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Hospital AdvertisingJanuary 30, 2015

Ethicists Question Impact of Hospital Advertising
In a commentary piece published in JAMA Internal Medicine, CMU's Alex John London and Pitt's Yael Schenker question the impact of health information that is available online, voicing their concerns that reliable and unbiased information may be hard to identify among the growing number of medical care advertisements.

PrivacyJanuary 29, 2015

Individuals May Fail To Navigate Complex Tradeoffs in Privacy Decision-Making
We leave a trail of data, both knowingly and unwittingly, with every swipe of a credit card, post on social media and query on a search engine. Carnegie Mellon University researchers detail the privacy hurdles people face while navigating in the information age, and what should be done about privacy at a policy level.

Ed BoydenJanuary 23, 2015

Ed Boyden To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University will award the third annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Ed Boyden, associate professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute.

Linda BabcockJanuary 21, 2015

Linda Babcock’s Books Earn High Praise From The Business Journals
Two books authored by Linda Babcock, the James M. Walton Professor of Economics at the Heinz and Dietrich colleges, have been recognized among "the most important business books ever written" by Ed Stych, national special section editor at The Business Journals.

Humanities FestivalJanuary 21, 2015

CMU, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust To Launch Inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities Festival
J. Kevin McMahon and Paul Organisak of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and David Shumway of Carnegie Mellon will outline the vision for the festival at 10 a.m., Jan. 28 at the James R. Rohr Building at 805-807 Liberty Ave in downtown. Running March 26-29, the festival will feature “Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters” by internationally renowned experts, artists and intellectual innovators.

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