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Friday, May 31, 2013

Press Release: Six Recent Carnegie Mellon Graduates, Rising Sophomore Earn Fulbright Awards to Asia, Europe and South America

AponteSix recent Carnegie Mellon University graduates have received grants to research, study and teach across three continents through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In addition, a rising sophomore has been selected to participate in the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission's Queens University Belfast Summer Institute. MORE
Friday, May 31, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University Engineering College To Host Top National Media At 2013 Infotech Fellowship

Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering will host seven top journalists June 2-4 at the seventh annual Information Technology Media Fellowship. The fellowship enables leading technology and science reporters to deepen their understanding of emerging technologies. MORE
Friday, May 31, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Biologists Find Regulatory Networks Responsible for Neuron Development in Starfish

HinmanDevelopmental biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have identified the gene regulatory networks responsible for the creation and organization of neurons in starfish. The findings, published in an early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provide a better understanding of how genes are regulated in order to form complex patterns of neurons. MORE
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Gabriela Hug Named Outstanding Young Engineer by the Power and Energy Society

HugCarnegie Mellon University's Gabriela Hug will receive the Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Power and Energy Society July 23 in Vancouver, British Columbia. MORE
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Lorenz T. Biegler Named To Head Department of Chemical Engineering

BieglerCarnegie Mellon University has named Lorenz (Larry) T. Biegler, a University Professor and the Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering, as the new head of its Chemical Engineering Department, effective Nov. 1. He succeeds Andrew J. Gellman, who has been department head since 2003. MORE
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

News Brief: Amir Rahnamay-Azar Named New Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Amir Rahamanay-AzarRahnamay-Azar comes to Carnegie Mellon from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has been senior vice president for Administration and Finance since 2010.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Obituary: Carnegie Mellon's Steven Klepper, Renowned Teacher and Researcher, Combined Entrepreneurship and Mainstream Economics To Study Innovation

Steven KlepperKlepper, who joined the CMU faculty in 1980, studied the evolution of industries, particularly the role new companies play in innovation and economic growth. His introductory undergraduate economics class was famously dubbed "Kleppernomics" and was known to breathe life into the subject matter through spirited debate. MORE
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Neuroscientists Discover New Phase of Synaptic Development

Cramming for ExamsStudents preparing for final exams might want to wait before pulling an all-night cram session — at least as far as their neurons are concerned. Carnegie Mellon neuroscientists have discovered a new intermediate phase in neuronal development during which repeated exposure to a stimulus shrinks synapses.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Invites Brad Pitt To Campus For Face Blindness Diagnosis, Research

In light of Brad Pitt's recent announcement attributing his poor memory to prosopagnosia, or face blindness, Carnegie Mellon University extends an invitation to the actor to have his brain imaged and examined by renowned neuroscientist, Marlene Behrmann. MORE
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute Applauds Alumni Authors for Book on Android Security

Android SecurityAnmol Misra and Abhishek Dubey, who earned master's degrees at CMU's INI, have written a comprehensive book about security challenges facing Android, one of the leading platforms for smartphones and tablet use. In their book, "Android Security: Attacks and Defenses," the authors explain how attackers can get control of your smartphone. MORE
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Joins Launch of NSF-Sponsored Alliance To Mentor African-American Computer Scientists

calliopeCarnegie Mellon University has joined Clemson University and five other university partners to launch the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Science, a U.S. resource for increasing African-American participation in computing. MORE
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

News Brief: Keith Webster To Succeed Gloriana St. Clair as Dean of the Libraries

Keith WebsterWebster comes to Carnegie Mellon from John Wiley and Sons, where he was director of academic relations and strategy. He was formerly dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Queensland in Australia, one of the largest libraries in the southern hemisphere. MORE
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Press Release: Experts To Focus on Safety Strategies for US Infrastructure at Carnegie Mellon's Washington Speaker Series

Carnegie Mellon's M. Granger Morgan will moderate the discussion from from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 30, at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave. in Washington, D.C. MORE
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Master of Arts Management Program Hosts Americans for the Arts Convention Emerging Leaders Preconference

