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Monday, September 30, 2013

Press Release: New Search Tool for Large Gene Expression Databases Could Uncover Therapeutic Targets, Biological Processes

Ziv Bar-JosephDeveloped by a team of U.S. and Israeli scientists led by Carnegie Mellon University's Ziv Bar-Joseph, the tool, called ExpressionBlast, enables searches based directly on experimental values, rather than keywords. The researchers already have used ExpressionBlast to uncover intriguing clues about SIRT6, the first gene shown to extend lifespan in mice and thus a potentially important drug target. MORE
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Master of Arts Management Program Launches New Research Initiative

ATMLab LogoThe Arts Management & Technology Laboratory (AMTLab) will explore topics at the intersection of arts, management and technology through a biannual series of student-authored white papers published online at http://www.amt-lab.org. Throughout the year, the online forum will host a blog featuring research updates from AMTLab contributors, case studies of arts organizations employing innovative technological approaches, and news summaries of developments affecting the field. MORE
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama Presents Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," Oct. 3-12

Crucible Image"The Crucible," which won the Tony Award for "Best Play" in 1953, is set in the 1600s during the infamous witch trials of Salem, Mass.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University To Present Alumni Awards During Céilidh Weekend, Sept. 26-29

Ceilidh Weekend LogoCMU honors 13 alumni and students for their distinguished professional achievements and service to the university. MORE
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute Receives Federal Funding for Cybersecurity Scholarships

CybersecuritySeventeen graduate students were awarded scholarships in cybersecurity from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security's CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program and the Department of Defense's Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP). MORE
Monday, September 23, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Chemical Engineering Department To Dedicate Lab in Memory of Late Faculty Member Gary J. Powers

Gary PowersPowers, who died in 2007, was an excellent educator and researcher dedicated to teaching his students the importance of safety and process synthesis, and the relevance of chemical engineering. MORE
Friday, September 20, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute To Showcase New Book About Students Working in Developing Countries

Alex Hills"Geeks On A Mission," authored by Distinguished Service Professor Alex Hills, reveals the challenges students faced as they worked on technology projects in developing countries in the university's Technology Consulting in the Global Community program. MORE
Friday, September 20, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Jon Klancher Authors Book On How Romantic Era Transformed Arts and Sciences

Klancher Book CoverPublished by Cambridge University Press, "Transfiguring the Arts and Sciences: Knowledge and Cultural Institutions in the Romantic Age" offers an original study of how new research and educational organizations reconstructed the idea of knowledge, revealing a more complicated history between the arts and sciences than previously thought. MORE
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley Campus To Participate in California Emergency Preparedness Event

Students and researchers will showcase novel technologies, including their Survivable Social Networks, for emergency preparedness at the 2013 Palo Alto Quakeville, an event designed to help coastal communities better prepare for earthquakes. MORE
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Names Neil M. Donahue New Director of its Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research

Neil DonahueDonahue is an internationally recognized expert in atmospheric chemistry and air-quality engineering. His research focuses on the behavior of organic compounds in the atmosphere, ranging from fundamental quantum chemistry to the way chemistry forms molecules that stick to particle pollution, such as wood smoke and diesel emissions. MORE
Monday, September 16, 2013

Press Release: Frankel Announces Two State Grants To Combat Underage Drinking in Oakland

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has awarded $30,000 to Carnegie Mellon's Police Department for a two-year alcohol education and enforcement program. MORE
Monday, September 16, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Boasts Record Draw for Student-Run Technical Opportunities Conference Career Fair

Technical Opportunities ConferenceMore than 200 companies have signed up to participate in the 2013 Technical Opportunities Conference (TOC), which enables Carnegie Mellon students to network and learn about job and internship opportunities.
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Kelvin Gregory To Speak at Prestigious Conference in China

Kelvin GregoryGregory, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, will discuss water management strategies for hydraulic fracturing at the 7th National Conference on Environmental Chemistry, Sept. 19-25 in Guiyang, China. MORE
Friday, September 13, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Authors To Hold Events in Pittsburgh and D.C. To Launch "Counting Civilian Casualties" Book

Jay AronsonBaruch FischhoffTaylor Sebolt"Counting Civilian Casualties: An Introduction to Recording and Estimating Nonmilitary Deaths in Conflict," co-edited by CMU's Jay D. Aronson and Baruch Fischhoff and Pitt's Taylor B. Seybolt, is a new resource for policymakers, military officials, journalists and human rights activists who want to be more informed — and skeptical — consumers of civilian casualty counts. MORE
Friday, September 13, 2013

