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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Press Release: Leading Researchers on Gender and Women in the Workplace To Convene at Carnegie Mellon, Sept. 4-5

The conference, titled "Women in the Workplace: Navigating the Labyrinth," will share the latest findings in gender inequality, stereotypes and cultural issues. MORE
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

News Brief: James Duesing Appointed Director of Carnegie Mellon's Center for the Arts in Society

James DuesingDuesing, a professor of art, has been on the CMU faculty since 1997. He is an award-winning animator who has worked in many forms, from traditional hand-drawn and early digital work to 3-D and motion capture. His work has been exhibited and broadcast worldwide, and he has received numerous prestigious grants and awards. MORE
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Scott Sandage Helps "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson Learn His Family History on "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Scott Sandage and Jesse Tyler FergusonPremiering at 9 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 30, the episode will show Sandage helping Ferguson uncover the life of his great-grandfather whom trouble seemed to follow at every turn. MORE
Monday, July 21, 2014

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Kathy Newman Reflects on 60th Anniversary of "On the Waterfront" and How Oppressive Working Conditions Still Plague Labor Workers

On the WaterfrontNewman, associate professor of English, notes that the movie's central theme — oppressive and dangerous working conditions for dock and other laborers — still persists today. MORE
Monday, July 21, 2014

Press Release: Using New Statistical Tools, Carnegie Mellon's Kathryn Roeder Finds Genetic Risk for Autism Stems Mostly From Common Genes

Kathryn RoederPublished in the July 20 issue of the journal "Nature Genetics," the study led by Roeder found that about 52 percent of autism was traced to common genes and rarely inherited variations, with spontaneous mutations contributing a modest 2.6 percent of the total risk. MORE
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Press Release: Facebook Study Did Not Breach Research Ethics, Says Carnegie Mellon's Alex John London

Alex John LondonLondon, professor of philosophy in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and director of CMU's Center for Ethics and Policy, co-authored an opinion paper in the July 17 issue of Nature to argue that claims in the media that the Facebook study was scandalous or an egregious breach of research ethics are overblown. MORE