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Down Under
The Heinz School is offering graduate programs in information technology and public policy in Adelaide, Australia.

Conference Celebrates 65th Birthday of David Kinderlehrer
Scientists from around the world are visiting Carnegie Mellon University to celebrate the remarkable career of David Kinderlehrer and present their latest research at a Conference on Applied Analysis.

Lights, Camera, Action!
"Smart People," a major motion picture starring Dennis Quaid as a Carnegie Mellon English professor, will be filmed on campus.

Welcome Home
There's something for everyone at Carnegie Mellon's Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 12-15.

South of the Border
Filmmakers Sergio Arau and Yareli Arizmendi will discuss immigration and their film "A Day Without a Mexican" in the Hispanic Heritage Month keynote lecture.

Let's Deal
Carnegie Mellon students will be teaching Girl Scouts the art of negotiation.

University Mourns Passing of Emeritus Life Trustee Raymond John Wean Jr.
Carnegie Mellon University Emeritus Life Trustee Raymond John ("Jack") Wean Jr., died on Sept. 15 in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 85.

Brilliant and Genius
After being named to Popular Science's "Brilliant 10," Luis von Ahn earns a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant."

Home Opener
Travis Sivek aims to lead Carnegie Mellon to its third straight victory Saturday, when the Tartans host Westminster in their home opener.

Elizabeth Bradley is appointed to a second five-year term as Head of the School of Drama.

City Savior
A national survey ranks Carnegie Mellon among the 25 "best neighbor" universities for its impact on Pittsburgh.

New Ivy
Newsweek names Carnegie Mellon a "New Ivy" for its exceptional academic programs and campus offerings.

ETC, Microsoft Announce Diversity Scholarship
Carnegie Mellon University and the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. announced the establishment of the Microsoft® Entertainment and Technology Diversity Scholarship, a scholarship for graduate study at the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon.

Movin' In
Carnegie Mellon will welcome 1,449 first-year students to campus on Sunday, Aug. 20 for Orientation 2006.

Super Start-Up
Tepper School start-up partners Daniel McChesney, Ernest Braxton Jr., Adil Wali and Franco D. Harris rang The NASDAQ Opening Bell.

Robotic Bagpiper Will Perform at Glasgow International Piping Festival
Carnegie Mellon's robotic bagpiper, McBlare, accompanied by its co-developer, Computer Science Associate Research Professor and Artist Roger Dannenberg, will perform in Scotland at Glasgow's National Piping Centre on Aug. 10.

Making a Splash
Carnegie Mellon's new solar-powered boating club got its feet wet this summer at an intercollegiate competition in Arkansas.

Science Summer
CUNY students Leslie Ann Alexis and Yetunde Junaid are spending their summer working in research labs at Carnegie Mellon thanks to a USDA grant.

Dedicated to Diversity
Professor Ronald D. Blanton has won a 2006 Emerald Award for recruiting and mentoring minorities for advanced degrees in science and technology.

Improving Quality of Life
Carnegie Mellon and the Univ. of Pittsburgh have received $15 million from the NSF to form the Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center.

Computer Ace
Tuomas Sandholm has developed a computer program that will compete in the American Association for Artificial Intelligence's Poker Competition.

Steinbrenner Fellowship Attracts Top National Journalists
National journalists Zachary Coile, Catherine M. Cooney and Chuck Quirmbach recently spent a week on the Carnegie Mellon campus meeting faculty and getting a personal look at some of the university's environmental research as media fellows of the second annual Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research.

Carnegie Mellon Announces 2006 Friedman Fellows
Thirteen Carnegie Mellon University undergraduate students are spending their summer interning in Washington, D.C., as part of the university's Milton and Cynthia Friedman Fellowship Program.

All-Star Artist
Alumnus Burton Morris has created the artwork for Major League Baseball's mid-summer classic.

Getting the Gold
The Collaborative Innovation Center has earned high marks for sustainability and efficiency from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Senior Drama students annually audition in front of the country's most notable talent scouts at the school's Showcase events in New York and LA.

Gort, the metallic giant in the 1951 sci-fi thriller "The Day the Earth Stood Still," is among this year's Robot Hall of Fame inductees.

20th Anniversary
Two decades ago high-energy physicists Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies helped launch the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

Grad Student Helps Find Galaxy Cluster Light Years Away
An international team of astronomers, including Carnegie Mellon University graduate student Kivanc Sabirli, recently announced the discovery of the most distant cluster of galaxies ever found at the 208th American Astronomical Society meeting in Calgary.

Edible Art
Lauren Urbschat's "Marshmallow Mediation" is one of many artworks created by Carnegie Mellon alumni now on display at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Tony Award Nominee
Professor Paul Tazewell has been nominated for Best Costume Design in a Musical for his work in "The Color Purple."

Math Maven
A career in homeland security may be in the cards for math major Claire Tomesch.

More Than Soup
A team of Heinz School students cooked up a new Web site for Pittsburgh's Jubilee Soup Kitchen.

Fun and Games
The Entertainment Technology Center's new "Gamenomics" simulation makes learning economics fun.

Parting Advice
Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned, chairperson of the Qatar Foundation, offered advice for the Class of 2006 during Carnegie Mellon's 109th Commencement on Sunday, May 21.

It's Unanimous
Professor John Lehoczky has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Romanosky Earns Top Student Employee Honors
Christa Romanosky has always had a passion for working with children, and since last summer she's channeled this passion into creating a community service initiative that brings inner-city children to Carnegie Mellon for tutoring.

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned To Give Keynote Address at Carnegie Mellon Commencement, May 21
The chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development will also receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters, joining five other honorary degree recipients.

