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Creativity & the Arts

Take Me Out To a Ballgame

Take Me Out To a Ballgame

Carnegie Mellon University's Pre-College A-capella Club hit it out of PNC Park, where they sang the national anthem before a crowd of 33,000.

Singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a Pittsburgh Pirates game is an annual tradition for the summer Pre-College students.

It didn't hurt that the Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-2, on Sunday, July 6.

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Energy & the Environment

Physics Prize

Physics Prize

Physics Professor Robert Swendsen's classes often leave students clamoring for more — even though they are some of the hardest they've ever taken. But due to Swendsen's teaching, the classes also are among their favorites. The Carnegie Mellon University faculty member and award-winning teacher was recently recognized for his research efforts as the winner of the 2014 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics from the American Physical Society.

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Creativity & the Arts

CMU Helps Form Video Game Alliance

CMU Helps Form Video Game Alliance

Carnegie Mellon University's Drew Davidson is among the players heading the Higher Education Video Game Alliance announced earlier this month. The Alliance will provide a platform for leading academics to showcase the critical role video game programs are playing in educating and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

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Health & Wellness

Surgical Robot

Surgical Robot

The flexible movements of a new device could give surgeons better access to tough-to-reach spaces. Medrobotics Corp. announced earlier this year that it would begin limited marketing in Europe of a robot-assisted surgical device based on the bio-inspired robot research of Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University professor of robotics.

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