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Friday, October 30, 2015

Breaking New Ground

tepper groundbreaking
Standing-room crowd launches the David A. Tepper Quadrangle project — a historic campus expansion and a vision for CMU's future.
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Fur-bricates Hair With Inexpensive 3-D Printer

3-D Printed Hair
The technique for producing 3-D-printed hair is similar to — and inspired by — the way that gossamer plastic strands are extruded when a person uses a hot glue gun.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Improving Risk-Cost-Benefit Analysis

Baruch Fischhoff
In the Oct. 30 issue of Science, Baruch Fischhoff critically examines these analytical methods, considering how they should be used and how they can be abused.
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Carnegie Mellon To Break Ground on David A. Tepper Quadrangle

Tepper Quad Sketch
The groundbreaking will mark the official launch of the 4.5-acre site as the centerpiece of the university’s new north campus.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Creative Costuming

creative costuming
Designs by School of Drama faculty member Suttirat Larlarb dress actors in "The Walk," "Steve Jobs" and on Broadway.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mental Maps: Route-Learning Changes Brain Tissue

iPad
CMU scientists have determined that learning detailed navigation information causes the hippocampal brain changes.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Women in Computing

Manuela Veloso

Manuela Veloso delivered a keynote at this year's Grace Hopper Celebration. She was just one of the many attendees from CMU's global community.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Haunted Hotel

hotel illustration
School of Drama alumnus Mark Worthington ups the ante for creepiness as part of FX's "American Horror Story."
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

CMU Partners With NSA Day of Cyber Program

cyber image
Carnegie Mellon has partnered with the NSA Day of Cyber Program, aimed at boosting the national IQ for STEM and cyber science education paths.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Curling Champ

curling
CMU alumna Jillian Walker represents the U.S. at the first World Mixed Curling championships.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

NSA Director To Discuss Cybersecurity at CMU

Admiral Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, will discuss cybersecurity issues at CMU at 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 in Rashid Auditorium. MORE
Monday, October 19, 2015

New Technique Developed by Team Including CMU President Suresh Removes Defects While Keeping Materials Strong

Metal Defects
The technique, called cyclic healing, uses repetitive, gentle stretching to eliminate pre-existing defects in metal crystals.
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

IBM Research, Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform To Help the Blind Navigate Surroundings

Navigation App
A pilot app, called NavCog, uses sensors and cognitive technologies to inform blind people on the CMU campus about their location.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Launches

Francis Bacon
CMU and Georgetown University have created “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon,” a groundbreaking digital humanities project that recreates the British early modern social network to trace the personal relationships among figures like Bacon, Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and many others.
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Monday, October 12, 2015

Generations of Talent

Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson
CMU alumni — Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson and newcomer Rachel Keller — offer a glimpse of humanity's raw sides in the second season of FX's "Fargo."
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Difficulty Processing Speech May Be an Effect of Dyslexia, Not a Cause

Dyslexia Image
The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia.
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cèilidh Weekend 2015

Ceilidh Weekend Football
With the return of fall weather comes football, fun and festivities as the CMU community gathers at the Pittsburgh campus Oct. 8-11.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Building a Better Liposome

Liposome
Using computational modeling, researchers have come up with a design for a better liposome, which could provide the basis for improving targeted drug delivery.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Gifts Establish Henry L. Hillman President’s Chair

Hillman President's Chair
The endowed chair will fund special efforts to attract and support faculty and students.
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Monday, October 5, 2015

Training by Repetition Actually Prevents Learning for Those With Autism

Repetition and Autism
CMU's Marlene Behrmann is part of the research team that is challenging the popular educational approaches designed for individuals with ASD.
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Friday, October 2, 2015

This Guy

Tommy Oliver on the set of

As "The Perfect Guy" hits theaters nationwide, movie producer Tommy Oliver (DC 2006) proves his mettle in Hollywood. 

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Boeing Establishes Analytics Lab For Aerospace Data at Carnegie Mellon

Boeing

Carnegie Mellon University has joined with The Boeing Company to establish the Boeing/Carnegie Mellon Aerospace Data Analytics Lab, a new academic research initiative that will leverage the university's leadership in machine learning, language technologies and data analytics.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

President Suresh Hosts First Fall Town Hall

Suresh Town Hall
Suresh said he would be holding these meetings annually to provide students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to provide him with ideas and suggestions as well as to ask questions and raise issues and concerns of importance to the university.
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