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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHub To Host First Neurohackathon

The event is one of the first hackathons to engage computer scientists in using one of the hardest systems to crack: the structure of neural data and the brain.
Monday, May 9, 2016

Behavioral Economists Create Model of Our Desire To Make Sense of It All

Campus Shot
"We are 'informavores' as much as we are omnivores," CMU's George Loewenstein says.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Larry Wasserman Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Larry Wasserman
The acclaimed statistician has earned the highest honor a scientist can receive for his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Monday, May 2, 2016

Meeting of the Minds Paints Colorful Canvas of Research

Jamie Earnest created paintings for her Meeting of the Minds project
More than 600 undergraduate students will present research at "Meeting of the Minds," Carnegie Mellon University's annual symposium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 in the Cohon University Center.
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Carnegie Mellon BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding

Four new interdisciplinary projects aim to create new tools and techniques to vastly improve how scientists study the brain.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Alexandre Pouget To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences

Pouget, a renowned expert in neural coding and spatial representations, has revolutionized using uncertainty to explain how the brain functions based on statistical principles. MORE
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Researchers Explain Complex Ideas in Three Minutes or Less

Three-minute thesis
Think about your life's work. Now, pitch it to a complete stranger in a matter of seconds. One hundred and eighty seconds to be exact. That's the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) in a nutshell.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

CMU Launches New International Relations and Politics Accelerated Master Program

global map
The new program will prepare students for competitive doctoral programs and careers in international relations, government service, American politics and related fields.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Alex John London Appointed to National Committee on Ebola Research

Alex London
The committee will explore and analyze the scientific and ethical issues related to vaccine and therapeutic drug design, conduct and reporting in response to the West African epidemic.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Words for Snow Revisited: Languages Support Efficient Communication About the Environment

Snow Word Cloud
The study supports the claim that languages are adapted to the local communicative needs of their speakers.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Scientists Discover How the Brain Repurposes Itself To Learn Scientific Concepts

New research from Carnegie Mellon University has uncovered how the brain is able to acquire brand new types of ideas.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Grad Student Wins $90K Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Ania Jaroszwicz
Ph.D. student Ania Jaroszewicz was selected for her potential to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture and academics.
Thursday, March 24, 2016

“Fastball” To Premiere in Pittsburgh

The film has several connections to Pittsburgh. Three CMU scientists are prominently featured; CMU Trustee Thomas Tull produced the documentary; and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutcheon appears in it.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sophomore Ian Asenjo Receives State Department Scholarship To Study in India

Ian Asenjo
Asenjo, pictured with Joanna Dickert, assistant director of national fellowships, will be traveling to India, where he hopes to gain proficiency in Punjabi and explore his passion for Bhangra.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

From Teacher to Leader: One Alumna is Leading CS Efforts in NYC

Leigh Ann DeLyser at Bronx Academy for Sofware Engineering
Computer science needs K-12 educators, especially ones like Leigh Ann DeLyser (CS 2010, 2014), a former high school teacher and director of education and research for CSNYC - NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education.


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