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Monday, January 31, 2011

Media Advisory: As Super Bowl Approaches, Steelers Mania Blitzes Across Carnegie Mellon Campus

qatar steeler fansFootball may be the most popular field of study this week at Carnegie Mellon University, which is usually known more for technology and the arts than the hurry-up offense and blind side blitzes. With Super Bowl XLV set for Sunday, Feb. 6, Carnegie Mellon experts have some interesting perspectives on the big game.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

News Brief: Marinelli's "Mini-Museum"

Don Marinelli's office is a "mini-museum," says Pittsburgh Magazine writer Jonathan Wander, who featured Marinelli's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) digs in the magazine's January issue. MORE
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Press Release: Diesel vs. Gasoline: New Carnegie Mellon Study Finds Diesel Vehicles a Better Value Despite Higher Price Tag

lester laveThe study by researchers at CMU's Tepper School of Business, underwritten by Bosch, noted diesel's better fuel efficiency and a residual value up to 30 percent higher than traditional port-fuel injection (PFI) gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Press Release: CMU’s Ragunathan Rajkumar Earns Westinghouse Chair For “Driving” Innovative University Research

hamerschlagThe Westinghouse Professorship grew out of the Westinghouse Scholars Program established in 1937. Under the leadership of Westinghouse CEO, CMU Trustee and alumnus Aris Candris  (E’74, E’78), the relationship with Westinghouse continues to grow and mature as researchers at Westinghouse and Carnegie Mellon work to create innovative technologies for a sustainable future.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Media Advisory: As 100th Reagan Anniversary Approaches, CMU's Kiron K. Skinner Available To Discuss President's Legacy, Timing of Alzheimer's Diagnosis

kiron skinnerA century after the birth of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, Carnegie Mellon University's Kiron K. Skinner reflects upon his personal letters, a treasure-trove of information.  Skinner is the co-author of The New York Times bestseller "REAGAN: A Life in Letters," which provides an unprecedented look at more than 70 years of Reagan's life through his personal correspondences to friends and family, statesmen, celebrities, children and ordinary citizens.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon Applauds President Barack Obama's Investment in Research

jared cohonIn the last 15 years, Carnegie Mellon has helped to create more than 200 start-up companies and 9,000 jobs in the Pittsburgh region. And an emerging initiative with Pittsburgh leaders is providing a prototype of how the building blocks of national economic renewal can be integrated into a cohesive regional strategy.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Press Release: CMU's Steven Klepper Receives Prestigious Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research

steven klepperSteven Klepper's pioneering work integrates elements of traditional economic models with evolutionary theory, bridging gaps between the study of entrepreneurship and mainstream economics. The award carries a prize of 100,000 Euros ($136,531) and is widely regarded as the most prestigious entrepreneurship research award.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

News Brief: "Lighthead" Honors Continue

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced Monday, Jan. 24, that Terrance Hayes' latest book of poetry, "Lighthead," is a finalist for its 2010 awards. MORE
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Experts Available To Comment on Five Pillars of State of the Union Address

Carnegie Mellon faculty members are often interviewed and quoted on important U.S. political, economic, education, infrastructure and innovation issues. We can connect these experts to your outlet through Carnegie Mellon's new state-of-the-art TV studio. Working with Pittsburgh International Telecommunications (PIT), we offer domestic and international connectivity via satellite and fiber. PIT owns and operates one of the largest satellite facilities in the world.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

News Brief: President Cohon Goes to World Economic Forum

President Jared L. Cohon will moderate an interactive group session at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos. MORE
Monday, January 24, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Experts Available To Discuss How To Stay Safe Online

To celebrate the 2011 International Data Privacy Day, Heinz College will be hosting a poster session and panel discussion with CMU privacy researchers on Wednesday, Jan. 26 in Hamburg Hall.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Press Release: CMU’s Michael J. Tarr and Nathan Urban Receive Professorships For Their Interdisciplinary Contributions to Neuroscience

michael tarr“Michael and Nathan are part of an unprecedented effort by the university to combine our strengths in a variety of disciplines that will shape the future of brain research,” said CMU Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Kamlet. “They represent two of the best in their fields and they will propel our brain, mind and learning programs forward.”