Exploring New Knowledge
More than 400 undergrads will display their work at the Meeting of the Minds Research Symposium.

Literary, Cultural Studies Grads Pursue Varied Career Paths
There is life after earning a Literary and Cultural Studies degree from Carnegie Mellon, and it doesn't have to entail a Ph.D.

Richard McCullough has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the Mellon College of Science.

Hillel Jewish University Center Honors Carnegie Mellon President Jared Cohon and Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg
The Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center (JUC) of Pittsburgh will honor Carnegie Mellon University President Jared L. Cohon and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg at its annual event at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 7, at the Hillel JUC's Joseph Stern Building, 4607 Forbes Avenue, Oakland.

Introducing Crusher
Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center unveils a unique unmanned ground vehicle to keep Army troops out of danger.

$13.3 Million Grant
Professor Alan Waggoner will co-direct the new NIH-funded National Technology Center for Networks and Pathways.

Drug Discovery
Senior Kimberly Kicielinski may have helped to find a new treatment for kidney cancer and her research is taking her to Capitol Hill.

Eberly Center Names Wimmer Faculty Fellows
The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence has announced the Wimmer Faculty Fellows for 2006.

Buggy Goes Live!
cmuTV, WRCT and the End System Multicast (ESM) project have joined forces to provide the most exhaustive live coverage in Buggy history.

A Fantastic 50!
Carnegie Mellon celebrates a half-century of innovation in computer science education and research with a four-day campus-wide event.

Physicists Play Large Role in Fermilab Findings
Carnegie Mellon professors Manfred Paulini and James Russ, together with graduate students Gavril Giurgiu and Vivek Tiwari, were part of a significant development in high-energy physics recently announced by Fermilab, a world-renowned particle physics laboratory near Chicago.

First Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon will unveil and dedicate a campus sculpture in honor of the late famous engineer Mao Yisheng, the university's first Ph.D. recipient.

Students Guide Model United Nations Club to Success
The United Nations may be under siege by American politicians, but at Carnegie Mellon, it's thriving.

Opening Gates
The university community learns about the plans in progress for the new Gates Center for Computer Science.

In Kazakhstan, Software Engineers Think in Terms of Camels and Sheep
When Gil Taran and Mel Rosso-Llopart take to the road, presenting seminars on the latest advances in software engineering in Russia and other former Soviet states, they are accustomed to adapting their material to the local culture.

Great Grads
Dave Culyba, Adam Wierman and Tudor Dumitras have won this year's Graduate Student Teaching and Service awards.

Engineering, Business Rated Among Best Grad Programs
Carnegie Mellon University's graduate programs in engineering and business continue to be ranked among the nation's best, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine.

Global Fast Track
A new joint program with Carnegie Mellon will allow Singapore students to earn their bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as four years.

Students Experience Russian Culture on Trip to St. Petersburg
Other spring break destinations undoubtedly offered a more hospitable climate.

Top Teacher
Design Professor Mark Mentzer is the winner of this year's Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching.

Tepper Startup Receives $100,000 Investment from Life Sciences Greenhouse
Tepper School graduate Daniel McChesney (MBA'05) and Ernest Braxton (MBA'07) think they have a pretty good idea for a startup and the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) agrees.

Robots and Red Team Moving to Former LTV Site
The robots once housed in the Planetary Robotics Building — including the Red Team and its famed robotic race vehicles — have moved to new quarters on the former LTV site in Hazelwood.

Poet Explores Race, Identity, Culture in "Wind in a Box"
Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes has written his most daring and reflective poems to date for his third collection, "Wind in a Box."

Asia Bound
Melissa Gilliam Ezarik will have the chance to live and work in an Asian country of her choice through the prestigious Luce Scholars Program.

Experts Think U.S. Lacks Resources To Stop Flu Pandemic
group of medical experts who attended a national avian flu conference last fall believe there is little chance the United States will be able to manufacture and stockpile enough vaccine or antiviral medication to stop a bird flu pandemic should the virus mutate into a form that can be spread easily from human to human, according to a survey led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

Alternative Break
A group of Carnegie Mellon students traded their suntan lotion for service learning this week as part of the university's new Alternative Break organization.

Alice Joins "The Sims"
Carnegie Mellon's partnership with Electronic Arts Inc. will revolutionize computer science education.

*New Brownfields Center Opens with Help From Melissa Hart
Carnegie Mellon University President Jared L. Cohon and U.S. Rep. Melissa Hart (R-Fox Chapel) have announced the creation of a new Western Pennsylvania Brownfields Center.

Transcontinental Showing
Drama will broadcast its live performance of "Nathan the Wise" to the Qatar Campus Saturday, March 11.

Risky Business
The use of cell phones aboard airplanes in flight is dangerous, say Carnegie Mellon researchers.

March Madness
Carnegie Mellon wins its first University Athletic Association basketball title and earns a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Exceptional Engineer
Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon is honored for his achievements by the Engineering Society of Western Pennsylvania.

Show Time!
The School of Drama presents Lessing's "Nathan the Wise" at Carnegie Mellon's Philip Chosky Theatre.

Staff Council Sponsors Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign
When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast last fall, it forever altered the lives of those who call that area home.

Highest Honor
Five Carnegie Mellon faculty members are elected into the National Academy of Engineering.

Rejection Detection
Carnegie Mellon scientist Chien Ho has developed a non-invasive technique to detect the early stages of organ rejection in transplant patients.

Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Success of Spin-Off Akustica Inc.
Carnegie Mellon University President Jared L. Cohon recognized the success of Akustica, Inc., as well as the university's overall contributions to the economic development of the Pittsburgh region at a reception during a recent meeting on campus of Akustica's Board of Directors.

