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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.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Memoir Writing Styles Linked to Her Public Perception Problems

Hillary Clinton
CMU's David Kaufer and Maryland's Shawn Parry-Giles identify two contrasting writing styles with one underlying theme: Clinton’s guardedness.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CMU’s BrainHub To Host First Neurons to Neighborhoods Event

The Sept. 30 event will bring together leading experts in early childhood development with local and state policymakers and practitioners.
Monday, August 29, 2016

Shakespeare, Austen and the Cult of Celebrity

Shirt Reverence
The Folger Shakespeare Library examines their literary afterlives and how events and artifacts, like the shirt Colin Firth wore in the BBC miniseries "Pride and Prejudice," have affected their legacies and popularity.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Awarded Coveted NEH Grant

Francis Bacon
The $325,000 Digital Humanities Award will allow the team to continue reconstructing Britain’s early modern social network.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer School Helps Students Build Tech Tools To Improve Learning

LearnLab Summer School
Carnegie Mellon’s Simon Initiative LearnLab Summer School teaches participants about the leading tools that merge education, data and technology.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Adding Up How The Brain Does Math

Brain and Math
Brain activity patterns reveal four stages of thinking that can be used to improve how students learn.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Finding Your Dr. Right

Haris Aghadi and Abdulla AlKhenji
The idea for the physician-finding app "Meddy," came from a snippet of a conversation Haris Aghadi overheard at a family gathering: "Could you recommend a good doctor?"

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Book Links Political Buzz With Honeybees’ Search for New Hive

CMU's John Miller says there are lessons to be learned by understanding how bees in a hive, and a variety of other systems, interact.

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