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Thursday, January 31, 2013

News Brief: Kyrölä Wins VMWare Graduate Fellowship

KyrolaAapo Kyrölä is one of three recipients this year of the fellowship, which begins in September and includes a stipend of $35,000, plus full tuition and fees. The fellowship supports outstanding students who are pursuing research related to VMWare's business interests, such as core machine virtualization and work related to cloud computing. MORE
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Press Release: CMU Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski To Receive Inaugural AkzoNobel North America Science Award

KrisThe AkzoNobel North America Science Award was created to recognize outstanding scientific contributions by an individual in the fields of chemistry and materials research conducted in the U.S. or Canada. The AkzoNobel Science Award was first presented in the Netherlands in 1970 and then extended to Sweden (1999), China (2010) and the U.K. (2012). MORE
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Onur Mutlu Receives Prestigious Academic Accolade

Onur MutluMutlu has been appointed the Dr. William D. and Nancy W. Strecker Early Career Professor in the top-ranked Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. MORE
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Business School Faculty Working With City To Optimize Metered Street Parking Near Oakland Campus

ParkingMark Fichman and Stephen Spear are working with Pittsburgh officials to institute a rate schedule that fluctuates each month based on usage. Initially, the hourly rate will drop from $2 to $1 on Margaret Morrison Street and portions of Schenley Drive adjacent to Carnegie Mellon. The rate will remain unchanged on Frew Street and Tech Street.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Mechanical Engineering Students Are Finalists in ImagiNations Design Competition

Disney Comp TeamThe CMU team is showcasing an interactive adventure called "Legenda Emas" in a nationwide design competition this week (Jan. 28 - Feb. 1) created by Walt Disney Imagineering.
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Monday, January 28, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry Receives NEA Grant To Support Artist Residencies

The STUDIO's $30,000 grant will support artist residencies that emphasize the creation of work in new media arts and emerging art forms. Artists will spend 10 to 100 days in the STUDIO and receive housing, travel and project funding as well as access to world-class science and engineering departments. MORE
Saturday, January 26, 2013

News Brief: SCS Celebrates Second Annual Founders' Day

SCSFounders' Day, a new tradition that focuses on the achievements of the School of Computer Science and its faculty and staff, will be celebrated at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Hillman Center's Rashid Auditorium. MORE
Saturday, January 26, 2013

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Joseph B. Kadane To Again Urge Congress To Stop Argentina From Repressing Statisticians

KadaneCarnegie Mellon University's Joseph B. (Jay) Kadane will return to Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 31 to again brief lawmakers on how Argentina's government is repressing statisticians from reporting accurate inflation numbers. The briefing will take place from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. in room B-339 of the Rayburn House Office Building at Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street.
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

News Brief: MCS Postdoctoral Fellow Dahlia Haynes to Appear on UNCF An Evening of Stars

Dahlia HayesDahlia Haynes, a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of chemistry, will be recognized as a rising star on the 34th Annual UNCF An Evening of Stars. MORE
Friday, January 25, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's David Brumley Receives New Prestigious Faculty Appointment

BrumleyCarnegie Mellon University's David Brumley has been appointed the Gerard G. Elia Career Development professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. MORE
Friday, January 25, 2013

Press Release: Choice Names Carnegie Mellon University's Joseph B. Kadane's "Principles of Uncertainty" A 2012 Outstanding Academic Title

KadaneChoice, the magazine published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), has named Carnegie Mellon University's Joseph B. (Jay) Kadane's latest book, "Principles of Uncertainty," as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2012. MORE
Friday, January 25, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Sets Tiered Tuition for Incoming and Current Students for 2013-2014

Carnegie Mellon University will increase tuition by 4 percent for its incoming 2013-2014 class. This continues a four-year trend of among the lowest tuition increases by the university since 1975. MORE
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Press Release: Grammar Undercuts Security Of Long Computer Passwords

PasswordsWhen writing or speaking, good grammar helps people make themselves be understood. But when used to concoct a long computer password, grammar — good or bad — provides crucial hints that can help someone crack that password, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated. MORE
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University’s Michael E. McHenry Awarded Distinguished Lecturer Status by IEEE Magnetics Society

