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Four Ways To Make Your New Year's Resolutions StickLooking at New Year's resolutions through the lens of CMU behavioral economists, here are four ways to map out a plan of attack and have your 2018 goals stick.
Information Systems Students Get InnovativeFifteen teams of CMU seniors in Information Systems created plans for new and creative apps.
CMU Researchers Receive DARPA Grant to Forecast the Flow of Information OnlineThe $6.7 million grant is one of the largest federally funded projects of its kind. It comes at a time when, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center Study, a majority of U.S. adults rely on social media as their primary news source.
Pittsburgh Organizations Can Now Find CMU Dietrich College Interns More EasilyThursday, December 21, 2017
Pittsburgh Organizations Can Now Find CMU Dietrich College Interns More EasilyLaunching in 2018, the Dietrich College Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program will offer students in need of valuable internship experiences an opportunity to connect with companies and organizations in the Pittsburgh area, particularly in ways that benefit the community.
Learning by Doing GoodWednesday, December 20, 2017
Learning by Doing GoodIn the project course "Computing for Good," several dozen students used satellite imagery to detect illegal mines in the Congo, created apps to coordinate timely pickup of harvested crops in Columbia and designed an augmented reality system for farmers in Rwanda.
Carnegie Mellon Launches the First Behavioral Economics Ph.D. ProgramWednesday, December 20, 2017
Carnegie Mellon Launches the First Behavioral Economics Ph.D. ProgramSmartly designed and implemented behavioral interventions change the way we make decisions, alter the way organizations operate and influence how policies are implemented. Now, students looking to do cutting-edge research at the intersection of economics and psychology can get the first and only Ph.D. in behavioral economics at Carnegie Mellon University.
Student-Athletes Honored at Fourth Annual Academic Achievement CelebrationSaturday, December 16, 2017
Student-Athletes Honored at Fourth Annual Academic Achievement CelebrationHosted by CMU's Department of Athletics, twenty-nine student-athletes paused during finals week to celebrate each other and their successes on and off the field.
The Voices Behind Teenie Harris’ PhotosWednesday, December 13, 2017
The Voices Behind Teenie Harris’ PhotosCMU’s Joe Trotter and Newcastle University’s Ben Houston created the exhibit “Teenie Harris Photographs: In Their Own Voice.”
Study Shows Default Choices Matter, Especially for Poorer, Less Educated IndividualsWednesday, December 13, 2017
Study Shows Default Choices Matter, Especially for Poorer, Less Educated IndividualsResearchers 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.
Selecting Sounds: How the Brain Knows What To Listen ToMonday, December 11, 2017
Selecting Sounds: How the Brain Knows What To Listen ToA team led by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Birkbeck, University of London has developed a new approach to how the brain singles out a specific stream of sound from other distracting sounds.
Koedinger Assumes Hillman ProfessorshipFriday, December 08, 2017
Koedinger Assumes Hillman ProfessorshipKen 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.
Marking Human Rights Day With a Focus on Scientific FreedomThursday, December 07, 2017
Marking Human Rights Day With a Focus on Scientific FreedomDecember 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 counterpart, scientific responsibility.
Psychology Graduate Students Host Workshops for Local StudentsThursday, December 07, 2017
Psychology Graduate Students Host Workshops for Local StudentsLast weekend, Sewickley Academy’s Super Saturday event included time on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus.
Advances to Brain-Interface Technology Provide Clearer Insight Into Visual System Than Ever BeforeMonday, December 04, 2017
Advances to Brain-Interface Technology Provide Clearer Insight Into Visual System Than Ever BeforeCarnegie 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.
DoD Appoints Kiron Skinner to Defense Policy BoardSaturday, December 02, 2017