Data Storage Systems Center Adds Four New Industrial Partners
Carnegie Mellon University's Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) will share technical expertise with four new industry members as researchers transform the Pittsburgh region into a global leader of data storage solutions.

It's Back!
The College of Fine Arts has revived its legendary Beaux Arts Ball to celebrate the college's 100th anniversary.

History Professor's Bananas Book is No Laughing Matter
History Professor John Soluri's new book is a little bananas.

Carnegie Mellon Night
The School of Music presents Carnegie Mellon Night at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 4.

From Pittsburgh to Paris
Three Carnegie Mellon engineering students will compete in Paris Jan. 25-27 for internships at cosmetics giant L'Oréal.

Most Connected
A Princeton Review survey ranks Carnegie Mellon among the top 25 universities offering the most cutting edge technology.

Polansky Wins Barbara Lazarus Award
Susan Polansky, teaching professor of Spanish, won the 2006 Barbara Lazarus Award for Culture and Climate.

100% Centennial
A century of talented arts alumni are featured in a new exhibit at Carnegie Mellon's Regina Gouger Miller Gallery.

Heinz School Establishes Suresh Konda Memorial Lecture
The H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management is establishing the Suresh Konda Memorial Lecture to foster dialogue about information security policy and management issues.

Remembering Dr. King
Carnegie Mellon will honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of afternoon activities on Monday, Jan. 16.

Green Night
About 1,000 children and adults got a taste of green chemistry during Pittsburgh's First Night Celebration.

Students used their knowledge of chemistry to create works of art in a new interdisciplinary course designed by Carnegie Mellon faculty.

Falling Behind?
Experts say engineers hold the key to keeping America competitive in the global economy.

Carnegie Mellon's Aaron Lewis Named to All-America Team
The post-season honors keep on rolling in for Carnegie Mellon University junior defensive back Aaron Lewis. This time he was named to the D3football.com 2005 All-America Team.

Down Under 2
Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center joins the Heinz School in Australia.

Google Names Moore
Carnegie Mellon Professor Andrew Moore has been chosen by Google, Inc. to head its new engineering office in Pittsburgh.

More Than Science
In addition to physics, middle school students are learning interpersonal skills and building self-confidence in the Physics Outreach Program.

Lewis, LeBude Named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-Americans
A pair of Carnegie Mellon football players, junior defensive back Aaron Lewis and senior offensive guard Bryan LeBude, have earned First Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Down Under
The Heinz School will offer two of its master's degree programs in South Australia beginning this May.

K-12 Revolution
Carnegie Mellon researchers are producing innovations that are transforming America's classrooms.

Research in Bloom
The student-inspired living roof atop Hamerschlag Hall is also a living lab.

Goodstein and Schweizer Earn Luce Fellowships
Look into the faces of doctoral students Michelle Goodstein and Vanessa Schweizer and you look into the future of women in science.

CFA Centennial
Carnegie Mellon's world-renowned College of Fine Arts is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Tepper MBAs Place 2nd in National B-Plan Competition
Tepper School graduate Daniel McChesney (MBA'05) and Ernest Braxton (MBA'07) think they have a pretty good idea and several business experts agree.

Welcome Science Writers
Nearly 300 science writers and journalists were on campus for the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing's annual conference, Oct. 22-26.

Frieze Fest
Scientists from around the world are visiting campus to celebrate the work of Carnegie Mellon mathematician and computer scientist Alan Frieze.

Amy Staloch Wins National Tennis Championship
Carnegie Mellon University women's sophomore tennis player Amy Staloch won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Small College Championship at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 15.

Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Products, Too
If you want to create an innovative new product, think like a consumer.

Direct Dialogue
Students on the Qatar and Pittsburgh campuses are taking an innovative history course on U.S.-Arab relations via Web simulcast. More...

Katrina Ignites Political Debate on Domestic Issues
The History Department and the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) present an Oct. 19 panel discussion and town hall meeting that focuses on the domestic policies that have come under fire in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Season Premiere
Chris Henry and Michelle Mulitz star in the School of Drama's production of "Lysistrata."

Going the Distance
Carnegie Mellon's robotic racers take second and third in the DARPA Grand Challenge.

Nobel Winner
John Hall, who earned bachelor's and doctor's degrees in physics at Carnegie Mellon, is one of three recipients of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics.

One Step Closer
The Red Team's robotic racing HUMMERS are competing in the Grand Challenge semifinals.

University Announces Winners of 11th Annual Andy Awards
You could call the Andy Awards the People's Choice Awards at Carnegie Mellon.

Air Tight
Properly inflated tires saves gas, money and the environment.

Physics Department Receives Bequests of Nearly $1 Million
Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Physics has received two bequests totaling more than $950,000.

President Cohon Named to Nat'l. Security Higher Education Board
Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon has been appointed to the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board created by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Krieg's Korean Exchange
Lisa Krieg, Office of International Education director, got a chance to study abroad herself this past summer.

Rizzi and Skaff Demonstrate Bioinspired Robots at NSF Meeting
Carnegie Mellon Associate Research Professor Alfred T. Rizzi and his graduate student Sarjoun Skaff, were among representatives from a dozen universities who demonstrated leading-edge robotic technologies on Friday, Sept. 16, at an event hosted by the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va.

Committee to Review Policy
President Cohon has announced the formation of a new committee to review university policy on controversial speakers.

First Light
Color images from South African Large Telescope marks beginning of international astrophysics project with Carnegie Mellon.

University Selects Firm To Design Gates Center
Carnegie Mellon University has selected Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects of Atlanta to design its Gates Center for Computer Science, a new campus facility for which construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2006.

