September 6, 2012 Vol. 23, No. 9


Provost To Participate in WEF Webcast     

Mark Kamlet

Carnegie Mellon is a player on the world stage.


For the first time during a World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, the university will be represented at a session that will be webcast live, offering a glimpse into the foremost global community of business, political and intellectual leaders.


CMU's representative will be Mark Kamlet (right), provost and executive vice president, who will serve on a panel about the future of education. The panel also includes Gordon Brown, former prime minister of the United Kingdom.


As part of the meeting in Tianjin, China, "The Future of Education" panel discussion will be webcast live at 5:15 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Wednesday, Sept. 12.  


Also participating at the WEF will be CMU faculty members Emma Brunskill,  Golan Levin, Jesse Schell and Jeannette Wing


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Creating New Tools for Orthopedic Surgery   

A multidisciplinary research team led by Carnegie Mellon is developing new treatments to eliminate pathological bone formation in soft tissue, a common and painful occurrence following orthopedic surgeries and amputations.

Jeffrey O. Hollinger (right), professor of biomedical engineering and biological sciences, and head of CMU's Bone Tissue Engineering Center, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, the J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences and Chemistry Professor (left), are using a three-year, $2.93 million grant from the Department of Defense to work with researchers at the U.S. Military Academy, the University of Michigan and the Naval Medical Center to produce a therapeutic solution to treat unwanted bone formation.


Launching New Approach in MBA Education     

A new academic year brings a new approach to MBA education at the Tepper School of Business, pairing one of the world's most rigorous analytic curriculums with an initiative to help students build strong leadership skills and communication expertise.

The initiative will be administered by the newly organized Accelerate Leadership Center. Led by Director Laurie Weingart, the Carnegie Bosch Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, and Associate Director Evelyn Pierce, associate teaching professor of management communications, the center will spearhead mandatory co-curricular activities for all MBA students, including a comprehensive assessment of each student's skills through a partnership with Development Dimensions International.

Student Up for Best Emerging Entrepreneur   

Neil Soni turned a little brother's questions seeking advice about where to go to school into a dynamic online startup that has created a personalized platform for college searches.

Soni, a senior chemical engineering major, is one of five finalists vying for the title of Best Emerging 2012 Entrepreneur from Entrepreneur Magazine. Vote for Soni by Sept. 15.   

Soni and peers Jonathan Bender, a senior in information systems; Kathryn Thomas, a senior in design; Hector Lo, a senior in chemical engineering; and math majors Brett Byler and Yihuan Zhou created, which can help high school seniors match personal interests to a particular college culture.   

Soni lauded CMU for its culture of innovative thinking through programs like Project Olympus, part of the university's Greenlighting Startups initiative, which is designed to speed CMU faculty and student innovations from the research lab to the marketplace.  


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