9/28/09

Our Top 10 Memories of Last Week


10. Watching BOSS and spin-off Plextronics on CBS Evening News segment answering the question “G-20: Why Pittsburgh?” with “Carnegie Mellon” (Watch video)

9. Bill Gates dropping in for a visit to dedicate the new Gates & Hillman Centers (
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8. Australian Prime Minister Rudd also dropping in for a visit just before President Obama kicked off the G-20 Summit (
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7. President Cohon’s commentary on CNN.com offering a lesson to world leaders about transformation (
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6. The Carnegie Mellon and Atlantic Council conference welcoming U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Daniel Rooney and top minds to talk about the future of the G-20 and reading the report that was released in conjunction (
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5. President Cohon joining Newsweek's Howard Fineman, University of Pittsburgh's Mark Nordenberg and UPMC's Jeffrey Romoff to discuss the role universities and medicine have played in transforming Pittsburgh (
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4. Reading Fineman’s piece on Professor Priya Narasimhan and her wireless football and Yinz Cam projects – the personification of Pittsburgh’s innovative nature (
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3. Non-stop listening of the iTunes U podcasts featuring CMU’s many experts on a range of issues explored at the G-20 Summit (
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2. Professor Gregory Lehane directing a concert for First Lady Obama and G-20 spouses at Pittsburgh’s CAPA school – featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Sara Bareilles and Trisha Yearwood, as well as some very excited CAPA students (
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1. Throughout it all – continuing to work alongside the incredible students, alumni, faculty and staff advancing everything from the arts to science to technology, shaping a better future for the world

For more details on the week of Sept. 21-25 at Carnegie Mellon, visit www.cmu.edu.

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