Cover Story: Intelligent Action
Heinz School faculty bring together a range of tools and perspectives on public problems
The H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management has never been your average policy school. It has no departments. Students spend a lot of time out in the community, and that community might be in Australia or Pittsburgh or somewhere altogether different. Its faculty members are likely to be found perusing everything from a medical journal to U.S. consumption statistics to Variety.
William Cooper, the school’s first dean, said that the Heinz School’s goal was “to prepare men and women for intelligent action.” This is not just talk: in the...
In This Issue
Dec 2006, Vol. 3 No. 3
Read about the important and compelling issues of public policy in the research and teaching at Carnegie Mellon, especially at the Heinz School. Student interns discuss their first experiences working on Capitol Hill. Carnegie Mellon helps to improve the quality of life for seniors through cutting-edge innovations. And read about the history of Carnegie Mellonï¿½s football team , from 1926 to today.
Packagers of Change
A look at the Heinz School's new Institute of Social Innovation.
Capitol Hill Diaries
Thirlled with Capitol Hill, Friedman fellows share highlights from their summer internships in these diary excerpts.
Space flight will always involve anxious moments, but most threats to astronaut safety can be minimized through proper action based on sound risk analysis. In this article, Paul Fischbeck recounts how NASA learned this lesson the hard way.
Quality Of Life
There's no place like home, especially in life's later years when the other option is an assited-living facility. Takeo Kanade co-directs a new Center that researches ways to apply technology so seniors and people with disabilities can maintain their independence longer.
Minding Monetary Policy
Carnegie Mellon's Gailliot Center is an important voice in monetary policy.
Tech's Greatest Victory
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the biggest upset in the history of Carnegie Mellon football. Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne was so sure his team would win that he didn’t even bother to show up for the game.
Ken Fields (SUPA'72) talks with current student Jaylin Thomas about how the Heinz School has grown since he graduated with its first class.