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Monday, February 29, 2016

Interest in Lending Business Goes Beyond Polamalu Partnership

Aliya
Interest in lending business goes beyond Polamalu partnership.
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Monday, February 29, 2016

How To Tame Your Robot

Madeline Gannon
An architecture doctoral student is putting the power of robots into the hands of humans.
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Faces of Conflict: CMU’s International Film Festival Runs March 17-April 3

A War
The festival's 10th anniversary focuses on topics ranging from terrorism and propaganda to war and civil rights.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Gov. Tom Wolf Appoints Mary Jo Dively to Board of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

Mary Jo Dively
The conference is responsible for drafting and proposing specific statutes in areas of the law where uniformity among the states is desirable.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Two Carnegie Mellon Professors Win Sloan Research Fellowships

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Computer scientist Abhinav Gupta and mathematician Wesley Pegden are among 126 early-career scientists from across the U.S. and Canada who will receive $55,000 to further their research.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Researchers Show Coal Retirement Needed for Electric Vehicles To Reduce Air Pollution

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The largest source of damage stems from sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, which form airborne particles that people breathe, according to the study.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Two CMU Statistics Professors Earn NSF CAREER Awards

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Ryan Tibshirani and Jing Lei each received five-year, $400,000 grants for their projects in recognition of their outstanding research and teaching.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Website Gets New Look


Carnegie Mellon's homepage and some of the most popular pages such as "Academics," "About Us" and "Research" have launched with a new look and new content.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Charging Electric Vehicles at Night Can Cause More Harm Than Good, Says CMU Study

Electric Volt
CMU researchers found that it produces substantially higher greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution than simply charging as soon as the driver returns home.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Carnegie Mellon, Stanford Researchers Devise Method To Share Password Data Safely

Security Password Blanket
The work persuaded Yahoo! to publicly share password frequency statistics for about 70 million of its users for cybersecurity studies.
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Posner Family Gives $5 Million to CMU for Presidential Scholarships

Posner Family
The gift from the Posners, represented by CMU Trustee Anne Molloy and her husband, Henry Posner III, will create a minimum of five undergraduate scholarships each year.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Emissions from Brazil’s Proposed Hydroelectricity Reservoirs May Be Higher Than Predicted

Hydropower
CMU researchers point out that certain hydropower reservoirs already existing in the Amazon have been reported to emit greenhouse gases comparable those of thermal power plants.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Correcting Wikipedia’s Gender Trouble

Back-to-back editing marathons Feb. 26 and March 5 will be dedicated to introducing more women in the arts into Wikipedia. MORE
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Settles Patent Lawsuit


University will share proceeds with inventors José Moura and Aleksandar Kavcic.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Carnegie Mellon University and Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Reach Settlement

Carnegie Mellon University and Marvell Technology Group Ltd. today announced that they have settled the patent infringement lawsuit the university filed in 2009. MORE
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

CMU Pokerbot Extends Hot Streak at Computer Poker Contest

Brown and Sandholm
Poker has become a major test of artificial intelligence. The same sort of algorithms used to play poker could also be used to create strategies for applications involving cybersecurity, business transactions and medicine.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CMU’s LearnLab Experts Present Education Research Accomplishments at NSF Meeting

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The presentations underscored the importance of establishing a sustainable science of learning community to produce breakthroughs that impact education.
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Increasing Number of Women in Computing Hinges on Changes in Culture, Not Curriculum

Frieze and Quesenberry
Carol Frieze (left) and Jeria Quesenberry have written a new book outlining how Carnegie Mellon changed to sustain gender diversity in its School of Computer Science.
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Rock Art Star

Image of David Byrd and posters

For 50 years an alumnus of CMU's School of Art has been creating the look of rock legends as well as other cultural icons.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Catch a Sneak Preview of CMU’s International Film Festival, Feb. 26

Film Festival Preview
“3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets" will make its Pittsburgh premiere at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26 in CMU's McConomy Auditorium.
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Judea Pearl Wins CMU’s Dickson Prize in Science

Judea Pearl
Pearl will accept the award, which includes a medal and cash prize, and present the Dickson Prize Lecture, “Science, Counterfactuals and Free Will,” at noon on Monday, Feb. 29, in McConomy Auditorium in CMU's Cohon University Center.
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Affectionate Confections


A CMU alumna is engineering gourmet chocolates just in time for Valentine's Day.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lunar Gala


CMU's student-produced fashion show has become a stylish showcase of talent. Now in its 20th year, its producers are building an even larger legacy.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CMU’s CHIMP Featured on NOVA’s “Rise of the Robots”

Chimp in the Car
The Feb. 24 episode focuses on the DARPA Robotics Challenge in June 2015.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Robotically Driven System Could Reduce Cost of Drug Discovery

The system determines the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by 70 percent. MORE
Monday, February 8, 2016

Kevin Zollman Writes “The Game Theorist’s Guide To Parenting”

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Zollman says game theory applies to almost all of our social lives, so it's only natural that it should work for one of the toughest aspects of our lives — dealing with our children.
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Harvey Fineberg To Discuss Technology, Information and Learning

Harvey Fineberg
CMU's Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture Series will present a talk by renowned public health and education expert Harvey V. Fineberg at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Gates Hillman Center’s Rashid Auditorium.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Search Technique Helps Researchers Find DNA Sequences in Minutes Rather Than Days

DNA Sequencing
The new search method, developed by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon, is designed for searching so-called “short reads” – DNA and RNA sequences generated by high-throughput sequencing techniques.
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Tepper School of Business Faculty Member Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Engineering

Gerard Cornuejois
Gérard P. Cornuéjols has been cited for his “contributions to the theory, practice, and application of integer programming.”
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Friday, February 5, 2016

To Click or Not To Click


In a flagship practicum course, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley students hunt for a mobile advertising solution with industry leader Cheetah Mobile.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Neurobiological Changes Explain How Mindfulness Meditation Improves Health

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The CMU study shows that mindfulness meditation reduces Interleukin-6, an inflammatory health biomarker, in high-stress, unemployed adults.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Joins IARPA Project To Reverse-Engineer Brain Algorithms

Neural Network Cell
Carnegie Mellon is embarking on a five-year, $12 million research effort to make computers think more like humans.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Yorker Staff Writer Jelani Cobb To Deliver CMU’s MLK Jr. Keynote

Jelani Cobb
CMU will host Jelani Cobb as its featured MLK Jr. Celebration speaker at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, in Porter Hall 100. His lecture, “The Half Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today,” is free and open to the public.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Mental Miscues


CMU scientists gain understanding of why the brain makes mistakes.
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Ryan Sullivan, Venkat Viswanathan Earn NSF Career Awards

Sullivan and Viswanathan
The National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Award supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research and education.
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Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon-Style

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Portuguese Startups Absorb Entrepreneurial Lessons from CMU.
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