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Next Generation Computing

Life's a Beach

Life's a Beach

A simple mathematical process inspired by piles of sand is a model of the statistical properties of natural hazards such as earthquakes, forest fires and avalanches.

Wes Pegden, an assistant professor of mathematical sciences in Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science, is working to understand the intricate fractal structures produced by this process.

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Creativity & the Arts

Where It All Began

Where It All Began

Kenny Chesney was a valet. Toby Keith played football. Merle Haggard was in jail. Dan Smyers? Before the rising country star took to the stage with songwriting partner Shay Mooney, the Dan + Shay guitar slinger studied finance at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Global Society & Economy

President Suresh Inducted Into 3rd National Academy

President Suresh Inducted Into 3rd National Academy

Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh has been inducted into the Institute of Medicine, making him the only university president to be elected to all three national academies.

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Health & Wellness

Celebrating Brains

Celebrating Brains

This weekend marked Carnegie Mellon University's 20 years of advancing brain research through its Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition — a joint venture with the University of Pittsburgh. As part of the festivities, CMU's Miller Gallery is displaying an art exhibit featuring work in and around the brain.

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