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Friday, August 29, 2014

News Brief: Green Building Alliance Names Carnegie Mellon Among Founding Partners of Oakland's Sustainability Effort

Carnegie Mellon is one of 22 organizations named Founding Partners of the Pittsburgh 2030 District's expansion to Oakland. Pittsburgh's group of building owners and managers, community partners and local resource partners is committed to achieving 50 percent reductions in energy use, water consumption and transportation-related emissions by the year 2030. The Green Building Alliance launched the Pittsburgh 2030 District: Downtown in 2012. MORE
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Press Release: CMU Selects Moore Ruble Yudell Architects To Design New Gateway Building For Tepper Quadrangle

The 295,000 square-foot building will be the centerpiece of the university's new north campus and will be located on a 4.5-acre site on Pittsburgh's Forbes Avenue. The creation of this new academic area was made possible by a $67 million gift from the charitable foundation of CMU alumnus and renowned investor David A. Tepper. MORE
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Press Release: Flexing the Brain: Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Scientists Discover Why Learning Tasks Can Be Difficult

Nature CoverPublished as the cover story in the Aug. 28 issue of Nature, the researchers found for the first time that there are limitations on how adaptable the brain is during learning and that these restrictions are a key determinant for whether a new skill will be easy or difficult to learn. The research could lead to improved treatments for stroke or other brain injuries. MORE
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Launches Global Brain Research Initiative, Leveraging Strengths in Computation and the Brain Sciences

BrainHub3Coalescing its strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of CMU BrainHubSM, a new initiative focusing on understanding how the structure and activity of the brain give rise to complex behaviors. MORE