Aerial Images
New software developed at Carnegie Mellon enables detailed views of hurricane destruction online.

PBS Premiere
Professor Paul Goodman's latest documentary, "Escola de Samba," will air on WQED Labor Day Weekend.

World-Class, Worldwide
Through pioneering initiatives around the world, Carnegie Mellon continues to spread far beyond its campus in Pittsburgh.

Tepper Grad's Startup a Finalist in National B-Plan Competition
Tepper School graduate Daniel McChesney thinks he has a pretty good idea for a new hand-held, noninvasive medical device that measures brain pressure faster, safer and easier for more than 500,000 patients per year who suffer from traumatic brain injuries.

Chemistry Graduate Student Named Teresa Heinz Scholar
Deboshri Banerjee, a Carnegie Mellon doctoral candidate in chemistry, has been awarded a $10,000 Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research award for innovative green chemistry research to rid water of biohazards and persistent toxic chemicals.

Music Student Goes Behind the Scenes at NPR
Patricia Li, a graduate student studying piano performance at Carnegie Mellon's School of Music, usually finds herself in front of a crowd when she slips into her professional role.

Top 25
Carnegie Mellon maintains its standing among national universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."

Heading West
Carnegie Mellon's Red Team and its robotic HUMMERS are travelling to Nevada to continue their quest for the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge.

Researchers Find MicroRNAS Play Vital Role in Development
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Northwestern University have for the first time found evidence that a class of molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) plays an important role in regulating how eggs develop just before the onset of fertilization.

Sunny Construction
Architecture and design students are building a solar house for this fall's Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C.

University Demos Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Marines
Carnegie Mellon University and BAE Systems, which recently completed its acquisition of United Defense, held a public demonstration of Gladiator, the first tactical unmanned ground vehicle being developed for the U.S. Marine Corps, on Thursday, Aug. 4 at the BAE Systems plant near Connellsville, Pa

Training Tomorrow's Scientists
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates program enables students to conduct research on topics from genetics to computational biology.

Apple Joins CoLab
Apple Computer is the newest tenant in Carnegie Mellon's Collaborative Innovation Center.

Faculty to Support E-Learning Program in India
Six American universities, including Carnegie Mellon, have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support and participate in an e-learning educational program that virtually connects four learning centers in different states of India.

Solar Power
A rooftop solar array, one of the largest in Pittsburgh, provides electricity to the computer science facility at 407 S. Craig Street.

Steinbrenner Fellowship Attracts National Journalists
National journalists Seth Borenstein and Katherine Bouma recently spent 10 days on the Carnegie Mellon campus, but they weren't working for their respective news outlets.

Super Sandstorm
Carnegie Mellon's robotic HUMMER travels an unprecedented 200 miles in 7 hours in preparation for the Grand Challenge.

Contract Renewed
Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute has received a five-year, $411 million contract renewal from the U.S. government.

Mind Over Matter
Sheldon Cohen has received a $3 million NIH grant to continue his research into the connection between physical health and social factors.

Celebrating Freedom
Carnegie Mellon's Posner Center will display one of only four existing first-edition copies of the Bill of Rights as a special exhibit honoring Independence Day.

Coal Poised for Comeback
Carnegie Mellon's Granger Morgan, Jay Apt and Lester Lave have unveiled a new plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Chris Pearson Named Academic All-American of the Year
The awards keep rolling in for Carnegie Mellon University swimming standout Chris Pearson as he was recently named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American of the Year in the Men's At-Large College Division by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

New Leadership
Hilary Robinson, head of the School of Art and Design at the University of Ulster in the U.K., has been named dean of the College of Fine Arts.

Computational Biologist Receives Prestigious PECASE Award
Computational biologist Russell Schwartz is being recognized as part of an elite group of the most promising early-career scientists and engineers at a Washington, D.C., ceremony on Monday, June 13.

Going for the Gold
More than 1,200 Senior Olympians will continue their battle for track and field gold at Carnegie Mellon through June 17.

Alumna Takes Home Tony Award for "Doubt"
Cherry Jones (A'78), a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama, won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Doubt."

Fueling the Future
Research performed at Carnegie Mellon will fuel Pennsylvania's first commercial biodiesel plant.

Not Just a Game
Videogame technology developed at the Entertainment Technology Center is training firefighters to respond to terrorist and HAZMAT emergencies.

Carnegie Mellon in Qatar to Host Doha Robo Challenge
Carnegie Mellon in Qatar has launched a series of after school robotics clubs in Doha, offering courses based on the KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) Institute for Practical Robotics (KIPR) renowned Botball program.

Sandstorm Successful in Grand Challenge Test Trials
Carnegie Mellon University's autonomous robotic racer, Sandstorm, made four successful runs on May 10 at the Nevada Automotive Test Center during its trial for the $2 million winner-take-all DARPA Grand Challenge, a 175-mile desert race for robots October 8, 2005.

Super Sunday
Carnegie Mellon will award more than 2,100 degrees at its 108th Commencement, May 15.

DARPA To Evaluate Sandstorm for $2 Million Grand Challenge
On May 10, Carnegie Mellon University's Sandstorm robot will demonstrate that it has the skills to compete in the 2005 Grand Challenge, a no-holds-barred, driverless race across 175 miles of hostile desert terrain, for a $2-million prize.

BSA Senior Joana Ricou Has Art on the Brain
The artwork on the cover of the April 27 Journal of Neuroscience shows a mouse's brain, but the painting is really Joana Ricou's brainchild.

Graduation in Greece
Master's degrees will be awarded in Athens on May 7 to an international class of information networking graduates.

