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Friday, May 27, 2016

Clouds Provide Clue to Better Climate Predictions

clouds
A research group from the CERN Cloud experiment have uncovered the processes behind the formation and evolution of small atmospheric particles free from the influence of pollution.
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Students Create Inflatable Martian Greenhouse

Mars rendering
Carnegie Mellon University students are developing green thumbs for the Red Planet. Two courses introduced this spring challenged the budding space gardeners to design and build a prototype biome in which to grow plants on Mars.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Alumnus Masters Turning Work Into Play

Ben Elliott
When Ben Elliott enrolled in the Master of Entertainment Industry Management program at Carnegie Mellon's H. John Heinz III College all the pieces fell into place.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rebecca Doerge Appointed Dean of Mellon College of Science

Rebecca Doerge
Doerge, the Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, will take her new post Aug. 1.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

CMU Appoints Vice President for Operations

Rodney McClendon
Rodney McClendon is a senior administrator with more than two decades of leadership experience in higher education.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Alumni Awards Honor Achievement, Service and Spirit

Beverly Wheeler
Tartan pride was in full display as Carnegie Mellon University’s Alumni Association awards were presented as part of Commencement Weekend for the first time.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Simon ProSEED Grants Awarded to Nine Learning Science Projects

Simon
The projects are designed to improve education for CMU students while advancing our understanding of how humans learn.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Robots Get Creative To Cut Through Clutter

HERB
New software not only helps a robot deal efficiently with clutter, it surprisingly reveals the robot’s creativity in solving problems.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Chien Ho Develops Bio-Mimicry Method for Preparing and Labeling Stem Cells

Chien Ho
The method allows researchers to prepare mesenchymal stem cells and monitor them using MRI.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CyLab's Vyas Sekar wins NSF CAREER Award To Improve Network Security

Vyas Sekar
CyLab faculty member Vyas Sekar has been awarded with an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to pave the way toward reliable network security assurances.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Aryn Gittis, Joel McManus Awarded Eberly Family Career Development Professorships in Biological Sciences

Eberly Professors
Gittis (middle) is a neuroscientist and McManus (second from right) is an evolutionary systems biologist.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHub To Host First Neurohackathon

Neurohackathon
The event is one of the first hackathons to engage computer scientists in using one of the hardest systems to crack: the structure of neural data and the brain.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Robot’s In-Hand Eye Maps Surroundings, Determines Hand’s Location

Robot Hand Camera
The in-hand eye would be important for a number of applications, including inspection tasks.
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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Graduates Urged To Put Their Hearts Into Their Work

Sophie Zucker
Speakers at Carnegie Mellon University's 119th Commencement ceremony implored the more than 5,000 graduates to keep kindness, curiosity, respect, optimism and wide-eyed wonder in their hearts as they leave the university environment to make their mark in the world.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Three Professors Earn Highest Faculty Distinction

University Professors
Jelena Kovačević, Marlene Behrmann and Jonathan Caulkins have been named University Professors for their international recognition and contributions to education and research.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Historian and Author Earl Lewis To Give Keynote Address at CMU Commencement, May 15

Earl Lewis
Lewis, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is one of America’s leading advocates for supporting the humanities and the arts in higher education.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Charlie White Named Head of the School of Art

Charlie White
White, a leading artist, art educator and administrator, comes to CMU from the University of Southern California.
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Three Students, Alumna Receive Fulbright Awards To Study Abroad

Fulbrights
CMU's four Fulbright award winners for 2016 will research, study and report across three continents.
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Countdown To 119th Commencement

Graduation Celebration
The Class of 2016 is counting down the hours to 10:15 a.m., Sunday, May 15, when they'll begin their march into Gesling Stadium for Carnegie Mellon University's 119th Commencement, a major milestone in their academic careers.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Technique Processes Signals From RFID Tags With Speed Sufficient for Real-Time Interactivity

Rapid Spaceship
A system developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University researchers uses simple RFID tags to quickly make physical objects, such as the spaceship model shown here, interactive with digital devices.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Four Years in Photos: Class of 2016

Orientation 2012
The Class of 2016 has had a remarkable four years at Carnegie Mellon University. Here are some of the highlights.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CMU Honors 13 Alumni and Students, May 13

Alumni Awards
The Alumni Association honors individuals for their professional achievements and service to the university.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Stephen Brookes Will Receive Gödel Prize for Inventing Concurrent Separation Logic

Stephen Brookes
His discovery has had a major influence on the theory of programming languages.
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Monday, May 9, 2016

Great-granddaughter Follows Path of CMU's First Ph.D. Graduate

Mao Yisheng
Graduating CMU senior Patricia Xu is following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather and fellow alumnus Mao Yisheng.
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Monday, May 9, 2016

Big Thinking in Small Pieces: Computer Guides Humans in Crowdsourced Research

Knowledge Accelerator
The Knowledge Accelerator uses a machine-learning program to sort and organize information.
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Monday, May 9, 2016

Behavioral Economists Create Model of Our Desire To Make Sense of It All

Campus Shot
"We are 'informavores' as much as we are omnivores," CMU's George Loewenstein says.
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Friday, May 6, 2016

President Suresh Named to French Academy of Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh has been elected into the French Academy of Sciences. MORE
Thursday, May 5, 2016

SkinTrack Technology Turns Arm Into Smartwatch Touchpad

Skintrack Technology
Developed in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, the new system allows for continuous touch tracking on the hands and arms.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Larry Wasserman Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Larry Wasserman
The acclaimed statistician has earned the highest honor a scientist can receive for his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Seven Carnegie Mellon Alumni Nominated for Eight Tony Awards

Leslie Odom Jr.
CMU's nominees are Leslie Odom Jr. (above), Jamie deRoy, Peggy Eisenhauer, Jules Fisher, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Megan Hilty and Ann Roth.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Chemistry Major Rebecca Alford Named Hertz Foundation Fellow

Rebecca Alford
One of 12 students selected nationwide, Alford will receive support to pursue her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in chemical and biomolecular engineering.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Aaron Mitchell Named Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Biological Sciences

Aaron Mitchell
Mitchell, a noted microbiologist, teacher and Carnegie Mellon alumnus, has been acting head of the department since 2015.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Meeting of the Minds Paints Colorful Canvas of Research

Jamie Earnest created paintings for her Meeting of the Minds project
More than 600 undergraduate students will present research at "Meeting of the Minds," Carnegie Mellon University's annual symposium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 in the Cohon University Center.
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