News Brief: Five SCS Students Named Siebel Scholars

Jason Richard Koenig, Anuj Kumar, Gabriela Marcu, Ishan Misra, Mrinmaya Sachan were chosen based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership. On average, Siebel Scholars rank in the top 5 percent of their class, many within the top 1 percent. Each receives a $35,000 award for their final year of study. MORE
Friday, September 13, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's School of Music Announces 2013-2014 Season

Andres CardenesThe new season begins at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, with the Philharmonic's Concert at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland under the direction of Maestro Andrés Cárdenes, the newly appointed Artistic Director of Orchestral Studies for the Carnegie Mellon School of Music. MORE
Friday, September 13, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Gary Fedder Named Associate Dean for Research in Engineering

Gary FedderFedder called the new post a wonderful opportunity to continue the ongoing goal of developing novel technologies for the future and for promoting the growth of knowledge workers to create enduring innovation for the region and the global marketplace. MORE
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Appoints Marlene Behrmann New Co-Director of Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Marlene BehrmannOne of the foremost experts in the cognitive neuroscience of visual perception, Behrmann succeeds Michael J. Tarr, who is stepping down to become head of CMU's Psychology Department. The CNBC is a joint project between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh devoted to investigating the neural mechanisms that give rise to human cognitive abilities. MORE
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Press Release: Michael J. Tarr To Head Carnegie Mellon's Department of Psychology

Michael TarrTarr, currently the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), succeeds Michael Scheier, who has served as department head since 2003. CMU's Department of Psychology is a pioneer and world leader in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and social, developmental and health psychologies. MORE
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Press Release: International Structures Needed for Equitable Access to DNA Identification After Disaster or Conflict, Say Carnegie Mellon and Pitt Experts

The April 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza Factory Building in Bangladesh, in which more than 1,130 people were killed, is only the latest in a long line of events that has made plain the plight of the families whose loved ones go missing after conflict and disaster.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Say Twitter Analysis Can Help Gamblers Beat the Spread on NFL Games

Football BettingWhat they found was that their analysis of tweets didn’t help much when it came to predicting winners or the over/under score. But when it came to winning with the spread, the researchers said their method was 55 percent accurate. MORE
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Students Create New Web Tool To Help Classmates Save Time and Money in the Marketplace

DormDeal Student TeamInnovative engineering students have created the perfect app for even the most finicky shopper by allowing consumers to tap into the used goods market.  MORE
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Startup Loans 1,000 Robots To Students During Computer Science Education Week

Finch RobotBirdBrain Technologies, a Pittsburgh startup that commercializes projects developed by Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Lab, will loan its Finch robots to up to 20 school districts or educational organizations.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Press Release: Employers Invited to Recruit, Network With Carnegie Mellon Students at Business Opportunities Conference, Sept. 19

BOC BannerThe program, organized by CMU's Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC), connects employers with undergraduate students interested in business-specific fields such as analytics, banking, consulting, finance, marketing and operations. MORE
Monday, September 9, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Erica Fuchs Named to Top 40 Under 40 by Prestigious World Economic Forum

Erica FuchsFuchs, whose work focuses on the role of government in technology development and the effect of location on the competitiveness of new technologies, will be honored Sept. 11 in China at the forum's Summer Davos. MORE
Friday, September 6, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s “Mind-Reading” Research To Be Featured on PBS’ “Brains on Trial with Alan Alda”

Brains on TrialCarnegie Mellon’s seminal neuroscience research that combines brain imaging with machine-learning techniques to identify a person’s thoughts and emotions will be featured in part two of the series, “Deciding Punishment,” on Sept. 18. MORE
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Creates Practical Self-Driving Car Using Automotive-Grade Radars and Other Sensors

SRX CadillacThe self-driving car demonstrated for transportation officials that it could negotiate congestion and highway traffic while safely changing lanes and merging during a challenging 33-mile drive from Cranberry, Pa., to Pittsburgh International Airport. MORE
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Media Advisory: The Social Change Semester ... and the Future of Global Education at Carnegie Mellon

Social Change SemesterLast spring, Nico Slate and Emily Mohn-Slate led a group of students on a trip to Qatar and India for the first Carnegie Mellon Social Change Semester with a goal of making positive changes in the world. They will share their experiences from 4:30 - 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10.
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