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Thursday, July 30, 2015

LearnLab Summer School

Student with laptop
International researchers visited CMU to design, set up and run technology-enhanced learning experiments.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CMU’s Soccer-Playing Robots Score Fifth International RoboCup Win

soccer robots
Carnegie Mellon University’s robot soccer team took home its fifth world championship without allowing a single goal at the 2015 RoboCup on July 22 in Hefei, China.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CMU’s Software Engineering Institute Contract Renewed by Department of Defense for $1.73 Billion

SEI Building
The contract ensures that the SEI will continue to support the nation’s defense by advancing and transitioning the science, technologies, and practices needed to engineer and secure software systems.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Scott Mory To Join Carnegie Mellon as Vice President for University Advancement

Scott Mory
Mory, associate senior vice president and director of the University of Southern California’s $6 billion campaign, will lead the university’s alumni engagement and fundraising efforts.
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Study Finds State Vehicle Safety Inspections Should Continue

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Pennsylvania legislators have been trying to phase out passenger vehicle safety inspection programs, but a study published by CMU researchers has concluded that the arguments are based on the wrong numbers.
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Monday, July 27, 2015

How Sweet the Sound

Amazing Grace cast

Two CMU alumni are on Broadway sharing the journey of "Amazing Grace."

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Sunny Days for Sonia

Sonia Manzano & Big Bird
After more than 40 years of playing Maria on 'Sesame Street' a CMU alumna is moving on.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

FDA Approves Robot Developed at Carnegie Mellon for Surgical Procedures

Medtronics
The Flex® Robotic System, based on the research of CMU's Howie Choset, enables surgeons to access and visualize hard-to-reach anatomical locations through the mouth.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

5 W's of Project Management

professor at projection board
Alumni of Carnegie Mellon University have developed a product to help keep small businesses organized.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Energetic Leader

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Double graduate Joseph Hezir credits his CMU education for preparing him to serve as the chief financial officer for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Scientists Identify Achilles’ Heel of Virus’s Tough Outer Shell

Virus's Achilles Heel
The findings pinpoint the weakest part of the viral shell and provide a potential new target for interfering with the viral life cycle.
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Look, Ma, No Hands

Dean Pomerleau and Todd Jochem
When a CMU vehicle steered itself across the U.S. 20 years ago, researchers saw a six-legged steer, gave a reporter a lift and met Jay Leno.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Which Vehicle Holds Smallest Carbon Footprint?

Leaf vs. Prius
A Carnegie Mellon study says in some regions of the U.S., electric vehicles are greener, but in other regions, hybrids are.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Neuroscience-based Algorithms Make for Better Networks

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Researchers from CMU and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have, for the first time, determined the rate at which the developing brain eliminates unneeded connections between neurons during early childhood.
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

GEM4 Summer Institute

students in lab with 3D model
Printing tissue to mimic mechanics of the brain sounds like science fiction. But interdisciplinary collaboration through groups like GEM4 could make the idea a reality.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Scott Institute To Co-Host Regional Clean Energy Competitions

solar power
CMU’s Scott Institute will lead a team that runs one of eight university-focused clean energy technology competitions each year for the next three years.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Research Team Improves Lithium Air Batteries for Electric Car Industry

A research team from CMU and UC Berkeley has found that blending together different types of salts in the electrolytes within lithium air batteries can increase the batteries' capacity while preserving their ability to be recharged. MORE
Friday, July 10, 2015

Thomas Hughes Returns to CMU

Thomas Hughes joined CMU July 1 as associate director of the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry within the College of Fine Arts. MORE
Friday, July 10, 2015

India's Digital Frontier

India Event
Who has a smartphone? With a billion new users poised to go online in India, CMU alumni trade ideas about technology, policy and opportunity.
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Thursday, July 9, 2015

CMU Leads Google Expedition To Create Technology for “Internet of Things”

Bus Stop
CMU will turn its campus into a living laboratory for a Google-funded, multi-university expedition to create a robust platform that will enable Internet-connected sensors, gadgets and buildings to communicate with each other.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Questioning the Fairness of Targeting Ads Online

Significantly fewer women than men were shown online ads promising them help getting jobs paying more than $200,000, raising questions about the fairness of targeting ads online, according to CMU experiments. MORE
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LoadComplete

screen shot
A brother and sister, both graduates of CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center, team up and thrive in South Korea's "Silicon Valley."
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Monday, July 6, 2015

BrainHub Research Projects Receive ProSEED Funding

BrainHub Image
The projects range from creating advanced diagnostics for mild traumatic brain injury to studying how the brain responds to mechanical stimuli.
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

$2.4M From India's Science and Engineering Research Board To Support Ph.D. Students

India Partnership
The agreement calls for $2.4 million in fellowships over the next five years, which will support Indian students seeking advanced degrees at CMU in science, math and engineering.
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

New Partnership in India

India setting
As part of President Suresh's first official visit to India, CMU and the Indian government are creating fellowships for Indian students.
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Moon Arts Ark

Moon Arts
A multidisciplinary team from CMU will transport elements of humanity via the arts to outer space.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tepper School of Business Appoints New Head of MBA Program

Kate Barraclough
Kate Barraclough will provide strategic direction for the Tepper School's top-ranked MBA program and represent the program to current and prospective students.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

User Expedition

Rebecca Shore
When travelers visit Expedia's website they may find it assuring to know that Rebecca Shore has traveled the path before them.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Chemists Characterize 3-D Macroporous Hydrogels

hydrogels
CMU chemists have developed two novel methods to characterize 3-dimensional macroporous hydrogels — materials that hold great promise for catalysts, chemical detectors, tissue engineering and more.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Curci Foundation Provides Funding for Research in Neuroscience

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The grant will allow professors to teach mice to use brain-computer interfaces, which could provide new information about the neural basis of learning, behavior and motor control.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Linda Babcock To Head Department of Social and Decision Sciences

Linda Babcock
Babcock focuses on negotiations and dispute resolution research with specific attention to gender differences in negotiation and how people react when women negotiate.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Do It Yourself

Deren Guler

CMU alumna Deren Guler (S'09, A'12) is making a name for herself with kits combining design and science.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Top Scientists Call for Improved Incentives To Ensure Research Integrity

science lab
In an opinion piece published in Science, top scientists from CMU, the University of California, MIT, Georgia Institute of Technology and other leading institutions outline what can be done to better ensure research integrity.
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