December 2008 News Headlines
Four Carnegie Mellon Professors Elected AAAS Fellows
In recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications, Tom M. Mitchell, Eswaran Subrahmanian, Michael Widom, and John L. Woolford have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Building Virtual Worlds Show Continues to Showcase Innovative Student Projects
The flagship course asks first-year Entertainment Technology Center students to demonstrate virtual worlds they created in front of a live audience.
Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts Names Theatre Designer Peter Cooke as Head of its School of Drama
Cooke, a renowned theater designer with a Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales in Australia, will begin his appointment Jan. 1, 2009. Over three decades he has designed more than 100 productions across the disciplines of drama, opera, dance, puppetry and music theater.
Carnegie Mellon's Shawn Blanton Named IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Electrical and Computer Engineering
Blanton, ECE professor and director of Center for Silicon Systems Implementation, named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to the testing of micromechanical systems and integrated circuits.
Carnegie Mellon Researcher Leads Team on $4.7M Project to Advance Public Transportation for People with Disabilities
Carnegie Mellon, U of Buffalo are collaborating to improve public transportation thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The grant will establish a new Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation.
Carnegie Mellon Developing Automated Systems to Enable Precision Farming of Apples, Oranges
Researchers at the Robotics Institute have received over $10 million from USDA to design automated farm systems to improve fruit quality and lower production costs.
Carnegie Mellon and Sun Microsystems Collaborate to Support Continued Development of Alice Software Environment
Sun will help translate the Java technology-based programming environment into different languages and develop drag and drop artifacts unique to a variety of cultures.