The Link is the magazine of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.

Its name recognizes the pioneering work of two of the School of Computer Science's co-founders, Allen Newell and Herb Simon, who invented the use of linked-list data structures for representing complex information.

But it also serves as the link between the School of Computer Science and more than 10,000 alumni, colleagues, parents and other friends around the world.

From the latest issue:

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Jason Togyer Sunday December 13, 2009
For several days, all eyes were focused on Pittsburgh as world leaders gathered in the city for one singular event.No, not the "Group of 20" summit. We're talking about Pogopalooza--the sixth-annual world championship for pogo stick enthusiasts, held in Pittsburgh from Aug. 19-22. The local organizer was Nick Ryan, a junior in Carnegie Mellon's philosophy department and an avid pogoer. 

SCS in the News

Jason Togyer Sunday December 13, 2009
Reunion marks quarter-century of AndrewIt was the project that turned Carnegie Mellon into the most-wired campus in the world, and on Nov. 6 and 7, the university celebrated the 25th (plus one) anniversary of the Andrew Project with a reunion in Pittsburgh. 

Web Extra

Jason Togyer Friday October 16, 2009
The Link recently compiled profiles of the School of Computer Science's six newest faculty members, and we thought you might enjoy reading them.Download them in PDF form here. 

From the Dean

Randy Bryant Friday August 07, 2009
I've just passed the five-year mark as dean of the School of Computer Science. Time has gone by very quickly, yet many things have transpired during that period. 

Gates Center, Hillman Center to be Dedicated Sept. 22

Jason Togyer Friday August 07, 2009
A daylong celebration on Sept. 22 will herald the opening of the striking new Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies. The events being planned will include visits from the buildings' namesakes, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Pittsburgh philanthropists Henry and Elsie Hillman, who will help the university celebrate five decades of leadership in computer science education and research.  

New Buildings Offer Fresh Start for Fall Term

Jason Togyer Friday August 07, 2009
When Jim Skees, director of building facilities for the School of Computer Science, describes the upcoming move into the Gates and Hillman centers, he jokingly describes it as "dollies full of boxes as far as the eyes can see."