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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Carnegie Mellon and 90.5 WESA Launch “Energy Bite” To Raise Awareness for Energy Issues

Power LinesThe co-production is a new 90-second weekly program debuting on Earth Day 2015, April 22, featuring a series of interviews with CMU faculty members discussing energy topics of interest to the general public. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Lisa Tetrault’s “The Myth of Seneca Falls” Named 2015 Most Original Book in U.S. Women’s History

book coverThe Organization of American Historians has named “The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898” by CMU’s Lisa Tetrault as the winner of its inaugural Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s History. The award is given for the previous calendar year’s most original book, one that is path-breaking work or challenges and changes widely accepted scholarly interpretations in the field. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Scientists Appear in “Fastball”

BaseballFaculty members from the Mellon College of Science and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences are making their debut in Fastball, a baseball documentary produced by CMU Trustee Thomas Tull and directed by eight-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock. The film premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival today (April 20). MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Beyond the Touchscreen: Carnegie Mellon, Disney Researchers Develop Acoustically Driven Controls for Handheld Devices

Acoustrument Alarm ClockThe researchers drew inspiration from wind instruments in devising these mechanisms, which they call Acoustruments. The idea is to use pluggable plastic tubes and other structures to connect the smartphone’s speaker with its microphone. The device can then be controlled by acoustically altering sounds as they pass through this system. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Carnegie Corporation of New York Grants Carnegie Mellon $1 Million To Support Activities of the Simon Initiative

Grant Supports Simon InitiativeThe grant — Carnegie Corporation’s largest ever to CMU — will allow the university to better understand and develop strategies to overcome the roadblocks to using technology-enhanced learning (TEL) resources. MORE
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Event Honors CMU Alumnus and Fallen Marine, Raises Funds To Provide Service Dogs for Veterans

Service DogsThe golf event on Monday, April 20, at South Hills Country Club will feature a Canine Caddy demonstration and remarks from students and family members of the late U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Christopher “Otis” Raible. MORE
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Celebrating 25 Years

INI 25thAddThis CEO Hooman Radfar is one of 1,500 alumni success stories the Information Networking Institute will showcase as part of its celebration. MORE
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Carnival 2015: The Next Chapter

Buggy runnerThis year's celebration, "Living Library," promises more fun and friendship with more than 130 events — from Buggy's 95th, to fireworks and more. MORE
Monday, April 13, 2015

Sending a Message to the Future

Machu PicchuCalled Earth Tapestry, the project led by CMU's William Alba invites people across the globe to vote on earth's most important locations, both natural and manmade. Information about the top-ranked locations will be laser-engraved onto a sapphire disk and delivered to the moon on an Astrobotic robotic lunar mission. MORE