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Power PlantAging Power Plants Provide Trump Administration With Environmental Risks and Economic Opportunities
When it comes to the current plans to retire U.S. power plants, CMU researchers believe we are "running towards a cliff with no fence."

In a recent study, they found that power plant retirement trends will complicate achieving long-term carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction targets and require a significant increase in capital investments.

Erwin SteinbergFour Nonprofits Receive Bequest from Steinberg Estate
Erwin R. and Beverly Steinberg planned to leave one last gift, naming Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and WQED as the recipients of a $1 million dollar donation split among the organizations.

Computer VisionComputer Vision Takes Off
Computer vision has exploded over the past five years, and it is now able to identify objects with uncanny accuracy, leading to advances in everything from surveillance cameras to self-driving vehicles.

BeliefsEconomists Discuss How Desire to Shape Beliefs Influences Behavior
Believe it—or not—the extent of how much our personal beliefs and morals influence decisions is spurring academic inquiry.

Two recent events brought top minds to CMU to discuss moral influence, self-image and sense-making and their implications for economics and much more.

XPRIZERoboTutor Advances to Global Learning XPRIZE Semifinals
XPRIZE is attempting to address the acute shortage of teachers in developing countries by funding an international competition to create open-source Android tablet apps that enable children ages 7-10 to learn basic reading, writing and math skills without requiring adult assistance. Apps were created in both English and Swahili.

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Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is no ordinary liberal arts school. From creative writing and neuroscience to behavioral economics and bioethics, the Dietrich College is home to eight departments as well as many programs and research centers that often cross disciplines to solve real-world problems.

Learn more about Bill Dietrich and his gift to Carnegie Mellon University.

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