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Friday, November 30, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students Develop Blueprint for Producing Chemicals from Shale Deposits

The students, part of a Chemical Process Systems Design class at CMU, discovered that the production of aromatics from ethane is not only technically feasible, but also economically very profitable. MORE
Friday, November 30, 2012

Press Release: Pitt, Carnegie Mellon Launch New Effort To Improve Multi-scale Modeling of Biological Systems

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) have been awarded a five-year, $9.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Biomedical Technology Research Center (BTRC) that will develop computational tools for modeling and simulating biological systems from the tissue level down to the molecular level. MORE
Thursday, November 29, 2012

News Brief: Two Carnegie Mellon Professors Elected AAAS Fellows

Justine CassellChien HoTwo Carnegie Mellon faculty members, Justine Cassell and Chien Ho have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science. MORE
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Onur Mutlu Wins Intel Early Career Award For Innovative Research

mutluIntel's Early Career Faculty Honor Program award provides financial and networking support to those faculty members who are early in their careers and who show great promise as future academic leaders in disruptive computing technologies. MORE
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Press Release: Increasing Control Over Release of Information Leads People To Divulge More Online, Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find

When perceiving they have more control over their personal information, people increase their willingness to disclose sensitive information that allows them to be personally identified, according to a study done by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. MORE
Monday, November 26, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon, Concurrent Technologies To Develop Robotic Laser System That Strips Paint From Aircraft

RobotIn a two-year project sponsored by the National Defense Center for Energy and Environment, CTC, under Prime Contract W91ZLK-10-D-0005 with NREC as a subcontractor, will build six autonomous mobile robots, each with a laser coating remover, and deploy them to work in teams to remove paint and other coatings from aircraft at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah. MORE
Monday, November 26, 2012

Press Release: Let's Make a Deal: New Carnegie Mellon Leadership Program for Women Focuses on Negotiation

Great leaders are great negotiators, yet women hold far fewer leadership roles than men and often wait to be promoted rather than negotiate the conditions for their success. MORE
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

News Brief: Wing Will Lead Microsoft Research International

WingJeannette Wing will step down as head of the Computer Science Department to join Microsoft Research in January. MORE
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Lead Efforts To Train Area Science Teachers in Use of Electron Microscopy Tools

TactilsCarnegie Mellon University's Marc De Graef and Judith Hallinen are providing logistical support to science teachers interested in using scanning electron microscopes for classroom assignments. MORE
Monday, November 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University School of Art Appoints Games Designer Paolo Pedercini as Tenure-Track Professor

pederciniInternationally recognized artist and games designer Paolo Pedercini has accepted a full-time tenure-track faculty position with the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. A Fine Foundation Visiting Professor with the electronic and time-based media area since 2009, Pedercini's work bridges the art world and the most forward-looking fringes of the game industry and academia, according to Head of the School of Art John Carson. MORE
Monday, November 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Startup, Neon, Moves to Silicon Valley Campus

Neon LogoNeon, the CMU startup that uses cognitive neuroscience to improve online video clicks, now has a footprint from coast to coast in the United States to further take advantage of opportunities to grow business and to work with students in CMU's Master of Entertainment Industry Management program in Los Angeles. MORE
Monday, November 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Solar-Powered Boating Team Awarded Research Grant from Constellation Energy

Solar SplashCMU's Solar Splash team has received $40,000 for their research to develop a competitive solar-powered 18-foot-long racing boat. The team was one of 10 programs selected nationwide to receive the "E2 Energy to Educate" grant, which comes from the Constellation Energy family of retail electricity and natural gas suppliers. MORE
Monday, November 19, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Art Announces Trans-Q TV World Premiere; Online Variety Series Explores Gender Expression, Sexuality

TransQTVTrans-Q Television premieres Friday, Nov. 30, at 6119 (6119 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh). The first episode will be accompanied by a launch party with live performances and a DJ/dance party featuring talent from Pittsburgh's queer arts and music community. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the screening and performances begin at 9 p.m. The event is free and open to people 18 years of age and older. MORE
Friday, November 16, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Luc Berger Wins Prestigious Buckley Condensed Matter Prize From American Physical Society

Luc BergerThe prize recognizes and encourages outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed-matter physics and is awarded for a highly important contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field. For Berger and co-winner John Slonczewski, IBM research staff emeritus, that advancement was independently "predicting spin-transfer torque and opening the field of current-induced control over magnetic nanostructures." MORE
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Drama To Perform "Angels in America"

