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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

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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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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hybrid Semis

Hyliion

A student startup, which just won the U.S. Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, says retrofitting a tractor trailer with electricity could cut fuel costs 30 percent.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Responsible Impact

Dana Haidan

As head of corporate social responsibility and sustainability at Vodafone Qatar, CMU-Q alumna Dana Haidan is making an impact.
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Ariel Procaccia Wins Computers and Thought Award

Ariel Procaccia
Procaccia is being honored for his contributions to the fields of computational social choice and computational economics.
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Farnam Jahanian Receives Computing Research Association Distinguished Service Award

Farnam Jahanian
The CRA selected Jahanian for his work as the NSF's assistant director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering from 2011 to 2014.
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Floating an Idea

Noah Bornstein and Amanda Greenberg
A startup is helping teams get ideas off the ground with assistance from CMU's Project Olympus.
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Blended Learning To Boost Capacity of Computer Science Course

Jacobo Carrasquel
Jacobo Carrasquel will be using videos, optional mini-lectures and an online software application called Classroom Salon to reach more students.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Conflicting Histories Harm Negotiations, Researchers Say

Histories Affect Negotiations
New research examines how histories are harmful in negotiations, particularly when an event benefited one party at the other’s expense.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

From Shakespeare to Torture Memos

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A new book by CMU’s Christopher N. Warren discloses how a Bush Administration lawyer misinterpreted cultural history to justify War on Terror activities.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Keith Webster Named Director of Emerging and Integrative Media

Keith Webster
Webster, dean of University Libraries, will facilitate the growth of the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network.
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Monday, June 15, 2015

Obituary: Hilary Masters Was an Acclaimed Writer and Beloved Professor

Hilary Masters
Masters joined the Department of English in 1983 and spent the past 32 years inspiring students. He died on Sunday, June 14, at the age of 87.
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Monday, June 15, 2015

Concrete Science

Washburn
By combining chemistry and engineering, CMU researchers say a polymer found in nature could enhance building materials.
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Friday, June 12, 2015

CMU Featured During White House “Week of Making”

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As part of the White House’s first Week of Making, June 12–18, CMU is releasing a national trend report on making in higher education and students and faculty are showcasing their work in the nation's capital.
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Learning in the Real World Tops Learning From a Tablet

Tablet Learning
Despite the increasing use of technology, CMU researchers demonstrated that kids still need physical experiments to enhance their learning.
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Catalysts Safely Remove Dangerous Compound from Wastewater

Wastewater Treatment Plant
Catalysts created by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Terrence J. Collins effectively and safely remove a potent and dangerous endocrine disruptor from wastewater.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Experts Project Top 10 “What’s Hot in 3-D Printing Out of Metal”

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

“Make For Humanity” Campaign Launches During National Week of Making in D.C.

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CMU's Illah Nourbakhsh says the Maker Movement has empowered people to create projects that make life more livable and sustainable.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Receives $31 Million Gift for New Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

Jim Swartz
The gift from alumnus James R. Swartz, founding partner of the global venture capital firm Accel Partners, will support entrepreneurship across all disciplines.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Scientists Gain First Glimpse of New Concepts Developing in the Brain

Brain Regions
The research reveals that the brain's "filing system" is the same for everyone.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CMU To Host ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium

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Nearly 600 researchers from 22 countries will convene at CMU June 15 — 17 to participate in the 89th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

An Earful in Prague

Nicholas Erikson
Incoming student Nicholas Erikson is part of the CMU community representing the U.S. in sound & other disciplines at the Olympics of theatrical art.
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Monday, June 8, 2015

Researchers Find Everyone Has a Bias Blind Spot

Bias Blind Spot
New research reveals that believing you are less biased than your peers has detrimental consequences on judgments and behaviors.
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Monday, June 8, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Congratulates Christian Borle on Tony Award Win

Christian Borle
Borle, a 1995 graduate of CMU's School of Drama, received the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for “Something Rotten!”
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Robot Finishes Third In DARPA Robotics Challenge

Chimp Exits Car
During its best run on Friday, CHIMP completed all eight tasks in 55 minutes, 15 seconds.
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Friday, June 5, 2015

Researchers Shed New Light on Natural Gas-Powered Trucks

Tractor Trailer
Natural gas-based fuels offers very little to no potential for greenhouse gas emissions reduction in heavy-duty vehicles.
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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Theatre Education Award Winner and Finalists Named

Corey Mitchell
Corey Mitchell, theater arts teacher at the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, N.C., is the winner of the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Intravenous Nutrition Source Could Improve Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Nanodrugs

IV for Cancer Drugs
A single dose of an FDA-approved intravenous nutrition source may be able to significantly reduce the toxicity and increase the effectiveness of platinum-based cancer drugs.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Chemists Weigh Intact Virus Mixture With Mass Spectrometer

Cowpea Virus
This is the first time that researchers successfully used matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry to analyze a mixture of intact virus particles.
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Mobile App Educates Teens On Risky Sexual Behavior

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Beginning June 4, the new mobile app "Seventeen Days" will be available to help adolescents make more informed decisions about their sexual behavior.
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Driving Dreams

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When Ford wanted innovative ideas for the future of transportation, they reached out to CMU's School of Design. What they got was moving.
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