Group Travels To Witness Poland's Jewish Past and PresentCMU faculty and alumna Laurnie Wilson spent eight days in Poland, thanks to Classrooms Without Borders. They met people personally affected by the course of history who then demonstrate how the events resonated.
Making Education Technology Work for EveryoneSeveral Simon Initiative members, including a few from the Dietrich College, presented at the 2017 Global Learning Council Summit. Topics included best practices for TEL in global cross-cultural contexts and overcoming barriers to implementing TEL in higher education.
Aging Power Plants Provide Trump Administration With Environmental Risks and Economic OpportunitiesWhen it comes to the current plans to retire U.S. power plants, CMU researchers believe we are "running towards a cliff with no fence." In a recent study, they found that power plant retirement trends will complicate achieving long-term carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction targets and require a significant increase in capital investments.
Salakhutdinov, Roeder and Wasserman Receive UPMC Professorships To Help Shape the Future of HealthcareWednesday, July 12, 2017
Salakhutdinov, Roeder and Wasserman Receive UPMC Professorships To Help Shape the Future of HealthcareThe financial support continues nearly three decades of UPMC's investment in CMU, which includes the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance - a collaboration between CMU and the University of Pittsburgh that uses data to improve health outcomes and hopes to transform the practice of medicine. According to Farnam Jahanian, professorships make significant and life-changing research possible at Carnegie Mellon.
Four Nonprofits Receive Bequest from Steinberg EstateTuesday, July 11, 2017
Four Nonprofits Receive Bequest from Steinberg EstateErwin R. and Beverly Steinberg planned to leave one last gift, naming Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and WQED as the recipients of a $1 million dollar donation split among the organizations.
Computer Vision Takes OffWednesday, July 05, 2017
Computer Vision Takes OffComputer vision has exploded over the past five years, and it is now able to identify objects with uncanny accuracy, leading to advances in everything from surveillance cameras to self-driving vehicles.
Alex John London Receives Clara L. West Professorship in Ethics and PhilosophyMonday, July 03, 2017