FebruarySo far in the month of February, Carnegie Mellon Media Relations has counted hundreds of references to the university in worldwide publications. Here is a sample.
The MOOC-Averse Technology U. | InsideHigherEd.com
While other universities move quickly to offer courses online for free, Carnegie Mellon University is instead starting for-profit efforts designed to capture segments of the education market. Provost Mark Kamlet said the university is looking for a "financially sustainable" way to expand its reach. So far, that means a handful of spinoffs with a variety of products aimed at workforce development and online education.
Reframe the Workplace, Change the World | Forbes.com
There hasn’t been nearly enough press for an unprecedented new program at Carnegie Mellon University, the Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women. The Academy and its affiliated program PROGRESS, are the first of their kind to not only teach women negotiation, but to "look at critical leadership skills through a negotiation lens."
Targeting Tech-Savvy Startups | The Wall Street Journal
Three months ago, Rodrigo Carvalho and Lukas Bouvrie were working 20-hour days to raise money and attract clients for Black Locus Inc., a 20-person Austin, Texas, startup that uses algorithms to help retailers sell their wares on the Web. Now, the recent graduates of Carnegie Mellon University's business school work for the world's largest home-improvement retailer, Home Depot Inc.
Designing the ultimate bobsled for BMW | The Los Angeles Times
Scully got his start in the car racing business through an apprenticeship at Johnson Engineering Motorsports in Providence, R.I. He joined BMW soon after that and learned he liked to both build and race cars. He enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he earned a bachelor's degree in industrial design.
Human Brain's Seamless Backup Mechanism Observed | Science World Report, New York
A new combination of neural imaging methods has been used by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University to discover exactly how the human brain adapts to injury.
In New England, a Natural Gas Trap | The New York Times
“It is certainly true that a region like New England that relies on a single fuel source like natural gas for the bulk of its power does leave itself open for more disruptions than a region with a more diverse fuel mix,” said Jay Apt, executive director of the Electricity Industry Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. “It’s not a knock against natural gas; it’s a knock against a single fuel source.”
Opinion: Doctors Who Don't Speak Out | The New York Times
Money can also shift a physician’s sense of loyalty, said George Loewenstein, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University who has studied medical conflict-of-interest policies. “If someone has been paying you or employing you, it is very difficult to blow the whistle,” said Professor Loewenstein, who teaches economics and psychology. “It offends our sense of loyalty.”
MBA Concentrations for the Daring | Bloomberg Businessweek
For a decade, students at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business have signed on for the Management of Innovation & Product Development track. To complete the concentration, MBA students study industrial and engineering design fundamentals and participate in a capstone course that involves working closely with a company on a project.
16 Great Startups College Students Are Working On Right Now | BusinessInsider.com
Todd Medema is COO and one of the three co-founders of AutoRef, a company that hopes to make car salesmen obsolete. Craig Younkins, is another one of Autoref's founders who wrote the code that powers the website. Younkins was also studying at Carnegie Mellon when they came up with the concept for the startup. Craig's taking a leave of absence and is working with Todd to grow the business.
For U.S. Colleges in India, Great Possibilities, Thwarted Hopes | The Chronicle of Higher Education
It's English-speaking. More than 100,000 Indian students, most at the graduate level, now study in the United States, second just to China, and the faculty ranks of American universities are chockablock with Indian-born professors. What's more, American involvement in higher education on the subcontinent dates back decades, to the early days of Indian independence, when American universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon helped start some of India's best, among them the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology.
The Saturday Essay: Family Inc. | The Wall Street Journal
An executive at Google tipped me off to a 2010 study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon and MIT that showed that groups with a higher proportion of females make more effective decision. Studies of corporate boards and federal judges concur. Groups with more women are more sensitive to others and reach compromise more quickly.
Carnegie Mellon Chooses a New President | The New York Times
Subra Suresh, the director of the National Science Foundation, has been chosen as the next president of Carnegie Mellon University and will assume the post on July 1. At the foundation, Dr. Suresh, a materials engineer, was the host of a Global Summit on Scientific Merit Review.
Crowdsourced language app seeks to translate entire Web | USA Today
Where others saw two prickly problems, Luis von Ahn saw one big, slightly crazy idea. A computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a native of Guatemala, von Ahn learned a few years ago that about 1.2 billion people worldwide are struggling to learn a foreign language, but most can't afford to pay for instruction.
Back on Broadway | New York Post
Hilty, 31, had almost no TV experience when she started on “Smash” as Ivy Lynn, a chorine who would stop at nothing to become a star, even if it meant sleeping her way to the top. The classically trained Carnegie Mellon grad aced production numbers and sang to the camera like she was singing to her No. 1 fan in the front row at the St. James Theater. While the show’s “dramatic” scenes elicited yawns (the Debra Messing adoption story line), Hilty played everything, well, to the hilt.
Staging a Sisterhood | The New York Times
The old boys’ club of New York theater, for decades defined by the chummy relationships of producers and directors, is changing with the rise of female directors who are in demand by veteran playwrights as well as hot young writers.