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Monday, November 30, 2015

Big Data Researchers Receive Grant To Build Better Models For Predicting Cancer Outcomes

Ziv Bar-Joseph
Ziv Bar-Joseph is a principal researcher in the effort to better analyze large volumes of diverse data on cancer patients to produce more accurate predictions of outcomes and to enable clinicians to tailor care for each patient.
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Monday, November 30, 2015

CMU Receives $3 Million NIH Grant To Study Healthy Aging

David Creswell
The award will support David Creswell's research to identify novel and effective treatments for lonely older adults.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pledging "Allegiance"

Allegiance
 CMU alumnus Telly Leung joins George Takei in a new Broadway musical telling the story of Japanese Americans during World War II.
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Toy Story Turns 20

Toy Story

CMU alumnus and former Pixar Producer Ralph Guggenheim pioneered not only an industry but also interdisciplinary degrees.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Patina Miller's on Fire

Patina Miller
The CMU School of Drama alumna plays a key role in "Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2."
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Friday, November 20, 2015

China Scholarship Council and Carnegie Mellon To Provide Funding for Graduate Students

Fellowships

Chinese students who have been admitted to graduate programs at Carnegie Mellon University will receive new fellowships from the China Scholarship Council, which, together with funding from the university, federal grants and other sources, will provide up to $32 million in financial support over the next five years.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Brains With Autism Adapt Differently During Implicit Learning

Brain image
Carnegie Mellon scientists have discovered a crucial difference in the way learning occurs in the brains of adults with autism spectrum disorder.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Media Statement

Media Statement
There have been a number of inaccurate media reports in recent days regarding Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute work in cybersecurity.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Strategy Based on Human Reflexes May Keep Legged Robots, Prosthetic Legs From Tripping

Leg Prosthesis
This technology created at Carnegie Mellon will be further developed and tested using volunteers with above-the-knee amputations.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Diversity in Technology

Latinity
One CMU scholarship to a technology conference has grown into a network of Latin American women.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Building Educational Software To Teach Children Basic Skills Without a Teacher

xprize
As part of the Global Learning XPRIZE, students and faculty have teamed up to build intelligent software to teach children basic skills.
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Shenango Channel Provides Online Resource For Sharing Images, Data About Coke Plant

Shenango Channel
The channel uses Carnegie Mellon computer technology to share, compile and analyze images and air quality data from a coke plant on Allegheny County’s Neville Island.
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Contemporary Ensemble To Host Rare Performance of “Daniel Variations” and “Ballet Mecanique”

Daniel Curtis
Music Director Daniel Nesta Curtis will conduct the concert at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, in CMU's Alumni Concert Hall.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Drama Presents William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies”

Lord of the Flies
The show, directed by Associate Professor of Directing Caden Manson, will run through Dec. 5 in the Philip Chosky Theater in CMU’s Purnell Center for the Arts.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Web Tool Helps People Visualize, Make Sense of Large Complex Datasets

EVA 3-D View
Called Explorable Visual Analytics, or EVA, the tool uses a novel computer architecture that enables the analyst to explore raw data through dynamic visualizations with minimal time delay.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

School of Architecture's "Project RE_" Focuses on Reusing, Recycling and Re-envisioning Building Materials

church pews
A Nov. 16 dedication ceremony marks the official opening of the project's location at Construction Junction in Pittsburgh's East End.
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Self-Rated Health Predicts Immune Response to the Common Cold

stethoscope
New research from CMU psychologists shows that a simple self-rating of health accurately predicts susceptibility to the common cold in healthy adults aged 18-55 years.
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Monday, November 9, 2015

System Helps Novices Design 3-D-Printable Robotic Creatures

3-D Printable Robots
A new design tool developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon ensures the legged robots move as intended.
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Monday, November 9, 2015

System Recognizes Objects Touched by User, Enabling Context-Aware Smartwatch Apps

Context Aware App Door
A new technology developed by Carnegie Mellon and Disney Research could enable smartwatches to automatically recognize what objects users are touching.
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Commanding Presence

veterans day
As Veterans Day nears, CMU alumna Commander Alysa Ambrose (DC 1995) prepares the USS Gravely for deployment to the Persian Gulf.
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Recipe for Fighting Hidden Hunger

Stop Hunger Now
On Saturday, CMU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will assemble 120,000 nutritious dehydrated meals for people served by the global hunger-relief agency Stop Hunger Now.
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards Accepting Entries Through Nov. 30

Since 1999, CMU has hosted the Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards as part of its campus-wide celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, encouraging Pittsburgh high school and college students to talk about race and discrimination through poetry and prose. MORE
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Emirates Group Debuts Silicon Valley-Based Innovation Lab in Partnership with Carnegie Mellon

Emirates Group Partnership
The lab, a natural offshoot of CMU's Integrated Innovation Institute, will serve as an incubator of ideas and as a hotbed of technology and innovation to drive the company's transformation.
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Strategic Plan 2025

Str

Creative. Thoughtful. Pragmatic. Ambitious. Carnegie Mellon is on a path forward for the next 10 years.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon, PSC Part of NSF’s “Big Data Brain Trust”

Big Data
Researchers will confront the challenges of big data as members of the Northeast Data Innovation Hub.
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Monday, November 2, 2015

SpeckSensor App Compares Air Quality Locally and Nationally

Specksensor App
The app allows users to get up-to-date Air Quality Index (AQI) numbers for their current location and for other locales of their choosing.
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