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Friday, July 28, 2017

Group Travels To Witness Poland's Jewish Past and Present

Poland TripCMU faculty and alumna Laurnie Wilson spent eight days in Poland, thanks to Classrooms Without Borders. They met people personally affected by the course of history who then demonstrate how the events resonated. MORE
Friday, July 21, 2017

Making Education Technology Work for Everyone

Technology Work for EveryoneSeveral Simon Initiative members, including a few from the Dietrich College, presented at the 2017 Global Learning Council Summit. Topics included best practices for TEL in global cross-cultural contexts and overcoming barriers to implementing TEL in higher education. MORE
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Aging Power Plants Provide Trump Administration With Environmental Risks and Economic Opportunities

Aging U.S. Power PlantsWhen 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.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Salakhutdinov, Roeder and Wasserman Receive UPMC Professorships To Help Shape the Future of Healthcare

UPMC ChairsThe financial support continues nearly three decades of UPMC’s investment in CMU, which includes the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance – a collaboration between CMU and the University of Pittsburgh that uses data to improve health outcomes and hopes to transform the practice of medicine. According to Farnam Jahanian, professorships make significant and life-changing research possible at Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Four Nonprofits Receive Bequest from Steinberg Estate

Erwin SteinbergErwin 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. MORE
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Computer Vision Takes Off

Computer VisionComputer 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. MORE
Monday, July 3, 2017

Alex John London Receives Clara L. West Professorship in Ethics and Philosophy

Alex John LondonA prominent ethicist who is frequently called upon to address critical problems nationally and internationally, London researches foundational ethical issues in human-subjects research, issues of social justice, the ethics of autonomous technologies and methodological questions in theoretical and applied ethics. MORE