Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Ski and Snowboard Team Carves Out First Bid to National Championships
In addition to the ski and snowboard team, Carnegie Mellon’s Office of Student Activities supports more than 20 team and individual club sports, ranging from baseball, cricket, ultimate Frisbee and water polo to cycling, fencing and Shaolin kung fu.
Press Release: CMU Sets 4 Percent Tuition Increase for Entering Students This Fall; 3 Percent for Current Students
For 2011, tuition for entering undergraduate students will be $43,160. Increases for room and board at the Pittsburgh campus were set at a rate of 3.97 percent, with housing costs set at $6,550 and board costs at $4,560, representing increases of $250 and $110, respectively.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Music Presents Exhilarating Smorgasbord of Music During Third Annual Collage Concert
Any music lover will find a composition they will love in this 90-minute nonstop concert that will include performances by all of the school's ensembles, orchestras, quartets and choirs, including faculty members who are Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians.
Press Release: Aron Ralston, Carnegie Mellon Alumnus and Subject of "127 Hours," To Speak at CMU Commencement
Aron Ralston (E'97) will bring his amazing inspirational story home to Carnegie Mellon on May 15, 2011, when he delivers the keynote address at the university's 114th Commencement ceremony.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Professor Edward S. Rubin Helps California Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
While the U.S. still lacks a national climate policy, California has strict state-level requirements to reduce global warming pollution over the next decade and beyond.
Press Release: CMU Creative Writing Student Mackenzie Evan Smith Wins Henry Luce Foundation Scholarship
When Mackenzie Evan Smith transferred to Carnegie Mellon as a junior, she began looking for opportunities to combine travel and creative writing — something she has been doing for a big part of her life — and the Luce Scholarship seemed like a perfect fit.
As of Feb. 1, the university's Office of Undergraduate Admission reports that 16,497 students have applied for fall 2011, while 15,496 students applied for fall 2010.
Sponsored by CMU's Humanities Center, the Heinz Endowments and PNC Bank, "Faces of Migration" will feature 15 award-winning independent films hand-picked by Jolanta Lion, festival director and assistant director of the Humanities Center. Lion.
Press Release: CMU Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski To Receive Esteemed 2011 Wolf Prize in Chemistry
Matyjaszewski will be recognized with two other noted chemists, Stuart Alan Rice of the University of Chicago and Ching Tang of the University of Rochester, for their "deep creative contributions to the chemical sciences in the field of synthesis, properties and an understanding of organic materials.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Music's Ronald Zollman Hired as Principal Guest Conductor of Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
The conductor has worked with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra several times in recent years. The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest symphonies in the Czech Republic.
Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Cyert Center Celebrates Engineers Week With Model Clay Bridge-Building Challenge
Cyert Center students are putting their own artistic style and design to the bridge project with clay models and two-dimensional drawings that include real wire braces and trusses.
Carnegie Mellon University and IBM will host a viewing party to celebrate the final "Jeopardy!" episode featuring IBM's new "Watson" computing system competing against Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
Press Release: Two Carnegie Mellon Professors Elected Into Prestigious National Academy of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University's Nadine N. Aubry and Chris T. Hendrickson have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional honors an engineer can achieve.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Physics Student Receives Prestigious Churchill Scholarship To Study in England
After completing her senior year at CMU this spring, Rebecca Krall will go to Cambridge to pursue a Master of Advanced Study in Experimental and Theoretical Physics, a program that combines courses and research.
Press Release: CMU and IBM Collaborate on Open Computing System For Advancing Research on Question Answering
Watson will compete against “Jeopardy!” champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a historic “man vs. machine” match that will air on Jeopardy! Feb. 14-16.
Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon To Receive Scholarship Grant From GM Foundation and Test Drive New Volt at Pittsburgh Auto Show
Carnegie Mellon University’s Ed Schlesinger will receive a $70,000 scholarship grant from the GM Foundation to support outstanding student research and studies at the university’s top-ranked College of Engineering at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Pittsburgh Auto Show at the David Lawrence Convention Center.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Gregory R. Ganger To Receive Professorship In Electrical and Computer Engineering for Expertise in Computer Systems
The professorship is named for the late Stephen J. Jatras (E'47), former chairman of the Telex Corp. and a leader in a variety of academic, civic and community organizations stretching from Pittsburgh to Tulsa, Okla.
Media Advisory: CMU's CAUSE Lecture Series To Present Nell Irvin Painter and "The History of White People"
Nell Painter, the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University, will tell what she believes is the most important forgotten story in American history: how the definitions of who is "white" and who is "American" evolved over time.
Press Release: Ernest Green of the "Little Rock Nine" To Share Historic Memories In Black History Month Keynote at Carnegie Mellon, Feb. 10
Ernest Green, a living legacy of the civil rights era's "Little Rock Nine," will recall the events of 1957, during his Black History Month keynote address at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 in McConomy Auditorium in CMU's University Center.
Press Release: CMU Receives $1.2 Million NIH Grant To Develop Ethics, Policy Recommendations for Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster DNA ID Practices
Forensic DNA profiling has become a standard tool in the search for missing people in the aftermath of mass violence and disaster, but until now there has been very little effort to identify and analyze the major ethical and policy challenges associated with this new use of genetic technology.
Press Release: CMU Researchers Suggest Standards for Low-Carbon Fuels Based on Life Cycle Tools Likely To Fail
Carnegie Mellon University researchers Kimberley Mullins, Aranya Venkatesh, W. Michael Griffin, Paulina Jaramillo and H. Scott Matthews have found that ignoring uncertainty in greenhouse gas emissions from fuels could mean the difference between meeting or not meeting omissions reduction targets in policies like low-carbon fuel standards.
Press Release: Crowd Workers Are Not Online Shakespeares, But Carnegie Mellon Research Shows They Can Write
Each person in the CMU experiments completed just a sliver of the work of preparing an article, such as preparing an outline, gathering facts or assembling facts into simple prose.
Press Release: Media Advisory: Former Gov. Tom Ridge To Speak About "Getting It Right on Marcellus" at CMU Lecture Series
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge will discuss "Getting It Right on Marcellus: Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security" at Carnegie Mellon University's 21st annual Distinguished Lecture Series in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy. At 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3 in Porter Hall 100.
In his latest book, “Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry,” Jim Daniels tackles a variety of topics from living in Detroit and Pittsburgh and differences between childhood and parenthood, to meditating on memory and loss and confronting issues in everyday life.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama To Bring "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" to New Hazlett
The musical follows six semi-pubescent middle-schoolers competing to be the best speller and equally quirky adult moderators who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. In this hilarious tale, they learn the lesson that winning is not everything, and losing does not necessarily make you a loser.