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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Skinner Joins Executive Committee on Trump’s Transition Team

Kiron Skinner
A CMU faculty member since 1999, Kiron Skinner is founding director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

U.S. Needs To Train More AI Experts To Stave Off Global Competitors, Moore Tells Senate

Moore testifies before Senate subcommittee
Andrew Moore, dean of CMU's School of Computer Science, made remarks today (Nov. 30) before a U.S. Senate subcomittee.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lost Love Leads to Study of Emotion

Museum of Broken Relationships
Fifteen Carnegie Mellon University students spent the fall studying heartbreak.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Researchers Seek Solution To Selfie-Related Deaths

Selfie death map
A growing number of people die each year while snapping photos of themselves on cliffs, railroad tracks and other hazardous spots. Researchers in Pittsburgh and India are looking for ways to reduce this risk.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

CMU To Host Second Session of Carnegie Colloquium Dec. 2

Carnegie Colloquium
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Carnegie Mellon University will host the second session of their joint Colloquium on Digital Governance and Security on Dec. 2 in Pittsburgh.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Study Shows How Epilepsy Drugs Block Brain's Electrical Signals

Neuron epilepsy
Carnegie Mellon University chemist Maria Kurnikova is playing a key role in the search for effective new anti-seizure medications.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

CMU Packs 125,000 Meals in 90 Minutes To Fight Hidden Hunger

Stop Hunger NowCarnegie Mellon University partnered with The Kraft Heinz Company to benefit the global hunger-relief agency Stop Hunger Now. MORE
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New Soft Electronics Fabrication Method is a Step Toward DIY Smart Tattoos

Smart Tattoo
CMU researchers have created a method to print skin-mountable electronics in a quick and cost-effective way.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Skinner Joins Trump's National Security Council Transition Team

Kiron Skinner
Kiron Skinner, founding director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University, has joined President-Elect Donald J. Trump's transition team for the National Security Council.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Day Hosts Share More Than a Meal

Thanksgiving at the Shirks
Volunteers from the Carnegie Mellon University community are sharing their Thanksgiving with students who can't get home for the holiday.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Bhagavatula, Garrett and Kinderlehrer Named AAAS Fellows

AAAS Fellows
Vijayakumar Bhagavatula, James H. Garrett, Jr. and David Kinderlehrer  have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Tartans Have a Ball Supporting Children's Hospital

Football Calendar
The football team has partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) Foundation to create a 2017 calendar with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mobile App Behavior Often Appears at Odds With Privacy Policies

Norman Sadeh
Norman Sadeh has found that how a mobile app says it will collect or share a user’s personal information with third parties often appears to be inconsistent with how the app actually behaves.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tony Awards, Carnegie Mellon Open Submissions for Theatre Education Award

Tony Education Award Photo 2016
For the third year in a row, the Tony Awards and CMU will recognize a deserving teacher with the “Excellence in Theatre Education Award.”
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Brain “Reads” Sentences the Same in English and Portuguese

Brain Translation
The study is the first to show that different languages have similar neural signatures for describing events and scenes.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Researchers Develop Way To “Fingerprint” the Brain

Brain Fingerprint
The research confirms what scientists have always thought to be true: the structural connections in the brain are unique to each individual person.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Making PROGRESS: Program Aims To Help Students Become Better Negotiators

Ayana Ledford
Women continue to be paid less than their male colleagues, but a new program at Carnegie Mellon University wants to help change that through the art of negotiation.
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Researchers Create Tool To See Network Traffic, Stop Cyber Attacks

Network Tool
Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute are creating a visual tool to help thwart the kind of massive distributed denial of service attack that recently crashed nearly 50 websites, including Amazon and Netflix.
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

CMU’s School of Drama Presents “The Rover”

Rover Poster
The play portrays the adventures of Willmore the Rover during Carnivale in Naples in 1650.
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Miller Gallery Hosts “Climactic: Post Normal Design”

Superflux
The exhibition focuses on design and activism surrounding issues of coloniality, crises of culture and race, and climate change.
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Kanade Receives 2016 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology

Takeo Kanade
The international award is presented by the Inamori Foundation to individuals who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural and spiritual betterment of humankind.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Oklahoma Quakes: Researchers Say Wastewater May be Reason

Tulsa World image
In 2015, residents of Oklahoma felt the earth move beneath them 907 times, 43 times more than they've felt it move in the past eight years. On Nov. 6, it moved again in Cushing, Okla.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Whitehead Wins DARPA Young Faculty Award

Katie Whitehead
Katie Whitehead, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has received the Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

American Chemical Society Honors Donahue


Professor Neil M. Donahue has received the 2016 Pittsburgh Award from the American Chemical Society's Pittsburgh Section.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Future Internet Voting Faces Security Hurdles, CMU Students Find

American Flag
Internet voting is not common in the United States, but any online or internet-based U.S. election system in the future will require strong encryption measures.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

RoboVote Helps Groups Make Decisions Using AI-Driven Methods

RoboVote
The new online service enables anyone to use state-of-the-art voting methods to make optimal group decisions.
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Friday, November 4, 2016

First Carnegie Colloquium Focuses on Artificial Intelligence in Military, Data Privacy

Moore
Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace co-hosted the Oct. 31 event.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Computer Simulation Breaks Virus Apart To Learn How it Comes Together

Virus Computer Simulation
By allowing researchers to see how the tough shells break apart, the simulation provides a computational window for looking at how viruses and proteins assemble.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Flying High: Air Force Awards Grants to Two Researchers

U.S. Air Force
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected two Carnegie Mellon University faculty members to receive research funding for three years through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Receives $10 Million From K&L Gates To Study Ethical Issues Posed by Artificial Intelligence

View from Hamerschlag
As the ethical and policy issues surrounding artificial intelligence and other computing technologies take center stage, global law firm K&L Gates LLP has made a gift to help ensure Carnegie Mellon University’s leadership in this emerging field.
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Students Celebrate Inaugural Scotty Saturday

Kiltie Band on Scotty Saturday
Students started a new CMU tradition with “Scotty Saturday."
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Friday, October 28, 2016

Carnegie Mellon To Host Rising Stars Workshop

Ayana Ledford
Designed for Ph.D. students and postdocs in electrical engineering and computer science, the workshop will focus on navigating the early stages of a career in academia.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship Open for Business

2016 Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows
More than 350 people gathered to mark the official launch of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
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