Campus News in Brief

University debuts new website

The university’s newly designed website debuted last Friday at

University Advancement and Computing Services teamed up to revamp the website last spring, recognizing the site had not been updated in years. Dan Boyarski, head of the School of Design, and webmasters across the university contributed expert advice on creating the new site.

Sixteen groups of university stakeholders offered feedback for the website’s development. Undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and prospective students and their parents tested the site.

The home page has a visually strong graphical element that focuses on a feature story, which will change frequently to inform visitors of university initiatives and campus happenings.

Carnegie Mellon to collaborate with Portugal for research initiative

Carnegie Mellon University and the Portuguese government announced plans to collaborate on a long-term basis to expand research and education in information and communication technologies, the university announced last week.

The collaboration will create a joint Information and Communication Technologies Institute, a “virtual” institution with stations in Portugal (ICTI@Portugal) and at Carnegie Mellon (ICTI@CMU).

The institute will emphasize information processing and networking, including critical infrastructures and risk assessment, and corresponding areas of applied mathematics, technology, innovation, and policy.

The university and the Portuguese government, which approached Carnegie Mellon and other leading institutions to explore possibilities for collaboration, signed the agreement Friday in Aveiro, Portugal. Carnegie Mellon administrators and faculty assessed the elements of collaborating for months before deciding.

16th annual International Festival begins Thursday

Carnegie Mellon will host its 16th annual International Festival “Body, Mind and Spirit: Prescriptions for Global Health” this Thursday through Saturday, featuring multicultural food and performances.

Richard Heinzl, founder of Doctors Without Borders in Canada, will deliver the keynote lecture “Living in a World Without Borders” on Friday at 12:30 p.m. in Rangos Ballroom.

An international food festival will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday on the first floor of the University Center, along with other festival programs that will take place throughout the UC on Saturday afternoon.

The weekend will also feature a performance of Sacred Music Sacred Dance by the Multiphonic Singers of Drepung Loseling Monastery on Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. in Rangos Ballroom. Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the group performs as a means of promoting world peace.

Memorial service to be held for Wei Wei Wang

Kappa Phi Lambda is hosting a memorial service for Wei Wei Wang this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Rachel Mellon Walton Room in Posner Hall.

Wang was a sophomore in the Tepper School of Business and a member of Kappa Phi Lambda, Alpha Kappa Psi, and varsity cheerleading. She died on April 12 from injuries she sustained in an accident at Forbes Avenue and Margaret Morrison Street and would have celebrated her 20th birthday November 7.

For more information about the memorial program, contact the Office of the Dean of Student affairs at x8-2075.