Campus News in Brief

Andy awards this Friday

Carnegie Mellon’s 13th annual Andy Staff Recognition Awards ceremony will be held Friday. The ceremony is designed to honor staff members who have made an extraordinary commitment to the university. Fellow members of the campus community can nominate their favorite staff member in one of five categories: Dedication, Innovation, Commitment to Students, University Citizenship, and Culture. This year’s Commitment to Students category replaces the previous Enthusiasm category.

Nominees for the different categories have either demonstrated dedication to serving customers; have developed new approaches, methods and systems to improve organizational effectiveness; have demonstrated dedication; have fostered cooperation, collaboration, and communication among university constituents to serve the university community; or have created a positive and supportive work environment.

Nominees can be any non-faculty staff member, including those in academic, research, or administrative units. More than 75 staff members have been nominated for the honor.

The ceremony will begin at noon in McConomy Auditorium.

University hosts eCrime Summit

Carnegie Mellon will be hosting the second annual eCrime Research Summit Oct. 4 and 5. The event will be hosted by the Carnegie Mellon University CyLab, a combination of over 200 students, staff, and faculty who work toward developing new technologies and educating individuals. The conference will commence with a buffet dinner, drinks and an eCrime cabaret performance on the evening of Oct. 3.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Gary McGraw, chief technology officer of Cigital Inc. McGraw will speak about the security issues that arise from multi-player games. The summit will also include a panel on political phishing that will discuss the potential for such phishing to impact the 2008 presidential election. In addition, Carnegie Mellon researchers will explain how typical e-mail users respond to phishing scams and how education on phishing prevention can be improved.

The event will take place at the Holiday Inn Select University Center in Oakland and is sponsored by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

Registration for the event is still open. APWG members can register for $300, while non-members pay $350. Students who work in a qualifying program have the option of registering at a student rate.

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