March 15, 2012 Vol. 22, No. 34

Speaker Series Features Director Rob Marshall      

The Institute for the Management of Creative Enterprises presents the Steiner Speaker Series featuring Rob Marshall (A'82), one of the most accomplished directors of the past 20 years. Marshall, whose films have won nine academy awards, will speak at noon, Friday, March 23 in the Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts. A reception with Marshall will follow the lecture.

Admission is free, but a ticket is required, and seating is limited. Reserve tickets by calling or visiting the School of Drama Box Office at 412-268-2407.

Programs Retain No. 1 Rankings in US News       

Two Carnegie Mellon graduate courses of study - information and technology management at the Heinz College and multimedia/visual communications at the College of Fine Arts - have held on to their number one rankings in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 "America's Best Graduate Schools." Both tracks were ranked No. 1 in 2009, the last time U.S. News & World Report rated programs in these categories.

In other 2013 graduate rankings, CMU's College of Engineering was rated seventh overall, the College of Fine Arts ranked seventh overall, the Heinz College ranked ninth overall in public affairs and the Tepper School of Business' full-time MBA program ranked 18th overall.

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Be a Part of the Presidential Search; Participate in Open Forums     

Several open forums for the Carnegie Mellon community to provide input to the search for a successor to President Jared L. Cohon have been scheduled for the week of March 26.
The following is the open forum schedule:

4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, Rangos I, University Center


Noon - 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, Connan Room, University Center


4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, McConomy Auditorium, University Center


Friday, April 20 (during Spring Carnival), Connan Room, University Center (time will be announced)

Read the full story | Presidential Search website

MFA Thesis Exhibition Opens March 23  

Seven Carnegie Mellon Master of Fine Arts candidates will present their final thesis exhibition, titled "The You Inside of Me," March 23 through April 22 at CMU's Miller Gallery in the Purnell Center for the Arts on the Pittsburgh campus.



Green Energy Models Created for Remote Islands
Remote island communities from the Azores to Nome, Alaska, could experience drastic reductions in the cost of electricity and CO2 emissions by using new smart energy grid technology developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Electric Energy Systems Group.

Festival Brings 2 Sundance Winners to Pittsburgh

Running March 22 through April 15, CMU's International Film Festival, "Faces of Others," uses a record 20 films to explore the concept of the other - or anything that is not us. The Sundance winners featured in the festival are "Putin's Kiss" and "5 Broken Cameras."

CyLab Teams Develop Consumer Security App  

Carnegie Mellon CyLab researchers have developed a new app called SafeSlinger that allows smartphone users to safely and privately retrieve information from trusted sources.

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Help ensure the safety and well-being of the CMU community:
University Police: 412-268-2323 | Ethics Hotline: 1-877-700-7050

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Personal Mention 
 This issue features: 

Pamela Wigley
Jacqueline Guevel
Dario Donatelli
Kiron Skinner 
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