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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New $20M National Center for Forensic Science Launched

Stephen Fienberg

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded a five-year, up to $20 million grant to establish a Forensic Science Center of Excellence. CMU's Stephen Fienberg is among the researchers who will lead the center, which will be based at Iowa State University.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CHIMP Robot Gets Ready for DARPA Finals June 5-6

CHIMP

The Tartan Rescue Team from CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center is making final preparations for the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals June 5-6. The team’s four-limbed robot, CHIMP, is capable of performing all eight of the tasks it will encounter in a simulated disaster course the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is assembling at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nobel Prize Winner, Carnegie Mellon Alumnus Nash Dies at 86

John Nash
Carnegie Mellon University extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of CMU alumnus John F. Nash, Jr. (S'48), who died along with his wife in a car accident on Saturday, May 23.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Seven CMU Alumni, One Undergrad Receive Fulbright Awards

Fulbright Awardees

Seven recent CMU graduates will be making a global impact through this year’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In addition, one undergraduate student has been selected to attend a Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MakeSchools Alliance, Dremel Sponsor Student Maker Competition

Students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon and other MakeSchools Alliance member institutions are invited to submit their creations to the MakeSchools Student Competition sponsored by Dremel. Entries may be submitted through May 31, and winners will be announced during the White House’s “Week of Making,” set for June 12–18. MORE
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CMU Phone Service Uses Funny Recordings To Make Anti-Ebola Health Messages “Go Viral” in Guinea

Polly logo

Halting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no laughing matter, but a phone information service developed by CMU researchers is leveraging people’s interest in phone games and wacky humor to help spread urgent health information to people in Guinea.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Small Changes, Big Savings

vaccine vials
Vial selection can improve vaccine distribution, costs and use, according to a CMU alumna.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial Disparity

Joel Greenhouse
While suicide rates in children younger than 12 have remained steady for 20 years, a new study, co-authored by Joel Greenhouse, is the first to observe higher suicide rates among black children.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

UDream Program Receives AIA National Diversity Award

UDream Diversity Award
UDream is an 18-week program that provides recent minority college graduates with an opportunity to further their knowledge of urban design while working in Pittsburgh.
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Project Uses Machine Learning To Help Apartment Hunters Estimate Utility Costs

EDigs
The free service, EDigs, considers your lifestyle to identify your perfect rental.
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Embrace Uncertainty

Alan Alda
The Class of 2015 now joins more than 100,000 CMU alumni around the world.
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Alan Alda To Deliver Keynote Address at Commencement, May 17

Alan Alda
Alda is best known for his starring roles as Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series “M*A*S*H” and as Arnold Vinick in “The West Wing.”
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

118th Commencement

Commencement
Carnegie Mellon University will confer more than 3,000 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees Sunday, May 17.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Scholarly Soldier

Fighting Season
A new documentary follows West Point's chief scientist and CMU alumnus John Graham while working in Afghanistan.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bragging: Researchers Find Self-Promotion Often Backfires

Self-Promotion
They found that self-promoters overestimate how much their self-promotion elicits positive emotions and underestimate how much it elicits negative emotions.
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Printing the Future

3D Printing
Additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) is now common enough that consumers can buy desktop printers. CMU is ensuring students can experience this growing technology.
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Friday, May 8, 2015

Pros Rake In More Chips Than Computer Program During Poker Contest

Poker Pros
Four of the world's best players of Heads-up No-limit Texas Hold'em amassed more poker chips than the Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence program called Claudico as they collectively played 80,000 hands of poker in a two-week competition that concluded today at Rivers Casino.
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Friday, May 8, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Find More Sex Doesn't Lead To Increased Happiness

Countless research and self-help books claim that having more sex will lead to increased happiness, based on the common finding that those having more sex are also happier. However, there are many reasons why one might observe this positive relationship between sex and happiness. MORE
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Teens Probably Won’t Like Self-Driving Cars, But Their Parents Will

If consumers have their way, self-driving cars will enable parents to keep tighter reins on teen motorists. A survey conducted by the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University reveals that people are soundly in favor of putting parental controls in high-tech cars of the future. MORE
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Entrepreneurial Inspiration

workers on bridge
CMU student entrepreneurs don't just have big dreams, they make big things happen — supported by the university's thriving innovation ecosystem.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CMU Researchers Make Key Discovery To Improve Pharmaceuticals Production

amino acids
A pair of Carnegie Mellon researchers have made a key discovery about amino acids, the most basic building blocks of life. Their findings are published in this week’s edition of Nature Chemistry.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Roadside Innovation

Foxx
Driverless vehicles, adaptive traffic signals, smart headlights and more. CMU is working to meet the transportation needs of the future.
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Wins Dreyfus Prize

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Matyjaszewski is receiving the prize for excellence in “Making Molecules and Materials.” The international prize is given every two years to recognize accomplishments in chemistry.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Poker Pros Lead at Halfway Point of "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence"

Sandholm and Poker Pros
After 40,000 hands, the ‘humans’— four professional poker players — have taken a lead over Carnegie Mellon’s artificial intelligence program, Claudico.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Alumni, Students Organize Earthquake Relief Efforts

NepalCMU alumni and students are creating and supporting numerous relief efforts for victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal. MORE
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Musician and Life Coach

Lance LaDukeFrom the Air Force Band to Boston Brass, Lance LaDuke and his euphonium now at CMU, brings a breadth of experience to help guide his students.   

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Marlene Behrmann Elected To National Academy of Sciences

Marlene BehrmannBehrmann, the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and CMU co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), is the first female scientist from CMU to be elected to the NAS. MORE
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Congratulates Borle, Schwartz on Tony Awards Recognition

Christian BorleStephen SchwartzChristian Borle (far left) has been nominated for best performance by a featured actor in a musical for “Something Rotten!” and Stephen Schwartz has been named this year’s recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. MORE
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Researchers Analyze Economic Effects of EPA’s Carbon Emission Guidelines

In a recent paper, researchers in Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering demonstrate that states may not have the incentive to cooperate in reducing carbon emissions from electric power plants, even though such cooperation would lower costs nationwide. MORE
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Experiments, Brave Statements Featured in “Some Preservatives,” Carnegie Mellon’s Senior Art Exhibition, May 1-16

Some PreservativesThirty-six student artists from the Class of 2015 will present their final work, including paintings, videos, interactive works, sculptures and installations, in the Miller Gallery. MORE
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Project Divides Everyday Tasks, Expenses In Ways Scientifically Calculated To Make Everyone Happy

SplidditThe next time you share a cab, get a little help on splitting the fare from a Nobel laureate in economics. That’s possible as of today through Carnegie Mellon’s Spliddit.org website, which offers “provably fair” solutions to everyday dilemmas. MORE
Monday, April 27, 2015

CMU President Subra Suresh, Collaborators Discover New Mechanism Behind Malaria Progression

microscope imageUsing computer modeling, CMU President Subra Suresh and his colleagues found that nanoscale knobs, which form at the membrane of infected red blood cells, cause the cell stiffening that is in part responsible for the reduced blood flow that can turn malaria deadly. The findings open a new avenue of research into therapies for the disease, which infects close to 200 million people each year. MORE
Monday, April 27, 2015

National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers To Deliver Address on Cybersecurity at CMU

Admiral RogersAdmiral Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, will deliver an address on cybersecurity at CMU at 4:45 p.m., Friday, May 1 in Porter Hall 100. MORE