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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Top-Rated Statistics Department Among Fastest-Growing

Stats ImageThe number of CMU statistics undergraduate majors has roughly doubled since 2010 and has grown twenty-fold since 2005. MORE
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Reveal How Mindfulness Training Affects Health

breatheCMU Psychology Professor J. David Creswell and graduate student Emily K. Lindsay have developed a model suggesting that mindfulness influences health via stress reduction pathways. Their work, published in “Current Directions in Psychological Science,” describes the biological pathways linking mindfulness training with reduced stress and stress-related disease outcomes. MORE
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Catch a Sneak Preview of Carnegie Mellon’s International Film Festival Feb. 27

Songs from the Forest“Song from the Forest,” a German film about a musicologist from New York City who spends 25 years in the Congo, will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 27 in McConomy Auditorium. MORE
Monday, February 9, 2015

Bringing Texture to Flat Touchscreens: Carnegie Mellon and Northwestern Researchers Provide New Insight Into How Brain Understands Data From Fingers

TouchscreenA new mathematical model and experimental results on "haptic illusions" could one day lead to flatscreen displays featuring active touchback technology, such as making your touchscreen’s keyboard actually feel like a keyboard. MORE
Monday, February 9, 2015

Carnegie Mellon To Receive American Humanist Association Award for Philosophical Diversity

American Humanist AssociationThe award is given to higher education institutions that demonstrate standards of openness to humanism and are inclusive in their acceptance of the freedoms of expression and religion. The award will be presented at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 12 as part of CMU's Darwin Day celebration. MORE
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Center for the Arts in Society Selects "The Requiem for Rice" as Final Performance Initiative Project

Edda Fields BlackEdda Fields-Black, associate professor of history, will use the project — a modern take on "Verdi's Requiem" — to bring the records, stories and lives of Africans enslaved on low country rice plantations to life. MORE