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Monday, September 28, 2015

School of Drama Presents Annual Cabaret Evening

Stephen Flaherty
Stephen Flaherty, a Pittsburgh native and Tony Award-winning musical theater composer, will return home Oct. 18 to accompany the School of Drama’s Music Theater Ensemble for an evening of song at CLO Cabaret at Theater Square.
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Monday, September 28, 2015

A Light Touch: Embedded Optical Sensors Could Make Robotic Hands More Dexterous

Optical Robotic Hand
CMU researchers have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber optic sensors.
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Monday, September 28, 2015

L’Oreal USA Works

L'Oreal
CMU alumni apply research and technology within the cosmetics industry. The leader in beauty is just one of the companies recruiting on campus.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Anthony McKay To Direct Drama’s Performance of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”

Much Ado About Nothing
In this comedy, two lovers play cupid the week before their wedding, as they try to convince their bickering friends to forget their differences and fall in love with one another.
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

BrainHub and CNBC Interim Leadership Appointments Announced

Alison Barth
Provost Farnam Jahanian announced today two interim leadership appointments in the field of brain science, an established and growing area of expertise at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Unorthodox Approach to Drug Delivery Research Lands CMU Professor on Popular Science's 2015 Brilliant 10 List

Kathryn Whitehead
Kathryn Whitehead earned the honor for designing nanoparticles that treat disease by delivering therapeutic drugs to specific areas in the body.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Child's Play

Digital Dream Labs
A CMU spinoff's new product, Puzzlets, promotes education through interaction between the real and digital worlds.
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Monday, September 21, 2015

“AFTERSOUND: Frequency, Attack, Return” Opens Miller Gallery’s Fall Season

Home made electronics
The exhibit focuses on sound as a medium of contemporary art.
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Receives Next Step of Approval from DOE

Dark Energy Spectroscope
CMU's Shirley Ho co-chairs the working group for the upcoming major sky survey, which will improve our understanding of the universe.
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Friday, September 18, 2015

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Brings Back-to-School Bus Tour to CMU

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Duncan's "Ready for Success" tour made its final stop at Carnegie Mellon on Friday, Sept. 18.
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Friday, September 18, 2015

Researchers Determine How Groups Make Decisions

group decisions
From Beats headphones’ rise to prominence or a political candidate’s surge in the polls to how ants and bees select a new nest site, decisions emerging from groups frequently occur without a leader. CMU researchers explain how it happens.
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Friday, September 18, 2015

Bright Minds, Big Ideas

Google Research Awards
Four colleges, 10 CMU faculty members are represented in the latest round of Google Research Awards.
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Friday, September 18, 2015

67th Primetime Emmy Awards

Emmys
7 CMU alumni are among this year's nominees including a team of production designers and art directors responsible for the annual Grammy Awards.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Celebrating 20 Years of CAUSE and Black Urban Life Scholarship

black urban lives photo
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, CAUSE will host "State of the Field Conference: African American Urban History, Past and Present" from Oct. 2-4 at CMU. Earl Lewis, president of the A.W. Mellon Foundation, will give the keynote lecture.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bosch Group, CMU Announce $3.5M in Total Gifts for Tepper Quadrangle, New Faculty Research Chair

Dennis Boeker
The announcement of the two investments in the university today, including a $1 million gift to CMU’s David A. Tepper Quadrangle and a $2.5 million gift for an endowed professorship, come in honor of the Carnegie Bosch Institute’s 25
th anniversary.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Software Helps Create Sign Language Dictionaries, Voice-activated Games for Hearing Impaired

iStep group
Both platforms were created by CMU students in TechBridgeWorld’s innovative Student Technology ExPerience (iSTEP), an internship through which students conduct technology research abroad that fills unmet needs in the local communities.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

CMU Inventor Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize For Creating First Mass-Produced Low-Cost, Eco-Friendly Battery

Jay Whitacre with Subra Suresh
Jay Whitacre is the inventor of the Aqueous Hybrid Ion battery, a reliable, environmentally-benign and cost-efficient energy storage system.
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport

students
A recent study shows that the central approach of MOOCs — having students watch to learn — is ineffective. Instead, the emphasis on interactive activities as advocated by CMU's Simon Initiative helps students learn about six times more.
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Monday, September 14, 2015

CMU and Its Entertainment Technology Center Host Themed Entertainment Conference Sept. 17-18

The conference will feature a live, onstage interview with Anthony Daniels, the actor known worldwide for his role as C3PO in “Star Wars,” and Walt Disney Imagineering’s Scott Trowbridge, who is dedicated solely to the “Star Wars” franchise. MORE
Monday, September 14, 2015

Department of Education Renews PIER Grant for $3.6 Million

Affirming PIER’s impressive track record with respect to training students both in their core disciplines and in education research, the award will support 18 CMU doctoral students in three cohorts for four years of their training.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Carnegie Mellon, City of Pittsburgh Help Create New Network To Address Challenges Facing Nation’s Urban Infrastructure and Services

Garrett, Jahanian, Krishnan
CMU and the City of Pittsburgh are founding members of the MetroLab Network, a new national alliance among 20 metro areas and more than 25 neighboring universities to research, develop and deploy innovative technologies to address critical challenges facing urban areas.
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Friday, September 11, 2015

CMU Provost, Pittsburgh Mayor To Speak at White House Smart Cities Forum

Farnam Jahanian
Farnam Jahanian will be a featured speaker in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Receives $5.5M Gift from Uber for Professorship and Graduate Fellowships

Uber-CMU logo
The gift is part of CMU’s partnership with Uber, which was announced earlier this year and includes additional investment in the university’s robotics and related technologies.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Announces Inaugural Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships Recipients

Fellowships and Scholarships
The new university effort will be used as a tool to successfully recruit and retain outstanding students with highly competitive tuition and academic support packages.
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Friday, September 4, 2015

School of Music’s Season Features Renowned Guest Conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier, Carl Topilow and Paul Polivnick

Andres Cardenes
Maestro Andrés Cárdenes will lead a repertoire that includes many standards and hallmarks from American composers.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Faculty Share Visions of Robots, A.I. and Big Data at “Summer Davos”

Nourbakhsh
Carnegie Mellon had the largest contingent of any university at the World Economic Forum in China.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Alumni on the Small Screen

Fargo

From Amazon Prime to network prime time, find out the shows to catch CMU's acting chops.

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