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Friday, January 31, 2014

News Brief: CMU To Test Instant Replay to Smartphones at Super Bowl

This is a first for YinzCam, a technology developed by Priya Narasimhan, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. MORE
Friday, January 31, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon is One of Seven Universities Worldwide To Receive Pillars of Sustainable Education Grant

The School of Architecture will work with ACTION Housing, a long-established Pittsburgh NGO pursuing dramatic performance improvement in housing for low income and disabled residents. MORE
Friday, January 31, 2014

Press Release: How Well You Enjoy Your Last Bite of a Food Determines How Long Before You Choose the Same Food Again, Carnegie Mellon Study Finds

Big HamburgerWhile consumers demand larger portions, new research from Carnegie Mellon suggests that not only do larger portions lead consumers to enjoy the foods they eat less, they also reduce how often people consume those foods.  MORE
Thursday, January 30, 2014

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Daniel S. Nagin Named a 2014 Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Dan NaginNagin, the Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics, was cited for his work in using statistical methods to analyze criminal and antisocial behavior over the course of individuals' lives. MORE
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Faculty and Ph.D. Student Named Winners of Carnegie Science Awards

Jared CohonJay WhitacreTaylor CanadyPresident Emeritus Jared L. Cohon (far left) will receive the Carnegie Science Center's highest honor, the Chairman's Award;  Professor Jay Whitacre (middle) is the recipient of the Advanced Materials Award; and Taylor Canady (left), a doctoral student in chemistry, is the winner of the University/Post-Secondary Student Award. MORE
Thursday, January 30, 2014

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Announces Tuition Rates for Undergraduate Students in 2014-2015

Carnegie Mellon will increase undergraduate tuition by an average of 2.9 percent. MORE
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Press Release: Renowned Neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth To Receive Carnegie Mellon's Dickson Prize in Science

DeisserothDeisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry at Stanford University, is best known for his contributions to optogenetics, a technique that has revolutionized how scientists study neurons in the brain. After being presented with the award, he will give a lecture, titled "Illuminating the Brain," at noon on Monday, Feb. 3 in McConomy Auditorium in the University Center on CMU's Pittsburgh campus. MORE
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Roberta Klatzky To Receive Queenan Professorship in Psychology

Roberta KlatzkyThe chair recognizes her outstanding contributions in human perception and cognition research. Klatzky investigates perception, spatial thinking and action from the perspective of multiple modalities, sensory and symbolic, in real and virtual environments. Her research has been instrumental to the development of telemanipulation, image-guided surgery, navigation aids for the blind and neural rehabilitation. MORE
Monday, January 27, 2014

News Brief: "Winter Morning Walks" Album, Based on Carnegie Mellon University Press Book, Wins Three Grammys

Winter Morning WalksComposer Maria Schneider dominated the classical music categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards for her album "Winter Morning Walks," which is based on the Carnegie Mellon University Press published book of the same name. MORE
Monday, January 27, 2014

Press Release: Crowdsourced RNA Designs Outperform Computer Algorithms, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford Researchers Report

RNA DesignAn enthusiastic group of non-experts, working through an online interface and receiving feedback from lab experiments, has produced designs for RNA molecules that are consistently more successful than those generated by the best computerized design algorithms. MORE
Monday, January 27, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Novel Tools To Improve Manufacturing Processes for Aerospace and Medical Device Industries

Jack BeuthWith a $1.9 million grant from America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Institute in Youngstown, Ohio, CMU Mechanical Engineering Professor Jack Beuth is leading a research team in developing tools to improve powder-bed additive manufacturing processes, better known as 3-D printing. MORE
Monday, January 27, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Timothy Verstynen Earns NSF CAREER Award To Study How the Brain Learns Complex Sequence Skills

Tim VerstynenVerstynen, assistant professor of psychology and a member of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, will use the five-year, $507,836 award to study how the brain learns complex sequential skills, similar to learning to play a melody on the piano. MORE
Friday, January 24, 2014

