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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NeuroHackathon Competitors Race Clock To Study the Brain

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The winning team, from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, found a characteristic that could point to a gene associated with autism in mice.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Students Invited to Meeting with 31 Nobel Laureates

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Carnegie Mellon University graduate students will be among 400 young scientists from 76 countries who will join 31 Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, June 25-30.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Graduates Urged To Stand for Truth, Find Their Purpose

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Commencement Speaker Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, encouraged graduates at CMU's 120th Commencement to stand for truth, free speech and civility.
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Three Professors Earn Highest Faculty Distinction

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Three Carnegie Mellon University faculty members, Alan Frieze, Martin Gaynor and Susan Tsu, have been named University Professors.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Qatar Graduates Largest Class

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Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar celebrated its milestone 10th graduation with 109 students.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hill Worked To Support Students, Promote Inclusion

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Gloria Hill, an adviser and mentor to thousands of students at Carnegie Mellon University for more than three decades.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Could an App Help End Pre-Term Birth?

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CMU scientists have partnered with maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to develop an app to help reduce the number of pre-term births.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CMU Algorithm Wins International Strong Lens-Finding Challenge

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A team from CMU's McWilliams Center for Cosmology has won an international strong lens-finding challenge organized by the European Space Agency's Euclid strong lensing working group.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Doctors Should Be Paid By Salary, Not Fee-for-Service, Argue Behavioral Economists

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In a JAMA Viewpoint article, Carnegie Mellon University's George Loewenstein and the University of California, Los Angeles' Ian Larkin outline the problems associated with fee-for-service arrangements.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Whitman To Speak at 120th Commencement

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Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will be the speaker at Carnegie Mellon University's 120th Commencement.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Offers New Master's Degree in Product Management

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A new master's degree program at Carnegie Mellon University aims to teach computer scientists and engineers to become product managers.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Print Isn’t Dead: Students Prefer It Over Digital for Academic Reading, Study Finds

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Millennials grew up using technology at an early age, but when it comes to academic reading they prefer print materials over digital formats.
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Soon-To-Be #cmugrad(s) Tell Their Stories Through Social Media

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Carnegie Mellon University launched a social media ambassador project to provide a window into graduating students’ experiences in each of CMU’s seven colleges.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Six Students Receive Fulbright Awards To Study Abroad

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Carnegie Mellon University's six Fulbright award winners for 2017 will teach and conduct research in Spain, Taiwan, Mexico, Ecuador, Switzerland and Germany.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Study Reveals First Fine Structure of Complete Vertebrate Brain

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Scientists have generated the first 3D map of a vertebrate brain that shows all the connections between nerve cells.
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Internet of Things Made Simple: One Sensor Package Does Work of Many

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Ubiquitous sensors seem almost synonymous with the internet of things (IoT), but some Carnegie Mellon University researchers say ubiquitous sensing — with a single, general purpose sensor for each room — may be better.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Scientists Move Closer To Understanding Glue That Holds Matter Together

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Scientists are one step closer to understanding the strong force that binds quarks together forever.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Researchers Unveil New Meter To Help Create Stronger Passwords

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The meter offers real-time feedback and advice to help people create better passwords.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Allan H. Meltzer, Monetary Policy Expert and Historian of Political Economy, Dies at 89

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Internationally renowned economist and Carnegie Mellon University Professor Allan H. Meltzer, author of the seminal text "Why Capitalism?" and a magisterial history of the Federal Reserve, died on May 8. He was 89.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Chemistry Senior Recognized for Student Service

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Josh Zak has figured out one of life's greatest secrets. Giving to others is easy if you love what you do.
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Researchers Discover Neuronal Targets That Restore Movement in Model of Parkinson's Disease

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Researchers have identified two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off to alleviate the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
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Monday, May 8, 2017

CMU Creating Touchpads With Can of Spray Paint

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are turning surfaces of a wide variety of shapes and sizes into touchpads using tools as simple as a can of spray paint.
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

CMU Says "Yes" to Special Olympians

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More than 600 athletes competed in the Western Pennsylvania Spring Sectionals of the Special Olympics at Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, April 29.
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Three-Minute Thesis Exhibition in Posner Center

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Ph.D. student Juliann Reineke is bringing her thesis to life.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Contest Connects Students, Lifts Spirits

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One hundred balloons recently helped float the idea of random acts of kindness at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Students Create Art Installations Hidden in Plain View

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Dramatic experiences can happen anywhere. Students in Lawrence Shea’s class are using Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood as their studio.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Pittsburgh Steeler, CMU Grad Student Urges Tartans To Reach Full Potential

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Pittsburgh Steeler Alejandro Villanueva told fellow Carnegie Mellon students they should believe in themselves. “Always bet on yourself,” he said.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Baruch Fischhoff Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Carnegie Mellon University's Baruch Fischhoff, a renowned expert in decision science and risk analysis, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tiny Books on Display in Hunt Library

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Books that fit into the palm of your hand are on display on the fourth floor of Carnegie Mellon University's Hunt Library.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Meeting of the Minds Explores Students' Talents, Passion for Research

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A sound reactive robotic skirt is one of the hundreds of student projects and research subjects that will be on display at CMU's annual Meeting of the Minds, a university-wide celebration of undergraduate research.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Restricting Pharmaceutical Reps’ Marketing Tactics Changes Physician Prescribing Behavior, Study Finds

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The restrictions caused physicians to switch from prescribing drugs that were more expensive and patent-protected to generic, significantly cheaper drugs.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Drama Alumni Nominated for 2017 Tony Awards

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Three Carnegie Mellon University alumni garnered Tony Award nominations this morning during a live broadcast on "CBS This Morning" and a webcast on TonyAwards.com. The Tony Awards, hosted by actor Kevin Spacey, will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 11, from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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