Michael McHenryMcHenry will tour the world in 2013 giving more than 30 talks on the important potential of nanocomposite materials for a variety of industry sectors. MORE
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Press Release: PNC Announces New Center for Financial Services Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University

Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd of students, faculty and administrators at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, PNC Financial services Group chairman and CEO James E. Rohr announced his company's support for the creation of the PNC Center for Financial Services Innovation at Carnegie Mellon. Rohr made the announcement today during his presentation as part of the Tepper School's W.L. Mellon Speaker Series. MORE
Friday, January 18, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Daniel Schnitzer Recognized By Forbes Magazine For Novel Clean Energy Solutions

SchnitzerDaniel Schnitzer, a Ph.D. student in CMU's Department of Engineering and Public Policy, is helping to reinvent the world. That's the headline describing his recent honor as one of Forbes Magazine's innovators in its "30 Under 30" listing of tomorrow's brightest stars. MORE
Friday, January 18, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Offers First-of-its-Kind Program In Learning Science and Engineering

The new Learning Science and Engineering Professional Master's Degree Program at CMU will teach students how to use and analyze “big data” to develop and evaluate educational programs in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces, museums and other locations. MORE
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University’s Gabriela Hug Earns Prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award

Gabriela HugHug, an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering and engineering and public policy, was awarded a five year, $400,000 grant to make the electric power grid more secure and flexible. MORE
Thursday, January 17, 2013

News Brief: SCS Alum Wins Oscar for Technical Achievement

Drew OlbrichThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Drew Olbrich (CS '92) will receive an Academy Award for his role in creating the Light system for computer graphics lighting, which has been used for Shrek, Madagascar and other animated DreamWorks features. Former faculty member Doug James also will receive an award. MORE
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Host Fourth Annual Festival Showcasing Creative Project Prototypes

More than 140 Carnegie Mellon engineering students will display a cache of tech savvy prototype products — from a robotic first-aid kit to a bicycle sporting an automatic transmission — from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18 in the Singleton Room of Roberts Engineering Hall.  MORE
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Art Professor Exhibits Work in International Collection Focusing on “The Art of Citizen Space Exploration”

Lowry BurgessConsidered by many to be one of the few pioneers of the burgeoning Space Art movement, Lowry Burgess created the first official art payload taken into outer space on the Shuttle Discovery by NASA in 1989. MORE
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Press Release: New Carnegie Mellon Research Reveals Exactly How the Human Brain Adapts to Injury

Brain Adapts To InjuryFor the first time, scientists at CMU's Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging (CCBI) have used a new combination of neural imaging methods to discover exactly how the human brain adapts to injury. The research, published in Cerebral Cortex, shows that when one brain area loses functionality, a “back-up” team of secondary brain areas immediately activates, replacing not only the unavailable area but also its confederates. MORE
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. and Inauguration Day, Jan. 21

Andre LewisBinta BrownStudents from preschool to college will headline performances at Carnegie Mellon celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s global impact. Events also will include CMU President Jared L. Cohon's State of Diversity Address, the Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards, an Arts Greenhouse Hip-Hop Performance and Workshop, student speaker André Lewis (far left) and keynote speaker Binta Niambi Brown (left).
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards Depict Students' Struggles With Race, Discrimination

Writing AwardsFor the 14th consecutive year, Carnegie Mellon University invited Pittsburgh-area high school and college students to compete in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards. The contest, which encourages students to explore personal experiences with race and discrimination through poetry and prose, attracted nearly 200 entries from public and private high schools across western Pennsylvania as well as several colleges and universities. MORE
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

News Brief: Registration Open for TartanHacks

TartanhacksRegistration is open for TartanHacks, the 24-hour hackathon run by the student group ScottyLabs. This year's event, which will include teams from the University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University, begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 on the fourth floor of the Gates and Hillman centers. MORE
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Press Release: Did Your Smartphone Flashlight Rat You Out? Crowdsourcing Privacy Concerns of Mobile Apps

Angry BirdsCarnegie Mellon researchers have found that people are often surprised to learn that popular mobile applications on their smartphones are sharing their location, contact lists and other sensitive information.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University Welcomes Back Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences

