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Monday, October 31, 2011

Media Advisory: CMU Engineering Students, University Police Kick Off 2011 Toys for Tots Drive

The campaign begins at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4 at the Tung-Au Lab in Baker-Porter Hall. All participants are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy. MORE
Monday, October 31, 2011

Press Release: Biotech Innovator Jonathan Rothberg To Speak at Carnegie Mellon Nov. 3

RothbergJonathan Rothberg (E '85), whose work on DNA sequencing may lead to treatments for genetic disorders, will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Carnegie Mellon University's Rashid Auditorium. Rothberg will appear as part of The Innovator's Forum, a new series sponsored by CMU's Greenlighting Startups initiative, which connects top entrepreneurs with the university community. MORE
Monday, October 31, 2011

News Brief: CMU Startup Aquion Receives World Technology Award

Founded by CMU Materials Science and Engineering Professor Jay Whitacre, Aquion has developed a novel sodium-ion battery optimized for stationary storage applications with a targeted commercial release of 2012.  MORE
Monday, October 31, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Report Finds Internet Privacy Tools Are Confusing, Ineffective for Most People

CUPSInternet users who want to protect their privacy by stopping advertisers and other companies from tracking their online behavior will have great difficulty doing so with commonly available "opt-out" tools, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory report. MORE
Friday, October 28, 2011

News Brief: CMU Programming Team Finishes Third in Regional Competition

Computer science/mathematical science majors Jon Adams, James Koppel and Jonathan Paulson — a team otherwise known as the Jimmy Jons — finished in third place in the regional competition for the Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest. MORE
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Newell R. Washburn Tapped To Participate in National Academy's Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

Newell WashburnWashburn, an assistant professor of chemistry, biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering, is developing new experiential tools to teach technological innovation and entrepreneurship. MORE
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s POP Cabaret Puts a Spell on You at Andy Warhol Museum

Pop CabaretUsing the first floor theater at the Warhol as a playground and performance space, students in the School of Art's "POP Cabaret" course have been creating short solo and group performances throughout the fall semester that will be featured in a Halloween Variety Show on Friday, Oct. 28, and at a closing Winter Holiday Show on Friday, Dec. 16. MORE
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Experts Speak on Cybersecurity Research, Online Safety

Carnegie Mellon University is home to some of the leading researchers on cybersecurity threats, which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has declared the most serious economic and national security challenges facing America. MORE
Monday, October 24, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Students Design Light Shows For Display On Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge

Pausch BridgeThe 230-foot-long Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge is both a well-trod connection between the Gates Center for Computer Science and the Purnell Center for the Arts and a symbol of the collaborative, creative spirit of the late Carnegie Mellon University professor. Now, two years after its dedication, the span with more than 7,000 programmable LED lights has become a unique teaching resource as well. MORE
Monday, October 24, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon To Present Alumni Awards During Inaugural Cèilidh Weekend, Oct. 27-30

CeilidhThe inventor of Hulu.com, a world-renowned cancer researcher, the production designer for the "Spider Man" trilogy, a decorated Naval officer and a Grammy Award-winning musician are among 16 individuals Carnegie Mellon University's Alumni Association will honor during Cèilidh Weekend, Oct. 27-30. MORE
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Press Release: "New Art/Science Affinities" Book Sprint Published by CMU's Miller Gallery and STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

New Art Science Book CoverThe 190-page book was written and designed in one week by four authors and two designers.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Develops Touchscreen Technology That Distinguishes Taps by Different Parts of Finger

TapSenseBy attaching a microphone to a touchscreen, the CMU scientists showed they can tell the difference between the tap of a fingertip, the pad of the finger, a fingernail and a knuckle. This technology, called TapSense, enables richer touchscreen interactions. MORE
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

News brief: Tiramisu Cited by Intelligent Transportation Society of America

tiramisuTiramisu Transit, an iPhone app developed by Carnegie Mellon that uses crowdsourcing to help transit riders know when their bus will arrive, won second place in the Best New Innovative Products, Services, or Applications category of the 2011 Best of ITS Awards. MORE
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Press Release: SideBySide Projection System Enables Projected Interaction Between Mobile Devices

SideBySideThe system, suitable for games, education and a variety of other applications, enables animated images from two separate handheld projectors to interact with each other on the same surface. MORE
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Press Release: Consumer Robot for Autism Therapy Wins Top Prize in Nation's First RoboBowl Competition

