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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Showing Work As Passion, Carnegie Mellon’s International Film Festival Runs March 19 – April 11

Bronx ObamaNow in its ninth season, this year's festival will screen 19 award-winning films from 14 countries at various locations around Pittsburgh. Each screening will feature a special event, such as an appearance by the director, panel discussion, presentation or culinary display relevant to the film’s theme. MORE
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon Announce Judges for First Theatre Education Award

Tony Theatre Ed AwardThe panel of judges — representing the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League and Carnegie Mellon — will select the award finalists and winner. The award will recognize a K-12 theatre educator in the U.S., who has demonstrated monumental impact on the lives of students and who embodies the highest standards of the profession. MORE
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Neuroscientists Identify New Way Several Brain Areas Communicate

Brain CommunicatesThe findings illustrate structural and functional connections that allow the brain to use reinforcement learning to make spatial decisions. This discovery will impact learning and could lead to improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease. MORE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CMU’s School of Drama To Welcome Guest Directors Patrick Wilson and Sasha Illiev During 2015-2016 Season

Patrick WilsonWilson (far left)Sasha Illiev will be directing “The Full Monty,” in which he starred on Broadway, and Illiev will direct a devised Commedia dell’Arte piece based on Flaminio Scala’s “The Plague in Venice.” MORE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Sky's The Limit

Orion nebulaAs chief financial officer for NASA, a Heinz College alumnus' work helps explore beyond the earth and into the heavens.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tickets On Sale for First Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

Humanities FestivalThe festival will run March 26-29 and feature internationally renowned academics, artists and intellectual innovators, including Azar Nafisi, author of the bestseller "Reading Lolita in Tehren," and actor and activist George Takei, the most influential person on Facebook. MORE
Monday, March 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding

BrainHub ImageEight new neuroscience projects propose innovative solutions to some of the most pressing questions in brain science and represent the university’s strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering. MORE
Friday, February 27, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Receives Three Gifts Totaling $17 Million for Tepper Quad, Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships

Rohr Suresh TullCMU trustee James E. Rohr, along with his wife, Sharon, as well as Legendary Entertainment, whose Founder and Chairman Thomas Tull is a trustee, have made gifts to support the Tepper Quad. Alumnus Wallace Sadauskas and the estate of his late partner, Patricia Chotiner Traylor, have provided a gift to support Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships. Pictured (-r) are James Rohr, President Suresh and Thomas Tull. MORE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Intermediary Neuron Acts as Synaptic Cloaking Device, Says Carnegie Mellon Study

Star Trek NeuronIn the study published in the March 16 issue of Current Biology, the researchers found that a class of inhibitory neurons, called somatostatin cells, send out a signal — much like a cloaking device — that silences neighboring excitatory neurons. MORE