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Friday, April 29, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University Engineering Students Showcase Embedded Product Prototypes For Capstone Design Class

hamerschlagPriya Narasimhan, a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon and course instructor, said her students worked on a variety of prototypes ranging from a smart kitchen counter that tracks shopping lists and helps consumers cook difficult meals to a ski jacket that controls a mobile music player via touch. MORE
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University's "Fitwits" Partners with Propel McKeesport, Grow Pittsburgh To Start Home Gardens

fitwitsFitwits, a transdisciplinary design research endeavor at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design led by Kristin Hughes, an associate professor of Design, has begun to impact the lives of local communities by addressing unhealthy lifestyles and obesity. The program, along with Grow Pittsburgh will host "Let's Grow, Propel! Family Gardening Adventure" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in the Propel McKeesport Cafeteria, 2412 Versailles Ave. McKeesport, Pa. 15132. Families will learn about gardening from the Fitwits and Grow Pittsburgh with games, food and a plant to get you started.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Student Work Showcased at Undergraduate Research Symposium, May 4

meeting posterThe technological foundations for creating an autonomous firefighting robot, a study of Pennsylvania's Appalachian Trail communities and behavioral research about generosity to the poor are just a few of the projects students will present at Carnegie Mellon University's annual Meeting of the Minds undergraduate research symposium scheduled for 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, in the University Center.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Press Release: Gannett Fleming Inc. Joins Carnegie Mellon's New Pennsylvania Smart Infrastructure Incubator To Develop Approaches To Help Facility Managers

psii logoCarnegie Mellon University and Gannett Fleming Inc. are developing an approach by which integrated information about a facility and its surroundings will ultimately improve the way facility managers monitor, assess, maintain and operate individual buildings and campuses of buildings.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University Engineering Students To Dedicate Windsor Tree for Arbor Day and British Royal Wedding

campusCarnegie Mellon University's student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will dedicate a Persian broadleaf tree to commemorate Arbor Day and to celebrate the wedding of British royals Prince William and Kate Middleton from noon to 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 29 at Scaife Hall.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

News Brief: Qatar Breaks Record

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar announces a record number of applicants for the 2011-2012 incoming class. The number of applicants reached 670, an increase of 26 percent over last year. The growth reflects Education City's prestigious reputation and a greater awareness of Carnegie Mellon's presence in the region. MORE
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students Weigh Costs of Energy Supply Accidents; Class Finds Lack of Data Underestimates Risks In U.S. Energy Supply Chain

hamerschlagThe newly released report "Learning from Energy Supply Catastrophes" found that the U.S. lacks a clear and complete picture of the human, environmental and economic risks of producing and delivering oil, natural gas, coal, electricity and other forms of energy. The study also strongly recommends that the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), a branch of the Energy Department, compile and publish factual information on the consequences of accidents in each energy supply industry.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University Mathematicians and Materials Scientists Resolve a Long-standing Problem in Materials Research

grainsvideoThis finding, reported in the April 1 issue of "Physical Review B" as an Editor's Selection, represents an enormous step forward in reducing the complexity of what scientists and engineers know about materials systems, and provides new insights into developing the predictive theories needed to precisely engineer a material.  MORE
Monday, April 25, 2011

Press Release: MIT Computer Scientist Scott Aaronson To Present Carnegie Mellon's 2011 Buhl Lecture April 29

mellon instituteScott Aaronson, an expert in the realm of computational complexity theory and the founder of ComplexityZoo.com online encyclopedia of computational complexity theory will deliver Carnegie Mellon University's annual Buhl Lecture at 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 29 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Oakland.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Press Release: Will Wright, Creator of Spore® and The Sims® To Receive Carnegie Mellon's Randy Pausch Prize

etc logoWill Wright will receive the Pausch Prize, named for the late co-founder of the ETC and famed author of "The Last Lecture," at the Pittsburgh Technology Council's Design, Art & Technology Awards (DATA) event April 28. He also will participate in the ETC's first Building Virtual Worlds Spring Festival, April 29, at the ETC-Pittsburgh headquarters.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Fine Arts Seniors Present Final Work in "MEGA" the 2011 Senior Exhibition

megaCarnegie Mellon University seniors graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts and Interdisciplinary Art degrees present culminating work in "MEGA," the 2011 Senior Exhibition organized by the School of Art. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. on April 29 at the Miller Gallery on campus. The show will be on display in the Miller Gallery from April 29-May 14.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Media Advisory: National Weather Service Designates Carnegie Mellon a StormReady University

National Weather Service representatives from Pittsburgh, including Warning Coordinator and Meteorologist Fred McMullen, will present the "StormReady" certificate to Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon at 9 a.m., Friday, April 29, in the President's Dining Room, second floor of University Center. MORE
Friday, April 22, 2011

