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2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants Carnegie Mellon $2 Million To Transform Graduate Education in Humanities

The five-year award will train humanities Ph.D. students in digital scholarship and technology-enhanced learning through intensive, weeklong courses that will also be available to anyone online.  MORE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Six Carnegie Mellon Faculty Members Elected Fellows of American Physical Society

APS FellowsThis is the largest group of APS Fellows Carnegie Mellon has had in a single year. They are being recognized for their work in a wide range of areas, including examining physics from the scale of the smallest subatomic particles to outer reaches of the cosmos, discovering new fundamental particles and laws of nature, and unraveling the scientific underpinnings of the behavior of materials and phenomena that govern our everyday lives. MORE
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hugs Help Protect Against Stress and Infection, Say Carnegie Mellon Researchers

HugsLed by Sheldon Cohen, researchers found that a hug-a-day could keep the doctor away. Their results showed greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased susceptibility to infection associated with being stressed and resulted in less severe illness symptoms. MORE
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Venkat Viswanathan Develops Solution to Lithium Air Batteries' Premature Death Problem

Viswanathan and researchers from IBM, University of California, Berkeley and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory discovered that adding water to the battery decreased the sudden death phenomenon and increased its storage capacity by five times. Their results are published in Nature Chemistry. MORE
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Adam Feinberg Develops Key Method for Manipulating Cells in Engineered Tissues for Medical Devices

Feinberg and his research group currently are using the new method, called "Patterning on Topography," to understand more about how cells behave, but ultimately they plan to use it to engineer heart muscle and to enhance the biocompatibility of medical devices, such as improving the long-term stability and performance of coronary stents. MORE
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

José M. F. Moura Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Jose MouraMoura, associate head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor, holds 11 U.S. patents ranging from image video processing to biomedical areas, several of which have been adopted by industry. A sequence detector from two of his patents has been placed in 2.4 billion disk drives and 60 percent of all computers sold worldwide in the last 10 years. MORE