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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Press Release: Jonathan Cagan Appointed Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at College of Engineering

Jonathan CaganJames H. Garrett, Jr., dean of CMU's College of Engineering and the Thomas Lord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, praised Cagan for his outstanding contributions to the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at CMU, and for his cutting-edge academic courses underscoring the importance of an interdisciplinary perspective for successful product development. MORE
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon To Hold Welcome Event for Latino and Hispanic Students

The event aims to connect Latino and Hispanic students with faculty and other students as well as campus and Pittsburgh-area programs that serve the Latino and Hispanic communities. MORE
Monday, August 26, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Announces Hanrahan and James Will Receive Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science

Pat HanrahanDoug JamesStanford University's Pat Hanrahan (far left) and Cornell University's Doug L. James, computer scientists whose innovations in computer graphics have enhanced such movies as "Avatar," "Hugo," "The Dark Knight," "Finding Nemo" and "Star Trek," are each recipients this year of Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science. MORE
Monday, August 26, 2013

Press Release: Researchers Discover How Inhibitory Neurons Behave During Critical Periods of Learning

Inhibitory Neurons Neuroscientists are now beginning to explain the science behind the old adage, "you can't teach an old dog new tricks."
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Parking Study Inspires New Street Signage, Adjusts Parking Rates

Parking SignageStreet parking along Tech and Frew streets have been identified as "premium" spots with an hourly rate of $2.25, while spots along Margaret Morrison Street and part of Schenley Drive have been classified as "economy" parking at a rate of 50 cents per hour.   MORE
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Obituary: Remembering Hugh Young

Hugh YoungAn influential teacher and mentor to thousands of students, Young was a member of the Carnegie Mellon community for more than 60 years.  MORE
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Students in Rwanda Experience International Internship Success

Twenty-three students from the CMU-Rwanda Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program crisscrossed Africa this summer plying their tech skills at companies ranging from IBM and Microsoft to Visa and Marriott. MORE
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Announces New Dean of Libraries

Keith WebsterKeith G. Webster holds the rank of principal librarian and has a courtesy academic appointment at the H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management. MORE
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund Chooses Five Startups for Investment

The third cycle of the program benefits companies created by CMU young alumni and connects them with university mentors and resources. MORE
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Leads NSF Project To Help People Understand Web Privacy Policies

NSF Project TeamFiguring out what information websites are gathering about its users can be daunting, but a new privacy research project led by Carnegie Mellon will make that task easier with computer tools that leverage the power of crowdsourcing, machine learning and natural language processing. MORE
Friday, August 16, 2013

Photo Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Welcomes First-Year Students to Campus Aug. 18

Approximately 1,430 first-year students will arrive on campus this Sunday. In previous years, a majority of students arrived between 9 and 11:30 a.m.  MORE
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Center for Iranian Music Hosts Persian Music Festival of Music, Workshops This October

Reza ValiReza Vali, professor of composition at CMU's School of Music and director of education and research for the center believes that all cultures are interconnected, and music is a universal language that speaks to everyone, regardless of ethnic background, religion or country of origin. The festival provides an opportunity for people to learn more about Iranian music and culture. MORE
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Mitchell Small To Kick Off Webinar About Oil and Gas Production from Shale

Mitchell SmallSmall, the H. John Heinz Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, will discuss the environmental impacts of fracking in producing gas from shale, and give updates on state and federal research and recommendations about these new production technologies. MORE
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Kaushik Dayal Earns Engineering Award for Excellence in Nanoscale Research

Kaushik DayalDayal has won the prestigious Leonardo Da Vinci Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers Engineering Mechanics Institute for groundbreaking research on the interactions between materials and electromagnetism that can be applied to new technologies for energy storage and generation. MORE
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Traffic Advisory: Three Oakland Streets To Close Aug. 18 as First-Year Students Move in at Carnegie Mellon

The affected streets are: the 5100 block of Margaret Morrison Street, between Forbes Avenue and Tech Street; the 100 block of Tech Street, between Margaret Morrison Street and Schenley Drive; and the 1000 block of Morewood Avenue between Fifth and Forbes avenues.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama Celebrates 100 Years of Conservatory Training with American Season of Plays

Drama's 100th logoThe School of Drama is enjoying international acclaim as it moves into its centennial. The Hollywood Reporter recently ranked the school 4th among the top 25 Drama Schools in the world for the second year in a row. MORE
Monday, August 12, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Alumna Sanna Gaspard Tapped as Finalist in International Business Plan Competition for Entrepreneurs

Sanna GaspardFounder of CMU startup Rubitection, Gaspard outpaced 1,000 competitors from 14 nations to become one of 18 finalists in the 2013 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards (CWIA). Gaspard is developing the Rubitect Assessment System (RAS) to detect and monitor early-stage pressure ulcers. MORE
Monday, August 12, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Say Readers’ Identities Can Reveal Much About Content of Articles

word badgesCMU researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Washington, analyzed almost 3 million news articles and the public profiles of the people who shared those articles on Twitter. This enabled them to generate a few thousand “badges” that characterized the content of the shared news articles and also could be used to analyze any subsequent article, including those that had never been shared or even read. MORE
Monday, August 12, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Jon Peha Urges Government Officials To Improve Emergency Communications

Jon PehaPeha, a professor in CMU's departments of Engineering and Public Policy and Electrical and Computer Engineering, is calling on U.S. government officials to allow emergency responders to use commercial services on a priority basis during a crisis. MORE
Monday, August 12, 2013

Press Release: "Alien She" Exhibition on Riot Grrrl's Impact Premieres at Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery

Alien SheThe exhibition focuses on seven contemporary artists working in a wide range of disciplines, including visual art, music, documentary film, new media, writing and performance, and provides a view into the passion and diversity of the original Riot Grrrl movement. MORE
Friday, August 9, 2013

News Brief: Joint Statistical Meetings Honor Five From Carnegie Mellon

Professors Robert E. Kass, Larry Wasserman, Christopher Genovese, Stephen Fienberg and Kathryn Roeder were garnered accolades at the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Press Release: Driving Under the Cellular Influence: Carnegie Mellon Research Shows Cellphone Use May Not Cause More Car Crashes

Saurabh BhargarvaFor the study, CMU's Saurabh Bhargava (left) and the London School of Economics and Political Science's Vikram S. Pathania examined calling and crash data from 2002 to 2005, a period when most cellphone carriers offered pricing plans with free calls on weekdays after 9 p.m.
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Monday, August 5, 2013

News Brief: Nathan Urban Receives Simons Foundation Grant To Study Unreliability of Neuronal Responses in Autism

Nathan UrbanUrban is the Dr. Frederick A. Schwertz Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences and head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon.
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Monday, August 5, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Allen L. Robinson Awarded Lane Professorship For Outstanding Research and Leadership

Allen RobinsonRobinson is head of CMU's Mechanical Engineering Department and one of the founders of the Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies. He is highly regarded for his contributions to, and leadership within the air quality community. MORE
Friday, August 2, 2013

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh Signs Open Letter to Obama, Congress

Subra SureshDr. Suresh joins presidents from the Association of American Universities in supporting fedderal investment in research and higher education. MORE
Thursday, August 1, 2013

Press Release: Consumers Don't Understand Health Insurance, Carnegie Mellon Research Shows

George LoewensteinLead author of the study George Loewenstein says says health insurance companies should be required to offer truly simplified insurance products that consumers are capable of understanding. MORE