2016-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University

2016 archive: December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January.


2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year
The Carnegie Mellon University community shares greetings in many languages.
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Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 In Review

Obama
From visits by President Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert to a record-number of first-year women in computer science and technology, Carnegie Mellon University continued to build new foundations and forge new paths with work that matters.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Biological Sciences Major Named Schwarzman Scholar

Chrystal Thomas
Chrystal Thomas will pursue a master's degree in global affairs with a concentration in public policy at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Einstein's Visit Created Iconic Image, Sparked Student To Become Influential Scientist

Einstein
On Dec. 28, 1934, the famous physicist explained his theory to a packed theater at the university.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"Injustice" Wins People's Choice Award at CHI PLAY

Injustice
A virtual reality experience themed around racially motivated police brutality and created by CMU students won the People’s Choice Awardat the CHI PLAY conference in Austin, Texas.
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Student-Athletes Embrace Full CMU Experience

Student athletes
The annual Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Celebration celebrates junior and senior athletes who have excelled balancing studies and sports.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Statement in Support of Undocumented Students

In response to questions from students and a discussion taking place throughout the higher education community in the United States, Carnegie Mellon University reasserts its commitment to a diverse and inclusive community. MORE
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stephen E. Fienberg, 1942-2016

Stephen Fienberg
Stephen E. Fienberg, University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, in Pittsburgh. He was 74.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rajkumar Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Raj Rajkumar
Nominated by their peers, NAI Fellows have demonstrated a spirit of innovation or facilitating inventions that have impacted life, economic development and society.
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Research Finds Gift Givers Too Focused on "Wow" Factor

Jeff Galak
Gift givers often make critical errors in gift selection during the holiday season, according to research from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business and Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Experts Launch Flu Forecasting for 2016-17 Season

Flu Forecasting
During last flu season, three forecasting systems developed at CMU were more accurate than 11 competing systems used by other external groups.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Three Computer Science Faculty Members Named ACM Fellows

ACM Fellows
Justine Cassell, Manuela Veloso and Todd Mowry are being honored for their contributions to human-computer interaction, computer architecture and artificial intelligence.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Li, Majetich, Raj Named IEEE Fellows

IEEE Fellows
CMU faculty members Xin Li, Sara Majetich and Bhiksha Raj have received one of the most prestigious honors in the technical community.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CMU Teams To Take the Plunge for Special Olympics

Polar plunge
Carnegie Mellon University staff and students will once again participate in Pittsburgh’s annual Polar Plunge fundraiser at noon, Saturday, Dec. 10, to support Special Olympics in Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Artists Send Symphony to the Stars

Andromeda symphony
CMU Professor of Art and pioneering space artist Lowry Burgess is banking on the fact that life forms in space appreciate the arts the same way humans do.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Creswell To Receive Health Psychology Early Career Award

David Creswell
J. David Creswell is being recognized for his contributions to the fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CFA Winter Festival Celebrates the Arts at CMU

Cardenes directing
Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts will showcase its students’ work during the Winter Celebration weekend, Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Data, Stat! Using Patient Histories To Improve Diagnoses, Treatments

Kidneys
In today’s information-rich world, the details are in the data.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Carnegie Mellon University Awarded $14 Million from U.S. DOT for Mobility Research Center

Traffic Light
The award will be used to establish a new National University Transportation Center.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Experts Debate Cyber Deterrence, Internet Governance at Carnegie Colloquium

Carnegie Colloquium
Technology and policy experts examined the complexities of cyber deterrence and internet governance in an ever-digital world at the second session of the Carnegie Colloquium at Carnegie Mellon University Dec. 2.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Skinner Joins Executive Committee on Trump’s Transition Team

Kiron Skinner
A CMU faculty member since 1999, Kiron Skinner is founding director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

U.S. Needs To Train More AI Experts To Stave Off Global Competitors, Moore Tells Senate

Moore testifies before Senate subcommittee
Andrew Moore, dean of CMU's School of Computer Science, made remarks today (Nov. 30) before a U.S. Senate subcomittee.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lost Love Leads to Study of Emotion

Museum of Broken Relationships
Fifteen Carnegie Mellon University students spent the fall studying heartbreak.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Researchers Seek Solution To Selfie-Related Deaths

Selfie death map
A growing number of people die each year while snapping photos of themselves on cliffs, railroad tracks and other hazardous spots. Researchers in Pittsburgh and India are looking for ways to reduce this risk.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

CMU To Host Second Session of Carnegie Colloquium Dec. 2

Carnegie Colloquium
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Carnegie Mellon University will host the second session of their joint Colloquium on Digital Governance and Security on Dec. 2 in Pittsburgh.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Study Shows How Epilepsy Drugs Block Brain's Electrical Signals

Neuron epilepsy
Carnegie Mellon University chemist Maria Kurnikova is playing a key role in the search for effective new anti-seizure medications.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

CMU Packs 125,000 Meals in 90 Minutes To Fight Hidden Hunger

Stop Hunger NowCarnegie Mellon University partnered with The Kraft Heinz Company to benefit the global hunger-relief agency Stop Hunger Now. MORE
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New Soft Electronics Fabrication Method is a Step Toward DIY Smart Tattoos

Smart Tattoo
CMU researchers have created a method to print skin-mountable electronics in a quick and cost-effective way.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Skinner Joins Trump's National Security Council Transition Team

Kiron Skinner
Kiron Skinner, founding director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University, has joined President-Elect Donald J. Trump's transition team for the National Security Council.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Day Hosts Share More Than a Meal

Thanksgiving at the Shirks
Volunteers from the Carnegie Mellon University community are sharing their Thanksgiving with students who can't get home for the holiday.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Bhagavatula, Garrett and Kinderlehrer Named AAAS Fellows

AAAS Fellows
Vijayakumar Bhagavatula, James H. Garrett, Jr. and David Kinderlehrer  have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Tartans Have a Ball Supporting Children's Hospital

Football Calendar
The football team has partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) Foundation to create a 2017 calendar with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mobile App Behavior Often Appears at Odds With Privacy Policies

Norman Sadeh
Norman Sadeh has found that how a mobile app says it will collect or share a user’s personal information with third parties often appears to be inconsistent with how the app actually behaves.
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