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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Brains With Autism Adapt Differently During Implicit Learning

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Carnegie Mellon scientists have discovered a crucial difference in the way learning occurs in the brains of adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Monday, November 9, 2015

Self-Rated Health Predicts Immune Response to the Common Cold

New research from CMU psychologists shows that a simple self-rating of health accurately predicts susceptibility to the common cold in healthy adults aged 18-55 years.
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards Accepting Entries Through Nov. 30

Since 1999, CMU has hosted the Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards as part of its campus-wide celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, encouraging Pittsburgh high school and college students to talk about race and discrimination through poetry and prose. MORE
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Improving Risk-Cost-Benefit Analysis

Baruch Fischhoff
In the Oct. 30 issue of Science, Baruch Fischhoff critically examines these analytical methods, considering how they should be used and how they can be abused.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

CMU Partners With NSA Day of Cyber Program

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Carnegie Mellon has partnered with the NSA Day of Cyber Program, aimed at boosting the national IQ for STEM and cyber science education paths.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

NSA Director To Discuss Cybersecurity at CMU

Admiral Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, will discuss cybersecurity issues at CMU at 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 in Rashid Auditorium. MORE
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Launches

Francis Bacon
CMU and Georgetown University have created “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon,” a groundbreaking digital humanities project that recreates the British early modern social network to trace the personal relationships among figures like Bacon, Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and many others.
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Difficulty Processing Speech May Be an Effect of Dyslexia, Not a Cause

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The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia.
Monday, October 5, 2015

Training by Repetition Actually Prevents Learning for Those With Autism

Repetition and Autism
CMU's Marlene Behrmann is part of the research team that is challenging the popular educational approaches designed for individuals with ASD.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

BrainHub and CNBC Interim Leadership Appointments Announced

Alison Barth
Provost Farnam Jahanian announced today two interim leadership appointments in the field of brain science, an established and growing area of expertise at Carnegie Mellon University.
Friday, September 18, 2015

Researchers Determine How Groups Make Decisions

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From Beats headphones’ rise to prominence or a political candidate’s surge in the polls to how ants and bees select a new nest site, decisions emerging from groups frequently occur without a leader. CMU researchers explain how it happens.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Celebrating 20 Years of CAUSE and Black Urban Life Scholarship

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To celebrate its 20th anniversary, CAUSE will host "State of the Field Conference: African American Urban History, Past and Present" from Oct. 2-4 at CMU. Earl Lewis, president of the A.W. Mellon Foundation, will give the keynote lecture.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport

A recent study shows that the central approach of MOOCs — having students watch to learn — is ineffective. Instead, the emphasis on interactive activities as advocated by CMU's Simon Initiative helps students learn about six times more.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Department of Education Renews PIER Grant for $3.6 Million

Affirming PIER’s impressive track record with respect to training students both in their core disciplines and in education research, the award will support 18 CMU doctoral students in three cohorts for four years of their training.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Faculty Share Visions of Robots, A.I. and Big Data at “Summer Davos”

Carnegie Mellon had the largest contingent of any university at the World Economic Forum in China.


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