Test Run
H1ghlander will strut its stuff for DARPA in a qualifier for the $2 million Grand Challenge.

Honoring Educators
Carnegie Mellon will recognize three esteemed faculty members for their dedication and achievements at the annual Education Awards on April 28.

Alumnus Burton Morris to Appear on "The Apprentice"
Pop Artist Burton Morris (A'86) will appear on primetime television Thursday, April 28, when he guest stars on NBC-TV's "The Apprentice," featuring legendary land developer and entrepreneur Donald Trump. The show airs at 9 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Female Undergraduates Receive National Scholarships
What do a future physicist/creative writer, chemical/biomedical engineer and decision scientist/environmental policy expert have in common? They're all female Carnegie Mellon students whose recent scholarship awards prove that women not only study science, they excel at it.

Master Work of Musical Theater
The schools of Drama and Music will join forces to produce Leonard Bernstein's musical "Candide" April 21-23 and 26-30.

Kesden and Wierman Win Computer Science Teaching Awards
Lecturer Gregory M. Kesden has been named this year's recipient of the Herbert A. Simon Award for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science.

Driving Force
Don Smith leverages the university's strengths to foster economic development in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Rite of Spring
For many students, it's bigger than commencement. And for many alumni, it's even bigger than Homecoming.

Dean of Students Michael Murphy Named Associate Vice President
Vice President for Enrollment William Elliott has announced that Dean of Student Affairs Michael Murphy has been named Associate Vice President, effective at the end of this school year.

Grad Student Week
More than 4,000 graduate students at Carnegie Mellon are driving research to exciting new frontiers.

Play Ball!
Tepper School Professor Michael Trick has already had a major impact on the 2005 baseball season.

Grad Programs Rank Among the Nation's Elite
Carnegie Mellon University's graduate schools once again rank among the nation's elite in U.S. News & World Report magazine's "America's Best Graduate Schools."

Students Travel to China for World Programming Finals
Freshman Evan Danaher and sophomores Thomas Quisel and Glenn Willen are headed to China but they don't speak Chinese. Lucky for them, the only language they need to understand on their trip to Shanghai April 2-7 is the international language of computer programming.

Greener by the Minute
Carnegie Mellon has received a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for its dedication to "green practices."

Tops in Technology
Cristina Amon is named one of America's 50 most important Hispanics in technology and business by Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology Magazine

NCAA Champ
Senior Chris Pearson becomes a three-time national champion.

Scientific Breakthrough
New technology developed by Carnegie Mellon scientists uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to visualize gene expression in living animals.

Jazz Ensemble Earns Top Rating at Collegiate Festival
The Carnegie Mellon 6:30 Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of David Pellow, received a superior rating, garnering 33 of a possible 35 points, at the 47th annual Collegiate Jazz Festival (CJF) at the University of Notre Dame in late February.

Signs of Life
A Carnegie Mellon detection system has found growing lichens and bacterial colonies in Chile's Atacama Desert.

Rutenbar's Speech-Recognition Chip Featured in The Economist
Rob A. Rutenbar, Carnegie Mellon's Jatras Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is featured in the March 2005 edition of The Economist's Technology Quarterly.

On Ice
Nomad successfully completes navigation trials for potential Antarctic expedition.

PAT Uses Carnegie Mellon Voice-Activated Information System
Port Authority of Allegheny County has introduced a voice-activated, spoken dialogue system, developed by Carnegie Mellon University language technology experts to make bus-scheduling information more accessible to elderly riders.

A Global Experience
Four Carnegie Mellon students played the part of world leaders at the International Youth Leadership Conference in Prague.

University Receives Academic Leadership Award from Carnegie Corporation
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced that Carnegie Mellon University and its president, Jared L. Cohon, are among the winners of the newly established Academic Leadership Award.

March Madness
Carnegie Mellon's men's basketball team advances in postseason play with record-setting 19th victory.

Highest Honor
Edmund Clarke, Fore Systems Professor of Computer Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

The Same, But Different
Writing Center Director Christina England gives a first-hand account of what life is like at Carnegie Mellon in Qatar.

Tops in Technology
Watts Humphrey, a fellow of the Software Engineering Institute, is awarded the White House National Medal of Technology.

Gloria Steinem Delivers MOSAIC Keynote Feb. 20
Activist and writer Gloria Steinem will deliver the keynote address at Carnegie Mellon University's MOSAIC Conference on Women's Issues Sunday, Feb. 20.

Traffic Ahead!
Carnegie Mellon researchers are developing "smart" cars that communicate with their drivers.

Robot Racing
Carnegie Mellon's Red Team has entered Sandstorm and H1ghlander in the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge.

Science as Art
Susan Heyward and Ashley Sherman star in "Slide Glide, the Slippery Slope," one of three American plays to be presented by the School of Drama.

Producing Affordable Hydrogen
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and the National Energy Technology Laboratory have developed a tool that could make the production of hydrogen cheaper.

Discovering Secrets of Disease
Computer algorithms are revealing the secrets of the new "universe" unlocked by the Human Genome Project.

Celebrating Diversity
Author and historian Darlene Clark Hine will give the keynote address at Carnegie Mellon's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, Jan. 17.

Goodman Hosts Premiere of "Escola de Samba" Jan. 16
Paul Goodman, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, will host the premiere of "Escola de Samba," a one-hour documentary he created about how 4,000 Brazilians work to create the country's annual carnival.

Support Tsunami Relief
President Cohon offers ways for the university community to support tsunami relief efforts.

Henderson Goes Green
Henderson House receives Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its "green" renovation.

