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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Press Release: CMU's Erica Fuchs Earns NSF Career Young Investigator Award For Research About Rethinking National Innovation Systems

Erica FuchsCarnegie Mellon University's Erica Fuchs was awarded a five-year, $624,517 Career Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research the global impact of economic downturns on the direction of innovation. MORE
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon, Kushagra Nayan Bajaj Announce $2.5 Million Gift To Endow Chair at Tepper School of Business

The gift will be used to endow the Bajaj Family Chair, which will be held by a Tepper School of Business professor to be named by the university's president and provost. The gift will support teaching and research in a field selected by the chair recipient. MORE
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's M. Granger Morgan Receives Prestigious Award For Academic Innovation From American Society for Engineering Education

Granger MorganCarnegie Mellon University's M. Granger Morgan will receive the Chester F. Carlson Award at a special awards ceremony June 29 at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver.
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Friday, June 24, 2011

News Brief: Obama Launches Manufacturing Partnership From CMU

Obama VisitsCarnegie Mellon University was honored to welcome President Barack Obama to campus today (June 24), as he launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), a national effort bringing together industry, universities, and government to invest in emerging technologies, create sustainable new businesses, and enhance U.S. competitiveness. AMP is made up of what the President called some of the "most advanced engineering universities, like Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Berkeley, Michigan and innovative manufacturers, from Johnson & Johnson to Honeywell, Stryker to Allegheny Technologies." 
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Friday, June 24, 2011

News Brief: CMU Applauds National Robotics Initiative

Obama SignatureAs part of President Barack Obama's visit to Carnegie Mellon last Friday (June 24), it was announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will take the lead with NASA and two other federal agencies to support the administration's National Robotics Initiative (NRI). MORE
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

News Brief: PDD To Use Deliberative Theater To Explore The Marcellus Shale Debate

While Marcellus Shale is recognized as one of the greatest economic opportunities for Pennsylvania, the drilling and processing of natural gas poses both challenges and threats to local infrastructure, the environment and public safety. MORE
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Press Release: New CMU Research Shows Weaker Brain "Sync" May Be Early Sign of Autism

Marlene BehrnmannPublished in Neuron, the study shows that language areas located in the right and left sides of the brain are less synchronized in toddlers with autism than in toddlers displaying either language delay problems or typical development. MORE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Methods Keep Bugs Out Of Software For Self-Driving Cars

CarsDriver assistance technologies, such as adaptive cruise control and automatic braking, promise to someday ease traffic on crowded routes and prevent accidents. Proving that these automated systems will work as intended is a daunting task, but computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have now demonstrated it is possible to verify the safety of these highly complex systems.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

News Brief: President Obama To Address the U.S. From CMU

The following Official Communications was sent by Michael Murphy, Vice President for Campus Affairs, earlier today.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

News Brief: President Obama To Speak at CMU Friday, June 24

Obama VisitsPresident Barack Obama will visit Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus next Friday to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy. A White House official said the president will speak about steps that government, industry and universities will take together to create new industries and new jobs. He will discuss cross-cutting technologies meant to enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing and speed up the process of bringing ideas to fruition. MORE
Friday, June 17, 2011

Press Release: Shutting Down U.S. Nuclear Plants Would Have Daunting Effect on Economy and Environment, Says Carnegie Mellon Expert

"Turning off a single large nuclear power plant could require dozens of coal and gas-fired plants to ramp up production to make up the difference," said Paul Fischbeck, a professor of social and decision sciences and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon. "These plants use fossil fuels, cost more to operate, and emit pollution that can lead to acid rain and ozone, and CO2, a greenhouse gas." MORE
Friday, June 17, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering To Showcase Novel Information Technology To National Media

Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering will host six top journalists June 19-21 at the fifth annual CIT Information Technology Media Fellowship. MORE
Friday, June 17, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Professors Create World's Smallest Fuel Cell Powered By Biology

The new device, the size of a single strand of human hair, generates energy from the metabolism of bacteria on thin gold plates in micro-manufactured channels. The fuel cell recruits necessary bacteria to create a biofilm that utilizes natural organic compounds as fuel to generate power. MORE
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Press Release: CMU and Astrobotic Technology Complete Structural Assembly of Lunar Lander

Lunar landerAstrobotic Technology Inc. and Carnegie Mellon University researchers have completed structural assembly of the lunar landing craft that will deliver the Red Rover robot to the moon in 2014. MORE
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Engineering Dean Pradeep K. Khosla To Participate in Cybersecurity Panel Discussion

Carnegie Mellon University's Pradeep K. Khosla will participate in a panel, titled "Cybersecurity, Freedom and Policy," at the 21st Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy: "The Future Is Now." The panel will explore the roles governments, companies, users and advocates can and should play in attempting to create a free and safe Internet. MORE
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon and Astrobotic Technology Unveil Lunar Lander for X Prize Mission

Western Pennsylvania’s space program takes another significant step as Astrobotic Technology Inc. and Carnegie Mellon University complete structural assembly of the lunar spacecraft that will deliver the Red Rover robot to the moon’s surface in 2014. MORE
Thursday, June 9, 2011

News Brief: Setting a New Table

Paul KarolIt looks like it's time to get a new periodic table of the elements. The Joint Working Party for the Discovery of New Elements, chaired by Carnegie Mellon Chemistry Professor Paul Karol, confirmed the discovery of two new elements in a paper published online in the journal Pure and Applied Chemistry. MORE
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Press Release: Modules for Dual-Degree Executive MBA Program in Asset and Wealth Management Begin in Switzerland

The Joint Working Party for the Discovery of New Elements, chaired by Carnegie Mellon Chemistry Professor Paul Karol, confirmed the discovery of two new elements in a paper published online in the journal Pure and Applied Chemistry. MORE
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Students Help Industry Find New Ways To Promote Products by Tapping Into Consumer Emotions

“When it comes to smoking, our students studied the challenges surrounding both the functional nicotine addiction and the need to modify the emotion-based behavioral addiction as well,” said Jonathan Cagan, a professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Friday, June 3, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Music Appoints David Harding Associate Professor of Viola

HardingAfter a comprehensive international search and unanimous decision by the search committee, the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music has appointed David Harding as its new associate professor of viola. MORE
Friday, June 3, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Drama's New Season Features Tony Award-Winning Play, Internationally Acclaimed Director

The Tony Award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and a special visit by renowned German director Peter Kleinert are among the highlights of the 2011-2012 season for Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. MORE
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Steinbrenner Institute To Showcase University's Novel Environmental Research to National Media

Carnegie Mellon University’s Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (SEER) will host eight top journalists for the ninth annual Steinbrenner Institute Environmental Media Fellowship. MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Launches "Greenlighting Startups" Initiative

Greenlighting Startups, a portfolio of five new and existing campus incubators, is uniquely designed to further speed the organic growth of company creation at CMU. This initiative creates multiple portals through which the university can help turn research from award-winning professors and world-class students into thriving companies that provide new jobs and solve real-world problems. MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Breaks Record for Most Fulbright Scholars in One Year

Ready to make their mark on the world, seven recent Carnegie Mellon University graduates have accepted Fulbright Scholarships to study, research or teach in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. MORE
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

News Brief: Cybersecurity Progress

Northrop Grumman Corporation and three of the nation's leading cybersecurity research universities, Carnegie Mellon University, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT) and Purdue University, announced today the progress they have made in developing solutions for pressing cybersecurity threats during a briefing at the National Press Club. MORE