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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.
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.
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.
Friday, January 20, 2017

How To Survive Nail-Biter Football Games, According to Science

Football Stress Mindfulness
Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve stress management, and Carnegie Mellon scientists are leading the way to understanding how and why.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

From Sight to Recognition: Researchers Map How the Brain Processes Faces

Facial Recognition
Researchers are getting closer to understanding how your brain perceives faces and recognizes old friends you haven't seen in years.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Launches First-of-its-Kind Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations Major

Behavioral Economics Major
The course of study was created to respond to the high demand for behavioral economists.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Martin Luther King Writing Award Winners Reveal Personal Stories of Self-Identity, Racism, Terrorism and More

The student winners will read their poems and essays at an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, in CMU’s Rangos Ballroom in the Cohon University Center.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stephen E. Fienberg, 1942-2016

Stephen Fienberg
Stephen E. Fienberg, University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, in Pittsburgh. He was 74.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Creswell To Receive Health Psychology Early Career Award

David Creswell
J. David Creswell is being recognized for his contributions to the fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Skinner Joins Executive Committee on Trump’s Transition Team

Kiron Skinner
A CMU faculty member since 1999, Kiron Skinner is founding director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lost Love Leads to Study of Emotion

Museum of Broken Relationships
Fifteen Carnegie Mellon University students spent the fall studying heartbreak.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Brain “Reads” Sentences the Same in English and Portuguese

Brain Translation
The study is the first to show that different languages have similar neural signatures for describing events and scenes.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Researchers Develop Way To “Fingerprint” the Brain

Brain Fingerprint
The research confirms what scientists have always thought to be true: the structural connections in the brain are unique to each individual person.
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.
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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