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Monday, March 31, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Electric Garage Adds Tesla High-Power Charger for Public Use

Tesla ChargerThe garage at 4621 Forbes Ave., the region's largest public car-charging facility, will host an open house to celebrate the addition from 4 to 7 p.m., April 4. MORE
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's International Film Festival Continues With Oscar-Winning Directors' Latest Films, Special Appearances

Sweet DreamsAfter a record-setting first week, the film festival continues through April 5 with "GriGris," "Trapped," "At Berkeley" and "Sweet Dreams." MORE
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Press Release: Carlow University Launches Satellite of Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab

The satellite lab is being established collaboratively with Carlow's School of Education and The Campus School of Carlow University, and will focus on interdisciplinary practices in education and high performance learning. CMU CREATE Lab satellites have already been established at Marshall University, West Virginia University and West Liberty University in West Virginia. MORE
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Robot Invites Humans To Play Mean Game of SCRABBLE

Victor the GamebotDeveloped under the direction of Reid Simmons, research professor in CMU’s Robotics Institute, Victor the Gamebot is the latest in a series of “social robots” that anticipate the day when people and robots will interact routinely in workplaces, retail centers and even homes. With Victor, Simmons and fellow researchers hope to better understand what it takes to get people to not only engage with a robot, but to enjoy doing it. MORE
Friday, March 21, 2014

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Presents "Christine Jorgensen: Transnational, Transsexual Celebrity"

PosterCarnegie Mellon University's annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History will host Susan Stryker for a talk on "Christine Jorgensen: Transnational, Transsexual Celebrity." at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 31.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon To Host Pittsburgh Queer History Project's Inaugural Lecture, "Lucky After Dark"

Queer History ProjectCMU's Timothy Haggerty and Harrison Apple will discuss how they have uncovered and are documenting an expansive archive of photographs, videos, publications and accounts of how the private social clubs became centers for illicit behavior, including the world of same-sex relationships and other underground economies.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Information Networking Institute Hosts "Lean In: A C-Level Perspective From Women In Technology" Panel

INI Director Dena Haritos Tsamitis will moderate a panel of distinguished executives in information security, privacy and risk management, who will share their personal and professional perspectives on their ascent to a senior-level role. MORE
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Receives Intel Funding To Enhance Student Learning Through Integrative Design and Mobile Computing

Carnegie Mellon is the first member of the newly formed Intel Design School Network to announce plans to embed principles of integrative design and related technologies in the academic experiences of students from all disciplines. As part of this announcement, CMU has named Daragh Byrne its Intel Integrative Design Fellow. MORE
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Press Release: Brian Junker Selected as 2014 American Educational Research Association Fellow

Brian JunkerJunker, professor of statistics and associate dean for academic affairs for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is one of 22 scholars honored this year for notable and sustained research achievements. MORE
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Media Advisory: Anonymous: Carnegie Mellon Lecture Analyzes Group's Protest Strategies and "Hacktivism"

Anonymous LectureThe Center for the Arts in Society will host Gabriella Coleman of McGill University, who will discuss "Anonymous and the Craftiness of Craft and the Trickiness of Trickery." MORE
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Press Release: CLOUDS Premieres in Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 20

Rachel BinxCarnegie Mellon University's Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry has announced the Pittsburgh premiere of CLOUDS, the world's first 3D, interactive, generative, documentary film. Directed by James George and Jonathan Minard (BHA'07), CLOUDS premieres at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at the STUDIO (Room CFA-111 at CMU). The event is free and open to the public. MORE
Monday, March 17, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Art's MFA Thesis Exhibition, "Lossless," Opens March 28

LosslessCarnegie Mellon University Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates present their final work in "Lossless," the School of Art's 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition, opening from 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, March 28, in Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery.

