Heinz College Hosts U.S. Senatorial Debate
Release Date: Feb 04, 2016
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Heinz College, in association with Pennsylvania’s 14th Ward Democratic Club, hosted a U.S. senatorial debate on Sunday, January 31. More than 600 members of the greater Pittsburgh community visited the Carnegie Mellon University campus on a sunny afternoon to engage in the political process as three Democratic senatorial candidates from Pennsylvania – John Fetterman, mayor of Braddock, Pa.; Katie McGinty, former chief of staff to Gov. Tom Wolf and former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department ...
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Student Group Bringing Big Data to Cities
Release Date: Feb 04, 2016
Students for Urban Data Systems (SUDS) is a new student group that brings together the vast (and growing) array of disciplines related to cities adapting new methods of “big data” collection and analysis to improve their delivery of municipal services, from providing water and police protection to repairing infrastructure....
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Recent Master of Medical Management Graduates Take their Careers to the Next Level
Release Date: Feb 03, 2016
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The Master of Medical Management (MMM) program at CMU’s H. John Heinz III College arms physicians with leadership and management skills they need to lead today’s health care organizations, and to shape the future of tomorrow’s health care industry....
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MMM Alumnus Helps Bring World-Class Medical Care to the Middle East
Release Date: Jan 08, 2016
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Marc Harrison (MMM ’07) knows the importance of good medical care, both personally and professionally. A Pittsburgh native and Heinz College alumnus, Marc has worked at Cleveland Clinic since 1999, where he has served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Care, Director of Medical Operations, and Chief Medical Officer. In his most recent role as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Harrison has accomplished incredible things, leading the evolution of the project from concept to fully-fledged...
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Reaping the Mutual Benefits of Creative Collaboration
Release Date: Jan 06, 2016
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Imagine a future where algorithms can help public officials solve problems – like rising crime and disease outbreaks – not in years, but in seconds. For Carnegie Mellon University’s Event and Pattern Detection (EPD) Lab, the future is now. That was Daniel B. Neill’s message during a recent presentation to representatives from the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Analytics Group on the CMU campus. Neill, EPD Lab Director and Associate Professor of Information Systems at the H. John Heinz III Col...
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Sean Bowie Hopes to Bring his Commitment to Education to the Arizona State Senate
Release Date: Jan 05, 2016
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If there’s one thing Sean Bowie (MSPPM ’13) cares about, it’s making sure everyone has access to a quality education. Nowhere in the country is this a bigger challenge than in his home state of Arizona. In the seven years since he graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees from Arizona State University (ASU), tuition rates in that state have risen 83 percent, while its public universities have experienced greater cuts in funding than anywhere else in the country. In his current role in the provost’...
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Keeping Arrow Sharp: Sameer Sait
Release Date: Dec 16, 2015
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In his current role as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 150 company with 2014 sales of $22.8 billion, Sameer Sait (MISM '04) is responsible for protecting the company’s digital assets. To accomplish this, he leads teams devoted to everything from IT governance, risk, and compliance to security operations and incident response). Prior to joining Arrow, Sait performed a similar role as Vice President and Head of Information Security at MassMutua...
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Vamanan Gopalakrishnan to Serve as Social Entrepreneur in Residence
Release Date: Dec 02, 2015
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Heinz College student Vamanan Gopalakrishnan (MSPPM ‘17) was recently named Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Carnegie Mellon’s Institute for Social Innovation (ISI), a position he will hold for the remainder of the academic year. “There are so many issues happening on a global level that I know we could solve if people would come together to find a solution,” said Gopalakrishnan. “But everyone’s so caught up in their own work, that it takes social innovation as a field of study to unite the...
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Heinz Students Learn About Smart(er) Incentives for Business Attraction
Release Date: Nov 23, 2015
This fall Dr. Ellen Harpel visited Heinz College to give a talk entitled "Business Location Incentives for Economic Development". Dr. Harpel is the founder of Smart Incentives and president of Business Development Advisors LLC (BDA), an economic development and market intelligence consulting firm....
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MSISPM Students Compete in National Cyber Analyst Challenge
Release Date: Nov 19, 2015
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Earlier this month, four students from the Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management Program (MSISPM) program at H. John Heinz III College competed in final round of the first annual National Cyber Analyst Challenge in Washington, D.C. The Carnegie Mellon University team featured Richard Bavis, Sarah Chandel, Krishanand Maharaj, and Anthony Singleton, all second-year MSISPM students....
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Brian Kovak and Beibei Li Honored with Professorships
Release Date: Nov 18, 2015
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At a ceremony in the Posner Center, Brian Kovak will receive the H. John Heinz III Dean’s Career Development Professorship, and Beibei Li will be presented with the Carnegie Mellon University Anna Loomis McCandless Professorship. Kovak and Li embody the interdisciplinary focus of Heinz College, as they represent its two renowned graduate institutions: the School of Public Policy and Management, and the School of Information Systems and Management. “Brian and Beibei have contributed to the Hein...
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Heinz Students Help Land Community Redevelopment Grant
Release Date: Nov 16, 2015
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Thanks to the efforts of three Carnegie Mellon University students, a dilapidated building in a recovering former steel town will see new life as a community gathering space and urban garden....
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CED’s Fall Event Series Wraps Up
Release Date: Oct 26, 2015
The Heinz College's Center for Economic Development wrapped up its fall event series in October. Here’s a brief description of the events. ...
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Heinz Partners with Anita Borg Institute to Support Women in Technology
Release Date: Oct 12, 2015
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Since 1994, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing has inspired thousands of women technologists to take an active role in bringing the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presented by the Anita Borg Institute, the GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. In that spirit of technological scholarship and collaboration, H. John Heinz III College will provide significant scholarship opportunities to recipients of the Grace Hopper Cele...
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The MetroLab Network was announced by the White House as part of a ’Smart Cities’ initiative and the first meeting of the group was held Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2015
Heinz College Distinguished Service Professor Rick Stafford saw his concept of a nationwide network of city/university partnerships come into reality today when over 20 major U.S. cities and their universities created the MetroLab Network at a meeting in Washington, DC. ...
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