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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Carnegie Mellon and Tsinghua Universities Renew Dual-Degree Masters Program

Frank Pfenning and Jianping Wu
Students will learn from faculty at the top-ranked computer science programs in the United States and China.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Alumnus Helps Create Educational Hip-hop Videos

Landon Fears
School of Computer Science alumnus Landon Fears has combined his love of education and hip hop into a career with Flocabulary, a web-based learning program for all grades and subjects.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Your TV Guide to CMU's Alumni Network

Judith Light
This fall, and throughout the year in television, Carnegie Mellon University alumni will take to the small screen in all of its iterations.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Researchers Make Key Discovery Toward Engineering Functional Breast Tissue

Functional Breast Tissue
Thanks to a new study by CMU researchers, reconstructive surgery may soon also restore mothers’ ability to nurse their children.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Center for Iranian Music To Host Persian Traditional Music Concert

Heartstrum
Ensemble Zakhmeh-Del will perform at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Kresge Theatre in CMU’s College of Fine Arts building.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Alumnus Puts College Athletes’ Mental Health Top of Mind

Vince Sonson
Vince Sonson is paying it forward, focusing on the mental well-being of student-athletes everywhere.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Shakespeare, Austen and the Cult of Celebrity

Shirt Reverence
The Folger Shakespeare Library examines their literary afterlives and how events and artifacts, like the shirt Colin Firth wore in the BBC miniseries "Pride and Prejudice," have affected their legacies and popularity.
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Craig Street Crawl Engages Students, Builds Community

Craig Street Crawl
Hundreds of students enjoyed the two-hour block party on a section Craig Street, between Forbes Avenue and Winthrop Street.
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Convocation Sets Stage for a New Beginning

Convocation
Convocation speakers encouraged members of the Class of 2020 to be themselves and to live with a purpose.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jean Yang Named to Prestigious “Innovators Under 35” List

Innovators List Graphic
The magazine recognized Yang in the Visionary category of its innovators list for her work on a programming model that bakes security into applications.
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Students Win Geothermal Design Challenge

Geothermal Infographic
Teams explored the future of geothermal energy by designing an infographic to tell a compelling story.
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Welcome Class of 2020!

Welcome Tent
Carnegie Mellon University welcomed the Class of 2020 to the Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, Aug. 20.
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Three Scientific Tips for Going Back-to-School

Fraction
With more than 205 trillion ways to teach and learn, it's easy to understand why going back to school can be overwhelming for students and their instructors. Three research-based tips can help start the school year right.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Miller Gallery Hosts Works by Renowned French Architect and Le Corbusier Protégé José Oubrerie

Chapel of Mosquitoes
“Architecture With And Without Le Corbusier” and “The Chapel of the Mosquitoes” will be on display in the gallery Aug. 20-Nov. 13.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Not Your Average Ride

bus
Incoming freshman Darian Cohen worked with his father to turn a school bus from Tennessee into a traveling, functional home.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Tips for New Tartans

Tips for Tartans
Eleven Carnegie Mellon University alumni, including Tony Award-winners Renée Elise Goldsberry and Leslie Odom, Jr., offer advice to the class of 2020.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Alumni Tune Up Car Museum

Petersen Car Museum
CMU alumni working at The Scenic Route worked under the hood to help with the $125 million renovation of Los Angeles' Petersen Automotive Museum.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Project Helps K-12 Students Become Fluent with Data and Technology

fluency workshop
Teachers from eight Pittsburgh-area school systems explored how to apply the concept of data and technology fluency in their schools during workshops this summer with CMU researchers.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Traffic Advisory: Three Oakland Streets to Close Aug. 20 as CMU First-Year Students Move In

Move-In 2015
The affected streets are Margaret Morrison, Tech and Morewood Avenue between Fifth and Forbes.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Photo Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Students Arrive On Campus; Will Engage With Pittsburgh Community During Orientation

Playfair 2015
Carnegie Mellon will welcome approximately 1,560 first-year students to campus on Saturday, Aug. 20, to begin a weeklong orientation program.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

How Pokémon Go Could Affect Our Daily Lives

Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go isn’t just an international sensation that’s drawn in millions of players, it’s also a “game changer” for augmented reality.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Awarded Coveted NEH Grant

Francis Bacon
The $325,000 Digital Humanities Award will allow the team to continue reconstructing Britain’s early modern social network.
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Wins Third "World Series of Hacking" in Four Years

Plaid Parliament of Pwning jacket
DefCon's Capture the Flag and other competitions give people a place to practice and hone their computer security skills.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Discovery Could Help Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell
An interdisciplinary, international group of researchers has found new biophysical markers that could help improve the understanding of treatments for sickle cell disease.
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Friday, August 5, 2016

CMU Spinoff Wins $2 Million in Cyber Attack Challenge

ForAllSecure team
ForAllSecure, a Carnegie Mellon University startup, has won $2 million in prize money as winners of the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

CyLab Faculty Receive $1.1M NSF Award To Help Secure Internet of Things

Vyas Sekar
Vyas Sekar from the College of Engineering is collaborating with professors Yuvraj Agarwal and Srinivasan Seshan from CMU's School of Computer Science.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Android App Lets Visually Impaired in India Listen to Texts in Native Languages

Student uses Hear2Read software
The text-to-speech software, developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with the Hear2Read project, can now be downloaded free of charge from Google Play.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Lab Expands U.S. Education Network

playground
A program to empower students with technology is expanding to Atlanta and Salt Lake City.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Alumna Makes Olympic History for Qatar, Again

Nada Arakji
Nada Arakji, a 2016 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, has arrived in Rio to swim the 100-meter butterfly.
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Monday, August 1, 2016

High School Students Tie World Records for Solving Traveling Salesman Problem

traveling salesman problem
High school students match Ph.D.-level scientists in finding most efficient ways to deliver packages.
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