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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Press Release: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Completes Two-Day Drive Using Navigation Software Developed at Carnegie Mellon

Curiosity RoverThe autonomous navigation software can quicken the rover's pace by allowing it to safely drive itself across terrain not previously evaluated by human rover drivers on Earth. The high-level planning performed by the software is based on a program created at CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Press Release: Remaking Cities Congress Drafts New Agenda for Post-Industrial Cities

Remaking Cities Congress LogoMore than 300 urbanists from North America and Europe collaborated to craft four themes and 27 propositions to guide future development. MORE
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Daniel S. Nagin Awarded 2014 Stockholm Prize in Criminology

Dan NaginNagin, the Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics and associate dean of faculty at CMU's H. John Heinz III College, is being recognized for his work in helping to reshape the use of prison and community corrections based on evidence of what works — and what doesn't. MORE
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Alan Jenn, Ines Azevedo and Pedro Ferreira Report Government Incentives Boost Consumer Interest in Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Ready, set, go. The stampede for fuel efficient cars continues as Carnegie Mellon University researchers report that government incentives have increased sales of hybrid electric vehicles by as much as 20 percent. MORE
Monday, October 28, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon and University at Buffalo Researchers Improving Transit and Sidewalk Access for People With Disabilities

TiramisuThe Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Accessible Public Transportation has received a new five-year, $4.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to continue to improve environments and products by making them more usable, safe and appealing to people with a wide range of abilities. MORE
Monday, October 28, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s James H. Garrett Jr. To Discuss Importance of Technology Leadership and Innovation at African Summit in Rwanda

Jim GarrettGarrett says the Transform African Summit, Oct. 28-31, in Kigali, Rwanda, is a wonderful opportunity to showcase CMU’s multidisciplinary graduate programs designed to produce Africa’s next generation of technology leaders and innovators.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Press Release: National Robotics Initiative Awards Provide $7 Million for Carnegie Mellon Research Projects

Bridge Inspection RobotRobotic rotorcraft for inspecting bridges and other infrastructure, tools for minimally invasive surgery that guide surgeons by creating 3D maps of internal organs and assistive robots for blind travelers are among seven new Carnegie Mellon University research projects sponsored through the National Robotics Initiative. MORE
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Marija Ilic Awarded $1.2 Million NIST Grant For Innovative Smart Grid Research and More Secure Cyber-Physical Systems

Marija IlicIlic is leading a multidisciplinary research team to show that with careful design of IT-enabled, data-driven protocols, it's possible to provide electric power reliably and efficiently. MORE
Monday, October 21, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh Elected to Institute of Medicine

Subra SureshPresident Suresh is the only current university president, and one of only 16 living Americans, to be elected to all three national academies.
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Center for Arts in Society To Host Lecture on Performance Art and Censorship

Lisa A. Freeman, associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will present "Adjudicating Bodies in Public in NEA v. Finley," in which she will discuss the 1990 controversy involving four performance artists whose National Endowment for the Arts grants were revoked because their projects were found to violate the agency's newly adopted "decency and respect" clause. Her talks is at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 31 in CMU's Porter Hall 100.
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Alumnus Writes "Night of the Living Dead - The Opera"

Night of the Living DeadStephen Catanzarite (DC'90) credits his successful career as a writer and educator to his training at Carnegie Mellon and will speak on campus at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the Gladys Schmitt Creative Writing Center in Baker Hall. MORE
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Students To Share Tales of Science At Story Collider Show in Rex Theater

Story Collider LogoFive graduate and undergraduate students in physics, computer science and biology will tell stories about science and the impact it has on their lives at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21 at the Rex Theater on Pittsburgh's South Side. MORE
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute, Alta Associates Award Fellowship for Study in Information Technology and Security

The fellowship will help Grace Kihumba pursue her graduate studies in the university's Pittsburgh-Silicon Valley Master of Science in Information Technology-Mobility program. MORE
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Receives $1 Million for Mathematics Scholarship from Benter Foundation

The scholarship recognizes Carnegie Mellon's leadership in applied mathematics and honors former Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon. MORE
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Richard Purcell Uncovers How Covert Government Funds Influenced Ralph Ellison, Race and American Cold War Culture

Purcell BookIn his new book, Purcell explores how the Cold War's ideological conflicts swayed literary discussions and exposes the important role race and African-American writers and intellectuals played. MORE
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Community Health: Air Pollution in Pittsburgh Mobile Laboratory To Debut at Inaugural Clean Air Dash and Festival

The mobile lab, made possible through a two-year grant from The Heinz Endowments, is designed to map and monitor air quality throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. MORE
Monday, October 14, 2013

