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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Press Release: Established Artist and Carnegie Mellon Alumna Joyce Kozloff Returns to Campus as Digital Arts "Artist-in-Residence"

Joyce KozloffKozloff, whose work has been exhibited at galleries across the country, will be at CMU's Digital Arts Studio through July 1. Her new exhibit, "Social Studies," is a series of classroom world maps from the 1950s that she found in a Paris market.
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Roboticist “Red” Whittaker To Receive 2012 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal

Red WhittakerThe medal, sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation, recognizes Whittaker for his pioneering contributions to mobile autonomous robotics, field applications of robotics and systems engineering. He will receive the medal at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in Boston, Mass., on June 30. MORE
Monday, June 25, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon and Lehigh Lead in Launch of New Program To Bolster Manufacturing Innovation

The Research for Advanced Manufacturing in Pennsylvania (RAMP) program is designed to tap the research and innovation capabilities of both CMU and Lehigh and provide technical and economic benefits to the state’s manufacturing companies by enabling knowledge transfer, the discovery of new technologies and retention of highly skilled students. MORE
Friday, June 22, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Hosts New Program To Educate Brownies and Cub Scouts About Engineering Careers

More than 40 Brownies and Cub Scouts will get hands-on experience in identifying and learning to cope with cyber bullies and a cache of other engineering projects at a new "Scouting for Engineers" program from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 25.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Obituary: William W. Cooper, Pioneer in Management Science, Founding Father Of Carnegie Mellon's GSIA, First Dean of the School of Urban and Public Affairs

William CooperWilliam W. Cooper, founding faculty member of Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) Graduate School of Industrial Administration (GSIA), now named the Tepper School of Business, and the founding dean of the School of Urban and Public Affairs, now known as CMU's Heinz College, passed away on June 20 at the age of 97. MORE
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

News Brief: Study of Rats In Maze Suggests Brain Stores Information in Chunks

A rat navigating a maze keeps track of where it's been and where it's going using the area of the brain called the hippocampus and updates its path eight times a second, say researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Minnesota in a study published online June 17 by the journal Nature Neuroscience. MORE
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

News Brief: National Research Council, Including Carnegie Mellon's Paul Fischbeck, Says Offshore Drilling and Production Companies Must Focus on "Culture of Safety"

Paul Fischbeck"The old way of doing things with just checklist inspections may be thought of as an easy way of measuring safety regulations, but they are simply not effective," says Fischbeck, professor of social and decision sciences and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon. "We have to get people to think about safety and work to change the culture within these organizations. Companies are going to need to take risks to be more safe." MORE
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find Physicians Are Biased When Evaluating Medical Conflict of Interest Policies

LoewensteinMedical institutions have been under pressure to develop and implement policies to avoid conflicts of interest between physicians and pharmaceutical companies. In most cases, medical professionals who have a stake in the issues at hand craft the conflict of interest policies. MORE
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund Awards Grants to 10 “Greenlighting Startups” Companies Across the US

Greenlighting LogoThe fund has awarded $500,000 to assist the companies in growing their business ventures. Announced last year, the OFEF was established by CMU alumnus and Flip Video Camera creator Jonathan Kaplan and his wife, Marci Glazer, to provide early-stage business financing and support to alumni who have graduated from CMU in the last five years. MORE
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Press Release: Duolingo.com Users Will Translate Web As They Learn a New Language

DuolingoUsers of a new, free website, Duolingo.com, will help tackle the gargantuan task of translating the Web even as they learn a new language. The site, created by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker, features computer tools that enable these foreign language learners to translate text as well as a professional. MORE
Monday, June 18, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Spinoff Tiramisu Transit Receives Funding To Commercialize Transit App

tiramisuTiramisu Transit LLC, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff, has received Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to commercialize Tiramisu, the smartphone application that enables transit riders to create real-time information about bus schedules and seating.
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Friday, June 15, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon-Led Research Team Finds Knowledge Of Fractions and Long Division Predicts Long-Term Math Success

videoFrom factory workers to Wall Street bankers, a reasonable proficiency in math is a crucial requirement for most well-paying jobs in a modern economy. Yet, over the past 30 years, mathematics achievement of U.S. high school students has remained stagnant — and significantly behind many other countries, including China, Japan, Finland, the Netherlands and Canada. MORE
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

