July 2009 News Headlines
CyLab and Information Networking Institute Help Faculty Nationwide Develop Improved Security Assurance Programs
Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and its Information Networking Institute (INI) are hosting six faculty members for the seventh annual federally funded Information Assurance Capacity Building Program (IACBP) through July 24.
Humanities and Social Sciences Professors Win 2009 Guggenheim Fellowships
Carnegie Mellon University's Mariana Achugar and Terrance Hayes have been confirmed as 2009 Guggenheim Fellows. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards the fellowships and research grants annually to honor "stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment" for those who "add to the educational, literary, artistic and scientific power of this country, and also to provide for the cause of better international understanding."
Steinbrenner Institute to Showcase Environmental Research and Pittsburgh's G-20 Venues to Media Fellows
Carnegie Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (SEER) will host five top journalists July 13–15 at its fifth annual environmental media fellowship.
ETC Press Releases "Well Played 1.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning"
The book is edited by Drew Davidson, program director of ETC-Pittsburgh, and features the work of 22 developers, scholars, reviewers and bloggers who look at video games through various levels of experience.
Professor Jeremy J. Michalek Wins Prestigious Mechanical Engineering Award
Carnegie Mellon University's Jeremy J. Michalek will receive the Design Automation Outstanding Young Investigator Award on Sept. 2 at the 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Design Engineering Technical Conference in San Diego.
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find Social Security Numbers Can Be Predicted from Publicly Available Information
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have shown that public information readily gleaned from governmental sources, commercial data bases, or online social networks can be used to routinely predict most — and sometimes all — of an individual's nine-digit Social Security number.
Pradeep K. Khosla Reappointed as Dean of College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University has appointed University Professor Pradeep K. Khosla, the Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, dean of the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) for a second five-year term, effective July 1.