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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Obituary: Yuji Ijiri Was a World-Renowned Accountant and Educator

Yuji Ijiri
The R.M. Trueblood University Professor of Accounting and Economics, emeritus, was the inventor of triple-entry accounting and was recognized internationally for accounting research and practice.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hans Berliner Was a Pioneer in Computer Chess

Hans Berliner
Former Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science faculty member Hans Berliner died Jan. 13 in Riviera Beach, Fla. He was 87.
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Miller Gallery Hosts Exhibition of Feminist Art + Tech, Jan. 28 – Feb. 26

EPIPHANY
“Hacking / Modding / Remixing as Feminist Protest” features 22 artists, designers and developers working at the intersection of art and technology.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Art on the Run: Student Sketches Capture CMU, Pittsburgh

Lumi Barron
Lumi Barron has been painting and sketching the places she visits since she was in high school.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Suresh, CMU Faculty To Help Shape Global Agenda at World Economic Forum

WEF Flags
Carnegie Mellon will be part of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 16-20.
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Martin Luther King Writing Award Winners Reveal Personal Stories of Self-Identity, Racism, Terrorism and More

MLK
The student winners will read their poems and essays at an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, in CMU’s Rangos Ballroom in the Cohon University Center.
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Friday, January 13, 2017

$250 Million To Support Advanced Robotics Venture Led by CMU

ARM Institute
An independent institute founded by Carnegie Mellon will receive more than $250 million to launch an advanced robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Jahanian, Acquisti Deliver Calls To Action at NSF Meeting on Cybersecurity, Privacy

Farnam Jahanian
Carnegie Mellon Provost Farnam Jahanian called for continuing investments in cybersecurity to meet the evolving challenges in securing cyberspace.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Poker Play Begins in "Brains Vs. AI: Upping the Ante"

Poker
Play began Jan. 11 in a competition at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh that pits Carnegie Mellon artificial intelligence against four of the world's best professional poker players.
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Krishnan Discusses Smart Mobility at Consumer Electronics Show

Ramayya Krishnan
Heinz College Dean Ramayya Krishnan shared his expertise as a member of the "Smart Cities, Smart States, Smart Mobility" panel in Las Vegas.
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Friday, January 6, 2017

From Sight to Recognition: Researchers Map How the Brain Processes Faces

Face Recognition
Researchers are getting closer to understanding how your brain perceives faces and recognizes old friends you haven't seen in years.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Launches First-of-its-Kind Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations Major

Behavioral Economics Major

The course of study was created to respond to the high demand for behavioral economists.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Upping the Ante: Top Poker Pros Face Off vs. Artificial Intelligence

Dong Kim
Four of the world’s best professional poker players will compete against artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon in an epic rematch beginning Jan. 11 at Rivers Casino.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Acquisti Named Director of New PWC-CMU Innovation Center

Alessandro Acquisti
Alessandro Acquisti, professor of information technology and public policy at CMU’s Heinz College, is the world's leading scholar in the economics of privacy.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

PwC Invests $11 Million in New Innovation Center at Carnegie Mellon

Risk Innovation Center
The Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center will advance how businesses use technology to solve organization-wide issues and address compliance requirements.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Program Primes Pump for Pittsburgh Tech Talent

Priming the Pump
Carnegie Mellon University has teamed up with Microsoft to enlarge Pittsburgh's pipeline for computer scientists.
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Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 in Review

Obama at WH Frontiers Conference
From visits by President Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert to a record-number of first-year women in computer science and technology, Carnegie Mellon University continued to build new foundations and forge new paths with work that matters.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Biological Sciences Major Named Schwarzman Scholar

Chrystal Thomas
Chrystal Thomas will pursue a master’s degree in global affairs with a concentration in public policy at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

"Injustice" Wins People's Choice Award at CHI Play

Injustice
CMU students created an award-winning virtual reality experience themed around racially motivated police brutality.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Experts To Discuss Teaching English to Non-Native Speakers

Dudley Reynolds
Carnegie Mellon University’s Dudley Reynolds will lead policymakers and industry professionals at ​a February summit in Athens, Greece, to discuss the future of teaching English to speakers of other languages.
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Student-Athletes Embrace Full CMU Experience

Student-Athlete Celebration
The annual Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Celebration celebrates junior and senior athletes who have excelled balancing studies and sports.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Experts Launch Flu Forecasting for 2016-17 Season

Flu Forecasting
During last flu season, three forecasting systems developed at CMU were more accurate than 11 competing systems used by other external groups.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stephen E. Fienberg, 1942-2016

Stephen Fienberg
An internationally acclaimed statistician, Fienberg was best known for developing and using statistical applications to influence science and public policy in many areas.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rajkumar Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Rajkumar
Raj Rajkumar has helped Carnegie Mellon become a research hub for driverless technology.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Research Finds Gift Givers Too Focused on "Wow" Factor

Jeff Galak
Gift givers often make critical errors in gift selection during the holiday season.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Creswell To Receive Health Psychology Early Career Award

David Creswell
J. David Creswell is being recognized for his contributions to the fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

CMU Teams To Take the Plunge for Special Olympics

Polar Bear PlungeCarnegie Mellon staff will once again participate in Pittsburgh’s annual Polar Plunge fundraiser this Saturday, Dec. 10. MORE
Thursday, December 8, 2016

CFA Winter Festival Celebrates the Arts at CMU

Andres Cardenes ConductingStudent work will be on display in the College of Fine Arts, Dec. 9-10. A fan favorite is the winter concert at noon, Friday, in the CFA Great Hall. MORE
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thanksgiving Hosts Share More Than a Meal

Thanksgiving at the WitchnersMembers of the CMU community hosted students who couldn't travel home for the holiday. MORE
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tartans Have a Ball Supporting Children’s Hospital

Football CalendarThe 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. MORE