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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Media Advisory: CMU To Host World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick

ZoellickRobert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, will speak on global economic issues at an event from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9 in Kresge Theatre. The event will be moderated by Professor Kiron Skinner and is sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics, The Thomas M. Kerr Jr. Prelaw Program and the Global Studies Major. MORE
Monday, January 30, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University Computer Scientist Wins International Prize for Computational Biology

Bar-JosephThe Overton Prize is awarded annually to an early- to mid-career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology. In recognition of the award, Ziv Bar-Joseph will give a keynote address this July at the annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology in Long Beach, Calif. MORE
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Obituary: Professor Paul S. Goodman Was World-Renowned Psychologist, Researcher, Author and Filmmaker at Carnegie Mellon

Paul GoodmanGoodman, who dedicated himself to the globalization of Carnegie Mellon, passed away at his home in Pittsburgh on Jan. 24 after suffering a stroke earlier this year. He was 74. MORE
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University Announces the School of Music's Centennial Anniversary

The celebration kicks off Thursday, Jan. 26 in New York City's Doubles Club, followed by two extraordinary concerts — March 31 at Pittsburgh's Benedum Center and April 2 in New York's Carnegie Hall. MORE
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Mechanical Engineering Students Win Communitas Award for Food Fundraiser

Communitas AwardCommunitas awards, supported by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, recognize exceptional organizations, businesses and individuals that give unselfishly to benefit their communities. MORE
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Nadine Aubry Elected Fellow Of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Nadine AubryCarnegie Mellon University's Nadine Aubry has been awarded the distinction of fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for her outstanding work in the field of aerospace through her pioneering contributions to fluid dynamics. MORE
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Press Release: CMU Drama Students Explore Theatrical Boundaries in "Playground: Festival of Independent Student Work"

PlaygroundStudents will produce and present more than 60 original works in three days, Feb. 2-4. MORE
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Press Release: CMU's Center for the Arts in Society Launches New Media Initiative

Wall St. Journal on iPadThe center will explore the role that new media — digital, networked, computer-mediated and social media — now play in social life, cultural politics and political mobilizations. MORE
Monday, January 23, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Christopher Bettinger Receives National Academy of Sciences' Research Award

Christopher BettingerThe assistant professor of materials science and engineering and biomedical engineering is being honored for his innovative work to improve implanted medical devices. MORE
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University Study Reveals Potential Of Manganese in Neutralizing Deadly Shiga Toxin

Shiga ToxinCarnegie Mellon University researchers have discovered that an element commonly found in nature might provide a way to neutralize the potentially lethal effects of a compound known as Shiga toxin. MORE
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Philip LeDuc Joins Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Philip LeDucLeDuc has been named a fellow by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for outstanding contributions to the field of cell and molecular biomechanics and bioengineering. MORE
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Names Charles A. Kennedy Chief Investment Officer

Kennedy has served as CMU's interim CIO since Edward J. Grefenstette resigned in March 2010 to become CIO of The Dietrich Charitable Trusts.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Host Third Annual Festival Showcasing Creative Project Prototypes

Build 18The energy and ingenuity of electrical and computer engineering students will be on display from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20 in Hamerschlag Hall. MORE
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University Working With Kenya To Create Professional Certification for Software Developers

Just as airline pilots, heart surgeons and lifeguards earn their professional credentials by demonstrating on-the-job skills, the examination for the new Software Developer Certification will be what’s known as an authentic exam, in that it will require people taking it to perform the kind of tasks encountered in an actual work environment. MORE
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Press Release: CMU, State of Qatar Exemplify Innovation, Pioneering Spirit

QatarFollowing a lecture on the power of sports as a means of socio-economic development, the Secretary General of Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Carnegie Mellon Qatar.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Press Release: The Illusion of Courage: New Research Explains Why People Mispredict Their Behavior in Embarrassing Situations

George LewensteinWhether it's investing in stocks, bungee jumping or public speaking, why do we often plan to take risks but then "chicken out" when the moment of truth arrives? MORE
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Press Release: CMU's Jane McCafferty Tackles Challenges of Marriage in Her New Novel, "First You Try Everything"

First You Try EverythingSet in Pittsburgh, McCafferty uses both main characters' perspectives to explore the challenges each face now that their once tight bond over shared ideals has evaporated. MORE
Monday, January 16, 2012

News Brief: Edward H. Deets III, Former Commander of Naval Network Warfare Command, Joins CERT Leadership

Edward DeetsRear Admiral (retired) Deets joined the Software Engineering Institute as CERT deputy director, Defense Cyber Solutions. In this new role, Deets will manage the development and execution of CERT activities related principally to national defense. MORE
Monday, January 16, 2012

