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On the same day as the President Suresh inauguration, Carnegie Mellon University publically announced a $67 million gift from the charitable foundation of CMU alumnus and renowned investor David A. Tepper to create an academic hub located on the Pittsburgh campus.
The gift, the largest from a CMU graduate and for a CMU building project, will be named the David A. Tepper Quadrangle and will include a new building for the Tepper School of Business.
The Tepper Quadrangle is the first expansion of the university's north campus and will be located on a 4.5-acre site that includes the current Morewood Parking Lot.
Tepper has committed more than $125 million in gifts to CMU in the past nine years. In 2004, he donated $55 million to Carnegie Mellon University to rename the Graduate School of Industrial Administration.
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Studio Studies in NYC
This week, New York City announced a historic agreement among the city, Carnegie Mellon University and Steiner Studios to create CMU's Integrative Media Program (CMU-IMP), which will be housed at Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The Integrative Media Program will be the first Applied Sciences program to provide training in creative industries that integrate technology and the arts, focusing on research and education across technology, arts and design, sciences and humanities as well as applications in film, gaming, social media, interactive computing, performance arts, visual arts, design and architecture.
Steiner Studios was created in 2004 as New York's first Hollywood-style film and television production facility. Founded by CMU alumnus David Steiner and his son, Douglas, the studio lot has grown to more than 26 acres.
Read more about this program that combines tech and arts »
The Simon Initiative
This month, Carnegie Mellon announced “The Simon Initiative” to accelerate the use of learning science and technology to improve student learning.
CMU has a deep history in the learning sciences, and it all began with the late Nobel Laureate and Carnegie Mellon professor Herbert A. Simon. The initiative is named in his honor.
As part of the initiative, CMU will provide access to the world's largest bank of educational technology data — detailed data about how people learn and how effective learning software can be designed and deployed.
At the same time, President Suresh has called upon experts from academia, industry and foundations to form the Global Learning Council (GLC).
Find full list of GLC members, including Nobel Laureates and corporate leaders »
CMU has spun off more startup companies, per dollar of federal research money spent, than any other university in the country. And in 2012, CMU was one of the five top universities in the country to attract venture capital funding.
Last week, CMU hosted LaunchCMU, a research and entrepreneurial showcase, where they announced that 36 startups were created by CMU this year. Thirty-six is a record for the university and a major economic milestone for the Pittsburgh region.
Find out more about this year's startups »
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