2011 archive: December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January.
Thursday, December 22, 2011Forbes 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, 2011BNY 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, 2011Robert 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, 2011Kathy 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, 2011The 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, 2011The Tartans, who will remain in the University Athletic Association, will re-join the PAC as an affiliate member beginning with the 2014 season.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011Toy 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.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011When 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, 2011Just 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, 2011Pradeep Khosla encourages India to adopt the model of higher education in the United States in an opinion piece published in the Mint.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011Ranika 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, 2011Students 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, 2011The 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, 2011Carnegie 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, 2011The 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, 2011Carnegie 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, 2011Working 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, 2011Award-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, 2011William 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, 2011An 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, 2011The 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, 2011Published 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, 2011With 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, 2011Cagan'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
Carnegie 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. MORE
Thursday, December 1, 2011Students 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
Tuesday, November 29, 2011To become LEED Gold certified, the buildings had to meet exacting standards for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporate a variety of sustainable strategies. The Gates and Hillman centers join 10 other CMU buildings that have been LEED certified.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011Irene Fonseca is only the second woman to hold this leadership role. She will serve a one-year term as president-elect in 2012, followed by a two-year term as president. MORE
Tuesday, November 29, 2011Students will contribute to a 6-foot-wide "Wilkinsburg Wish" banner that will include their hopes for positive changes in the community. The event was inspired by inspirational stories that students shared with the Hear Me Project, a youth voice program based at Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab. MORE
Monday, November 28, 2011Kiron Skinner, associate professor of social and decision sciences and director of CMU's Center for International Relations and Politics, has been tapped by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich to advise him on matters of national security and foreign policy. Skinner attended the GOP presidential debate on Nov. 22 in Washington D.C. as part of Gingrich's campaign team. MORE
Monday, November 28, 2011The fourth annual Open Studio Day from noon to 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, features a variety of performances and events that showcase student work and ongoing projects from the schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, Music, the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Miller Gallery. MORE
Monday, November 28, 2011The original iPhone version of Tiramisu was released this summer. Thus far, users have recorded more than 10,000 trips on the Port Authority of Allegheny County transit system. MORE
Monday, November 21, 2011Penn State University professors Amara Solari and Matthew Restall will discuss the Mayan Apocalypse, and they will emphasize the surprising role played by 16th century Spaniards. MORE