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Friday, April 29, 2016

Carnegie Science Awards Honor CMU Faculty and Spinoffs

Carnegie Science Awards
Presented by the Carnegie Science Center, the awards recognize and promote outstanding science and technology achievements in western Pennsylvania.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

CMU Alumni Help Revive "Shuffle Along" on Broadway

Billy Porter in Shuffle Along
"Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All that Followed," opens on Broadway with the help of several award-winning Carnegie Mellon University alumni.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Building Connections: Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall Opens Window to the World

Scott Hall
The Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall, to be dedicated on April 30, provides both visual and intellectual stimulation, enhancing the College of Engineering's innovative culture and fostering interdisciplinary research.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Project Ignite Aims To Spark Teens' Interests

Project Ignite
Project Ignite, a new Carnegie Mellon University student-run initiative, is helping high school students develop outside interests and pursue their passions.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CMU's Heinz College Named Top Analytics Program

Hamburg Hall
Whether it's better understanding consumer behavior, improving health care for veterans or finding ways to save taxpayer money, operations research plays a critical role.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Championship Pitch Sends CMU Team to World Finals

The Originals
The Originals, an all-male a cappella group, is practicing for the finals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, a first for a CMU a cappella organization.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

“Free Germs” Senior Art Exhibition Opens April 29

Free Germs
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Fine Arts and BXA Interdisciplinary Art Degree programs will exhibit their culminating work.
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Alexandre Pouget To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences

Pouget, a renowned expert in neural coding and spatial representations, has revolutionized using uncertainty to explain how the brain functions based on statistical principles. MORE
Sunday, April 24, 2016

INI renews Partnership with University of Hyogo

Kobe port
Carnegie Mellon University has renewed an agreement with the University of Hyogo (UH) to continue an information security dual-degree program in Kobe, Japan.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tom Mitchell Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Tom Mitchell
His research focuses on statistical learning algorithms for understanding natural language text and on understanding how the human brain represents information.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Barry Barish Returns To Give Buhl Lecture on Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves
Barish will discuss the physics of gravitational waves, the techniques used to detect gravitational waves and the implications of the new observations.
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Miller Gallery Hosts Architecture Thesis Exhibit, April 21 – 23

Architecture Thesis Exhibit
The thesis presents an opportunity to develop a project that demonstrates each student’s capacity to make a significant and original contribution to the field of architecture.
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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Researchers Explain Complex Ideas in Three Minutes or Less

Three-minute thesis
Think about your life's work. Now, pitch it to a complete stranger in a matter of seconds. One hundred and eighty seconds to be exact. That's the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) in a nutshell.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

CMU Launches New International Relations and Politics Accelerated Master Program

global map
The new program will prepare students for competitive doctoral programs and careers in international relations, government service, American politics and related fields.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Biologist Receives Curci Foundation Grant To Investigate New Strategy for Treating Pain

cells
Manojkumar Puthenveedu has received a $200,000 grant from the Shurl & Kay Curci Foundation to support his research into the cellular mechanisms that underlie pain and addiction to painkillers.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Alex John London Appointed to National Committee on Ebola Research

Alex London
The committee will explore and analyze the scientific and ethical issues related to vaccine and therapeutic drug design, conduct and reporting in response to the West African epidemic.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Words for Snow Revisited: Languages Support Efficient Communication About the Environment

Snow Word Cloud
The study supports the claim that languages are adapted to the local communicative needs of their speakers.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Engineering Senior Eric Parigoris To Work on Early Cancer Detection in Switzerland

Eric Parigoris
The mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering major who will earn his degree this May has won a Whitaker Fellowship, awarded by the program to send emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering abroad.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Noted Historian and Author Earl Lewis To Give Keynote Address at Carnegie Mellon Commencement, May 15

Earl Lewis
Lewis, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a noted social historian and author, and one of America’s leading advocates for supporting the humanities and the arts in higher education.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Global Learning Council Unveils First Set of Recommendations

Global Learning Council Logo
The recommendations will help universities maximize the potential of technology-enhanced learning design and practices through informed research.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Scientists Discover How the Brain Repurposes Itself To Learn Scientific Concepts

brains
New research from Carnegie Mellon University has uncovered how the brain is able to acquire brand new types of ideas.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Grad Student Wins $90K Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Ania Jaroszwicz
Ph.D. student Ania Jaroszewicz was selected for her potential to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture and academics.
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Friday, April 8, 2016

CMU Places Second in 2015 Putnam Math Competition

MAA
CMU has placed second in the Mathematical Association of America's 76th William Lowell Putnam Competition, the definitive mathematics competition for undergraduate students in North America.
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Friday, April 8, 2016

Gatterbauer Receives NSF Early Career Award

Wolfgang Gatterbauer
The National Science Foundation awarded CMU's Wolfgang Gatterbauer a Faculty Early Career Development award for his research proposal to develop novel methods to draw conclusions from uncertain and inconsistent data.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mathematical Sciences Student Awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Joshua Brakensiek is a 2016 Goldwater Scholar.
Sophomore mathematical sciences major Joshua Brakensiek has received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship to support his pursuit of a research career in mathematics and theoretical computer science.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Presidential Candidate Clinton Visits CMU

Clinton visits the Robotics Institute


Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Carnegie Mellon University's Pittsburgh campus on Wednesday, April 6, as her presidential campaign made its way through Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Media Advisory: CMU Celebrates Spring Carnival

Buggy
Carnegie Mellon’s annual Spring Carnival is set for April 14–17. Many events are free and open to the public.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

CMU Drama Faculty Win 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards

Costume Awards
Two School of Drama faculty members have won Theatre Development Fund Irene Sharaff Awards; an honor among the highest in American costume design.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Mauter earns NSF CAREER award

Meagan Mauter
The assistant professor will use her five-year CAREER award to reduce air and water pollutant emissions from power plants.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

CMU Joins National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

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The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped CMU as a partner in a $75 million national research institute that will support American textile manufacturers.
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