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Andrew Carnegie once said: “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.” That advice, from the man who founded Carnegie Mellon, happens to describe how Jared L. Cohon has lived his life—as a second-grader and as the University’s eighth president.
Seven weeks—that’s right, seven weeks—after graduation from Carnegie Mellon’s musical theater department, Corey Cott lands the lead in a Broadway musical. By all accounts, he’s handsome, he’s talented, and he has a famously sweet heart. By the way, he knows how to get the girl of his dreams, too.
Salt water and an old cotton T-shirt. Those are the unlikely resources Jay Whitacre, materials science and public policy engineering professor, used to design an environmentally friendly battery. Now, with his start-up company, Aquion Energy, he just might change the way we think about energy.
Uruguay, Qatar, the United States, China, and Pakistan are just a few of the places that have honed computer science student Afnan Fahim’s global sensitivity and enthusiasm. Now, as a newly named Fifth-Year Scholar, Fahim intends to serve as a bridge to bring students from Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon Qatar closer together.