Popular Paper in Space Science
A research article by Physics Professor Jeff Peterson was recently ranked one of the most highly cited papers in space science.

Robotics Faculty Survive Tsunami
M. Bernardine Dias and Brett Browning give a first-hand account of their experiences in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the tsunami on Dec. 26.

Intercultural Collaboration
A summer study abroad program in Japan may lead to a lucrative business opportunity for 17 architecture students.

Nobel Laureates
Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott received their Nobel Prizes in Economic Sciences on Dec. 10.

Premier Scientist
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski wins the Foundation for Polish Science Award, commonly called the Polish Nobel Prize.

Show Time!
The School of Drama presents John Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi."

The Champ!
Junior Kermin Elliott Fleming wins the $100,000 Jeopardy College Championship.

International Initiative
Carnegie Mellon CyLab will create a collaborative research lab with the Korea Information Security Agency.

Faculty to Judge Premier High School Science Competition
Carnegie Mellon will host 13 of the region's most promising young scientists in the Middle States Regional Finals of the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology.

Premier Psychologist
Robert Siegler wins the American Psychological Association's prestigious Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.

Green & Turning Greener
Deborah Lange leads The Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research.

Students Compete in "Battle of the Brains"
Teams of Carnegie Mellon students competed in the regional competition of the Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Heinz School to Assist New Australian University
A new university could be opening its doors in Adelaide, South Australia, in 2006, with the assistance of Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Policy and Management and iCarnegie, Inc., a leading curriculum provider in the United States.

The Iron Chef
Internationally renowned Masaharu Morimoto, one of the stars of The Food Network, will perform during this year's International Festival.

Heinz School May Assist in Development of New University in Australia
A new university could be opening its doors in Adelaide, South Australia, in 2006, with the assistance of Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Policy and Management and iCarnegie, Inc., a leading curriculum provider in the United States.

Mock Student Election
Carnegie Mellon students can vote for the next President of the United States in a mock campus election.

Afternoon with Michael Moore
Michael Moore, the director of controversial films "Bowling for Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" will discuss youth votership, today's political climate and other current issues.

Collaboration is Key
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice told students that interdisciplinary collaboration is needed to solve complex problems in a post-9/11 world.

Saturday Light Brigade Partners with Carnegie Mellon Scholars Program to Develop New Studio, Future Opportunities for Students
The Saturday Light Brigade (SLB), Pittsburgh's award-winning live public radio program featuring acoustic music and interactive family fun on Carnegie Mellon's student radio station, WRCT 88.3 FM, has announced a partnership with Carnegie Mellon's Fifth Year Scholars Program to help create its new broadcast studio and develop for-credit work experiences for undergraduates.

Prestigious Election
Internationally renowned Psychology Professor Sheldon Cohen is elected to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine.

Kerry Rally on Campus
Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry will hold a rally at Carnegie Mellon on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Welcome Back
Carnegie Mellon welcomes alumni back to campus for its annual Homecoming Weekend.

Casto Family Celebrates Hero Fund Centennial at Homecoming
On Oct. 15, 2004, 28 members of the Casto Family will gather at Carnegie Mellon to honor the captain for his courage and bravery as part of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Centennial.

Nobel Laureates
Tepper School's Finn Kydland and alumnus Edward Prescott win Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

DOE Grant Supports Robot that Inspects Gas Mains
U.S. Department of Energy announces a two-year, $1.4 million grant for developing a wireless, snake-like, crawling robot for the inspection of active, underground gas mains.

Robots and Thought
Carnegie Mellon's world-famous Robotics Institute celebrates its 25th anniversary, Oct. 11-14.

Company on the Rise
Plextronics, Inc., a Carnegie Mellon spin-off co-founded by Richard McCullough, has been named a Top 21 company for potential growth by InnovationWORLD.

The Science of Learning
NSF grants $25 million to establish new center to study and improve how students learn.

Moore Speaks on Campus
Controversial author and director Michael Moore will speak at Carnegie Mellon at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Facing Uncertainties
Granger Morgan heads the new Climate Decision Making Center at Carnegie Mellon.

And the Andy Goes to...
Carnegie Mellon celebrated the spirit of teamwork and dedication of its staff members at the 10th annual Andy Awards celebration on Monday, Sept. 27.

Edwards on Campus
Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate John Edwards will host a town hall meeting on campus Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Be a Contestant
A: The quiz show that's coming to campus on Sept. 29th. Q: What is Jeopardy?

Innovators with Impact
Faculty members Golan Levin and Jesse Schell are among the world's top 100 young innovators, according to Technology Review's TR100.

Gift from Gates
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives $20 million to Carnegie Mellon for construction of a new computer science building.

Presidential Award Winners
President Bush presents Yoky Matsuoka and Jennifer Lerner with the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Global Beginning
For the first time in history, students started classes on Carnegie Mellon campuses in Pittsburgh and Qatar.

Welcome Class of 2008!
Carnegie Mellon welcomed the Class of 2008 to campus on Tuesday, Aug. 24. President Cohon called the 1,394 students a "wonderfully diverse class."

Still Standing Strong
Carnegie Mellon maintains its Top 25 ranking in the 2005 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."

Tsamitis Tapped To Lead INI
Dena Haritos Tsamitis will lead the Information Networking Institute, which offers programs combining technology, management and policy.

Gov. Rendell Appoints Rivers
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Sanford Rivers is named to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Biological Basis for Autism
A team of neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh has discovered a biological basis for the mysterious brain disorder.

Biotech Spin-Off Opens NASDAQ
Three recent Carnegie Mellon graduates sounded the opening of the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.

Beyond Technical
Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities learned about more than technology during a six-week summer institute in information systems.

