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2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Physicist Shirley Ho Wins Outstanding Young Researcher Award From International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers

Shirley HoThe Macronix Prize, which is given to young, ethnic Chinese physicists or astronomers working outside of Asia, recognizes Ho for her leadership in large, international collaborations that have resulted in the most precise measurement of cosmic distances and contributed to the understanding of the nature of the expansion history of the universe. MORE
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Press Release: Gene Changes in Breast Cancer Cells Pinpointed With New Computational Method

The method could provide new insights into cancer and identify the most promising molecular targets for drug therapy. In their study, the researchers at Carnegie Mellon and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory were able to show how changes in these gene networks led breast cancer cells to develop resistance to several different agents being evaluated as drugs for targeted therapy. MORE
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University in East Africa Graduates First Class

CMU-Rwanda GradsTwenty-two students earned their master's degrees in information technology. In 2012, CMU became the first U.S. university to offer a master's degree program taught by full-time faculty residing in Africa. MORE
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Will Partner With Duolingo To Evaluate English Language Certification Test

Duolingo LogoThe Duolingo Test Center, which Duolingo launched today with the support of Google, would enable users to certify English proficiency using a mobile app for a fraction of the cost of existing language certification tests. The test eliminates the cost and inconvenience of travelling to a designated test site, takes less time to complete and provides results immediately. MORE
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

News Brief: James Duesing Appointed Director of Carnegie Mellon's Center for the Arts in Society

James DuesingDuesing, a professor of art, has been on the CMU faculty since 1997. He is an award-winning animator who has worked in many forms, from traditional hand-drawn and early digital work to 3-D and motion capture. His work has been exhibited and broadcast worldwide, and he has received numerous prestigious grants and awards. MORE
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Scott Sandage Helps "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson Learn His Family History on "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Scott Sandage and Jesse Tyler FergusonPremiering at 9 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 30, the episode will show Sandage helping Ferguson uncover the life of his great-grandfather whom trouble seemed to follow at every turn. MORE