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Friday, August 31, 2012

Press Release: New Accelerate Leadership Center Introduces a Personalized, Behavioral-Focused Initiative in Developing MBAs' Management Skills

Accelerate Center LogoThe start of a new academic year brings a new approach to MBA education at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, pairing one of the world's most rigorous analytic curriculums with an initiative that constructs a personalized strategy for each student toward building strong leadership and communication expertise. MORE
Friday, August 31, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Jeffrey Hollinger Leads Research Team Developing New Tools To Ease Pain of Combat Injuries

HollingerCMU is partnering with the U.S. Military Academy to tackle amputation complications. MORE
Friday, August 31, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Neil Soni Is Collegiate Finalist in Entrepreneur Magazine's Contest Showcasing Emerging Talent

Neil SoniAn entrepreneurial whiz kid, Soni turned the pesky questions of an inquisitive little brother seeking advice about where to go to school into a dynamic online startup that has created a personalized platform for college searches. MORE
Friday, August 31, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's CAUSE Partners With Heinz History Center for 2012-13 Speaker Series

This year's focus will be on the History Center's upcoming exhibit, "Slavery to Freedom." An opening reception will be held Sept. 14.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Economics Professor Creates Website To Estimate Allegheny County Real Estate Taxes by Governmental Unit

Anyone can enter a property's street address, school district and municipality into the website to see what the 2012, 2013 and 2014 county, municipal and school real estate taxes will be. MORE
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University To Host Next Generation Medical Imaging Workshop

Experts from institutions including CMU, the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard, Stanford and MIT will talk about a wide range of imaging techniques including ultrasound, MRI, spectroscopy and microscopy, and how these technologies can be applied to the fields of neuroscience and medicine and to the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions like cancer and traumatic brain injury. MORE
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Philip LeDuc Named Fellow of Prestigious Biomedical Engineering Society

Philip LeDucLeDuc, one of nine fellows named this year, is being honored for his exceptional achievements and experience in the field, including cell and molecular biomechanics. MORE
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Alumnus, Tony Award Nominee Rory O'Malley Returns to Campus for Reading of the Play "8" on Sept. 10

Rory O'MalleyEarlier this month, Carnegie Mellon's Office of Alumni Relations and the School of Drama, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, announced the performance, which is slated for 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, in the University Center's McConomy Auditorium. MORE
Monday, August 27, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University Biomedical Engineers Lead Collaborative Team Developing New Astro Surgery Tools for NASA Deep Space Missions

James AntakiMove over "Bones" McCoy. Future voyages of the starship Enterprise just might include astro surgery as this dynamic discipline jumps from the pages of fiction to reality. MORE
Thursday, August 23, 2012

News Brief: Brian Junker Appointed Associate Dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brian JunkerJunker, who succeeds English Professor Kristina Straub, will chair the Dietrich College Council and take a leadership role in administrating college curriculum, programs and policies. MORE
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Press Release: Technology Review Names Carnegie Mellon's Chris Harrison To Prestigious TR35 List of Top Young Innovators

HarrisonChris Harrison, a Ph.D. student in Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) who develops new ways for people to interact with digital devices, particularly when  they are on the go, has been recognized by MIT's Technology Review as one of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35.
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University’s Shelley L. Anna and Lynn M. Walker Work To Develop Tools To Characterize Dispersants Used To Mitigate Oil Spills

Shelley AnnaLynn WalkerThe chemical engineering professors are developing a new tool to analyze the kind of dispersants needed for large oil spills like the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. MORE
Monday, August 20, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic To Premiere Original Work Sept. 16

Philharmonic"Centennial Suite," a new work in honor of the school's 100th anniversary, was composed by Leonardo Balada, Nancy Galbraith, Marilyn Taft Thomas and Reza Vali — all members of the Carnegie Mellon composition faculty. MORE
Monday, August 20, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Music Announces 2012-2013 Season

Music ImageThe season features the premiere of a new work honoring the school's 100th anniversary, an appearance by guest conductor Uriel Segal, and a performance of the Philharmonic and Choirs at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md. MORE
Monday, August 20, 2012

Press Release: Robot Hall of Fame(r) Invites Public To Vote Online For Its Next Induction Class