News Brief: Westridge Update

Carnegie Mellon University has received more than $40 million in two separate payments from the court-appointed receiver in the Westridge case. MORE
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Press Release: CMU-mentored Girls of Steel Robotics Team To Compete at FIRST Championship in St. Louis

girls of steelCarnegie Mellon University’s Raj Rajkumar will host the Fourth Estate Speakers Series featuring award-winning author and journalist William J. Holstein from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the Collaborative Innovation Center 2101. MORE
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Build Time Machine That Allows Visual Exploration of Space and Time

videoResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have leveraged the latest browser technology to create GigaPan Time Machine, a system that enables viewers to explore gigapixel-scale, high-resolution videos and image sequences by panning or zooming in and out of the images while simultaneously moving back and forth through time. MORE
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

News Brief: Green Leader

This Earth Day, Carnegie Mellon has reason to celebrate. Two prominent institutions this week have recognized the university for its leadership in environmental research and education and for its sustainability practices, positioning CMU among the greenest colleges and universities in the United States. MORE
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon’s GM Collaborative Lab To Host Author of New Book Featuring CMU Engineering, Robotics Professors

Carnegie Mellon University’s Raj Rajkumar will host the Fourth Estate Speakers Series featuring award-winning author and journalist William J. Holstein from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the Collaborative Innovation Center 2101. MORE
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Media Advisory: CMU’s Information Networking Institute To Host Panel on How Women Leaders Help Shape Global Marketplace

Carnegie Mellon University’s Information Networking Institute (INI) will host the “Women and Economy Forum,” in which a panel of global business leaders will discuss why women are becoming the largest economic force in the world. The panel will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 at the INI, 4616 Henry Street. MORE
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Music Culminates Season With Week of Lively Performances

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Music will bring its season to a close with a crescendo by showcasing its major ensembles and its talented students and faculty with several lively performances during the last week of classes, April 25-28. MORE
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

News Brief: Clarke Elected to AAAS

Edmund M. Clarke is the 17th person affiliated to CMU to be elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. MORE
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

News Brief: Historical Awards

Two students in the History Department recently won first place as part of the Western Pennsylvania Regional Conference hosted by Grove City College in late March. MORE
Thursday, April 14, 2011

News Brief: Computational Thinking is Fundamental

Jeannette Wing"Thinking like a computer scientist means more than being able to program a computer," said Jeannette M. Wing during her presentation in the Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon in Qatar.   MORE
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Music Presents Iranian-American Guitarist Lily Afshar

lily afsharCarnegie Mellon University’s School of Music presents Lily Afshar, an Iranian-born classical guitarist, in a free, public concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in the Kresge Theatre in CMU’s College of Fine Arts building. MORE
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Press Release: Continuous Video Link Allows Students To Interact on Projects, Courses and Informally

qatar roomThe "Doha Room," located next to the Resnik Café, has a sister space in Doha, dubbed the "Pittsburgh Room." A continuous video conferencing link promotes cross-cultural experiences between the two sites. MORE
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Media Advisory: CMU's College of Engineering, Steinbrenner Institute Celebrate Earth Day With Endangered Bird Exhibition, Community Bicycle Challenge

Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering and its Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research will host "Flying High and Heels on Wheels," an exhibit of peregrine falcons, and a bicycle challenge to help the Pittsburgh region escape rising fuel prices by pedaling to work. The celebration takes place from noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in the Scaife Hall Garden. MORE
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Press Release: New Book by CMU Postdoctoral Fellow Examines Bush Administration's Effective War on Terror Language

bush bookPublished by Oxford University Press, "The War on Terror Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality" analyzes the president's speeches along with dialogue in the media and among citizens to illustrate how the narrative was rhetorically built and reaffirmed - as well as challenged and contested. MORE
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

News Brief: Bridging Campuses

Qatar RoomPittsburgh is known as the City of Bridges and now a new student lounge at Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus may be the city's largest connector. It joins CMU's Pittsburgh campus with its campus in Doha, Qatar, 8,000 miles away. MORE
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Press Release: Crossing the Line: What Constitutes Torture?

