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Thursday, December 22, 2011

News Brief: Forbes Names CMU Community Members To 30 Under 30

Forbes recently released its 30 disrupters under 30, in each of 12 fields making a difference. Seven Carnegie Mellon students and alumni are featured. MORE
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Press Release: BNY Mellon Announces $1 Million Gift to Extend Finance Professorship

BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has announced an award of $1 million to the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University to continue funding for a named professorship in the field of finance. MORE
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

News Brief: Murphy Appointed to NIH Council of Councils

MurphyRobert F. Murphy, director of the Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils. MORE
Monday, December 19, 2011

News Brief: CMU's Kathy M. Newman On How Christmas Inspires Labor Discussions

Kathy NewmanKathy M. Newman, associate professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University and labor issues expert, looks at the Christmas season a little differently than most. She sees it as a season filled with opportunities to discuss iconic characters such as Santa, Rudolph and Frosty in the context of work, capitalism and the working class. MORE
Monday, December 19, 2011

Press Release: Chinese Academy of Sciences Names CMU's Veloso As One of 20 Einstein Chair Professors for 2012

Manuela VelosoThe Chinese Academy of Sciences has named Manuela Veloso, the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, as an Einstein Chair Professor for 2012. She is one of 20 prominent international scientists so honored. MORE
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

News Brief: CMU Joins Presidents' Conference in Football

ScottyThe Tartans, who will remain in the University Athletic Association, will re-join the PAC as an affiliate member beginning with the 2014 season.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Press Release: Teaching Old (Toy) Robots New Tricks; Device Adds Bluetooth Link for Toys, TVs

BrainlinkToy robots and other gadgets can gain new capabilities — and perhaps some intelligence — by use of a device called Brainlink, developed by CMU spin-off BirdBrain Technologies.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

News Brief: Tracing Siri's DNA to Carnegie Mellon

When iPhone4S users ask a question of the smartphone's female-voiced personal assistant app, they are tapping into technologies that can be traced, in part, to CMU. MORE
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Media Advisory: CMU's Marcel Just Applauds NTSB's Proposed Ban on Cell Phones While Driving

Marcel JustJust is a leading neuroscientist who has studied how using cell phones impairs driving ability. His research shows that simply listening to someone speak on the other end of a cell phone reduces by 37 percent the amount of brain activity associated with driving, compared to driving alone. MORE
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

News Brief: CMU Engineering Dean Calls for Overhaul of Higher Ed in India

Pradeep KhoslaPradeep Khosla encourages India to adopt the model of higher education in the United States in an opinion piece published in the Mint.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

News Brief: CMU Student Honored at White House

Ranika KejriwalRanika Kejriwal,a junior electrical and computing engineering major, was recognized for earning one of six National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) awards for Aspirations in Computing while in high school. MORE
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Pop Cabaret Gets "Frostbite" With Festive Winter Celebration at Andy Warhol Museum Dec. 16

FrostbiteStudents in CMU's School of Art return to the stage with a rollicking winter variety show featuring misfit toys, yule logs and holiday calamity. MORE
Monday, December 12, 2011

Press Release: CMU Graduate Student, Dan Hussain, Tackles Shale Gas and Watershed Issues With New Entrepreneurial Tech Startup

Dan HussainThe civil and environmental engineering grad student is launching HydroConfidence, a new company dedicated to improving the productivity of the shale gas industry while reducing its environmental impact. MORE
Monday, December 12, 2011

News Brief: College Magazine Names CMU #9 Most Hipster Campus

Carnegie Mellon University, perhaps best known for its top engineering and computer science programs, can now add another accolade to its long list as one of the country’s most hipster campuses MORE
Monday, December 12, 2011

Press Release: Early Black Holes Grew Big Eating Cold, Fast Food

Massive Black SimulationThe largest cosmological simulation to date, conducted by researchers at CMU's Bruce and Astrid McWilliams Center for Cosmology, explains how supermassive black holes came into existence shortly after the Big Bang. MORE
Thursday, December 8, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Diana Marculescu Receives Prestigious Computer Engineering Honor

MarculescuCarnegie Mellon University's Diana Marculescu has been named a distinguished scientist for her significant impact on the computing field by the Association for Computing Machinery. MORE
Thursday, December 8, 2011

Media Advisory: CMU's Information Systems Students To Present Software Solutions for Best of Batch Foundation, BusBurgh iPhone App, Free Ride Pittsburgh and More

Working with a select group of nonprofits, the students get the opportunity to build real-world applications while learning teamwork, project management and other valuable skills. MORE
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Press Release: CMU's Terrance Hayes Appointed to President Obama's National Student Poets Program

Hayes BookAward-winning poet and Carnegie Mellon University English Professor Terrance Hayes has been chosen to serve as a panelist for President Barack Obama's new National Student Poets Program, the country's highest honor for young poets presenting original work. Hayes is one of four literary leaders who will judge students who received a National Scholastic Art & Writing Award for poetry. Five high school students will be selected to serve for a year as national poetry ambassadors. MORE
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Press Release: IEEE Confers Prestigious Fellow Status on Two Carnegie Mellon Faculty Members

William L. Scherlis and Ragunathan "Raj" Rajkumar have been named 2012 Fellows of the Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional association. MORE
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Use NMR to Determine Whether Gold Nanoparticles Exhibit "Handedness"

NanoparticleAn old and simple nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) concept is making a 21st century splash. Carnegie Mellon University's Roberto R. Gil and Rongchao Jin have successfully used NMR to analyze the structure of infinitesimal gold nanoparticles, which could advance the development and use of the tiny particles in drug development. MORE
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Computerized Method for Finding Similar Images in Photos, Paintings, Sketches

Car Match 2The team from the Robotics Institute and Computer Science Department will present its findings on "data-driven uniqueness" on Dec. 14 at SIGGRAPH Asia, a computer graphics and interactive techniques conference in Hong Kong. MORE
Monday, December 5, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University Press Publishes "Dear Gloria: Homesick for America in Wartime Japan"

Dear GloriaPublished on the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, “Dear Gloria" is the diary of a young girl who found herself in a love triangle with two nations at war.  MORE
Friday, December 2, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Offers Sleigh Full of Holiday Story Ideas

ChristmasWith the holidays upon us, these story ideas and experts can make your season brighter and hopefully your editorial load a little lighter. MORE
Thursday, December 1, 2011

Press Release: CMU's Jonathan Cagan Launches New Course To Help Identify Future Technology-Based Products for Industry and Society

Cagan's ClassCagan's course helps students understand what it takes to develop truly cutting-edge products that deliver emerging technologies in a new way. MORE
Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hilary Masters' Novel "Post: A Fable" Wins a USABookNews.com Best Books 2011 Award

MastersCarnegie Mellon University English Professor Hilary Masters' latest novel, "Post: A Fable" has won a USABookNews.com Best Books 2011 Award.

USABookNews.com, the premier online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced winners in more than 140 categories covering print, e-books and audio books. Master's "Post: A Fable" won the literary fiction category.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Press Release: CMU's Popular "Building Virtual Worlds" Show Moves to Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

Building Virtual WorldsStudents at CMU's Entertainment Technology Center produce the latest in interactive digital technology to tell stories, create fine art and play games. Executives from the entertainment industry annually attend the show.  MORE