NaoFor the first time members of the general public will help select four robots for induction into the Robot Hall of Fame® from a slate of a dozen nominees. The new robots will be inducted in a ceremony Oct. 23, when they will take their place alongside such notables as NASA's Mars Sojourner, Honda's ASIMO and Star Wars' R2-D2 and C-3PO. MORE
Thursday, August 16, 2012

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Partners With Industry To Receive $30 Million Manufacturing Grant

The U.S. Department of Defense grant supports a new National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which will help develop "additive manufacturing technology," also known as 3-D printing. The technology speeds up production time while decreasing the cost of products, including airplane parts and steel. MORE
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Photo Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Welcomes First-Year Students to Campus Aug. 19

Freshmen Move-inFirst-year students will unload their cars and move into campus housing with the help of families, friends and Carnegie Mellon staff and students, beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Traffic Advisory: Three Oakland Streets To Close Aug. 19 as First-Year Students Move in at Carnegie Mellon

The affected streets are: the 5100 block of Margaret Morrison Street, between Forbes Avenue and Tech Street; the 100 block of Tech Street, between Margaret Morrison Street and Schenley Drive; and the 1000 block of Morewood Avenue between Fifth and Forbes avenues. MORE
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University Announces Reading of Dustin Lance Black's New Play "8" on Sept. 10

8Carnegie Mellon University's Office of Alumni Relations and the School of Drama, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, announce a one-night-only reading of "8," a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the University Center's McConomy Auditorium. Tickets are free; students may obtain two per person with a valid ID and the public may obtain one per person. Tickets must be picked up in advance at the University Center Information Desk. MORE
Monday, August 13, 2012

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Supports Governor Corbett's Visit to Promote Pennsylvania in Silicon Valley

Tom CorbettCarnegie Mellon University leaders and several heads of CMU startup companies will be meeting with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett at CMU's Silicon Valley campus Tuesday and Wednesday. The governor is traveling to Silicon Valley to promote Pennsylvania as the location of choice to both major tech firms and emerging start-ups. MORE
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

News Brief: CMU Software Helps Guide Curiosity Rover on Mars

CuriosityNow that NASA has successfully landed its Curiosity rover on Mars, a version of Carnegie Mellon University navigation software will help guide the robot during its mission to determine if Mars ever could have supported life. MORE
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Scientists Show That Skin-Aging Radicals Also Age Naturally Formed Particles in the Air

Pine trees are one of the biggest contributors to air pollution. They give off gases that react with airborne chemicals — many of which are produced by human activity — creating tiny, invisible particles that muddy the air. New research from a team led by Carnegie Mellon University's Neil Donahue shows that the biogenic particles formed from pine tree emissions are much more chemically interesting and dynamic than previously thought. The study provides the first experimental evidence that such compounds are chemically transformed by free radicals, the same compounds that age our skin, after they are first formed in the atmosphere. MORE
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Press Release: What Makes Paris Look Like Paris? CMU Software Uncovers Stylistic Core

ParisThe software analyzed more than 250 million visual elements gleaned from 40,000 Google Street View images of Paris, London, New York, Barcelona and eight other cities to find those that were both frequent and could be used to discriminate one city from the others. This yielded sets of geo-informative visual elements unique to each city, such as cast-iron balconies in Paris, fire escapes in New York City and bay windows in San Francisco. MORE
Monday, August 6, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon and Disney Develop New Model for Animated Faces and Bodies

Disney AnimationGraphics software usually represents dynamic objects, such as an expressive face, as a sequence of shapes, with each shape composed of a set of points in space. Another way to model an expressive face is to chart each point on the face as it shifts location over time. Each method has its advantages, but the sheer number of possible variations is tremendous, which results in models that are large and difficult to manage. A new way of modeling these dynamic objects could greatly simplify this editing process. MORE
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Professor Joseph B. Kadane's "Principles of Uncertainty" Wins Coveted DeGroot Prize

Principles of UncertaintyThe prize, awarded every two years to honor an outstanding statistical science book, was established to recognize Morris H. (Morrie) DeGroot, the founding head of Carnegie Mellon's Department of Statistics and renowned author of statistics and decision theory books. MORE