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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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Friday, February 27, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Receives Three Gifts Totaling $17 Million for Tepper Quad, Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships

Rohr Suresh TullCMU trustee James E. Rohr, along with his wife, Sharon, as well as Legendary Entertainment, whose Founder and Chairman Thomas Tull is a trustee, have made gifts to support the Tepper Quad. Alumnus Wallace Sadauskas and the estate of his late partner, Patricia Chotiner Traylor, have provided a gift to support Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships. Pictured (-r) are James Rohr, President Suresh and Thomas Tull. MORE
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Michael Trick Elected President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies

Michael TrickTrick’s election continues a long-standing commitment to the field of operations research and organizations that serve as a catalyst for the exchange of knowledge. His three-year term begins in January 2016.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Professor Chester S. Spatt Named to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's New Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee

Chester SpattThe committee will focus on the structure and operations of U.S. equity markets and act as a formal channel through which advice and recommendations will be provided to the SEC on issues that include a review of the SEC's Regulation NMS (National Market System), the role of exchanges in the current market structure and the presence and effect of conflicts in the routing and execution of equity orders. MORE
Monday, December 22, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Research Shows Online Teams Are Influenced by Same Factors as Groups That Communicate in Person

Anita WoolleyBuilding on her groundbreaking research on "collective intelligence," a term she helped coin to describe a measure of the general effectiveness of a group, Anita Woolley, assistant professor of organizational behavior and theory at the Tepper School of Business, has conducted a new study that demonstrates the same key factors that influence the collective intelligence in face-to-face teams also apply to online groups. MORE
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Professors Boatwright and Peña Earn Faculty Chairs at Carnegie Mellon

Peter BoatwrightJavier PenaIn recognition of their outstanding contributions, Peter Boatwright has received the Carnegie Bosch Professorship in Marketing and Javier Peña has received the Bajaj Family Chair in Operations Research.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Carnegie Mellon I-Corps Site Chooses Teams for Inaugural Cohort

The 15 teams are comprised of faculty members, alumni and students at the undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. levels. The companies cover enterprises ranging from adaptive traffic signals, to on-the-go food options, to lightweight, durable air freight containers. MORE
Friday, October 17, 2014

CMU Research Shows Highly Competitive Elections Create Extremely Polarizing Politics

Researchers at CMU's Tepper School of Business have studied voter behavior and found that when contests are perceived to be highly competitive, voters on both sides of the political spectrum tend to favor candidates who are more strongly conservative or liberal, contradicting conventional wisdom. MORE
Friday, October 10, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Researcher Shares Hidden Side of Energy

Stephen Rose, a post-doctoral fellow in Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, will share his views on wind power and the inner workings of American energy in an informal discussion beginning at 7 p.m., Oct. 15 at Biddle's Escape, 401 Biddle Ave. in Wilkinsburg, Pa. The event will kick off a series of monthly conversations with scientists, called Speakeasy Science. MORE
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Research Explains Why People Endure Discomfort for Philanthropic Purposes

Christopher OlivolaChristopher Olivola, assistant professor of marketing at the Tepper School of Business, says when someone endures pain for a charitable cause, for example by soaking themselves in ice-cold water, the sacrifice of their own comfort makes their contribution to the cause seem far more meaningful. Olivola calls this the 'Martyrdom Effect.' MORE
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Press Release: CMU Selects Moore Ruble Yudell Architects To Design New Gateway Building For Tepper Quadrangle

The 295,000 square-foot building will be the centerpiece of the university's new north campus and will be located on a 4.5-acre site on Pittsburgh's Forbes Avenue. The creation of this new academic area was made possible by a $67 million gift from the charitable foundation of CMU alumnus and renowned investor David A. Tepper. MORE
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Press Release: Leading Researchers on Gender and Women in the Workplace To Convene at Carnegie Mellon, Sept. 4-5

The conference, titled "Women in the Workplace: Navigating the Labyrinth," will share the latest findings in gender inequality, stereotypes and cultural issues. MORE
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Press Release: New Startup "SitWith" Brings Strangers Together For Productive Networking Lunches

SitWith LogoFounded by students at Carnegie Mellon, SitWith has made it easier to meet new people in Pittsburgh. MORE
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Jay Apt To Testify at EPA Hearing on Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

Jay AptApt's testimony, focusing on innovations and strategy for existing power plants, is scheduled to take place at 9:50 a.m., Thursday, July 31 at the William S. Moorhead Federal Building in Pittsburgh.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Press Release: Students at Carnegie Mellon's Integrated Innovation Institute Tackle Acquaintance/Date-Rape Crisis With Marketable Solutions

Spot A ProblemTwo novel product prototypes — NightOwl and Spot (A Problem) — targeted to the college population and designed by graduate-student teams, employ mobile technology to encourage bystander intervention and generate shared community responsibility. MORE

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