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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Automated Braille Writing Tutor Wins Touch of Genius Prize

Braille Writing TutorThe innovative device developed by the TechBridgeWorld research group helps visually impaired students learn how to write Braille using a slate and stylus. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Snake Robots Learn To Turn By Following the Lead of Real Sidewinders

SnakeBot and SandHowie Choset, professor at CMU’s Robotics Institute, said by learning from real sidewinders, researchers can make snake robots much more valuable as tools for urban search-and-rescue tasks, power plant inspections and even archaeological exploration. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Former Mellon College of Science Post-doc Presents Research to British Parliament

Euan Wielewski at ParliamentEuan Wielewski presented research that he conducted under the guidance of CMU Physics Professor Robert Suter. The research focuses on using near-field High Energy Diffraction Microscopy (HEDM), a technique developed by Suter, to determine the likelihood that materials used to make parts for jet engines would fail. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Andreea Deciu Ritivoi To Lead Carnegie Mellon’s Department of English

Andreea RitivoiEffective July 1, Ritivoi, professor of English, will succeed Chris Neuwirth, who has served as department head since 2009. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Study Shows People Act To Protect Privacy When Told How Often Phone Apps Share Personal Information

Privacy NudgeAn experiment at Carnegie Mellon shows that when people learn exactly how many times these apps share that information they rapidly act to limit further sharing. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Presents “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks”

Rosa Parks BookAuthor Jeanne Theoharis will discuss Rosa Parks and her place in women’s history in Carnegie Mellon’s ninth annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 25 in Baker Hall’s Giant Eagle Auditorium. MORE
Friday, March 20, 2015

Researchers Show Forest Fragmentation from Shale Development Could Be Reduced by Placing Natural Gas Lines Along Roadways

Shale Gas Well PadForest fragmentation from natural gas development in Pennsylvania is caused by gathering lines, the smaller pipelines that carry extracted natural gas to the main distribution pipes. While the lines are buried underground, the surfaces above them are cleared of all trees, causing almost 19 acres of loss per well pad. MORE
Thursday, March 19, 2015

NEH Chair William Adams To Share Fresh Perspectives on the Humanities

William AdamsAs the National Endowment for the Humanities gears up to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015-2016, Adams believes the NEH can do more to address major challenges in society. He will share his thoughts at Carnegie Mellon on Friday, March 27. MORE
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Brain Awareness Week

Brain artworkIn celebration of the progress made in brain research, we highlight CMU’s leading contributions to understanding the human brain.