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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Paul Glasserman To Present Carnegie Mellon's Nash Lecture in Quantitative Finance

Paul GlassermanThe Columbia University business professor and adviser to the U.S. Treasury's Office of Financial Research will speak on "Systemic Risk and the Risk Management Paradox." The lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 in McConomy Auditorium on Carnegie Mellon's Oakland campus. MORE
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

History Course Inspires Carnegie Mellon Alumnus To Reproduce Great-Grandfather's World War I Photo Album

German soldiersAs the world marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, CMU graduate Dean Putney (DC'11) has reproduced a photo album created by his great-grandfather, who served as a German officer, into a book. A corresponding exhibit, "Photography in the Trenches, 1914-1918," is running at the Carnegie Museum of Art through December 2014.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Research Explains Why People Endure Discomfort for Philanthropic Purposes

Christopher OlivolaChristopher Olivola, assistant professor of marketing at the Tepper School of Business, says when someone endures pain for a charitable cause, for example by soaking themselves in ice-cold water, the sacrifice of their own comfort makes their contribution to the cause seem far more meaningful. Olivola calls this the 'Martyrdom Effect.' MORE
Monday, September 15, 2014

The Science of Science Communication: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Publish Recommendations To Improve Scientific Decision-Making and Policy Issues

FischhoffIn a special issue of PNAS, CMU's Baruch Fischhoff, Julie Downs, Alex Davis and Gabrielle Wong-Parodi outline the need for better science communication, how to communicate scientific uncertainty, how to use narratives to communicate science effectively and the benefit of using principles of behavioral science to communicate.