News Brief: James T. Hynes To Present the Third Biennial John A. Pople Lecture in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

His lecture, "Jumps and Hydrogen Bonds: From Pure Water to DNA," will be given at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 15 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Oakland. MORE
Friday, October 11, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Fraternity Hosts Matthew Tembo Memorial Soccer Tournament To Support Gateway Rehab

The Pi Kappa Alpha (PiKA) Beta Sigma Chapter is hosting the fourth annual soccer tournament in memory of fraternity brother Matthew Tembo, who died in 2010.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Receives $5.65 Million Federal Grant To Help Make Driving and Roadways Safer

TrafficThe award from the U.S. Department of Transportation will support the University Transportation Center, where researchers will use information, communication and sensing technologies to enhance transportation safety, improve the efficiency of roadways and reduce travel time. MORE
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Press Release: Oracle Security Chief Is Keynote Speaker at Carnegie Mellon's OurCS Conference

Mary Ann DavidsonMary Ann Davidson, one of Information Security's top five "Women of Vision," will discuss "Embracing Your Inner Geek" at the women's workshop promoting graduate study in computer science, Oct. 18-20.   MORE
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Launches Yearlong Environmental History Lecture Series

Kate Brown LectureThe series celebrates the History Department's longtime focus on environmental history. The series opens with Kate Brown and "A Sinking Feeling: The Human Body as the Ultimate Radioactive Storage Site" at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 17. MORE
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Center for Silicon System Implementation Receives $2.6 Million NSF Grant To Develop Next-Generation Chips

Shawn BlantonThe three-year initiative led by Shawn Blanton includes several faculty members from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Robotics Institute, who have expertise in a variety of areas that include circuit design, computer architecture, integrated circuit chip manufacturing, cybersecurity and statistical learning.  MORE
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Joins Research Alliance To Improve Security of Computers and Networks

Lorrie CranorThe alliance will develop a new science of how to make security-relevant decisions in cyberspace. Lorrie Cranor, who will lead the effort at CMU, says the primary focus of the CMU researchers will be psychosocial activities.
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Press Release: Joseph Silverstein, Internationally Acclaimed Conductor and Violinist, Will Serve as Guest Conductor for CMU Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Joseph SilversteinSilverstein will guest conduct at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. MORE
Monday, October 7, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Honors John and Mary Lou Lehoczky With New Lecture Series

John and Mary Lou LehoczkyThe lecture series honors the many contributions of John Lehoczky, dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and his wife, Mary Lou, who serves on the board of the Andrew Carnegie Society, a philanthropic group of dedicated alumni, parents and staff who annually support Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Monday, October 7, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers To Unveil New Smartphone App For Secure Messaging To Protect Against Interception and Impersonations

Safeslinger AppCalled SafeSlinger, the app provides users with an easy way to securely exchange messages for free without the need to trust any external party.
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Press Release: NSF Grant Will Integrate Carnegie Mellon Robotic Kits Into Middle School Courses in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Robotic Kit RingoAll 7th and 8th grade students at Springdale Junior-Senior High School and all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the Mingo County (WV) Schools — a total of 900 children annually — will use robotic kits developed at Carnegie Mellon to complete at least one project or assignment each year in required courses such as health, earth science and language arts. The project seeks to increase the number and diversity of students in the STEM education pipeline. MORE
Monday, October 7, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon-Disney Motion Tracking Technology Is Extremely Precise and Inexpensive With Minimal Lag

Flight Simulation GameCalled Lumitrack, the new technology could transform video games, computer-generated imagery for films and human-robot interaction. MORE
Friday, October 4, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women Hosts Public Preview, Tuesday, Oct. 29

Academy co-founder M.J. Tocci says the preview will be most valuable for women who want to succeed and employers who wish to invest in gender-balanced talent. MORE
Friday, October 4, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Michael E. McHenry Honored with Distinguished Materials Science Award for Outstanding Research

Michael McHenryThe materials science and engineering professor will receive the 2014 TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society) Award for research excellence in electronic, magnetic and photonic materials research at the 143rd TMS Conference, Feb. 16-20, 2014, in San Diego.  MORE
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

News Brief: Keynote Address, Mural Spread Messages of Peace, Nonviolence at Carnegie Mellon

Gandhi MuralCarnegie Mellon's Two Weeks of Peace and Gandhi's birthday celebrations conclude this week with a keynote address from critic, activist and author Elin O'Hara Slavick and the student-led creation of a mural in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. MORE
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Presents George Chauncey and “Homosexuality and the Post-World War II Urban Crisis”

George ChaunceyChauncey, the Samuel Knight Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, is an award-winning author and gay rights historian best known for his book “Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940.”
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