Press Release: A Psychology Breakthrough: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Use Sensory Integration Model To Understand Unconscious Priming

Roberta KlatzkyDavid CreswellCarnegie Mellon's Roberta Klatzky and J. David Creswell describe and adapt a model of inter-sensory interaction — how multiple senses combine to form perception — that will give scientists a new and clearer avenue to investigate priming in the future. MORE
Friday, January 24, 2014

Press Release: White House Privacy Officer Is Keynote Speaker for Carnegie Mellon's Data Privacy Day Program Jan. 29

Nicole WongNicole Wong, a veteran of Google and Twitter who joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy last June, will speak at 2:30 p.m. in conference room 6115 of the university's Gates and Hillman centers. MORE
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Study Says Electric Vehicles Could Be Cheaper To Recharge if Electricity Providers Control Charging Speeds

Electric Car ChargingCMU researchers found that optimally varying the charging speed of plug-in electric vehicles can cut the cost of generating electricity to charge these vehicles in half. MORE
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Press Release: Nothing To Declare: Carnegie Mellon and Georgetown Researchers Find Disclosure Leads to Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

George LoewensteinSunita SahNew research from Carnegie Mellon's George Loewenstein and Georgetown's Sunita Sah examines situations in which advisers have the ability to not have any conflicts of interest (COIs) — such as doctors who can decide whether to meet with and accept gifts from pharmaceutical companies.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Press Release: As Dungeons & Dragons Turns 40, Authors Update Their Account of Its Deep Influence on Computer Games

Dungeons and DreamersThe book by authors John Borland and Brad King traces the stories of the people who built the early and most influential virtual game worlds, and further explores the themes that were only beginning to emerge when their book was first published in 2003. MORE
Monday, January 20, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Music Professor Reza Vali To Premiere Work for PSO's "Elements" Series

Reza ValiThe PSO will perform Vali's "Ravân" at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday (Feb. 7-8), and 2:30 p.m., Sunday (Feb. 9) at Heinz Hall.
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Press Release: Bio-Inspired Robotic Device Could Aid Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation, CMU Researcher Says

Orthotic Robot DesignThe soft, wearable device mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg, and enables natural motions.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Novel Tools To Make Mobile Devices More Energy Efficient

ParameshGroverMobile devices are now so ubiquitous that they outnumber the human race, but most remain expensive to operate, consume gobs of scarce energy resources and compete for sparse spectral access on the airwaves. MORE
Friday, January 17, 2014

News Brief: CMU's Vice Provost for Design, Arts and Technology To Speak On Transatlantic Science Forum Panel In New York

The forum is one of a series of meetings around the world that will focus on the potential impact of proposed free trade measures on science collaboration and economic growth. Participants will develop a series of recommendations for President Barack Obama on how to improve the policy and regulatory framework for public and private investment in collaborative science between the European Union and the United States. MORE
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's J. David Creswell Receives American Psychological Association Early Career Award

David CreswellThe award honors Creswell's research contributions, which focus on how the mind and brain influence physical health and performance. MORE
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh Invited to White House Workshop on College Opportunity

Suresh is among a select group of college and university presidents and leaders from nonprofits, foundations, state governments and businesses invited by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House on Thursday, Jan. 16, to discuss expanding college opportunity. MORE
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Art's Master of Fine Arts Exhibit, "Gross Domestic Product," Opens Jan. 18 at Mine Factory

First- and second-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students will present new work ranging from multimedia installations, sculpture, and audience-interactive projects to sound, video and performance. MORE
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Art's Lecture Series Features Diverse Media, Artists and Critics From Around the World

The lecturers will discuss their work in animation, code, videogame design, performance, film, video, drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. MORE
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20

MLKMembers of the Pittsburgh community are invited to join the campus celebration, which includes the 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Awards. A record 228 students from eight local high schools and four colleges and universities, including CMU, participated in this year’s contest. Winners will read personal narratives about dealing with racial difference and discrimination. MORE
Monday, January 13, 2014

News Brief: Researchers Develop New Model To Study How Human Immune System Fights Malaria

