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Monday, July 30, 2012

Press Release: Three Carnegie Mellon School of Drama Teams To Appear in NYC Fringe Festival

Fringe FestivalThe CMU students will showcase their talents at the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), Aug. 10 – 26 in New York City. FringeNYC is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from around the world performing more than 1,200 shows in 16 days at more than 20 venues. MORE
Monday, July 30, 2012

Press Release: Public Can Explore Time-Lapse Videos of Earth With New Tool From Carnegie Mellon and Google

Las Vegas ImagevideoThis new capability within Google Earth Engine enhances the public's ability to view the massive amount of imagery collected by the Landsat program between 1999 and 2011. Users can zoom in or out on any spot on the globe and move back and forth in time. This enables anyone to see deforestation unfold in the Amazon, see water levels rise and fall in the Aral Sea and watch the urbanization of desert as Las Vegas expands. MORE
Friday, July 27, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery Presents US Premiere of “Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture”

Imperfect HealthThe exhibition, which runs from Sept. 14 through Feb. 24, 2013, takes an innovative, thought-provoking view of the intersections between health, architecture and urban design. MORE
Friday, July 27, 2012

Press Release: Succession of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Carnegie Mellon University

"The Donald Jones Center is a critical component of the university's Greenlighting Startups initiative and a cornerstone of our entrepreneurial teaching and research," said Robert M. Dammon, dean of the Tepper School. "Their collaborative work across campus and community has become a vital link in transferring technology and innovation into the marketplace and the center exemplifies the ecosystem of entrepreneurship that is part of our culture at Carnegie Mellon." MORE
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Senior Awarded Prestigious Pickering Fellowship

WoodwardThe fellowships, administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for the U.S. Department of State, aim to develop a source of well-prepared men and women whose academic backgrounds fulfill the skill needs of the State Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Senior Ema Woodward is the first Carnegie Mellon student to receive this fellowship. MORE
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Press Release: US High School Students To Compete at International Linguistics Olympiad in Slovenia

IOLAs athletes gather in London for the Summer Olympic Games, eight U.S. high school students are preparing for their own, very different competition at the International Linguistics Olympiad (ILO), July 29 to Aug. 3 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Working in four-person teams, they will tackle a series of brain-teasing written problems that can be solved by identifying similarities and patterns across a range of languages. MORE
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Approach To Improve Emergency Medical Services in Developing Countries

Emergency medical services in emerging economies can be improved by using phone data records and service logs to better allocate and deploy ambulances and emergency medical personnel, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s iLab, a research center in the H. John Heinz III College. MORE
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Press Release: Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults, Carnegie Mellon Study Shows

Cresswellvideo"We always tell people to quit smoking for health reasons, but rarely do we think about loneliness in the same way," said J. David Creswell, assistant professor of psychology within CMU's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. "We know that loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems and mortality in older adults. This research suggests that mindfulness meditation training is a promising intervention for improving the health of older adults." MORE
Monday, July 23, 2012

Press Release: Robotics Institute's Dias Wins Borg Early Career Award

Bernardine DiasM. Bernardine Dias, associate research professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and the founder and director of the TechBridgeWorld program, is being honored for her contributions to research and her profession, especially in the outreach to women. MORE
Monday, July 23, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s John Kitchin and Luis von Ahn Earn Presidential Early Career Awards

John KitchinLuis von AhnThe award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. MORE
Monday, July 23, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Names Kiron Skinner University Adviser on National Security Policy

Kiron SkinnerIn this role, Skinner, a renowned expert in international relations, U.S. foreign policy and political strategy, will build on the growing and diverse network that Carnegie Mellon has with the national security community in Washington, D.C. — both inside and outside of government. MORE
Friday, July 20, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Statement on PCAST Advanced Manufacturing Report

Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon, who served on the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) steering committee, praised the breadth and scope of the report. “Investments in basic research have created breakthrough opportunities that can revitalize U.S. manufacturing,” Cohon said. “We now must match the boldness of that research with a commitment to create new strategies to speed technologies from the lab to the factory, better connect workforce training to emerging innovations and capture the manufacturing opportunities generated by our university spinouts.” MORE
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s George Loewenstein Documents Pitfalls of Personal Loans

Published in the Journal of Economic Psychology, the study strongly supports the idea that it is a big mistake to borrow money from, or loan money to, a friend. MORE
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Launches CISO-Executive Education and Certification Program

