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Friday, February 24, 2017

CMU Makes Two Executive Leadership Appointments

Angela Blanton and Cathy Light
Angela Blanton was named vice president for Finance and chief financial officer, and Cathly Light was named secretary of the corporation and chief of staff, coordinating internal and external stakeholder interactions with the Office of the President.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Synthetic Nanoparticles Achieve Complexity of Protein Molecules

Graphic shows gold nanoparticle
Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity as biomolecules.
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Computational Biologist Part of All-Star Alzheimer’s Collaboration

Pfenning Lab
Andreas Pfenning is part of a research team that aims to find new ways to translate genetic findings into new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Updated: CMU Participates in Amicus Briefs Opposing Executive Order on Immigration

Old Seal
Carnegie Mellon took part in two amicus briefs filed by higher education groups that oppose the executive order on immigration, as part of a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York.
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Feminist Voices Heard at the Miller Gallery

Image form Lorna, the first interactive video art disk
Twenty-two female artists, designers and developers are speaking out at Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery through an exhibition that showcases their technology-driven and sometimes humorous work.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

CAREER Award Could Help Chemist Explain Processes Related to Health, Aging

Image of Yisong Guo
CMU's Yisong Guo received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Marriage Is Good for Your Health, Study Confirms

A man and woman smiling at each other
Carnegie Mellon University researchers found that married individuals had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who never married or were previously married.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

CMU Joins Amicus Brief Opposing Executive Order on Immigration

CMU Seal
Carnegie Mellon joined several research universities in filing an amicus brief opposing the executive order on immigration in U.S. District Court in New York on Monday, Feb. 13.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

CMU Sorority Celebrates Oldest Sister’s 103rd Birthday

Mary Gibson's Birthday Party
In true CMU fashion, Mary Yorke Gibson’s 103rd birthday celebration started with the skirl of bagpipes as students in CMU’s chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma surprised her with balloons, cake and handwritten birthday wishes from dozens of members.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Robot’s Personality Comes to Life in Museum Exhibit

Robot at Museum
Ph.D. student Madeline Gannon's "Mimus" is engaging visitors like a curious animal at the zoo.
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tayur Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Engineering

Sridhar Tayur
Sridhar R. Tayur has been recognized by the NAE "for developing and commercializing innovative methods to optimize supply chain systems."
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kanade Becomes First CMU Professor To Receive IEEE Founder’s Medal

Takeo Kanade
Takeo Kanade is being recognized for his leadership in computer vision and robotics.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Social Artist, Activist Appointed First MFA Director at CMU's School of Art

Jon Rubin
Jon Rubin, an associate professor of art, is recognized as a leading artist in the field of social and contextual practice.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Groban Joins Alumni Duo To Star in "The Great Comet of 1812"

Josh Groban and Denee Benton are starring in the Great Comet of 1812
The road to Broadway can be a varied and winding path, a truism for "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" and its cast.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Good Vibrations: Noh’s Work Could Help Improve Elder Care

An image of Hae Young Noh
Carnegie Mellon University Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Hae Young Noh can tell a lot about a person by their walk.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

AI Ethics Experts Propose Driverless Car Regulations Similar To Drug Approval Process

Uber pulling up to campus on Forbes Avenue
In an opinion article published in IEEE Intelligent Systems, David Danks and Alex John London argue that current safety regulations do not plan for these systems.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Terrorism Research Must Be Driven by Evidence, Not Political Agendas

Baruch Fischhoff
Carnegie Mellon's Baruch Fischhoff is among four experts who are proposing a strategy for terrorism research.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

ETC Explores Augmenting Reality

A student team created an avatar to provide information about a display
Students at CMU's Entertainment Technology Center are studying applications of augmented reality.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Government Leaders, CEOs, Academic Experts To Discuss Energy-Water Nexus

bulb splashing into water
The panel discussion "Building a Resilient, Smart and Sustainable City: The Energy-Water Nexus" will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Artists Reconstruct Story of African-American Folk Hero

Monteze Freeland and Delana Flowers perform at the New Hazlett theatre
The story of railroad man John Henry is being brought to life Feb. 9-18 at The August Wilson Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Update: Boil-Water Order Lifted

Old Seal
The PWSA has lifted its boil-water order and customers are no longer required to boil tap water before consumption.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Update: PWSA Boil-Water Order Expanded

Old Seal
Based on new information from the PWSA and to follow an abundance of caution, we are asking the entire campus community to follow the precautionary flush and boil order for drinking water supplies issued last evening.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

$3 Million Gift to Support Transfer of CMU Inventions to the Marketplace

Aleksandar and Sofija Kavcics
Professor Aleksandar Kavčić and his wife, Dr. Sofija Kavčić, have donated $3 million to create a new, endowed fund to support inventors at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Beats Top Poker Pros

Poker Pros
Libratus, an artificial intelligence developed by CMU's Tuomas Sandholm, made history by defeating four of the world’s best professional poker players in a marathon 20-day poker competition.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Are Super Bowl Ads, Movie Trailers Really Worth the Cost?

Football field with dollar signs
Advertisers are paying $5 million for a 30-second spot in this Sunday's Super Bowl, and Carnegie Mellon University Professor Michael D. Smith says it is a good investment.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Villanueva Prepares at CMU for Life After Football

Alejandro Villanueva
Although he’d rather be preparing to play in this Sunday’s Super Bowl, Alejandro Villanueva now has a chance to get back to his studies at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Strojwas honored with 2016 Phil Kaufman Award

Hamerschlag Hall
The award honors individuals who have had demonstrable impact on the field of electronic system design through innovations, education/mentoring, or industry leadership.
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Friday, January 27, 2017

Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Accepting Submissions For Arts Education Honor at 2017 Tony Awards

Marilyn McCormick
Submissions are being accepted now through Feb. 10 for the third annual Tony Award for "Excellence in Theatre Education Award."
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Researchers Develop New Approach To Detecting Disease Outbreaks

Pittsburgh skyline
A team of researchers led by CMU's Event and Pattern Detection Laboratory have won the latest Yelp Dataset Challenge.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tough Poker Player: Brains Vs. AI Update

Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence
Carnegie Mellon University's artificial intelligence program Libratus has built up a substantial lead against four top poker professionals.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Proposed I-Corps Network To Focus on Creating Jobs and Businesses in Pennsylvania

I-corps
Pennsylvania research universities, working with the Ben Franklin Partnership, have committed to explore the creation of a Pennsylvania I-Corps Network to help accelerate the translation of federally funded research into more jobs and businesses in the state.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Peter Cooke Named Member of the Order of Australia

Peter Cooke and students in the School of Drama
School of Drama Head Peter Cooke has been named a member of the Order of Australia.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CMU Forecasts Suggest Flu Activity Is Peaking

Roni Rosenfeld
The incidence of influenza-like symptoms has been on the rise but computer scientists and statisticians at Carnegie Mellon University say their models suggest flu activity may be reaching its peak for the 2016-17 season.
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