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Creativity & the Arts

Career Fashioning

Career Fashioning

Michael Preysman (E'07) is fascinated by the way things are made. 

The Carnegie Mellon University alumnus' obsession led across several continents in his quest to found Everlane, an online clothing retailer that specializes in minimalist design and a radically transparent take on the fashion industry.

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Health & Wellness

Parenting: Fun and Games

Parenting: Fun and Games

Kevin Zollman's take on parenting can raise some eyebrows. When the Carnegie Mellon University professor of philosophy discusses communication between adults and their children, his approach is guided by years of studying game theory, a field of study that delves into strategic decision-making. His research points in one direction: "You're always in a negotiation with your kids."

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Health & Wellness

$3.1M Gift Spurs Genetic Treatments

$3.1M Gift Spurs Genetic Treatments

The DSF Charitable Foundation has given $3.1 million to Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology (CNAST) to enable the multidisciplinary center to create synthetic molecules geared toward understanding and treating infectious disease, cancers and neurodegenerative disorders. "The DSF Charitable Foundation's extraordinary support for CNAST at Carnegie Mellon will have an impact on many lives," said CMU President Subra Suresh.

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Global Society & Economy

Seeding Energy Innovation

Seeding Energy Innovation

Hundreds of cell towers dot the landscape of rural Rwanda. They service areas miles from established energy grids, but soon they could anchor a system of microgrids electrifying the country's rural areas. Carnegie Mellon University's Nathan Williams, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, is exploring that possibility in part with assistance from a seed grant from the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

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