george lowensteinIn a forthcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science, however, researchers Loran Nordgren of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, George Loewenstein of Carnegie Mellon University and Mary-Hunter Morris McDonnell of Harvard University demonstrate just how subjective and biased such judgments can be. MORE
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Press Release: Media Advisory: CMU’s Engineering College To Host Portuguese Multimedia CEO Rodrigo Costa and Expert Panel on Broadband and Mobile Devices

rodrigo costaCarnegie Mellon University’s top-ranked College of Engineering will host Zon Multimedia CEO Rodrigo Costa, who will discuss the growth of cable, Internet and mobile phone services in Portugal. Zon Multimedia is a Portugal media holding company and one of the nation’s first dot-com success stories. Costa's talk will be at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 in the Singleton Room in Roberts Hall. MORE
Monday, April 11, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon’s Engineering College To Host CONSOL CEO J. Brett Harvey and Expert Energy Panel

j brett harveyCarnegie Mellon University’s top-ranked College of Engineering continues its successful Leadership Speakers Series at 5 p.m., Monday, April 18, by hosting CONSOL Energy Inc.’s Chairman and CEO J. Brett Harvey, who will discuss “CONSOL Energy’s Approach to Powering America: Coal and Gas for the Future.” Harvey's talk will be held in Porter Hall 100. MORE
Friday, April 8, 2011

Press Release: Second Annual Anti-Gravity Downhill Race Returns to CMU

antigravity posterThe slowest race this side of the Mississippi, the “Anti-Gravity Great Downhill Race,” returns to Carnegie Mellon University, hosted by the School of Art and 2010 Kraus Visiting Professor of Art Pat Oleszko. MORE
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Art Students’ Work Goes Public on Seven Pittsburgh Billboards

Michael Royce BillboardSeven new public artworks created by undergraduate and graduate students in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art will be displayed on various billboards around the Pittsburgh region April 11-30. 
     
Designs span a variety of concerns and aesthetics, ranging from lush reinterpretations of neo-classical painting to commentary on immigration and sense of place in Pittsburgh’s evolving cultural groups. Artists selected for 2011 are Felipe Castelblanco, Riley Harmon, Agnes Bolt, Rigel Richardson, Michael Royce, Julia Cahill and Alexis Roberto.
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Press Release: CMU's "The Alice Project" Re-imagines Lewis Carroll Classic Tale Through Melding of Performance and Technology

alice projectThe last offering of CMU's drama season, "The Alice Project" opens Thursday, April 14 and runs through Saturday, April 23 in the Philip Chosky Theater in the Purnell Center for the Arts. Directed by graduate directing program leader and faculty member Marianne Weems, this eagerly anticipated interdisciplinary performance explores the character of Alice through a modern-day lens of technology, using live cameras, projection surfaces and soundscapes on the steel structure. MORE
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Spring Carnival Set for April 14-16

videoCarnegie Mellon University will hold its annual Spring Carnival and Sweepstakes buggy races Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16. The events are free and open to the public. This year's Spring Carnival opening ceremony, scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday, April 14 on the "Midway," will include remarks by Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon and a performance by CMU's Kiltie Band. MORE
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Press Release: CMU’S CAUSE To Host Conference on “Black Power Beyond Borders"

Leading thinkers from around the world will gather to share cutting-edge research in transnational African-American history at “Black Power Beyond Borders,” a conference hosted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) April 8-9 in Baker Hall’s Giant Eagle Auditorium. MORE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

News Brief: Lomas Wins for "Numbaland!"

NumbalandThe Numbaland! games are designed to help children in kindergarten through grade 4 develop a strong understanding of number concepts. The Numbaland games take advantage of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center's DataShop to analyze student performance. MORE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

News Brief: Celebrating Graduate Students

Carnegie Mellon celebrates Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week April 4-8 in recognition of the contributions graduate students make to education, research and university life. MORE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Press Release: CMU’s Takeo Kanade Wins ACM/AAAI Newell Award For Career Contributions to Computer Vision, Robotics

Takeo KanadeThe Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Takeo Kanade, the U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, the 2010 winner of the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award for contributions to research in computer vision and robotics. MORE
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Press Release: Fire in My Belly: CMU To Host Screening and Panel Discussion On Film's Controversial Removal From Smithsonian

Paul EissCarnegie Mellon University's Center for the Arts in Society (CAS), a collaborative organization that supports a project exploring controversy in the arts, is bringing the film and a panel of experts to campus to have a conversation about art, censorship and controversy. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136). MORE
Monday, April 4, 2011

News Brief: CMU SuperStars

HassertJessieIn "Campus SuperStars," a solo singing competition modeled after the hit television show “American Idol,” CMU students dominated the competition with five finalists from Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Monday, April 4, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates National Robotics Week With Robot Demonstrations, Lecture, Open House

Carnegie Mellon University will celebrate the second annual National Robotics Week with research project demonstrations at the Robotics Institute, the annual Mobot (mobile robot) races and the Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture, featuring William Swartout of the University of Southern California.
     
National Robotics Week, http://www.nationalroboticsweek.org/, is observed on the second week of April to recognize robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation.
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