August 16, 2012 Vol. 23, No. 6

Welcome Class of 2016; Move-in Day is Sunday 

Freshmen Move-in Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus will welcome the Class of 2016 this Sunday, Aug. 19, when more than 1,400 first-year students will move into their residence halls beginning at 9 a.m. for the start of a weeklong orientation program. CMU President Jared L. Cohon will officially welcome the class and their families at 4 p.m. in the Baker Hall lawn tent.  

 

Traffic restrictions will be in place to accommodate the move-in. Closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be:   

  • Margaret Morrison Street, between Forbes Avenue and Tech Street;
  • Tech Street, between Margaret Morrison Street and Schenley Drive;
  • and Morewood Avenue between Fifth and Forbes avenues.   

More than 100 first-year students are expected to begin a week of orientation activities at Carnegie Mellon in Qatar on Sunday, Aug. 26.   

 

Read more about First-Year Orientation.  


CMU's Lane Center To Lead Development of Digital Tools To ID, Treat Cancer Tumors     

Robert Murphy

Carnegie Mellon recently received nearly $1 million from Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement program to develop digital image analysis tools that will guide physicians in identifying and treating aggressive prostate cancer tumors and pediatric liver tumors.

Robert F. Murphy, director of CMU's Lane Center for Computational Biology, will direct the two-year project, "Automated Biomarker Identification for Cancer Detection and Prognosis," which will bring together researchers at Carnegie Mellon with investigators at UPMC and Omnyx, LLC.

 

Read the full story.  


CMU, Governor Corbett Greenlight Pennsylvania  

Carnegie Mellon Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Kamlet, Ray Lane, chairman of CMU's Board of Trustees, Carl Rosenthal, co-director of the Entertainment Technology Center Silicon Valley campus site, and heads of seven CMU "Greenlighting Startup" companies joined Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett earlier this week during his trip to Silicon Valley to tout Pennsylvania as the location of choice for major tech firms and emerging startups.   

 

The governor visited companies with CMU ties, including Google and ModCloth, as well as businesses that came to Pittsburgh by acquiring CMU startups, such as McKesson, NetApp and Apple.  

 


Alumna Wins Entrepreneurial Contest  

Tess Lojacono (A'82) is returning to Pittsburgh with a dream.

Lojacono, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's School of Art, recently won $100,000 in Pittsburgh's Experienced Dreamers contest, a national competition that invited entrepreneurs 45 years of age or older to submit proposals to launching their dream venture in Pittsburgh.

 


Drama Teams Play NYC's Fringe Festival 

Three groups of drama students are showcasing their talents at the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) through Aug. 26 in New York City. It's the largest multi-arts festival in North America.

The students are performing works that premiered in last winter's College of Fine Arts' "Playground," the annual weeklong festival of student work. Performances include "Sheherezade," a new take on the classic story of the Arabian nights, "Behind the Badge," an autobiographical piece about two police officers and their sons, and "Inexperienced Love," a musical comedy that follows three dynamic story lines exploring romance, discovery and the pitfalls of "this puzzling emotion called love."


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