February 9, 2012 Vol. 22, No. 29


President Cohon Elected to National Academy of Engineering 

Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon was elected to the National Academy of Engineering today (Feb. 9), one of the highest professional distinctions granted to an engineer. Cohon was elected for his contributions to environmental systems analysis and national policy and leadership in higher education.


Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."


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World Bank President Speaks Today       

Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, will speak about global economic issues from 4:30 to 6 p.m., today (Feb. 9) in the College of Fine Arts' Kresge Theatre.

The event will be moderated by Professor Kiron Skinner and is sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics, The Thomas M. Kerr Jr. Prelaw Program and the Global Studies Major.


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CMU Among Green Power Leaders   

Carnegie Mellon ranks second among colleges and universities in the U.S. and 39th among colleges, universities, Fortune 500 companies and local, state and federal government agencies on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership list for its use of wind and solar power.

The list highlights the annual green power purchases of leading organizations within the U.S. One hundred percent of the electricity used by CMU comes from wind and solar power.


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Celebrate Love A Donor Week Feb. 13-17   

Everyone is invited to participate in the third annual Love A Donor Week, a celebration of those who monetarily support Carnegie Mellon.

Take a moment during the week of Feb. 13 to thank alumni, parents, faculty and staff who give to CMU. You can write a thank you note to CMU donors at a variety of locations, including a table in the UC, as well as others across campus. For specific table times and locations, visit www.cmu.edu/campaign/love/.
If you are a student or an alumus, participating in any Love a Donor activity makes you Loyal Scot eligible for this academic year. For more information, please visit http://www.cmu.edu/loyalscot/.

Journalists Discuss "New Media"

The Center for the Arts in Society is hosting six prominent members of the Pittsburgh media to discuss how technology and social media are changing the aesthetics of news. The discussion takes place at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53.

Topics will include how their roles have evolved, what the changes mean for consumers of news and where the media industry is headed next. The panelists are: John Allison, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor; Deanna Garcia, essential Pittsburgh Radio reporter; Maria Lupinacci, blogger at 2 Political Junkies; Tony Norman, Post-Gazette columnist; Chris Potter, Pittsburgh City Paper Editor; and Martha Rial, Post-Gazette photographer.


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Biology Student Named Churchill Scholar      

Senior Judy Savitskaya, a computational biology major and Science and Humanities Scholar, is one of 14 students in the U.S. to earn the award.

This is the third consecutive year that a student from CMU's Mellon College of Science has been among the winners. Savitskaya follows Swati Varshney in 2010, and Rebecca Krall in 2011. Additionally, Courtney Ondeck, a student in the College of Engineering, received the scholarship in 2008.

Prior to the recent string of winners, only six CMU students received a Churchill Scholarship since the program began in 1963. Read more about Savitskaya and the award.


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Hear Me Connects USA Network, Clairton School  

Students at Clairton High School who are working with Carnegie Mellon's Hear Me project interact with the Pittsburgh Steelers' Hines Ward in "NFL Characters Unite," a documentary that premieres at 7 p.m. Friday on the USA Network.


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 Personal Mention 
 This issue features:  

Susan Polansky
Illah Nourbaksh
Greg Lowry
Shelly Anna
Cyrus Forough
Reza Vali
Justine Cassell
Ignacio Grossmann
Burr Settles 
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