Angels in America PosterDrama will present "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" from Nov. 29 through Dec. 8 in the Philip Chosky Theater of the Purnell Center for the Arts on the Pittsburgh campus. Directed by Jed Allen Harris, "Millennium" is part one of two stories that focus on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City during the 1980s. MORE
Monday, November 12, 2012

News Brief: NREC Will Help Develop Autonomous Submarine-Tracking Vessel

AntiSubCarnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center is part of a team assembled by prime contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to design, build and test an unmanned autonomous surface vessel that can track a diesel-electric submarine for months and over thousands of kilometers with minimal supervision. MORE
Monday, November 12, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Partners with Sun Yat-sen University To Develop Graduate Engineering Degree Programs

Sun Yat-sen UniversitySYSU President Xu Ningsheng said they selected CMU because its great academic and research reputation is well suited to China’s vision of transitioning its economy from mass labor to technology-driven initiatives within the next decade and fostering future technology leaders with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. The mission of the Joint Institute of Engineering (JIE) will be to further world-class education in engineering and perform cutting-edge research in China.
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon’s Naval ROTC Unit To Honor Veterans During Flag-Raising Ceremony

More than 90 cadets will attend the ceremony at 8 a.m. on the campus lawn known as "The Cut." The ceremony will pay special recognition to CMU alumnus Lt. Col. Christopher “Otis” Raible, who died leading a counterattack against enemy forces Sept. 14 in Afghanistan.
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Architecture Students Win International Sustainable Design Competition

Architectural DesignDan Addis, Eui Song "John" Kim and Jensen Ying won the International Sustainable Laboratory Student Design Competition for their design proposal for a Salt River Bay Marine Research and Education Center on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. MORE
Friday, November 9, 2012

News Brief: Social Media Helps Drive Traditional Media Coverage Where Each Mention Packs a Bigger Sales Punch

AmaNew research published in the Journal of Marketing Research for the first time reveals the interrelationship between earned media from traditional media sources such as press and online social media, and how these forms of earned media impact sales.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

News Brief: CMU Teams Dominate Regional Competition in ACM Programming Contest

acmA Carnegie Mellon University team of Nathaniel Barshay, Yan Gu and Jonathan Paulson took first place Nov. 3 in the regional competition for the Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC), with the remaining four CMU teams placing 4th, 5th, 6th and 23rd out of 131 teams. MORE
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Urban Music Education Program Brings Relevant Music to Teachers and Students

About 25 students from the Pittsburgh Public Schools and Wilkinsburg School District will perform Michael Jackson's "Thriller" with members of the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8 at Carnegie Music Hall. 
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Monday, November 5, 2012

News Brief: CMU Wins Best Foundational Advance at iGEM Jamboree

iGEMA fluorescent biosensor that measures cellular activity, created by a team of Carnegie Mellon University undergraduates, earned the Best Foundational Advance prize at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition's World Championship Jamboree held Nov. 2-5 in Cambridge, Mass. MORE
Monday, November 5, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Qatar to host Comedy Showdown

Comedy PosterOn Nov. 8, Carnegie Mellon Qatar will host Stand Up Comedy Qatar's Comedy Showdown.
 
The event, which is open to the public, will feature two teams of comedians - one comprises expats, the other Qataris, including Carnegie Mellon Qatar alum, Mohammed Fahad Kamal.
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley Researchers Work To Develop New Tools For Improving Communication During Natural Disasters

As flood waters recede and Sandy's death toll rises, the depth of the challenges facing telecom providers remains daunting as old-fashioned coin slot phones attract hurricane survivors. MORE
Monday, November 5, 2012

News Brief: NVIDIA Designates CMU as Center of Excellence

NVIDIA has designated Carnegie Mellon University as a CUDA Center of Excellence in recognition of the university's ongoing work in parallel computing research and education using NVIDIA graphics processing units and the CUDA parallel computing platform. MORE
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Architecture Professors Create Web-based Application To Illustrate Doha's Expansion

4dohaFor the past 60 years, architects from around the world have designed unique, contemporary buildings that reflect the local climate, culture and growth of Doha, Qatar. Today, their architectural feats can be explored publicly via a free Web-based application called 4dDoha: Buildings (www.4ddoha.com/collection). MORE
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Engineering Students, University Police Kick Off Eighth Annual Toys for Tots Drive

Carnegie Mellon first-year engineering students Julia Eddy and Allie Perna and the grandson of the famous Virginia O’Hanlon, who as a child wrote to The New York Sun asking if there really was a Santa Claus, will help kick off the eighth annual Toys for Tots Drive from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 16 in the Singleton Room of CMU’s Roberts Engineering Hall. MORE