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Cover Story: Bing It On
The rain won't stop. Usually Qi Lu goes home every Sunday to visit his parents. To get there, the teaching assistant pedals his bicycle for a couple of hours across the sprawling metropolis of Shanghai-one of China's largest cities. The long, exhausting journey hardly makes for a day of rest for Lu, who teaches the other six days of the week.
The loving motivation for those journeys began not long after Lu was born in the eastern port city in 1961, shortly before the start of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Envisioned as a way to put the country back on the path to socialism, the mass movement resulted in a decade of widespread...Read More
In This Issue
October 2010, Vol. 7 No. 4
Fall is here. Days are shorter, nights are longer, and even with all the new programs on television, it sometimes seems like there is nothing on. Don't despair. The October issue of Carnegie Mellon Today will keep you entertained with plenty of drama, a few laughs, and lots of insights-starting with alumnus Qi Lu. He has overcome the kind of challenges that many others would have found insurmountable. Read about Lu in the cover story, "Bing It On," just one of the issue's stories that will entertain and inspire you.
Andrew Robb and the Supremes
The opera stage beckoned for the Kansas City high school student affectionately called Mr. Music by his classmates. With the blessings of his parents, girlfriend, and voice instructor, he pursued his dream at Carnegie Mellon's School of Music until the day came when he cross-examined himself.
Engineer That Could
Most of Derrick Smith's career has been with CSX, a prominent rail-based transportation company. Along the way, the Carnegie Mellon alumnus hasn't just helped CSX excel, he's helped its employees excel, too. Such a track record has landed him on Savoy's list of "The 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America."
Swords Into Silverware
Given the strained relations between Iran and the United States, don't look for U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to have a meal together anytime soon. But that's not stopping some Pittsburghers and Iranians from having a peaceful, enlightening dinner together without them leaving their country.