LearnLab Summer SchoolWhen Bill Buttlar, a professor and associate dean at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his colleagues were charged with revamping their graduate program, they decided to attend CMU to learn how to effectively implement cognitive tutors.
Study Finds State Vehicle Safety Inspections Should ContinuePennsylvania legislators have been trying to phase out passenger vehicle safety inspection programs, but a study published by CMU researchers has concluded that the arguments are based on the wrong numbers.
CMU Filmmakers Need Your Vote To Win $100KThree Carnegie Mellon University filmmakers are competing to win $100K."We've Met Before" is a short film directed by Yulin Kuang (DC'12), who majored in creative writing and international relations and politics. Two 2011 graduates from the College of Fine Arts are also involved in the film, with Zack Wallnau behind the camera and Jennifer Hwang as the production designer.
GEM4 Summer InstituteThursday, July 16, 2015
GEM4 Summer InstitutePrinting soft tissue to mimic mechanics of a human brain sounds like something out of science fiction. But through interdisciplinary collaboration, the idea could someday become a reality. Psychology Professor Marcel Just was one of top lecturers from around the world who addressed human diseases at the global scale.
English Alumna Wins Major Poetry PrizeWednesday, July 15, 2015
English Alumna Wins Major Poetry PrizeMarci Calabretta (DC'11) has won the 2015 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Part of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award Series, the award is given annually for excellent new book-length works
Toward Software Social Organisms: The Companion ArchitectureTuesday, July 14, 2015
Toward Software Social Organisms: The Companion ArchitectureNorthwestern University's Ken Forbus will deliver the keynote lecture for the 22nd ACT-R Workshop. The talk - and the theme of ACT-R - bridges two CMU strategic initiatives: BrainHub, which harnesses the technology that helps the world explore brain and behavior; and Simon, a commitment to leverage learning science research and the latest in technology in order to improve learning outcomes for all students.
AAC Director Gloria Hill To RetireTuesday, July 14, 2015
AAC Director Gloria Hill To RetireHill, assistant dean of the Dietrich College and director of the Academic Advisory Center (AAC), has been instrumental in shaping thousands of CMU students' educations. A celebration is being planned to honor Hill in September.
Pittsburgh Celebrates “Caroline Acker Day”Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Pittsburgh Celebrates “Caroline Acker Day”Independence Day was extra special this year. The City of Pittsburgh declared July 4, 2015 "Dr. Caroline Acker Day" to recognize the longtime CMU history professor for her outstanding scholarship and many contributions to the Pittsburgh community.
News Maker: Alumna Brittany McCandlessMonday, July 06, 2015
News Maker: Alumna Brittany McCandlessIt's safe to say that Brittany McCandless (DC'08) knew she to be a journalist at a young age. To make her dream a reality, the associate producer at CBS This Morning attended CMU to major in the Department of English's Professional Writing Program.
BrainHub Research Projects Receive ProSEED FundingMonday, July 06, 2015
BrainHub Research Projects Receive ProSEED FundingOne of the six newly funded projects includes Psychology Department professors teaming up with College of Engineering faculty to develop a high-resolution and portable EEG.
The CoAx LabThursday, July 02, 2015
The CoAx LabIn the Cognitive Axon Lab, Psychology's Timothy Verstynen and his lab members study the structural and functional aspects of the brain-why the brain is wired the way it is and how this wiring is related to cognition.
User Expedition: IS Alumna Rebecca ShoreWednesday, July 01, 2015