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2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Obituary: Carnegie Mellon's Lois Josephs Fowler Inspired and Mentored Generations of Students

Lois FowlerFowler, professor of English, emeritus, at Carnegie Mellon, died Dec. 28. She was 89. Fowler joined the CMU faculty in 1961 and was often referred to as an "unforgettable" teacher. MORE
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Three Carnegie Mellon Faculty Members Named 2015 IEEE Fellows

Alex WaibelHowie ChosetDiana MarculescuAlex Waibel and Howie Choset of the School of Computer Science and Diana Marculescu of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department have been recognized for their technological contributions to society. MORE
Monday, December 22, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Research Shows Online Teams Are Influenced by Same Factors as Groups That Communicate in Person

Anita WoolleyBuilding on her groundbreaking research on "collective intelligence," a term she helped coin to describe a measure of the general effectiveness of a group, Anita Woolley, assistant professor of organizational behavior and theory at the Tepper School of Business, has conducted a new study that demonstrates the same key factors that influence the collective intelligence in face-to-face teams also apply to online groups. MORE
Monday, December 22, 2014

Disruptive Health Technology Institute To Receive Funding To Further Enhance Medical Technologies

The DHTI has announced a second round of funded projects by Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network to "disrupt" health care by identifying key unmet clinical needs and addressing them with advanced medical technologies. A total of $1.7 million was awarded to projects ranging from managing chronic wound healing to reducing toxic side effects of anti-cancer drugs. MORE
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