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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Voices Behind Teenie Harris’ Photos

CMU’s Joe Trotter and Newcastle University’s Ben Houston created the exhibit “Teenie Harris Photographs: In Their Own Voice.”
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Study Shows Default Choices Matter, Especially for Poorer, Less Educated Individuals

Researchers took advantage of a resulting federal lawsuit against a fraudulent company to test default choice architecture when the optimal choice was clear: End the subscriptions.
Monday, December 11, 2017

Selecting Sounds: How the Brain Knows What To Listen To

A team led by scientists at CMU and Birkbeck, University of London has developed a new approach to how the brain singles out a specific stream of sound.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Koedinger Assumes Hillman Professorship

Ken Koedinger, professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Department of Psychology, accepted the Hillman Professorship of Computer Science in a ceremony Dec. 6 in the Gates and Hillman centers.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Marking Human Rights Day With a Focus on Scientific Freedom

December 10 is International Human Rights Day, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly. This year’s observance coincides with the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) recently released scientific freedom and responsibility statement that supports its mission to promote scientific freedom—and that freedom’s inseparable...
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Psychology Graduate Students Host Workshops for Local Students

Last weekend, Sewickley Academy’s Super Saturday event included time on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus.
Monday, December 4, 2017

Advances to Brain-Interface Technology Provide Clearer Insight Into Visual System Than Ever Before

Carnegie Mellon University engineers and cognitive neuroscientists have demonstrated that a new high-density EEG can capture the brain’s neural activity at a higher spatial resolution than ever before.
Saturday, December 2, 2017

DoD Appoints Kiron Skinner to Defense Policy Board

U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis has appointed Carnegie Mellon University’s Kiron Skinner to the Defense Policy Board.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Shaw Intern Reunion

Dan Shaw, a creator of the Shaw Internship Fund, met with former Shaw Interns to discuss internship experiences and where they are now.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

IEEE Elects Roberta Klatzky as a 2018 Fellow

Klatzky is a world-renowned expert in cognition who examines the relationships between human perception and action, with a focus on touch.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CMU Statistics and Data Science Graduate Students Keep Winning Big

Within the past year, CMU Statistics and Data Science Ph.D. students have been placing in the top five at major datathons.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dietrich Student's Flights Have Evacuated More Than 200 Following Hurricane Maria

Rosana Guernica's hurricane relief efforts have changed the lives of 211 Puerto Rican evacuees. Guernica and other volunteers have raised more than $174,000.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Five Andrew W. Mellon Fellows Selected

Five Ph.D. students from the English, HIstory and Modern Languages Departments have been selected as Andrew W. Mellon Fellows.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts Thirteen Students

Thirteen students were inducted into CMU's chapter of the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa.
Monday, November 20, 2017

Kevin González Granted NEA Creative Writing Fellowship

Earlier this month, Kevin González, assistant professor of English at CMU, was granted the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing Fellowship.
Monday, November 20, 2017

Anna Fisher Receives NSF Science of Learning Grant

Fisher will work to understand whether design of reading materials for beginning readers can be optimized taking into account children’s developing attention regulation skills.
Monday, November 20, 2017

Michael J. Tarr Named 2017 AAAS Fellow

Michael J. Tarr has been selected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and named CMU’s Trustee Professor of Vision Science.
Monday, November 20, 2017

Alumni Talk Internships at Under Construction

At Under Construction: Internships, Dietrich College sophomores had the chance to hear from and network with Carnegie Mellon alumni.
Monday, November 20, 2017

How to Predict the Perfect Gift

It's an age-old question. Do shoppers pick out a gift they think someone might like, or do they purchase exactly what the recipient has asked for?
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Philosophy Class Visits Navlab

Mate Szabo, a philosophy postdoctoral fellow, and his class visited Navlab, a group that builds computer-controlled vehicles for automated and assisted driving.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In 16th Poetry Collection, Jim Daniels Returns to Old Turf With New Eyes

Jim Daniels, the Thomas Stockham Baker University Professor of English, recently published his 16th book of poetry, “Street Calligraphy."
Monday, November 13, 2017

Dietrich College Alumna and CMU Basketball Star Turns Pro

As of early November, Lisa Murphy (DC'17) is the leading scorer with 19.2 points per game for Lemvig Basket, one of the premier teams in Denmark.
Monday, November 13, 2017

How a Graduate Degree in Neural Computation Prepares for Career in Medtech

After graduating with a Ph.D. in neural computation, Kubra Komek made the switch to the medtech industry. She uses her degree every day.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

50th Anniversary Events Celebrate CMU's Impact, Bright Future

Members of the university community honored a half-century of achievements at the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Homecoming on Nov. 10-11.
Friday, November 10, 2017

CMU’s Kasey Creswell Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant To Study Alcohol’s Effects in Young Adults

Creswell’s research will be the first to evaluate how lab-based findings translate to risk processes outside of the laboratory.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Brain Research is Underserved by Statistics, Says Carnegie Mellon’s Rob Kass

Kass believes brain research is in need of cutting-edge statistics, which can and should supply a link between data and explanations research aims to generate.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

How You Make Decisions Can Affect Your Patience

CMU Ph.D. student Daniel Wall’s latest behavioral economics research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

NIH Renews CMU, Pitt Predoctoral Training Program in Behavioral Brain Research

B-squared trains students to incorporate neuroscience and behavioral research to advance the understanding and treatment of many health issues.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Highlights From CMU’s Sports Analytics Conference

CMU's Sports Analytics Conference hosted some of the biggest names in the field and was followed by the Tartan Data Science Cup.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Unique Fusion of Economics and Psychology Drives Carnegie Mellon’s Approach to Behavioral Economics

Companies, organizations and governments are turning to behavioral economics to change decision making, alter how organizations operate and influence policies.