InterbotsThe Carnegie Mellon spinoff's proposal focused on an affordable consumer robot and accompanying iPad/PC software that would allow therapists and parents to guide autistic children through activities that practice social referencing skills. MORE
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Virgil Gligor Recognized for Outstanding Privacy and Security Research

Virgil GligorGligor is being honored by the Association for Computing Machinery. Over the past 29 years, his research interests have ranged from access control mechanisms and denial-of-service protection to cryptographic protocols and applied cryptography. MORE
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Media Advisory: CMU Engineering Students Host Photojournalism Excellence Award

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Photo Editor Tony Tye will be honored for more than 17 years of photography excellence. MORE
Monday, October 17, 2011

Media Advisory: CMU Engineering Students Collect Food, Create Cookbook for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Carnegie Mellon's Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Race Team is participating in the national USA Weekend's "Make A Difference Day." MORE
Monday, October 17, 2011

Press Release: Wearable Depth-Sensing Projection System Makes Any Surface Capable of Multitouch Interaction

OmniTouchOmniTouch, a wearable projection system developed by researchers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University, enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms and legs into graphical, interactive surfaces. MORE
Friday, October 14, 2011

Press Release: CMU's Top-Ranked Computer Science Department Adds New Course-Only Master's Degree Program

Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department has approved a new master of science degree for students who seek advanced coursework in computer science. MORE
Friday, October 14, 2011

News Brief: Interbots Wins First RoboBowl

The Carnegie Mellon spinoff won $25,000 for their plan to create an affordable consumer robot and accompanying iPad/PC software that would allow therapists and parents to guide autistic children through activities that practice social referencing skills. MORE
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute and Web Wise Kids Launch Free, Educational Social Networking Mobile App for Kids

Be seenThe new app engages kids in a game about online safety when accessing social networking websites via their mobile devices. MORE
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

News Brief: Clarke Inducted Into AAAS; Presenting Keynote Addresses in Asia

ClarkeEdmund M. Clarke, FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was among 179 of the nation's most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, MA, on Saturday, Oct. 1. MORE
Monday, October 10, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon in Qatar Experiences Record Enrollment

The university's Qatar campus welcomed a diverse incoming class of 107 new students for the 2011-2012 academic year, including 41 Qatari nationals, bringing the total number of undergraduates to 335 for Carnegie Mellon Qatar.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Carnegie Mellon Responds to the Passing of William S. Dietrich II

Bill DietrichCarnegie Mellon University will be forever grateful to Bill for his service and philanthropy. Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh have lost a great friend. MORE
Thursday, October 6, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Michael E. McHenry Leads Team Developing New Materials and Processes To Improve Power Invertors for Industrial Transformers

Michael McHenryFor more than a decade, McHenry and CMU's Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been developing new materials, processes and unique transformer designs for power converters.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Announces Liskov and Klemmer Will Receive Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science

Barbara LiskovBarbara Liskov (pictured), a pioneer in programming languages and distributed systems, and Scott Klemmer, whose human-centered approach is changing the way online systems are designed, are this year's recipients.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Press Release: Innovative Ideas for Health Care Robotics Put Five Companies in Finals of Nation's First RoboBowl Competition

RoboBowl Pittsburgh is the first in a series of national "next-generation robotics" venture competitions intended to find and foster startup and early-stage companies seeking to develop products and services that address unmet and underserved market needs in targeted industrial sectors. MORE
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Partners with Dow Chemical To Advance Research and Development Efforts

Dow announced today that it has increased its investment in science programs with leading U.S. universities with a $25 million per year commitment for 10 years. The investment will be distributed among 11 institutions, including CMU. MORE
Monday, October 3, 2011

News Brief: National Transportation Group Recognizes Carnegie Mellon’s Smart Parking App

Carnegie Mellon's Traffic21 initiative created the first predictive parking app, helping drivers reduce congestion and delays in downtown Pittsburgh. MORE
Monday, October 3, 2011

Press Release: Body of Work: Performance Artist Stelarc Explores Humanity's Relationship With Technology

StelarcStelarc will discuss "Alternate Anatomical Architectures: The Cadaver, The Comatose, and The Chimera" at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 5 in the Rashid Auditorium of CMU's Gates and Hillman centers. MORE
Monday, October 3, 2011

Press Release: Nobel Laureate Rudolph A. Marcus To Present CMU's Second Biennial John A. Pople Lecture in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Marcus RudyMarcus will give his lecture, "Developments in the field of electron and related transfers - early and recent" at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Oakland. MORE