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Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Margaret Morrison Carnegie HallSchool of Design

Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, home of the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture and Carnegie Mellon School of Design.

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private research university in Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and independent schools: the College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, H. John Heinz III College and the School of Computer Science. Carnegie Mellon consistently ranks in the top 25 in the national U.S. News & World Report rankings. Carnegie Mellon counts 13,650 students from 114 countries, over 100,000 living alumni and over 5,000 faculty and staff. Past and present faculty and alumni include 19 Nobel Prize Laureates, 13 Members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 72 Members of the National Academies, 114 Emmy Award Winners, 41 Tony Award laureates, 7 Academy Award Winners, and 12 Turing Award winners.

The campus has served as the locale for many motion pictures. Alumnus George A. Romero filmed "Creepshow" (1982) in and around Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall. Other movies filmed at Carnegie Mellon include Wonder Boys, The Mothman Prophecies, Dogma, Lorenzo's Oil, Hoffa, The Dark Knight Rises, and Flashdance. The university is also featured prominently in the films Smart People, Monkey Shines, and in the anime Summer Wars. While enrolled at Carnegie Mellon, acting students Michael McKean and David Lander created the characters "Lenny & Squiggy." The pair continued performing the characters in live comedy routines before joining the cast of the TV series "Laverne and Shirley."

Other notable alumni include author Michael Chabon; TV producers Bud Yorkin and Steven Bochco; "Star Trek" actors René Auberjonois and Zachary Quinto; actresses Shari Belafonte, Mariette Hartley, Holly Hunter and Ming-Na Wen; and actors William Atherton, Matthew Bomer, Albert Brooks, James Cromwell, Ted Danson, Robert Foxworth, Frank Gorshin, Ethan Hawke, Jack Klugman, Pablo Schreiber and Patrick Wilson.

Library access: Libraries are open to visitors. Two-hour guest passes are available for non-commercial use of library computers. Alumni may obtain borrowing privileges for $50 per year. Other visitors may obtain borrowing privileges for $75 per year.

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