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Monday, February 20, 2017

Library Renovation Supports “21st Century Students”

Libary Group Study area
A renovation of Carnegie Mellon University’s Sorrells Engineering & Science Library has transformed the space to support student learning in new and innovative ways.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fasten Your Seatbelt for the Future of Mass Transit

Hyperloop Simulator
CMU's Hyperloop team shared its mass transit pod design and vision for ultra-high speed transportation at an event that drew more than 300 faculty, staff and students.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Students Take West Coast “Business” Trip

Students Tour Autodesk
Carnegie Mellon MBA students recently took a trip to the West Coast to see what Silicon Valley has to offer. They were not disappointed.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Piper Spotlight: Jack Aul

Jack Aul
The longtime Carnegie Mellon carpenter has combined his two passions to make baseball bats for his sons and aspiring major leaguers.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Robot’s Personality Comes to Life in Museum Exhibit

Robot at Museum
Ph.D. student Madeline Gannon's "Mimus" is engaging visitors like a curious animal at the zoo.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Lunar Gala Has Irresistible Allure

Lunar Gala
CMU students are tapping into their talents as designers, models, dancers, videographers and technicians to pull off one of Pittsburgh’s most anticipated fashion shows.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Tayur Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Engineering

Sridhar Tayur
Tepper School Professor Sridhar Tayur has been recognized by the NAE "for developing and commercializing innovative methods to optimize supply chain systems."
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Social Artist, Activist Appointed First MFA Director at CMU's School of Art

Jon Rubin
Jon Rubin, an associate professor of art, is recognized as a leading artist in the field of social and contextual practice.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Good Vibrations: CMU Professor’s Work Could Help Improve Elder Care

Hae Young Noh
Hae Young Noh has earned an NSF award to study how sensor technology can be used to enable "smart buildings" to locate and identify people.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kanade Becomes First CMU Professor To Receive IEEE Founder’s Medal

Takeo Kanade
Takeo Kanade is being recognized for his leadership in computer vision and robotics.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Piper Spotlight: Pattye Stragar

Pattye Stragar
Carnegie Mellon's fitness operations manager wants you to “get moving.”
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Monday, February 6, 2017

From Underprivileged to Entrepreneurial: Maha Excites High School Students About Business

Basketball player Ryan Maha
Junior sharp-shooting guard Ryan Maha is making his biggest impact off the court.
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Friday, February 3, 2017

$3 Million Gift to Support Transfer of CMU Inventions to the Marketplace

The Kavcics
Professor Aleksandar Kavčić and his wife, Dr. Sofija Kavčić, have donated $3 million to create a new, endowed fund to support inventors at Carnegie Mellon.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Artists Reconstruct Story of African-American Folk Hero

John Henry Play
The story of railroad man John Henry is being brought to life Feb. 9-18 at The August Wilson Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Piper Spotlight: Matt D'Emilio

Matt D'Emilio
Matt D'Emilio's signature may be among the most recognized at Carnegie Mellon.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Villanueva Prepares at CMU for Life After Football

Alejandro Villanueva
Although he’d rather be preparing to play in this Sunday’s Super Bowl, Alejandro Villanueva now has a chance to get back to his studies at Carnegie Mellon.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Piper Spotlight: M. Shernell Smith

Shernell Smith
M. Shernell Smith is passionate about the many roles she plays to engage students and staff, and to help enhance the CMU Experience.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Morehouse College President To Give MLK Keynote Address Jan. 31

Morehouse College President
John Silvanus Wilson, Jr.'s address at 4:30 p.m. in McConomy Auditorium is titled "Toward the Beloved Community."
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Murphy Makes Basketball History at Carnegie Mellon

Lisa Murphy
Senior basketball star Lisa Murphy notched her 2,000th career point and 1,000th career rebound in a 93-73 victory over Emory University.
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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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