Not So Nerdy
The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences encourages the best and brightest high school students to embrace science through classes and cutting-edge research projects.

School of Music Hosts PSCO
Professor Andrés Cárdenes conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra in concerts on campus and at the Jewish Community Center July 22-24.

New CEO, Director at SEI
Paul D. Nielsen will become chief executive officer and director of Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute effective Aug. 1.

Making the Grade
Principals from the Pittsburgh Public Schools will learn how to make the most of standardized test results through a course offered at the Heinz School.

Skinner Named to Federal Posts
The White House has appointed Kiron Skinner, director of Carnegie Mellon's International Relations program, to two posts in the federal government.

Puzzling Discovery
Carnegie Mellon Physicist James Russ and researchers from around the world have found a new sub-atomic particle.

Robotic Hall of Famers
Carnegie Mellon's Robot Hall of Fame announces its second class of inductees.

New Leader at Intel Research Pittsburgh
Professor Todd Mowry will lead the lab's development of new computing and communications technologies.

Carnegie Mellon Names New CIT Dean
Carnegie Mellon has named Pradeep K. Khosla dean of its College of Engineering.

Alums Take Home Tonys
Three Carnegie Mellon alumni received Tony Awards at the 58th annual celebration in New York City on June 6.

Poll Gives InSITeS into School Closings
Carnegie Mellon University will conduct a public survey and research study about school closings and consolidation in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Spin-off Support
Carnegie Mellon spin-off Plextronics SM Inc. has received $3.4 million to bolster research and production of an electricity-conducting plastic.

Simmons Wins Newell Medal
Reid Simmons, "father" of the robots Grace and Valerie won this year's Allen Newell Medal for Research Excellence.

Devin Balkcom, a doctoral student in Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute, has designed the world's first origami-folding robot.

Posner Center Opens
Carnegie Mellon's new library facility and meeting venue opened its doors for the first time on Monday, May 17.

Keynote Speaker
L'Oréal Executive and Carnegie Mellon alumna and trustee Candace Sheffield Matthews will be the featured speaker at commencement, May 16.

Honorary Doctorates
C.D. Mote Jr., William D. Ruckelshaus and Richard A. Tapia will receive honorary degrees for their contributions in science, technology and public policy.

New Breed of Scientist
Joyce Wei uses computers to understand and solve biological processes and solutions.

Prize-Winning Poet
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Anthony Butts earns The Poetry Society of America's most coveted award.

Meeting of the Minds
The annual undergraduate research symposium highlights student work across campus.

Two New Leaders
Laura Lee (far left) and Jeannette Wing have been appointed to the top posts at the School of Architecture and Computer Science Department.

Brave New Musical
The School of Drama presents "The Wild Party," a sensuous and glittering production by George C. Wolfe and new composer Michael John LaChiusa.

Getting the Green Light
Physics Professor Curtis Meyer and a team of international researchers have received approval from the Department of Energy for their large-scale nuclear physics project.

Excellence in Education
Carnegie Mellon honored three distinguished faculty members for their dedication and contributions to teaching at its annual Education Awards.

Making History
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority is the first all-women's team to enter Spring Carnival's buggy races.

Major Appointment
The SEC names Professor Chester Spatt chief economist and director of its Office of Economic Analysis.

Educational Mission
Barbara MacKenzie-Wood created a theater program in South Africa to help educate children about HIV/AIDS.

Heinz Tops U.S. News Grad Rankings
Two Heinz School programs rank #1 in U.S.News & World Report's most recent edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools."

Bryant, Wessel Named Deans
Randal Bryant (left) and Mark Wessel have been chosen to lead Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science and its Heinz School into the future.

Record Donation
Wall Street's David Tepper and his wife, Marlene, made the largest gift in university history by donating $55 million to the business school, which has become the Tepper School of Business.

Big Splash!
NCAA Champions Chris Pearson (left) and Brian McCarthy led the Tartans to their best national finish.

Biotech Breakthrough
By modifying fluorescent crystals called quantum dots, researchers may have made progress in the detection and treatment of cancer.

Unusual Spring Break
Students will study the health effects of zero gravity aboard NASA's KC-135A aircraft.

Oscar's Makeover Man
Alumnus Burton Morris created the art for the 76th Annual Academy Awards.

Gates Makes Campus Visit
Microsoft's Bill Gates praised Carnegie Mellon's contributions to computer science and highlighted new technology during his first visit to campus on Feb. 25.

New Campus in Qatar
Carnegie Mellon will offer undergraduate programs in computer science and business at Education City in the Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar.

Meet Valerie
Carnegie Mellon has "hired" one of the world's first storytelling roboceptionists.

Celebrating Black History
Former astronaut Mae Jemison is among the headliners visiting campus as part of Carnegie Mellon's Black History Month celebration.

A New Look
Architecture students propose new designs for the Carnegie Science Center.

Transforming the Humanities
Carnegie Mellon's new Humanities Center is part of an overall effort to enhance education for all students.

Innovative Curriculum
Professors Jonathan Cagan, Laurie Weingart and Craig Vogel (l-r) have created the award-winning Integrated Product Development course.

Personal Mars Rovers
Smart robots developed at Carnegie Mellon allow museum visitors to experience the thrill of exploring the red planet.

Celebrating King's Legacy
Civil rights leader Mary Frances Berry is the keynote speaker for the university's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Jan. 19.

Number One Breakthrough
Research conducted by Carnegie Mellon astrophysicist Robert Nichol is selected as this year's top discovery by Science magazine.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas
The many images of Santa Claus come alive in Hunt Library's collection of nearly 400 editions of the famous poem.

