January 2007 Headlines
Companies Keep Jobs, Talent in Pittsburgh
Partnerships between local universities and technology companies are turning Pittsburgh into a high-tech hub.
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Launch Joint Doctoral Program in Structural Biology, Biophysics
Researchers Develop Web Site to Improve Travel Risk Information
Carnegie Mellon engineers will unveil Traffic STATS—an interactive web site that can inform consumers about how traffic fatality risks vary by time of day, vehicle type, age, and other categories—at the 86th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 21-25 in Washington, D.C.
Since its completion in 2003, the Human Genome Project has resulted in the discovery of myriad new proteins and pathways, creating a pressing need for researchers who are able to decipher the structure and function of these vitally important molecules. To meet the demand for this new scientific work force, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are launching a joint doctoral degree program in structural biology and biophysics.
Master of Entertainment Management Program Has New Hollywood Home
Second-year students in the Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) program have a new place to call home: the Carnegie Mellon Los Angeles Center in North Hollywood, Calif. The center is minutes from the heart of Hollywood's film and television industries.
Claytronics—Objects of Imagination
An interdisciplinary research team is exploring and defining Claytronics, a programmable form of matter with the potential to change everything from office meetings to surgery to communication, and so much more.
PNC Professorship in Computational Finance Created
A $1 million gift from the PNC Foundation and a $250,000 gift from PNC chairman and CEO James Rohr will establish the professorship aimed at supporting outstanding junior faculty.