MAM LogoThe national event on Thursday, June 13 at CMU's Purnell Center for the Arts, culminates the 25th anniversary celebration of the MAM program. MORE
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Press Release: Cohon and Ralston To Deliver Keynote Addresses at Carnegie Mellon's 116th Commencement

CohonAron RalstonCarnegie Mellon University is honored to present President Jared L. Cohon and alumnus Aron Ralston as keynote speakers for its 116th commencement ceremony, at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 19 in Gesling Stadium. MORE
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon To Present NIMH's Leslie Ungerleider With Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences

Leslie UngerleiderUngerleider's work has set high standards for the entire field of cognitive neuroscience and has significantly advanced the understanding of brain functions and their relevance to public health. MORE
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Partners With Human Rights Data Analysis Group To Improve Syrian Casualty Reporting

Stephen FienbergCarnegie Mellon researchers, led by University Professor Stephen Fienberg, will help them develop better methods for estimating the number of unreported cases. They also will help advance methods for merging datasets collected in human rights emergencies. MORE
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Debuts Semiannual Research And Entrepreneurship Showcase: Launch|CMU

launchcmuThe entrepreneurial ecosystem at Carnegie Mellon University generates an average of 15-20 new companies each year, introducing new products, services and technology into the marketplace. In celebration of these ongoing achievements and bringing the entrepreneurship and venture capital communities together, the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has created Launch|CMU, a new semiannual event that will showcase technology, cutting-edge research and some of the most promising startup companies. MORE
Monday, May 13, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon To Host Career Panel About Job Opportunities in Energy Industry

Moderated by M. Granger Morgan, director of CMU's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, the panel features: Joshua Bordin, a process safety engineer at Siemens Gas and Oil Division; Gabriella Gonzalez, a social scientist at the Rand Corp.; Amul D. Tevar, a fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy; Dave Vaglia, a principal engineer at Westinghouse Electric (Nuclear); and Jay Whitacre, CTO of Aquion Energy Inc. and a professor of materials science and engineering and engineering and public policy at CMU.  MORE
Monday, May 13, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop New Tool For Measuring How Materials Transfer Heat

Jonathan A. Malen, Alan J.H. McGaughey, Keith Regner and Zonghui Su have developed broadband frequency domain thermal reflectance to measure the thermal and vibrational properties of solids. MORE
Friday, May 10, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Releases Policymaker Guide On Managing Variable Energy Resources

Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation released a new policymaker guide that provides recommendations for incorporating more variable energy resources — like wind — into the U.S. energy grid. The guide was released today at a Capitol Hill policy briefing. MORE
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Works with Notion Restaurant To Showcase New Approaches in Culinary Mechanics

Students will showcase a smorgasbord of new foods at a final presentation for a new course called “Culinary Mechanics.” The innovative ideas include an on-the-go pancake with syrup, a cheesecake with nuts used to replace the cream cheese, and a three-course, egg-like meal. The demonstration will be held from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 13.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Press Release: Robotics Institute Helps Make Stunning Satellite Imagery Easily Accessible

timelapseMembers of the public can now easily explore almost 30 years of Earth imagery from NASA's Landsat through TIME Magazine's new Timelapse project. The project is a collaborative effort between TIME, Google, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, with the assistance of Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. MORE
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Press Release: Building Close Relationships: Carnegie Mellon Researcher Details Cues To Help Avoid Rejection

tomlinsonNot surprisingly, playing the random "He loves me, he loves me not" game is not the best way to determine if the object of your affection returns your feelings. MORE
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Gives Residential and Remote Students Virtual Classroom Experience

eceCarnegie Mellon University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is creating a new educational experience through the launch of a technology-enhanced hybrid platform to permit students to earn a master's of science in ECE. MORE
Monday, May 6, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Art Professor Leads Fourth International Space Arts Workshop

Space Arts WorkshopLowry Burgess, who is considered to be among the pioneers of space art, said the ISAW4 focuses on the arts in outer space and the challenges humans face in their attempt to occupy other parts of the solar system. MORE
Monday, May 6, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Biomedical Engineering Students To Present Prototypes of Medical Products To Help Patient Care

