Friday, March 30, 2012The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has named Carnegie Mellon University's Raj Rajkumar to the Intelligent Systems Program Advisory Committee. The ITSPAC acts in an advisory capacity to the secretary of transportation on matters relating to the study and development of intelligent transportation systems in the United States. MORE
Thursday, March 29, 2012The National Science Foundation has awarded a $500,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant to Safaba Translation Solutions LLC, a company spun out of the Language Technologies Institute. MORE
Thursday, March 29, 2012Malen is being recognized for his innovative work with hybrid materials in plastics and semiconductors. MORE
Thursday, March 29, 2012Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, staff and alumni will be working at more than 30 sites around Pittsburgh. MORE
Wednesday, March 28, 2012London argues that when incentives are used to encourage people to engage in healthy activities from which they are likely to benefit, and with which they are already familiar, ethical concerns about the use of incentives may be out of place.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012The concerts, featuring illustrious alumni and world-class students in Carnegie Mellon's Philharmonic, Repertory Chorus and Concert Choir, will be at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 31 at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center for the Performing Arts and at 7 p.m., Monday, April 2 at New York’s Carnegie Hall. MORE
Tuesday, March 27, 2012"There is a real need for data scientists — professionals who not only understand where the data comes from, such as social network sites, blogs, and twitter for example — but also understand how that data can be used by various business units to make better decisions about their marketing and operations," said Ari Lightman, distinguished service professor of digital media and marketing at Heinz College. MORE
Friday, March 23, 2012The college will host an information booth featuring interactive robots and the autonomous Chevy Tahoe Boss. MORE
Thursday, March 22, 2012The team of three first-year students gives CMU its best showing in the definitive math competition for undergraduates in North America. MORE
Thursday, March 22, 2012Juniors Christian Aponte and Nicole Hamilton will attend summer institutes at a top-ranked university to sharpen the students' quantitative, analytic and communication skills. MORE
Thursday, March 22, 2012Three of the biggest names in the animation industry are coming to Pittsburgh to share their films and experiences. Carnegie Mellon's Center for the Arts in Society and School of Art and Pittsburgh Filmmakers will present an Animation Symposium April 1-2 to look at the role of the individual in animation.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts Management students will showcase the annual first- and second-year MFA show and celebrate Future Tenant Gallery’s 10th anniversary. MORE
Tuesday, March 20, 2012In the U.S., we tend to see the violence in Mexico from a distance as the product of a war between drug trafficking groups and the Mexican government. Unfortunately, reality is not so clear-cut or black and white. A series of Carnegie Mellon University events explores issues surrounding the "Drug War" from a variety of perspectives.
Friday, March 16, 2012Lenore Blum, Manuela Veloso and Department Head Jeannette Wing are among 55 computer scientists who are technological pioneers, as well as those who are leaders or founders of technical companies, and who have achieved success and recognition beyond their home organizations. MORE
Thursday, March 15, 2012A longtime Carnegie Mellon supporter, Nam Pyo Suh received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from CMU in 1964 and an honorary doctorate in science and technology in 2008. MORE
Thursday, March 15, 2012Support from the W.M. Keck Foundation will make it possible for researchers to test thousands of player-designed molecules each month. MORE
Thursday, March 15, 2012The Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies, or MILLEE, project is using educational mobile phone applications to help children in the developing world acquire language literacy in a game-like environment. MORE
Wednesday, March 14, 2012Amazing transformations from humble beginnings is the theme of this year's Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. wats:ON? 2012: TRANSFORMER, will be held April 12-14 at CMU's College of Fine Arts (CFA).
Tuesday, March 13, 2012Kalin's visit, March 29-30, marks the launch of the center's "Gender/Sexuality/Media" project. MORE
Tuesday, March 13, 2012President Cohon says, "Working together, American universities, industry, community colleges, economic development partners and startup companies can launch entirely new manufacturing industries around innovations in advanced materials, flexible electronics and a new generation of robotics." MORE
Tuesday, March 13, 2012The information and technology management course of study at the Heinz College and the multimedia/visual communications track at the College of Fine Arts are ranked #1 in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools." MORE
Monday, March 12, 2012Future Tenant, an experimental downtown Pittsburgh art space managed by Carnegie Mellon University students, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a fundraiser 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30 that expands its own boundaries to Bakery Square. Founded in 2002, Future Tenant is a joint project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts, and the Master of Arts Management program at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College. MORE
Monday, March 12, 2012Running March 22 through April 15, “Faces of Others“ uses a record 20 films to explore the concept of the other — or anything that is not us. The Sundance winners featured in the festival are "Putin's Kiss" and "5 Broken Cameras." MORE
Monday, March 12, 2012Seven Carnegie Mellon University Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates will present their final thesis exhibition, titled "The You Inside of Me," March 23 through April 22 at CMU's Miller Gallery in the Purnell Center for the Arts on the Pittsburgh campus. MORE
Monday, March 12, 2012The robotics team composed of high-school-age girls, and their robot, Watson, won awards for Website and Engineering Inspiration at the 10th Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, March 8-10, at the University of Pittsburgh's Petersen Events Center.
Monday, March 12, 2012Carnegie Mellon University CyLab researchers have developed a new smartphone app that leverages the growing proliferation of these devices to establish a secure basis for Internet communications.
Monday, March 12, 2012Engineers and managers responsible for research and new product development can learn how and where robotic technology can be applied successfully. MORE
Monday, March 12, 2012Remote island communities from the Azores to Nome, Alaska, could experience drastic reductions in the cost of electricity and CO2 emissions by using new smart energy grid technology developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Electric Energy Systems Group. MORE
Wednesday, March 7, 2012A team of graduate students won “best proposal” in the U.S. Energy Department’s 2012 Better Building Challenge for developing an energy-efficient plan for a case study involving Walter Reed Army Medical Center. MORE
Wednesday, March 7, 2012Researchers in CMU's School of Computer Science analyzed millions of Chinese microblogs, or "weibos," to uncover a set of politically sensitive terms that draw the attention of Chinese censors. MORE
Tuesday, March 6, 2012Hassoun, assistant professor of philosophy within the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, argues that there are significant obligations that must be met to aid the impoverished.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Marcel Just provides an explanation for some of autism's mysteries — from social and communication disorders to restricted interests — and gives scientists clear targets for developing intervention and treatment therapies. MORE
Tuesday, March 6, 2012Eric Paulos, associate professor in SCS's Human-Computer Interaction Institute, will fill the first Cooper-Siegel Professorship of Computer Science, and Richard Pell, assistant professor of art, will hold the first Cooper-Siegel Professorship in Art. MORE
Monday, March 5, 2012
Cohen's work, which focuses on developing theories to predict and explain the properties of materials, has had a significant impact in the fields of nanotechnology and materials science. He will lecture on "Einstein, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience & Superconductivity" at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8 in the University Center's McConomy Auditorium. MORE
Friday, March 2, 2012Skinner, associate professor of social and decision sciences and director of CMU's Center for International Relations and Politics, will provide Newt 2012 with expertise in the areas of international relations, security policy and political strategy. MORE
Thursday, March 1, 2012Fienberg and his team will conduct research on three basic issues of interest related to collecting census data: privacy, costs and response rates. MORE
Thursday, March 1, 2012Most people assume that mathematics and science always go hand in hand, but James Wynn shows that was not always the case. MORE
Thursday, March 1, 2012President Jared L. Cohon received the degree in recognition of his professionalism and dedication to science, technology and higher education. CMU and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have been operating joint research projects, student and faculty exchanges, and a dual-degree program since 2007. MORE