August 4: Vol. 22, No. 5-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

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August 4: Vol. 22, No. 5

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Warner Bros. Extends Filming Schedule; Fifth Closed Between Craig & Bellefield

Warner Bros. has added a day to their filming schedule on Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus and will now be filming through Friday, Aug. 5 at the Mellon Institute. MORE
Thursday, August 4, 2011

Shuttle, Escort Service Implements Temporary Changes Due to Movie

Due to the filming schedule for the Warner Bros. movie, the CMU Shuttle-Escort Service has temporarily eliminated the shuttle and escort stops. MORE
Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Wireless Network Available to Pittsburgh Campus

As of Aug. 1, 2011, Computing Services has made a new wireless network available to the Pittsburgh campus. MORE
Thursday, August 4, 2011

CMU Brain Imaging Research Reveals Why Autistic Individual Confuse Pronouns

A new brain imaging study published in the journal "Brain" by scientists at Carnegie Mellon provides an explanation as to why autistic individuals' use of the wrong pronoun is more than simply a word choice problem.
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Face Recognition Software, Social Media Sites Increase Privacy Risks, Says Carnegie Mellon Study

It is possible to identify strangers and gain their personal information — perhaps even their social security numbers — by using face recognition software and social media profiles, according to a new study by Carnegie Mellon's Alessandro Acquisti and his research team. The results of the study is being presented today (Aug. 4) at Black Hat, a security conference in Las Vegas.
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Young Scientists Tested Water Quality at Phipps Conservatory

C-MitesAspiring scientists entering grades 4-6, armed with test tubes, laboratory equipment and safety goggles, collected and analyzed water samples at the aquatic gardens next to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens building this past Monday, Aug. 1. MORE
Thursday, August 4, 2011

News Briefs

Read about how the Apollo Group recently purchased CMU spin-off Carnegie Learning, the International Linguistics Olympiad, changes to SpaceQuest and more.
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Personal Mention

Read about the recent accomplishments and activities of CMU faculty, staff and students. MORE