News Brief: Noah Smith Receives Finmeccanica Chair

Noah SmithNoah Smith, associate professor in the Language Technologies Institute, has been awarded a three-year Finmeccanica Career Development Chair.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Press Release: CMU's School of Drama Takes a Sharp Cut at "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," Feb. 23 - March 3

Sweeney Todd PosterThe production will be directed by guest artist Joe Calarco, an award-winning writer and director of "Shakespeare's R&J," which won the Lucille Lortel Award and ran for a year off-Broadway, the longest-running production of any version of "Romeo & Juliet" in New York City. MORE
Monday, January 16, 2012

News Brief: Mark Stehlik Named Associate Dean at Carnegie Mellon Qatar

Mark StehlikAfter shepherding more than 2,500 students through Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate computer science program, Mark Stehlik will step down this summer as assistant dean for undergraduate education for the School of Computer Science. He then will begin a five-year appointment as associate dean for education at Carnegie Mellon Qatar.
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Media Advisory: "Macrowikinomics" Co-Author Don Tapscott To Speak at Carnegie Mellon

Don TapscottNamed one of the world's most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50, Tapscott is a leading authority on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology. He will share his 2012 predictions and thoughts on his latest book.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Press Release: Researchers Begin To Read Largest Map of the Universe

Luminous GalaxiesA group Led by Carnegie Mellon’s Shirley Ho uses SDSS-III data to calculate the power spectrum of the universe. MORE
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Media Advisory: New Book by CMU Professor and Former US Envoy to Africa Jendayi Frazer Focuses on "Preventing Electoral Violence in Africa"

Jendayi FrazerEdited by Frazer, director of the Center for International Policy and Innovation and distinguished public service professor at CMU, and E. Gyimah-Boadi, executive director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, the book offers timely guidance on what can be done to prevent violence from disrupting elections in Africa. MORE
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Alum Charles Geschke Endows Directorship of Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Charles and Nancy GeschkeGeschke, who earned his Ph.D. in computer science at CMU in 1973, co-founded Adobe Systems in 1982 with John Warnock, creating software that helped launch the desktop publishing revolution and establishing a company that remains a leader in software and technologies for communications and collaboration. MORE
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Startups To Exhibit New Technologies at International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Electronics Show LogoThe CMU booth provides visitors with a sneak peek of future technologies that one day they may find on store shelves. MORE
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Chris Hendrickson Appointed To Serve On Prestigious National Transportation Research Board Executive Committee

HendricksonCarnegie Mellon University's Chris T. Hendrickson has been appointed to the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), which provides expert advice on national transportation policy and leadership in transportation innovation. MORE
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Press Release: CMU Announces Winners of 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards

For the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards, Carnegie Mellon University English Professor Jim Daniels made a concerted effort to reach out to more local high schools, both public and private, and reinstated the college prose category for CMU students. He received well over 200 entries — a record number for the contest — from nine high schools. MORE
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Will Tap Advanced Computer Methods To Help Doctors Make Sense of Their Patients' DNA

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University say advanced computational tools will be the key to a new research project that, if successful, could enable doctors to routinely use information extracted from a patient's DNA to diagnose and guide treatment of diseases. MORE
Monday, January 9, 2012

Press Release: "Intimate Science" Exhibition Opens at Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery, Jan. 20 - March 4

Intimate Science"Intimate Science" premieres at Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery on Friday, Jan. 20. The exhibition, curated by Andrea Grover, will be on view in Pittsburgh through March 4, when it heads to San Francisco, Hartford, Conn., and other U.S. locations through 2013. The exhibition and opening day events are free and open to the public.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16

Franklin BernardBernard Franklin, a friend of Martin Luther King Jr.'s family and a distinguished educator, community leader and advocate, headlines Carnegie Mellon University's annual celebration of the civil rights leader on Monday, Jan. 16. MORE
Monday, January 9, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Gates and Hillman Centers Receive Major Architectural Award

Gates HillmanCarnegie Mellon University's Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies have been recognized as one of nine projects worldwide to receive the 2012 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award for Architecture, the profession's highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence. MORE
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

News Brief: Kiron Skinner on the Iowa Caucuses and Why Political Artistry Matters

Kiron SkinnerAll political eyes are on the Iowa caucuses today, the first major electoral event to nominate U.S. presidential candidates.

Kiron Skinner, director of CMU's Center for International Relations and Politics and foreign policy advisor to Newt Gingrich and his 2012 presidential campaign, wrote an opinion piece for Advancing a Free Society that explains how even though success in Iowa does not guarantee future wins, candidates and their campaign advisors must pay attention to caucus outcomes.
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