CSI: Carnegie Mellon
A unique interdisciplinary science course culminates with a forensic study to solve two fictitious murders.

Robot Hall of Fame
Carnegie Mellon inducts the Mars Sojourner, Unimate, R2-D2 and HAL into its new Robot Hall of Fame.

Prestigious Appointment
Internationally renowned Ron Kemnitzer is named to the Nierenberg Chair of Design.

Unified Effort
Carnegie Mellon brings its cyber security efforts together under one umbrella with CyLab.

Nobel Ties
Former Mellon Institute researcher Paul Lauterbur won the 2003 Nobel Prize for his work leading to the development of MRI.

Star-Studded Cast
Actor Ted Danson, star of the TV sitcom "Cheers," is among a prestigious group of alumni to be honored on Friday.

Rewiring America
Carnegie Mellon's Hui Zhang leads development of a national high-speed telecommunications network.

Exporting Technology
Centenary College in New Jersey is using educational technology from Carnegie Mellon to revise its curriculum.

Among the Best in Business Education
Carnegie Mellon's MBA program is ranked 6th worldwide by The Wall Street Journal.

Cyber Security Partnership
The Department of Homeland Security is partnering with Carnegie Mellon's CERT Coordination Center to prevent and respond to Internet attacks.

Safer Living Through Chemistry
Terry Collins and his research team have developed oxidation catalysts that can eliminate toxic residues and decontaminate biological agents.

West Coast Graduation
Students received their master's degrees in information technology at Carnegie Mellon's first graduation ceremony at its West Coast Campus.

Connecting Glenville
University researchers are developing a high-speed wireless network for residents of rural Glenville, West Virginia.

Among the Best
Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, says U.S. News & World Report.

Exemplary Model
David Yaron's Virtual Chemistry Lab is revolutionizing the way students learn.

Going Global
Carnegie Mellon uses technology to link its students with students around the world.

Evidence of Dark Energy
Astrophysicist Bob Nichol's recent discovery has created a "new way of looking at the universe."

Cognitive Assistant
DARPA has awarded Carnegie Mellon $7 million to develop a software-based personal cognitive assistant to increase workplace productivity.

Creating "DinoBurgh"
Carnegie Mellon artists like Burton Morris (left) have helped to launch DinoMite Days in Pittsburgh.

Supreme Court Decision
Carnegie Mellon says court ruling is "profound confirmation" that diversity benefits education.

"Smart Cars"
Carnegie Mellon receives an $8 million grant from GM to develop "smart car" technologies.

Commencement Address
Noted philanthropist Teresa Heinz delivered the keynote address at this year's commencement ceremony.

Mathematicians Converge
Complex microstructures, like those found in Copper Aluminum Nickel crystals, will be discussed at the Nonlinear Analysis Conference at Carnegie Mellon.

Faculty Honored for Teaching Excellence
Peggy Knapp (left), Annette Jacobson and Arthur Westerberg are this year's Education Award winners.

Graduation Day
Keynote speaker Teresa Heinz and four honorary degree recipients highlight Carnegie Mellon's 106th commencement Sunday.

Star-Studded Panel
Celebrity alumni Barry Frank, Gary Smith (left), Robert Summer and Bud Yorkin return to campus to participate in the International Conference on Entertainment Computing.

All in the Family
Husband and wife, John Nagle and Stephanie Tristram-Nagle, have received a top scientific honor for their work in biophysics.

Carnegie Mellon's soccer-playing robots finished first in the Small-Size and Sony Legged leagues at the RoboCup American Open.

Letter from the President
President Jared L. Cohon speaks to the university community about SARS.

RoboCup American Style
Carnegie Mellon hosts the International RoboCup Federation's first American Open April 30 - May 4.

World-Renowned Linguist Honored
Paul Hopper has been named the first Paul Mellon Distinguished Professor of the Humanities.

Securing Technology
SEI CEO Stephen Cross has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Army Reserve to provide protection and defense of critical infrastructures.

Power of the Pen
Carnegie Mellon helps give local high schoolers insight into professional writing careers.

Recognizing Talent and Potential
Ericka Anderson has earned one of only 15 United Negro College Fund/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarships.

And the Oscar Goes to ...
"Chicago," directed by Carnegie Mellon graduate Rob Marshall.

Scholarship Winners
Seniors Brian Namey and Scott Kaufman will be studying overseas next fall.

New Science Labs
The interdisciplinary undergraduate science laboratories are designed for the new breed of scientist.

Interdisciplinary Initiative
Principal lecturer Michael West will direct the new forward-thinking Humanities Scholars Program.

Court Brief Filed
Carnegie Mellon has filed a friend of the court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the University of Michigan and the use of Affirmative Action in admissions.

Dickson Prize Winner
Biomedical Engineer Robert Langer will receive the prestigious science award at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 26. He'll speak on "Biomaterials and How They Will Change Our Lives."

Report Alerted NASA
A report co-authored by Paul Fischbeck predicted disaster to the space shuttle if tiles were damaged.

Luce Scholar Nominee
Cherington Love Shucker aims to advance global awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Seeking a More Diverse Campus
Efforts are yielding progress, President Jared L. Cohon says.

International Assist
Carnegie Mellon is helping to develop the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University.

World's Greatest Cellist on Campus
School of Music hosts Mstislav Rostropovich on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Groundbreaking Anticipated
Construction will soon begin for the new Collaborative Innovation Center.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Carnegie Mellon is hosting a series of programs on Jan. 20 honoring the late great civil rights leader.

Growing West Coast Campus
Carnegie Mellon will renovate space in two additional buildings for its West Coast program.

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