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Monday, October 31, 2016

Students Celebrate Inaugural Scotty Saturday

Kiltie Band on Scotty Saturday
Students started a new CMU tradition with “Scotty Saturday."
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Friday, October 28, 2016

Carnegie Mellon To Host Rising Stars Workshop

Ayana Ledford
Designed for Ph.D. students and postdocs in electrical engineering and computer science, the workshop will focus on navigating the early stages of a career in academia.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship Open for Business

2016 Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows
More than 350 people gathered to mark the official launch of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CMU To Co-Host Colloquium on Digital Governance and Security Oct. 31

Carnegie Colloquium
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Carnegie Mellon University will host the first session of their joint Colloquium on Digital Governance and Security on Oct. 31 in Washington, D.C.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New Gene-Editing Technology Cures Genetic Blood Disorder in Mice

Gene Editing Molecule
The technology may offer minimally invasive treatment for genetic disorders of the blood.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Marks Launch of Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

swartz center
Carnegie Mellon University will officially launch the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship on Tuesday, Oct. 25, as part of the annual LaunchCMU event.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds Diffuse Between Atmospheric Particles

Air Particles
The findings by researchers, led by CMU's Neil Donahue, provide greater understanding into how organic particles behave in the atmosphere.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

CMU’s Rich Lackner Reaches Coaching Milestone

Rich Lackner
With CMU’s 49-33 victory over Thiel College Saturday (Oct. 22), Head Coach Rich Lackner became the 79th football coach in NCAA history to amass 200 wins.
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Friday, October 21, 2016

CMU Taking Precautionary Effort To Test Water Quality

CMU is taking the precautionary step following tests by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority that found elevated lead levels in 17 of 100 randomly selected residential properties in Pittsburgh. MORE
Thursday, October 20, 2016

CMU’s Matyjaszewski Is Co-Winner of Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry

Krzyztof Matyjaszewski
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski was cited for seminal contributions to the development of a new polymerization process involving metal catalysts.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Scholarship Lets Students Immerse in Research

Jennings Scholar
The Jennings Family Brave Companions Fund launches lasting research and career paths for Carnegie Mellon University students.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Digital Archive Shares In-Depth Stories of Black America

HistoryMakers Collage
Thanks to a longtime partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, the HistoryMakers is the largest African-American oral video archive.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Colbert Drops by CMU, Offers President Obama Resume Tips

Obama and Colbert
President Barack Obama received some unsolicited career advice while visiting Carnegie Mellon University.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Repurposed Sensor Enables Smartwatch To Detect Finger Taps and Other Bio-Acoustic Signals

guitar tuning
The capability of a smartwatch to detect and distinguish a variety of taps, flicks and scratches by the hands and fingers makes it possible for new applications to use common gestures to control the smartwatch and, ultimately, other objects connected through the internet of things.
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Martin Gaynor Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Martin Gaynor
Martin Gaynor, the E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and former director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

President Suresh Co-Authors Science Magazine Editorial

microscope
Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh co-authored an op-editorial in Science Magazine.
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Obama, Leading Scientists Explore Frontiers at CMU

Obama at WH Frontiers Conference
President Barack Obama made his fifth visit to Carnegie Mellon University today, this time for The White House Frontiers Conference, a large gathering of national thought-leaders, to discuss building America's capacity in science, technology and innovation.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Alumnus Uses Data Science for Social Good

Rayid Ghani
CMU alumnus Rayid Ghani and his students are working to help police departments use data science to predict policing incidents, from excessive force to officer injury.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Making America's Infrastructure "Future-Proof"

Costa Samaras
Costa Samaras says it's time to invest in smart transportation and energy systems that can weather the storm.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Teller Celebrates the Unexpected Benefits of Failure

Astro Teller
Alumnus Astro Teller is working on bringing audacious ideas to reality through science and technology.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Smith Drives for Smarter Traffic Signals

Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith has developed a traffic signal control system that uses machine learning algorithms to optimize when traffic lights change to red or green.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wing Is a Global Leader in Computer Science

Jeanette Wing
Jeannette Wing will be among the speakers in the White House Frontiers Conference's "Industry Panel: Best Practices in AI."
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Featured on CBS's "60 Minutes"

Andrew Moore, Charlie Rose and CHIMP
Charlie Rose came to CMU to see the state of the art in AI and talk with School of Computer Science Dean Andrew Moore.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Whittaker To Discuss “Moon Shot”

Red Whittaker
Red Whittaker will be among the speakers in the White House Frontiers Conference's “Audience Interactive Q&A: Not Just to Visit, But to Stay.”
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CMU, Pitt To Host Obama, White House Frontiers Conference

Obama at NREC 2011
The national event will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology and innovation.
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Rebecca Doerge Installed as 7th Dean of Mellon College of Science

Rebecca Doerge Installation
The Oct. 6 ceremony commemorated the start of Doerge’s deanship and celebrated the Mellon College of Science, and was the first to be held for a CMU dean.
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Memoir Writing Styles Linked to Her Public Perception Problems

Hillary Clinton
CMU's David Kaufer and Maryland's Shawn Parry-Giles identify two contrasting writing styles with one underlying theme: Clinton’s guardedness.
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Chase Wins NSF CAREER Award To Discover Neural Mechanisms of Skill Learning

NSF CAREER Award
Assistant Professor Steven Chase was awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to discover the link between the neural reorganization and skill learning.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

CMU, ANSYS Break Ground for New Maker Hub

Ansys
Carnegie Mellon University and ANSYS broke ground Tuesday for a building that will become the hub of the College of Engineering's undergraduate program.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On the Ball: Omnidirectional Mobile Robot Has Just Two Moving Parts

Spherical Motor
The spherical induction motor (SIM) co-invented by Carnegie Mellon's Ralph Hollis, eliminates the robot's mechanical drive system.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

School of Computer Science To Offer Computational Biology Major

Comp Bio Major
The undergraduate degree program will prepare students for positions now in high demand in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
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Monday, October 3, 2016

The Economics of Arts and Entertainment

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The arts and entertainment sector plays a huge role in driving Pittsburgh's economic vitality.

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