PGSFifty-six of the state's brightest incoming high school seniors will spend five weeks at Carnegie Mellon University this summer learning about biology, chemistry, computer science, math and physics from some of the area's leading science professors as the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) returns to the university's Pittsburgh campus. MORE
Monday, January 14, 2013

News Brief: Panel Explores Impact of Mobile and Social Webs on Privacy

Data Privacy DayCarnegie Mellon University will observe Data Privacy Day, Jan. 28, with a panel discussion about the ways that mobile phones and social networks make it harder for people to maintain their privacy. MORE
Monday, January 14, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Art’s Spring Lecture Series Features Artistic Pioneers and Emerging Stars Across Disciplines

Shana MoultonThe spring lectures feature internationally acclaimed artists whose work spans a variety of approaches to performance, sculpture, video, film and photography. MORE
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Press Release: Outrage! New Carnegie Mellon Book Explores Art, Controversy and Society

Outrage!Edited by Carnegie Mellon’s Andreea Deciu Ritivoi and Judith Schachter, along with Richard Howells of King’s College London, “Outrage!” includes essays by 17 contributors — most with a direct connection to CMU — in fields ranging from art and visual studies to philosophy, literature and social sciences. There will be a book launch and signing event at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the University Center’s Danforth Lounge. MORE
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Press Release: Anglo American PLC and Carnegie Mellon University Sign Master Agreement for Robotics Development

Mining RobotCMU’s Robotics Institute (RI), through its National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) and Field Robotics Center (FRC), will design, build and deploy mining robots, robotic tools and autonomous technologies in partnership with one of the world's largest mining companies.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Names Allen L. Robinson To Head Dynamic Mechanical Engineering Department

Allen RobinsonRobinson, who returns to CMU from Colorado State University, is known for his research, passion for teaching and commitment to professional service. Over the past several years he has led the development of a major new research thrust to quantify how unconventional gas development impacts the climate and air quality. MORE
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Press Release: Frank Pfenning Named Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Computer Science Department

Frank PfenningPfenning, a CMU alumnus, played a key role in the recent update of the department's introductory computer science curriculum. His research focuses on applications of mathematical logic in computer science, which includes the design of programming languages, systems for reasoning about computer programs and logics for ensuring computer security. MORE
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Receives Funding From Eden Hall Foundation for New Energy Building

Scott HallCarnegie Mellon has received a $2 million grant from the Eden Hall Foundation to expand its research capacity in a new energy building slated to house scholars focused on improving energy efficiency and developing novel sustainable energy sources. MORE
Monday, January 7, 2013

Press Release: Fiscal Cliff Bill Tax Credits for Electric Vehicle Chargers Found Not Cost Effective

Jeremy MichalekThe “fiscal cliff” bill passed by the U.S. Congress includes extensions to energy tax credits, including credits for installing electric vehicle chargers. But a new study by Carnegie Mellon University’s Jeremy Michalek suggests that chargers are among the least cost-effective ways to save gasoline. MORE
Monday, January 7, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Lori Holt Wins National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award

Lori HoltThe award, one of only two presented each year, was given to Holt for “studies advancing our understanding of the sensory and cognitive processes that are fundamental to the perception of speech.” MORE
Monday, January 7, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University’s James H. Garrett Jr. Named Dean of College of Engineering

Jim GarrettGarrett, head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department since 2006, is known for his leadership, innovative research, teaching excellence and building successful partnerships with industry. MORE
Monday, January 7, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund Awards Investments to Six “Greenlighting Startups” Companies

Greenlighting LogoThe OFEF has awarded $300,000 to six startup companies to assist them in growing their business ventures. The fund, established by CMU alumnus and Flip Video Camera creator Jonathan Kaplan and his wife, Marci Glazer, provides early-stage business financing and support to alumni who have graduated from CMU in the last five years. MORE
Thursday, January 3, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery Continues Exhibition Of Award-Winning "Imperfect Health" Through February 24

imperfect healthCalled the "Exhibition of the Year" by Design Observer, "Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture," will conclude its only U.S. tour stop at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday, Feb. 24. MORE