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Monday, March 20, 2017

Adult Subcortex Processes Numbers With Same Skill as Infants

Image of baby, fish and adult
Published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, study by CMU scientists found that the adult subcortex processes numbers at the same level as infants and perhaps other lower-order species, such as guppies and spiders.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Artist Puts a Face on CMU Film Festival

Baron Batch
Local artist Baron Batch has created a piece of artwork that portrays this year’s International Film Festival theme.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

“Faces of Identity” Brings 16 Award-Winning Films to Pittsburgh, March 23 - April 9

Don't Call Me Son
Carnegie Mellon's 2017 International Film Festival explores identity through different languages and cultures.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Grandma Knows Best: Research Explains How Family Members Can Impact Autism Diagnosis

image of a grandmother and grandchild sitting together
Early detection is critical for improving treatment for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And often, those closest to a child notice the first signs.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Academy for Women Wins Top Honor

Award Presentation
The Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women has been recognized as the top program for continuing education in leadership and organizational development by
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Marriage Is Good for Your Health, Study Confirms

A man and woman smiling at each other
Carnegie Mellon University researchers found that married individuals had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who never married or were previously married.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

AI Ethics Experts Propose Driverless Car Regulations Similar To Drug Approval Process

Uber pulling up to campus on Forbes Avenue
In an opinion article published in IEEE Intelligent Systems, David Danks and Alex John London argue that current safety regulations do not plan for these systems.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Terrorism Research Must Be Driven by Evidence, Not Political Agendas

Baruch Fischhoff
Carnegie Mellon's Baruch Fischhoff is among four experts who are proposing a strategy for terrorism research.
Friday, January 20, 2017

How To Survive Nail-Biter Football Games, According to Science

Football Stress Mindfulness
Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve stress management, and Carnegie Mellon scientists are leading the way to understanding how and why.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

From Sight to Recognition: Researchers Map How the Brain Processes Faces

Facial Recognition
Researchers are getting closer to understanding how your brain perceives faces and recognizes old friends you haven't seen in years.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Launches First-of-its-Kind Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations Major

Behavioral Economics Major
The course of study was created to respond to the high demand for behavioral economists.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Martin Luther King Writing Award Winners Reveal Personal Stories of Self-Identity, Racism, Terrorism and More

The student winners will read their poems and essays at an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, in CMU’s Rangos Ballroom in the Cohon University Center.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stephen E. Fienberg, 1942-2016

Stephen Fienberg
Stephen E. Fienberg, University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, in Pittsburgh. He was 74.
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.

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