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Cover Story: Face of the Future
The long-awaited moment had arrived. Nearly three weeks earlier, a Carnegie Mellon news release had revealed the two-year search to find President Jared L. Cohon’s successor had successfully concluded. Subra Suresh would become the university’s ninth president on July 1. But it wasn’t until this day, February 21, when the university community would have its first chance to hear him speak, as part of CMU’s official welcoming of Suresh and his family. When he stepped onto the stage of the University Center’s McConomy Auditorium, those in attendance, as well as a worldwide audience (over a live Web cast), waited...Read More
In This Issue
October 2013, Vol. 10 No. 4
It’s often said institutions take on the personality of its leader. Carnegie Mellon has a new leader, Subra Suresh, the university ninth president. Get a glimpse of his personality, as well as his motivations, goals, and perhaps even his favorite NFL football team by reading this issue’s cover story, “Face of the Future.” Make sure to delve into some other fascinating stories, too—everything from the new cyber-currency craze, Bitcoin (“Making Money”) to a dominant night for CMU at the Tony Awards (Beyond the Cut’s “Well Played”). Enjoy!View the e-Edition »
A digital currency has emerged: Bitcoin, which is essentially Internet money. Bitcoins are being used worldwide for legal and illegal transactions. When CMU’s Nicolas Christin learned of the virtual currency, he was startled by the lack of data. So the cybercrime researcher professor has helped to rectify that, garnering worldwide attention.
There are different paths to success. Some are easier than others. Carnegie Mellon alumna and trustee Carol Williams she has climbed the ladder of a multibillion-dollar global company. But her path, going back to her undergraduate days, has meant dealing with some roadblocks that women know all too well.
Despite constant interruptions of his work because of political upheaval in his native Czechoslovakia, Josef Dadok still managed to introduce and develop the field of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy there. Recently, the Carnegie Mellon emeritus professor was honored with the dedication of a powerful new Czech facility in his name.