The new program will emphasize strategic cybersecurity management through an independent concentration centered on leading edge research by Carnegie Mellon University. As part of the Heinz College CIO Institute, the program will stress current research and best practices identified by Carnegie Mellon for chief information security officers or those seeking to advance into an executive position focusing on cybersecurity.  MORE
Monday, July 16, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University’s David A. Dzombak Named Fellow of Prestigious Water Environment Federation

David DzombakDzombak, the Walter J. Blenko Sr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, is being recognized for his innovative work with water quality engineering. MORE
Friday, July 13, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Urban Design Build Studio Partners with Ford To Unleash PURIFLUME Mobile Water Filtration System July 18

PuriflumeThe concept won Ford's Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3), a national challenge grant competition that recognizes colleges and universities that utilize a school's resources and capacity to address an urgent, unmet social need or problem in the local community. MORE
Friday, July 13, 2012

News Brief: HCII Ph.D. Students Win Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

XiaoHarrisonRobert Xiao and Chris Harrison, both Ph.D. students in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, are one of eight U.S. teams selected to receive $100,000. MORE
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

News Brief: Grid Outages Prompt CMU Professors to Rethink Sustainable Solutions

Strategically constructing regional DG circuits may help to reduce the effects of catastrophic electricity failure resulting from natural or human-triggered events. MORE
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Press Release: Roboticize Your World: Educational Kit Can Turn Artwork and Crafts Into Robots

hummingbirdvideoWhile educational robotic kits traditionally have focused on the technology itself — the building of a robot — Hummingbird treats robotics as just one element that can be combined with craft materials and text to communicate thoughts, feelings or ideas. MORE
Monday, July 9, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Welcomes Freshman Olympian

arakjiQatari swimmer Nada Arakji is ready to make a splash as an enrolling freshman at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. Arakji, 17, will compete in swimming in the Olympics after receiving a wildcard entry to this year's games in London, which will get underway later this month. MORE
Monday, July 9, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Smart Headlight System Will Have Drivers Seeing Through the Rain

Smart headlightsThe system uses a camera to track the motion of raindrops and snowflakes and then applies a computer algorithm to predict where those particles will be just a few milliseconds later. The light projection system then adjusts to deactivate light beams that would otherwise illuminate the particles in their predicted positions. MORE
Monday, July 9, 2012

Press Release: Videos by Mon Valley High School Students Address Stereotypes, Racial Divides, Role Models

The videos, produced through the Hear Me 101 project, will be screened for the public from 6 to 8 p.m., July 15 at the B Building Auditorium on the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus. The project is a partnership between the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, the Consortium for Public Education, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Pittsburgh Filmmakers and The Western Pennsylvania Writing Project. MORE
Monday, July 9, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Marcel Just To Receive Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award

Marcel JustThe society's most prestigious award is given to honor scholars who make outstanding scientific contributions to the study of discourse processing and text analysis, and to recognize excellence in research, mentoring and advancements to the field. MORE
Monday, July 9, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon’s Kathy M. Newman Available To Comment on Ernest Borgnine’s Legacy

Newman is one of the country’s foremost experts on the life and career of Ernest Borgnine, who died yesterday of renal failure at the age of 95.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Barack Obama Makes Campaign Stop in Pittsburgh, Holds Event at CMU

President Barack Obama will visit Carnegie Mellon University's Pittsburgh Campus on Friday, July 6, as part of his two-day "Betting on America" bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The event is open to the public, and tickets are required.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Press Release: Parents Less Likely To Develop Colds, Carnegie Mellon Research Shows

CohenThere is no question that being a parent is, at times, challenging both physically and mentally. However knowledge of the actual effect parenthood has on health has been inconsistent at best, until now. MORE
Monday, July 2, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Names Dan J. Martin Dean of its College of Fine Arts

Dan MartinCarnegie Mellon University today announced that Dan J. Martin has been named the Stanley and Marcia Gumberg Professor and Dean of the College of Fine Arts (CFA), effective July 1. CFA comprises the schools of Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music. 
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Monday, July 2, 2012

News Brief: NRC Report Says Computing Advances Vital to Sustainability Efforts

Innovation in computing will be essential to finding real-world solutions to sustainability challenges in such areas as electricity production and delivery, global food production, and climate change, according to the report of a National Research Council committee that included Jennifer Mankoff, associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. MORE
Monday, July 2, 2012

News Brief: Koppel Receives "20 Under 20" Thiel Fellowship

KoppelJimmy Koppel, 20, a senior from St. Louis majoring in computer science and mathematical sciences, is one of 20 young entrepreneurs selected by the Thiel Foundation for its second class of "20 Under 20" Thiel Fellows. During the two-year fellowship, Koppel will receive $100,000 and mentorship from the foundation's network of tech entrepreneurs, investors and scientists. MORE