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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Andy Award Winners Reach for the Stars

Each year, Carnegie Mellon’s staff recognition program honors individuals and teams who go the extra mile to make a real and lasting impact at the university. This year’s Andy Award winners have made a significant difference not just in their departments, but also on Broadway and beyond. And the winners are ...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sweet Charity Event Raises Awareness of ALS

Donut Dash
Run a mile, eat a half dozen donuts, and run a second mile. It's all in the name of charity.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CMU Welcomes Families and Friends

Family Weekend activity
Families and friends wondering what life is like for their favorite student at Carnegie Mellon University will have an opportunity to experience it for themselves this weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Computer Out-Plays Humans in "Doom"

Doom
An artificial intelligence agent developed by two Carnegie Mellon computer science students has proven to be the ultimate survivor in the classic video game Doom.
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Friday, September 23, 2016

New Drama Season Proves Laughter Is Best Medicine

drama season
The School of Drama kicks off its 2016-2017 season with a mixture of old and new plays that reflect on gender politics and social systems through several distinct lenses.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Good Reference, Great Match


The startup SpringRole uses referrals to match jobs to great candidates — even those who may not have applied for the position.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CMU’s BrainHub To Host First Neurons to Neighborhoods Event

BrainHub
The Sept. 30 event will bring together leading experts in early childhood development with local and state policymakers and practitioners.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It's a Whole New Ballgame for Statistics Students

Statistics Students at Pirates Stadium
Tracking sports stats is more than just a hobby. Sports analytics is a viable career — and major league teams are taking notice.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Campus email on false emergency alert

During routine testing of a Carnegie Mellon emergency communications system this afternoon (Sept. 15), a false alarm was inadvertently sent to several buildings on the Pittsburgh campus. MORE
Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Last Lecture" Keeps Delivering Lessons for Life

Nina Edwards
On Sept. 18, 2007, the late Randy Pausch delivered his "Last Lecture." Nine years later his messages continue to resonate and inspire.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Soccer and Science, a Winning Formula for Teammates

Three soccer players
At Carnegie Mellon University, teamwork doesn't just happen on the field for the nationally ranked women's soccer team. For three biological sciences majors, it follows them into the science lab.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

President Suresh Takes Ride in Uber Driverless Car

Suresh and Uber Car
CMU President Subra Suresh took one of the first rides in an Uber self-driving car, as the company rolled out its high-tech innovation in the home of autonomous vehicles.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Eight Drama Alumni Nominated for Emmys

Judith Light
Judith Light is one of eight Carnegie Mellon University alumni nominated for Prime Time Emmys this year.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Simone Finds Entrepreneurial Edge at CMU

Adam Simone
Adam Simone came to Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 looking to sharpen his engineering skills with an entrepreneurial edge.
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Q&A: Jelena Kovačević, Hamerschlag University Professor

Jelena Kovacevic
In a recent interview, Kovačević, head of CMU's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, said department and college leaders have put in a concerted effort to diversify the program.
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Ambitious First-Year Picks CMU To Launch Science Career

Mera Tegene
When Mera Tegene envisions her future, she thinks big, with the aim of using chemistry to heighten the senses in virtual reality technology.
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Monday, September 12, 2016

CMU’s Proportion of Undergraduate Women in Computer Science and Engineering Soars Above National Averages

While national efforts to encourage women to pursue degrees in key science and technology fields have flagged, Carnegie Mellon University has reached a new high-water mark this year, with women making up nearly half of this year’s incoming classes in the School of Computer Science and College of Engineering.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Hybrid Program Made the Perfect Match

bride and groom
The Tepper School's Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA Program brought Julie Sfanos and John Surma career success — and marriage.
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

CMU Algorithm Detects Online Fraudsters

Camo Code
Professor Christos Faloutsos and his students created a method to see through camouflage that fraudsters use to make themselves look legitimate.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Friends Help Friends on Facebook Feel Better

Facebook Watering
A study by CMU and Facebook finds personalized communication can boost your well-being.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wherefore Art Thou, Folio?

Shakespeare folio
Fans of William Shakespeare have a rare opportunity to view the first collected edition of his plays, known as the First Folio, now through Nov. 30 at the Posner Center.
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Friday, September 2, 2016

LumiShield Named One of Nation’s Best University Startups

LumiShield Logo
The company will participate in the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer's first University Startups Demo Day in Washington, D.C.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

At 50, "Star Trek" Inspires CMU Teachers, Writers and Actors

Zachary Quinto
Since Sept. 8, 1966, humans have been boldly exploring the edges of space and what's possible.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Carnegie Mellon and Tsinghua Universities Renew Dual-Degree Masters Program

Frank Pfenning and Jianping Wu
Students will learn from faculty at the top-ranked computer science programs in the United States and China.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Alumnus Helps Create Educational Hip-hop Videos

Landon Fears
School of Computer Science alumnus Landon Fears has combined his love of education and hip hop into a career with Flocabulary, a web-based learning program for all grades and subjects.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Your TV Guide to CMU's Alumni Network

Judith Light
This fall, and throughout the year in television, Carnegie Mellon University alumni will take to the small screen in all of its iterations.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Researchers Make Key Discovery Toward Engineering Functional Breast Tissue

Functional Breast Tissue
Thanks to a new study by CMU researchers, reconstructive surgery may soon also restore mothers’ ability to nurse their children.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Center for Iranian Music To Host Persian Traditional Music Concert

Heartstrum
Ensemble Zakhmeh-Del will perform at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Kresge Theatre in CMU’s College of Fine Arts building.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Alumnus Puts College Athletes’ Mental Health Top of Mind

Vince Sonson
Vince Sonson is paying it forward, focusing on the mental well-being of student-athletes everywhere.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Shakespeare, Austen and the Cult of Celebrity

Shirt Reverence
The Folger Shakespeare Library examines their literary afterlives and how events and artifacts, like the shirt Colin Firth wore in the BBC miniseries "Pride and Prejudice," have affected their legacies and popularity.
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Craig Street Crawl Engages Students, Builds Community

Craig Street Crawl
Hundreds of students enjoyed the two-hour block party on a section Craig Street, between Forbes Avenue and Winthrop Street.
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Convocation Sets Stage for a New Beginning

Convocation
Convocation speakers encouraged members of the Class of 2020 to be themselves and to live with a purpose.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jean Yang Named to Prestigious “Innovators Under 35” List

Innovators List Graphic
The magazine recognized Yang in the Visionary category of its innovators list for her work on a programming model that bakes security into applications.
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