Campus News in Brief

Graduates excel in scholarship program

Carnegie Mellon graduates Ally Reeves, Gregory Newby, and Julia Stein were recently named recipients of the prestigious U.S. Student Fulbright Scholarship. The Fulbright Scholars Program originated in 1946 as a way to promote learning among the United States and other countries of the world.

Reeves graduated in 2008 from the masters of fine arts program and plans to work in Mumbai, India, with an international organization called Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action, and Research to create installation art and participate in research. Her primary work will concern how street vendors were portrayed in media from the 19th century to modern times.

Newby, who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2009 in biological sciences, will be researching in the lab of professor Andreas Plückthun at the biochemistry institute of the University of Zurich in Switzerland. The research will focus on creating a molecular, fluorescent sensor that will monitor protein modifications inside living cells, which could help identify new targets for cancer therapy.

A bachelor of humanities and arts 2008 graduate, Stein will travel to Helsinki, Finland to enter the master of arts degree program in live art and performance studies at the Theatre Academy Helsinki. She plans to participate in the production of a film with Finnish artist.
More information on Fulbright at Carnegie Mellon can be found at

Flu season approaches with H1N1

Student Health Services held its seasonal flu clinics on Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Dowd Room and from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Student Health Services. There was another clinic scheduled, but the turnout to the first clinic was so large that Health Services expected to run out of the vaccine, and announced that the second clinic on Sept. 18 was canceled.

In an e-mail sent to the campus community, Anita Barkin, director of Student Health Services, reassured the community that more flu vaccines are on order and there will be more clinics to come. She also reiterated that “the seasonal influenza vaccine is distinct from the H1N1 vaccine, which will not be available nationally until late October or November,” as well as encouraging that everyone exercise good hygiene habits.
There is no charge for the vaccine if one is covered under Carnegie Mellon University insurance or Highmark insurance plans; otherwise the cost is $15.

A new single-dose vaccine for the H1N1 virus was approved on Sept. 15, and the vaccines should become available next month, according to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.