jueves, 19 de febrero de 2009

Circulo presente! CMU's latest recognitions

El Circulo is presente! in CMU's efforts to service the community and to have a strong web presence!!

CMU NAMED TO PRESIDENTIAL HONOR ROLL FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE & AMONG WORLD'S MOST VISIBLE UNIVERSITIES ON THE WEB

The Corporation for National and Community Service has named Carnegie Mellonto the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll forexemplary community service efforts. Launched in 2006, the Community ServiceHonor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for itscommitment to service-learning and civic engagement.Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Outreach Judith Hallinen said shedocumented more than 88,000 hours of service to the community during thelast academic year. The information she submitted to the Corporation forNational and Community Service included data from programs and activitiesacross campus, including the Center for Economic Development at the HeinzCollege, the Technology Consulting in the Community computer science class,the undergraduate service requirement at the Tepper School, the Toys forTots and Pencil for Pupils drives in the College of Engineering and serviceactivities coordinated by the Office of Student Affairs."The strength of Carnegie Mellon is directly tied to the strength of ourregion," Hallinen said. "Community service and service-learning activitiesprovide opportunities for students to develop their expertise and provide apositive impact on the community at the same time."For more:http://www.cmu.edu/news/blog/2009/Winter%202009/honored-for-community-service.shtmle.shtml

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The Cybermetrics Lab, part of the largest public research group in Spain,recently released its 2009 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. The rankings, published semiannually since 2004, are designed to convince academic and political communities of the importance of web publication not only for dissemination of academic knowledge, but also for measuring scientific activities, performance and impact. Of the 16,000 higher education institutions in the January 2009 study, Carnegie Mellon ranked No.15. For the full list, visit http://www.webometrics.info/top4000.asp