The exhibition, which runs through April 20, features large-scale installations, video and generative sound art by artists Carl Bajandas, Oreen Cohen and Yunmi Her.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Press Release: Computer Analyzes Massive Clinical Databases To Properly Categorize Asthma Patients

Wei WuCarnegie Mellon computational biologist Wei Wu says a computer program, capable of tracking more than 100 clinical variables for almost 400 people, has shown it can identify various subtypes of asthma, which could lead to targeted, more effective treatments. MORE
Monday, March 17, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Decade of World-Class Education in Qatar

CMU-Q 10-year logoCarnegie Mellon celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its branch campus in Qatar this week. To mark this significant milestone, the university will be welcoming a number of distinguished international guests to its official anniversary ceremony on Tuesday, March 18.  MORE
Friday, March 14, 2014

Press Release: Biological Physicist Carlos Bustamante To Deliver Carnegie Mellon's 2014 Buhl Lecture March 25

Carlos BustamanteBustamante, best known for his pivotal work using laser tweezers to measure the forces in DNA, will lecture on "Biochemistry and Biophysics One Molecule at a Time: When Less is More" at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon-based Online Community for Educators Partners With Technology Startup To Share Insights

Working Examples, an online knowledge-sharing community for projects, expertise and resources supporting innovation in education, has partnered with BloomBoard, a Silicon Valley-based technology startup, to increase teachers' access to professional development resources. MORE
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Media Advisory: Overseas Press Club, Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering To Host Discussion of "The Future of Cybersecurity and Global Journalism"

Overseas Press Club logoAddressing the impacts of cybersecurity on journalism, the first panel, "Hackers Everywhere: Is the Internet Our Friend?" will run from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The second panel, "The Big Picture: The National Security Agency After Snowden," will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public,  5 — 8 p.m., Monday, March 24, at the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center. MORE
Monday, March 10, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Real World Engineering Program Gives Students Head Start in Competitive Marketplace

Students shadow engineering professionals, attend a networking reception with alumni and D.C. industry professionals, tour Lockheed Martin's Energy Solutions Center and Space Experience Center, and are given access to job leads as well as top business, industry and government leaders. MORE
Friday, March 7, 2014

News Brief: Jordanian Students Translate Alice 3 Software Into Arabic

Alice LogoCarnegie Mellon's poplular educational software tool teaches students object-oriented programming by engaging them in a fun activity: making animated movies and games.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

News Brief: New EQT Fund Established for Energy and Environmental Research

The EQT Foundation, the charitable arm of the EQT Corporation, has announced a $1 million gift over a five-year period to support innovative ideas through the newly announced ProSEED seed-funding grant program at Carnegie Mellon University.  MORE
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Allen L. Robinson To Speak About Transportation Emissions at EPA Research Forum

Allen RobinsonRobinson, whose research has transformed how scientists, engineers and policymakers view fine particulate emissions from cars, trucks, wildfires and other combustion processes, will join nine other experts at the EPA's Transportation Emissions Forum, March 4-5, in Ann Arbor, Mich.  MORE
Monday, March 3, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Pulkit Grover Wins NSF CAREER Award for Work To Reduce Energy Consumption of Big Data Center Networks

GroverToday's new energy gluttons, the information and communication technologies, are predicted to consume more than 15 percent of the world's electricity. Grover is developing tools that will ultimately help reduce the amount of energy consumed by data center networks by 30 to 50 percent. Applications for Grover's NSF-funded work range from high-speed indoor wireless cellular networks to brain-machine interfaces and chip-to-chip communication. MORE
Monday, March 3, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Paul Eiss Analyzes How the Internet and Social Media Have Shaped the "Drug War" in Mexico

Paul EissEiss, associate professor of anthropology and history, says "narcomedia," forms of digital messaging, have become central elements of, and even motivations for, the horrific acts of violence that have become commonplace in Mexico. MORE
Monday, March 3, 2014

Press Release: Experts To Focus on Hackers and Leakers at Carnegie Mellon's Washington Speaker Series

College of Engineering Dean James Garrett, Jr. will moderate a discussion on the factors that shape cybersecurity from 7 - 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6 at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. MORE