Some of the novel design prototypes include a manually powered blood pressure cuff for use in underdeveloped nations where economic medical equipment is non-existent, a bacterial resistant tracheostomy tube to reduce bacterial infections and a device called a Scotty Dock that is a cheaper mechanical and electrical system attachment for wheelchair users. These and more will be on display from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, May 10 in CMU's University Center.
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Press Release: National NMR Center in Czech Republic Named for Carnegie Mellon Emeritus Professor Josef Dadok

dadokThe Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) in Brno, Czech Republic has named their national NMR center after Carnegie Mellon University Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Josef Dadok. MORE
Monday, May 6, 2013

Press Release: Unique Wave Flume Facility Allows Scientists To Study How Sea Spray Seeds Clouds

Sea SprayAn international group of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon's Ryan Sullivan, is studying the chemistry of sea spray aerosols, which can impact cloud formation and climate. Their findings are published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. MORE
Monday, May 6, 2013

Press Release: More Than a Good Eye: Carnegie Mellon Robot Uses Arms, Location and More To Discover Objects

HERB exploresA robot can struggle to discover objects in its surroundings when it relies on computer vision alone. But by taking advantage of all of the information available to it - an object's location, size, shape and even whether it can be lifted - a robot can continually discover and refine its understanding of objects, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. MORE
Friday, May 3, 2013

Press Release: Ellis School Student and "Girl of Steel" Wins Dean's List Honor at FIRST Championship

Naoka Gunawardena was one of 10 national winners. The Girls of Steel robotics team is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon's Field Robotics Center.
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Friday, May 3, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Research Shows Self-Affirmation Improves Problem-Solving Under Stress

David Creswell"People under high stress can foster better problem-solving simply by taking a moment beforehand to think about something that is important to them," said Assistant Professor of Psychology J. David Creswell. "It's an easy-to-use and portable strategy you can roll out before you enter that high pressure performance situation." MORE
Friday, May 3, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Professor Develops New High-Stress Steel for Industry, Aerospace Sectors

Warren GarrisonWarren M. Garrison Jr., a professor of materials science and engineering, has developed a new ultra-strength steel of high fracture toughness that is significantly less expensive to manufacture because it contains no cobalt and only a relatively small amount of nickel. MORE
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Carnegie Mellon's Chemical Engineering Department Sees Higher Percentage of Women Marching Across Commencement Stage

Carnegie Mellon University women are poised to add more oomph to the U.S. economy as they enter a job market that remains a wild card in the recovery picture. MORE
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon To Host Policy Briefing About Better Management of Renewable Energy Sources

Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will host a policy briefing about how to manage renewable energy sources like wind and solar power at 12:30 p.m., Friday, May 10 in Washington, D.C. MORE
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Lab and Partners Display Projects at Assemble Gallery

The exhibit, "See For Yourself," will feature robots that interpret poetry, the electronic innards of toys and low-cost sensors that count the pollution particles in the air. The exhibit will be on display through May 31 at the gallery in Garfield.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Obituary: John C. Reynolds, Long-time Computer Science Professor Known for Incisive Work on Logical Foundations

ReynoldsJohn C. Reynolds, a long-time Computer Science Department professor known for his incisive work on the logical foundations of programs and programming languages and for his mentoring of students and junior faculty members, died April 28 of cancer and congestive heart disease. He was 77. MORE
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Selected David A. Dzombak To Head Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

David DzombakDzombak is an internationally recognized expert in environmental engineering. He succeeds James H. Garrett, Jr., who in December 2012 was named dean of CMU's College of Engineering.   MORE
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Press Release: Seven Carnegie Mellon Drama Alumni Earn Tony Nods

Tony AwardsSeven alumni of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama have been nominated for the 67th Annual Tony Awards. This year's awards ceremony is June 9 in New York City's Radio City Music Hall. The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS. MORE
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Senior Art Students "Feeling Lucky" in Final Exhibition, May 3-18, at Miller Gallery

Feeling LuckyThe exhibition, titled "I'm Feeling Lucky,"  opens from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 3 at Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery. The student-named exhibition includes video, performance, drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture, multi-media installation and digital art.
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