Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions;

  • Skylar Landa, Help Center Consultant, Client Experience, Computing Services;

  • Carly Siedt, Administrative Assistant II, Robotics Institute – Campus;

  • Elizabeth Azzarello, HR Generalist I, Human Resources;

  • Evan Schmitt, Financial Associate, CFA Dean's Office;

  • Francis Scapellato, IT Project and Service Assistant, Student Affairs Information Technology;

  • Joseph Meyers, Security Researcher, SEI Monitoring and Response;

  • Stefanie McGowan, Academic Coordinator, College of Fine Arts, CFA Dean's Office;

  • Amber Pferdekamper, HR Generalist I, Human Resources;

  • Arielle Frederick, Administrative Assistant for SLICE, Campus Engagement;

  • William Bailey, Hardware Engineer, SCS Computing;

  • Chase Ettinger, Senior IT Support Consultant, Executive IT Support, Computing Services;

  • Derek Bell, Principal Data Applications Administrator, Enterprise Information Systems, Computing Services;

  • Erik Lee, Associate Manager, Business Development and Licensing, Center for Tech Transfer & Enterprise Creation;

  • James Spatara, Temporary Employment Service, HR Operations;

  • Megan Tran, Administrative Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering;

  • Madeline Rushlau, HR Specialist, HR Operations; and

  • Sara Petruzzi, Temporary Employment Service, HR Operations.