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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.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Social Historian Sways Smithsonian Dance Performance

Social Change Dance
Nico Slate, an associate professor of history, never imagined his historical research would inspire dance performances.
Monday, June 20, 2016

Kass Co-Authors 10 Simple Rules To Use Statistics Effectively

10 Simple Rules
Under growing pressure to report accurate findings, a team of statisticians, including CMU's Robert E. Kass, wrote guidelines to help the research community.
Monday, June 20, 2016

“Traffic Lights,” Calorie Counts Help Consumers Order Healthier Online

Calories Online
Menu labels reduced the calories ordered by 10 percent in a first-of-its-kind experiment.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2016 U.S. Open

Scholssman chipping
The storied, elegant and luring Oakmont Country Club, the site of this year's U.S. Open, is one of golf's greatest treasures. No one knows that better than Carnegie Mellon University History Professor Steve Schlossman.
Monday, June 6, 2016

Shorter Patient Consent Forms, Video Formats Improve Comprehension

Patient Consent Form
Researchers have developed approaches that focus on the information patients need most.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Teams Compete To Analyze Brain Data

Team Coin Toss
CMU's team “Coin Toss” won the Qualcomm Neurohackathon for its approach to identify the trajectories of nerve fiber connections in the brain.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Simon ProSEED Grants Awarded to Nine Learning Science Projects

The projects are designed to improve education for CMU students while advancing our understanding of how humans learn.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHub To Host First Neurohackathon

The event is one of the first hackathons to engage computer scientists in using one of the hardest systems to crack: the structure of neural data and the brain.
Monday, May 9, 2016

Behavioral Economists Create Model of Our Desire To Make Sense of It All

Campus Shot
"We are 'informavores' as much as we are omnivores," CMU's George Loewenstein says.

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