News Brief: Prestigious Swiss Fellowship Awarded to Lane Center's Cheemeng Tan

CheemengA researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Lane Center for Computational Biology is one of eight promising young scientists this year, and the first ever from CMU, to win a prestigious international fellowship by the Zurich-based Society in Science. MORE
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Press Release: Citizen Scientists To Document Biodiversity With High-Resolution Imagery During Summer Solstice

GigablitzA high-resolution image of a palm tree in Brazil, which under close examination shows bees, wasps and flies feasting on nectars and pollens, was the top jury selection among the images captured during last December's Nearby Nature GigaBlitz. It's also an example of what organizers hope participants will produce for the next GigaBlitz, June 20-26. MORE
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Press Release: Who's Stressed in the US? Carnegie Mellon Researchers Study Adult Stress Levels From 1983-2009

Until now, comparing stress levels in individuals across the United States over time was not possible due to a lack of historical data that tracks stress using accepted comparable measures.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon and Tsinghua Universities Offer Dual-Degree Computer Science Masters Program

Students who enroll in the new dual-degree program will spend at least a year at each campus. The students will need to fulfill the course requirements for each university and complete a thesis requirement at Tsinghua. It is anticipated that most students will take two or two and one-half years to complete their degrees. MORE
Friday, June 8, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Shawn Kelly Develops Novel Technologies To Restore Vision

Shawn KellyThe senior systems scientist at CMU's Institute for Complex Engineered Systems has received a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a retinal prosthesis to combat macular degeneration.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University’s Engineering College To Host Top National Media for 2012 Infotech Fellowship

The fellowship enables leading technology and science reporters to deepen their understanding of emerging technologies by meeting informally with Carnegie Mellon researchers in the labs and in the field. MORE
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Baruch Fischhoff Leads Conference on the Science of Science Communication

Baruch FischhoffTo gauge the current state and work to improve the future of science communication, Fischhoff co-chaired a Sackler Colloquium at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., where more than 450 experts gathered to discuss empirical social, behavioral, and decision science research in science communication.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Jim Daniels Wins Three Book Awards

Capital P PoetryHis poetry collection, “Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry,” won the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2012 Gold Medal for Poetry and the 2012 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence from the Paterson Poetry Center. “Trigger Man: More Tales of the Motor City,” Daniels’ latest book of short stories, was the winner of the Midwest Book Awards in the Fiction: Short Story/Anthology category. MORE
Monday, June 4, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Environmental Media Fellowships for National Journalists

Environment LogoTen journalists will meet informally with CMU researchers in engineering, computer science, robotics, the social sciences and architecture. The Steinbrenner Institute is charged with developing and enhancing the impact of environmental research and education at CMU. MORE
Monday, June 4, 2012

Photo Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Physics Offers Opportunity To View Rare Venus Transit

Transit of Venus - NASAEarth's planetary neighbor Venus will pass across the face of the sun producing a silhouette that no one alive today will likely see again. Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Physics will have telescopes and 250 solar filter glasses available for the public to view the transit of Venus starting at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 5 on the Mall between Doherty and Baker halls. MORE
Friday, June 1, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts Presents Paintings by Award-winning Artist Watfa Midani

Midani PaintingThe exhibit, "Love, Life and Nature," will open from 6 to 8 p.m., June 1 and will be on view through June 30 at the Miller Gallery in the Purnell Center for the Arts on the Carnegie Mellon campus.     MORE
Friday, June 1, 2012

Press Release: Tom Bohman Receives Alexander M. Knaster Professorship as Head of Mathematical Sciences

Tom BohmanBohman joined the CMU faculty in 1998 as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 2009. His research focuses on combinatorics, a branch of mathematics concerning the study of finite structures. MORE