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Monday, November 3, 2014

Carnegie Mellon To Host Hockey Analytics Workshop

Sidney CrosbyHockey fans who want to learn more about the numbers behind hockey, including goals against average, points per game, save percentage, plus/minus ratio and average puck possession time, are invited to attend the conference from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8 in Doherty Hall 2315.
Monday, November 3, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Alex Imas Wins CESifo Young Economist Award

Alex ImasImas, an assistant professor of social and decision sciences, won for his paper "The Realization Effect: Risk-Taking After Realized Versus Paper Losses," in which he explored how prior losses influence a person's subsequent risk attitudes. MORE
Monday, November 3, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Anna V. Fisher Wins James S. McDonnell Foundation Cognition Scholar Award

Anna FisherFisher, an associate professor of psychology, will use the six-year, $600,000 award to continue her research into the emergence of higher-order cognition in the course of child development. MORE
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Research Team Identifies 33 Genes That Contribute to Autism Risk

Kathryn RoederBernie DevlinThe list of genes identified with autism has expanded from nine to 33, according to a new study by an international research team led by the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), including Carnegie Mellon University's Kathryn Roeder and the University of Pittsburgh's Bernie Devlin. MORE
Monday, October 27, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Student Writing Awards Seek Entries From Pittsburgh-Area High School and College Students

Carnegie Mellon invites students to submit poetry and prose pieces about their personal experiences with race, discrimination and other obstacles as part of the university's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards. The deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 21.
Friday, October 17, 2014

Unifying the Mind: Carnegie Mellon’s David Danks Outlines New Cognitive Architecture To Explain How Thought Process Works

David DanksIn “Unifying the Mind: Cognitive Representation as Graphical Models,” Danks outlines a new cognitive architecture that explains two aspects of the human thought process: the ability to pay attention to only things that matter; and to use many different types of cognition to learn and reason about our world. MORE