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CMU-Rwanda Graduates First Class

CMU-Rwanda Graduates First Class

Merab Twahirwa (E'14) and three classmates from the inaugural class at Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda completed the coursework for their master's degree in information technology in Pittsburgh.

Twahirwa and 21 others graduated from CMU in Rwanda's Master of Science in Information Technology program on July 24.

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College of Engineering Dean Jim Garrett talks about Carnegie Mellon University's impact on East Africa via the Master of Science in Information Technology program.

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Next Generation Computing

Reinventing English Proficiency Tests

Reinventing English Proficiency Tests

Just as he did with his two previous companies, both of which were acquired by Google Inc., serial entrepreneur and Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Luis von Ahn is out to prove once again that a company can do well by doing good. Even the company's name, Duolingo, suggests that two things can be accomplished at once.

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Energy & the Environment

Energy and America's Future

Energy and America's Future

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited Carnegie Mellon University on Monday to lead a public meeting on natural gas and its role in America's energy future. The DOE forum, part of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) established earlier this year by U.S. President Barack Obama, was hosted on CMU's Pittsburgh campus by the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

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Next Generation Computing

Explorable Inequality

Explorable Inequality

Readers of the provocative bestseller "Capital in the 21st Century," who want to take a closer look at the income database analyzed by economist and author Thomas Piketty can take advantage of an online tool created at Carnegie Mellon University. The site, Explorable Inequality, enables people to use an interactive map to explore and study more than 100 years of tax data from 29 countries.

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