Ethicists Question Impact of Hospital AdvertisingIn a commentary piece published in JAMA Internal Medicine, CMU's Alex John London and Pitt's Yael Schenker question the impact of health information that is available online, voicing their concerns that reliable and unbiased information may be hard to identify among the growing number of medical care advertisements.
Individuals May Fail To Navigate Complex Tradeoffs in Privacy Decision-MakingWe leave a trail of data, both knowingly and unwittingly, with every swipe of a credit card, post on social media and query on a search engine. Carnegie Mellon University researchers detail the privacy hurdles people face while navigating in the information age, and what should be done about privacy at a policy level.
Ed Boyden To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain SciencesCarnegie Mellon University will award the third annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Ed Boyden, associate professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute.
Linda Babcock’s Books Earn High Praise From The Business JournalsWednesday, January 21, 2015
Linda Babcock’s Books Earn High Praise From The Business JournalsTwo books authored by Linda Babcock, the James M. Walton Professor of Economics at the Heinz and Dietrich colleges, have been recognized among "the most important business books ever written" by Ed Stych, national special section editor at The Business Journals. The books are "Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation - and Positive Strategies for Change" and "Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want."
CMU, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust To Launch Inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities FestivalWednesday, January 21, 2015
CMU, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust To Launch Inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities FestivalJ. Kevin McMahon and Paul Organisak of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and David Shumway of Carnegie Mellon will outline the vision for the festival at 10 a.m., Jan. 28 at the James R. Rohr Building at 805-807 Liberty Ave in downtown. Running March 26-29, the festival will feature "Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters" by internationally renowned experts, artists and intellectual innovators.
Luis Ball To Discuss "Latin America: The Unnoticed Giant South of the Border”Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Luis Ball To Discuss "Latin America: The Unnoticed Giant South of the Border”Much of the Americans perception of Latin America has been based on myth and not reality. Venezuelan-born Luis Ball, a Carnegie Mellon University trustee, Latin American business leader, and publisher of PanAm Post, an online news and analysis site emphasizing Latin America, will discuss popular views of Latin America and show how they relate to the actual history of the region.
Researchers Discover "Idiosyncratic" Brain Patterns in AutismMonday, January 19, 2015
Researchers Discover "Idiosyncratic" Brain Patterns in AutismNew research recently published in Nature Neuroscience shows the brains of individuals with autism display unique synchronization patterns, something that could impact earlier diagnosis of the disorder and future treatments.
Diversity and Social JusticeMonday, January 19, 2015
Diversity and Social JusticeWhile Martin Luther King Jr. Day is often a time to contemplate society, conversations on the topic are ongoing at CMU. English Professor Jim Daniels and History Professor Joe W. Trotter discuss King's legacy.
Registration Is Open For Under Construction: Building Your FutureTuesday, January 13, 2015
Registration Is Open For Under Construction: Building Your FutureDon't miss this one-day career exploration and self-definition opportunity for current Dietrich College sophomores, juniors, and seniors to network with alumni, learn their stories, and begin to navigate career options, internships, undergraduate choices, and post-graduation opportunities.
Alumna’s Undergraduate Honors Project Draws Support From DARPA; Multiyear Contract To Develop Tools To Detect and Identify Sex TraffickersTuesday, January 13, 2015
Alumna’s Undergraduate Honors Project Draws Support From DARPA; Multiyear Contract To Develop Tools To Detect and Identify Sex TraffickersA contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funding researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who are seeking to undercut sex traffickers by developing online tools that target a key vulnerability: the need to advertise.
People Watching: Brain Research Shows Different Pathways Are Responsible for Person and Movement RecognitionMonday, January 12, 2015
People Watching: Brain Research Shows Different Pathways Are Responsible for Person and Movement RecognitionEach time you see a person that you know, your brain seemingly effortlessly and immediately recognizes that person by his or her face and body. Just as easily, your brain understands a person's movements, allowing you to perform critical skills such as interpreting social cues, detecting threats and determining the difference between skipping and jumping.
Young Pittsburgh Writers To Be Honored at Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards CeremonyMonday, January 12, 2015
Young Pittsburgh Writers To Be Honored at Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards CeremonyFourteen Pittsburgh-area high school and college students will be honored for their poetry and prose at the 2015 Carnegie Mellon University Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 19 in CMU's Rangos Hall.
Jim Ray Daniels' "Eight Mile High" Lands on 2015 Michigan Notable Books ListMonday, January 12, 2015
Jim Ray Daniels' "Eight Mile High" Lands on 2015 Michigan Notable Books ListThe annual list features 20 books published in the previous calendar year that are about Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author. This is the second consecutive year that Daniels, the Thomas Stockham Baker University Professor of English, has been named to the Michigan Notable Books List; his poetry book, "Birth Marks," was honored in 2014.
John R. Anderson To Attend White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and LearningFriday, January 09, 2015