The research findings by Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh and colleagues from MIT and Nanyang Technology Institute in Singapore could greatly accelerate the understanding of malaria and advance the development of new drugs and vaccines to combat infection. MORE
Monday, January 13, 2014

News Brief: Chinese Academy of Sciences Elects Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh a Foreign Member

Subra SureshPresident Suresh was elected for his scientific contributions in materials science and engineering, including his work connecting nanomechanical cell structure to disease states. He is the second faculty member to receive this honor, and he is the only current U.S. university president to have been named a foreign member of the CAS and a member of all three U.S. National Academies.  MORE
Monday, January 13, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Alumni Release Horror Film; "Banshee Chapter" To Premiere in Pittsburgh Jan. 30

Banshee ChapterCorey Moosa, Neal Dodson and Zachary Quinto will premiere their latest film at the Southside Works Cinema. Tickets are available online.
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Stephen Fienberg Named To New National Commission on Forensic Science

Steve FienbergFienberg, the Maurice Faulk University Professor of Statistics and Social Sciences, is the only statistician on the 30-member commission, which is part of a new initiative to strengthen and enhance the practice of forensic science.
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find Consumers Choose More Efficient Light Bulbs When Energy Costs Are Labeled

CFL Light BulbThe study also found that lower income consumers are more sensitive to saving money now, while high income consumers are more willing to spend more now to save later.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Expresses Condolences at Cugini's Passing

Dr. Anthony Cugini was a passionate supporter of both Pittsburgh and energy innovation, and worked tirelessly with Carnegie Mellon faculty and students on science and engineering innovations to promote the sustainable development of America's energy resources. MORE
Friday, January 10, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Jessica Zhang Wins Presidential Early Career Award in Science

Yongjie ZhangThe associate professor of mechanical engineering is developing novel techniques to build computer models for analyzing the best ship design for the U.S. Navy. MORE
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates 15 Years of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards With Record-Breaking Number of Entries

MLK Writing Awards BookThis year's high school and college winners, selected from 228 entries, will read their pieces at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20 as part of CMU's Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities. MORE
Thursday, January 9, 2014

News Brief: Heinz College Researchers Partner with City of Chicago To Predict and Prevent Violent Crime, Rodent Infestations

Chicago SealCarnegie Mellon's Event and Pattern Detection (EPD) Laboratory is partnering with the Chicago's Department of Innovation and Technology to help city leaders respond to a range of issues before they become full-fledged crises — saving money, time and lives. MORE
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Press Release: International Group of Researchers Measure Universe to 1 Percent Accuracy

BossAn international group of researchers, including physicists from Carnegie Mellon University's McWilliams Center for Cosmology, have made the most precise calibration of the standard ruler that is used to measure the universe.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Host Sixth Annual Festival Showcasing Creative Product Prototypes

Draw a ShirtAbout 200 Carnegie Mellon engineering students will put their creative solutions to everyday consumer needs on display from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, at the Build 18 engineering fair in the University Center's Wiegand Gym. MORE
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Opposes Effort of the ASA

In December 2013, the members of the American Studies Association (ASA) endorsed a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Carnegie Mellon is not a member of the ASA, provides no direct financial support to the organization and does not condone these actions. MORE
Monday, January 6, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Revamps Washington Semester Program

Capitol BuildingSix Carnegie Mellon undergraduates interested in international and public policy have arrived in Washington, D.C., to begin study in CMU's revamped Washington Semester Program (WSP), an effort that leverages the strength of faculty networks and their policy expertise in the nation's capital. MORE
Thursday, January 2, 2014

Press Release: 2014 Michigan Notable Books Includes "Birth Marks," By Carnegie Mellon's Jim Daniels

BirthmarksThe Library of Michigan announced that "Birth Marks," a collection of poetry by Carnegie Mellon University English Professor Jim Daniels, has been named to the 2014 Michigan Notable Books list.

The annual list features 20 books published in the previous calendar year that are about Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author. Daniels was born and raised in Detroit.

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