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Friday, January 21, 2011

News Brief: Platzer in JFK Gallery

A video of Andre Platzer, assistant professor of computer science, is among those of other scientists, industry leaders, artists, politicians and students featured on the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum's new JFK 50 microsite. MORE
Friday, January 21, 2011

Press Release: CMU’s Jimmy Zhu To Receive Magnetics Society’s Achievement Award for Revolutionary Research

jimmy zhuThe IEEE Magnetics Society Achievement Award is given for scientific, technical achievements and service to the society. Zhu is receiving the award for his work as a world leader in modeling magnetic devices, especially for magnetic recording.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Press Release: Cure for Writer's Block Based on Automated Analysis of 137,000 Songs

Titular, a creativity tool for songwriters is one of several developed by Burr Settles. Another tool, LyriCloud, http://muse.fawm.org/lyricloud, makes lyrical suggestions based on words selected by the user.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Shawn Litster Earns NSF Career Young Investigator Award for Energy Research

shawn listerCarnegie Mellon University’s Shawn Litster was awarded a $400,000 Career Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue fuel cell and lithium-ion battery research.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Media Advisory: CMU To Present Panel Discussion on Understanding Brain and Behavior

CMU Provost and Executive Vice President Mark S. Kamlet will moderate a discussion to reveal how bringing together neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists, computer scientists and learning researchers will shape the future of brain research and its applications at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20. Rashid Auditorium, Room 4401, Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Honors Local High School Student Winners of Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards

Students from six area high schools have been named winners of Carnegie Mellon University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards. These writers will read reflections about the role race has played in their lives at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17 in CMU's McConomy Auditorium in the University Center.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Press Release: Fruit Fly Nervous System Provides New Solution To Fundamental Computer Network Problem

fruitflyWith a minimum of communication and without advance knowledge of how they are connected with each other, the cells in the fly's developing nervous system manage to organize themselves so that a small number of cells serve as leaders that provide direct connections with every other nerve cell, said author Ziv Bar-Joseph, associate professor of machine learning and computational biology at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17

Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings will march through Carnegie Mellon University on Monday, Jan. 17 with School of Drama performances, interactive workshops, children’s activities and a high school writing awards presentation.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

News Brief: 3 New AAAS Fellows

Three Carnegie Mellon University faculty members, John Lehoczky, Manuela Veloso and Larry Wasserman, have been elected 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. MORE
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Press Release: Played by Humans, Scored By Nature, Online Game Helps Unravel Secrets of RNA

eteRNAMany video games boast life-like graphics and realistic game play, but have no connection with reality. A new online game developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University researchers, however, finally shatters the virtual wall.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Press Release: CMU Research Finds Regional Dialects Are Alive and Well on Twitter

lti logoMicrobloggers may think they're interacting in one big Twitterverse, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science find that regional slang and dialects are as evident in tweets as they are in everyday conversations.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Press Release: Played by Humans, Scored By Nature, Online Game Helps Unravel Secrets of RNA

paired cell recordingsAlthough neuroscientists have been studying the neocortex for 40 years, technologies had only allowed them to look broadly at general areas of the brain, but not at the high-resolution of individual neurons. While they believed only a small proportion of neurons were doing most of the work in the neocortex, they couldn't see if this was indeed the case.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

News Brief: Marvell(ous) Prize

LomasDerek Lomas, a Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, won the $50,000 grand prize in the $100K Challenge, a competition sponsored by Marvell Technology Group to inspire and reward innovative new educational apps for tablet computers. MORE
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Press Release: Computational Linguistics Olympiad Cited For Increasing Public Awareness of Linguistics

lti logoThe North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO), an annual competition that identifies high school students with linguistic talent while simultaneously acquainting them with the field of computational linguistics, will receive the Linguistic Society of America's (LSA) 2011 Linguistics, Language and the Public Award.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

News Brief: Extraordinary Alum Passes

Philip Chosky (E 1948), a longtime friend and benefactor of Carnegie Mellon and for whom the Philip Chosky Theater in the Purnell Center for the Arts is named, died on Jan. 4. He was 85. MORE
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

News Brief: Show Extended

GigapixelThe Carnegie Museum of Natural History has extended through July its display of the juried gallery show from last fall's Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science. MORE
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Linguists To Present At National Linguistic Conference in "Dahntahn" Pittsburgh

lti logoThis week, when top linguistic scholars from around the world gather in “dahntahn” Pittsburgh for their annual meeting, they will experience what makes the city’s speech distinctive from any other when two Carnegie Mellon University linguistics experts, Barbara Johnstone and Mandy Simons, take the podium at the Linguistic Society of America’s (LSA) 85th Annual Meeting.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Media Advisory: Computer Vision and Robotics Expert Takeo Kanade To Demonstrate Quality of Life Technologies

Takeo Kanade, U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics and Director of the Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University will appear at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, on Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Quality of Life Technology Center Booth #3013, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Las Vegas.

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