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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
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Mark Roth To Receive First Friend of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Award

Mark RothRoth is being recognized for his cutting-edge journalism that brings current science and medical issues to the public's attention.The award coincides with the CNBC's 20th anniversary celebration.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Carnegie Mellon To Host Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter

David SouterSouter will be the 2014 speaker for Carnegie Mellon's John and Mary Lou Lehoczky Lecture Series in the Humanities and Social Sciences. will discuss "The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation" from 1 - 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 in CMU's McConomy Auditorium.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Philosophy Department Partners With Pitt To Maximize Data Science for Biomedical Research

Clark GlymourFunded by a four-year, $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the new Center for Causal Modeling and Discovery will help scientists capitalize more fully on enormous and growing collections of data, and to make computerized searches for causal relations a more prominent component of biomedical research. CMU's Clark Glymour (pictured at left) is a co-principal investigator on the project.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh Celebrate 20 Years of Advancing Brain Research Through Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)

CNBC 20th AnniversaryOn the heels of being recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for their efforts in brain research and their support of the federal BRAIN Initiative, CMU and Pitt will celebrate the accomplishments of the CNBC, a joint center leveraging the strength's of each school to investigate the neural mechanisms that give rise to human cognitive abilities. MORE
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Experts Discuss Strategies For Closing the Gender Pay Gap on WQED Special, Oct. 2

Carnegie Mellon’s Ayana Ledford and Linda Babcock will be among featured experts on “Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay,” a one-hour talk show exploring ways to overcome barriers to equal pay through policy, improved workplace practices and the empowerment of women. MORE