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Shinn-Cunningham to Receive Bernice Grafstein AwardBarbara Shinn-Cunningham, director of the Neuroscience Institute and George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Auditory Neuroscience is a 2020 co-recipient of the Bernice Grafstein Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Mentoring from the Society for Neuroscience.
CMU Researchers Named to World Economic Forum Global Future CouncilsSina Fazelpour, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy, will serve on one of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils.
VR Course Brings Remote Learners Closer TogetherStephan Caspar's "Multicultural Pittsburgh: Exploring Language and Culture Through Digital Storytelling" class is indicative of the kind of immersive experience typically found in the Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room at Carnegie Mellon University.
Misperceptions about Southeast Tornado RiskResearchers find people living in the southeastern United States lack knowledge of diffuse timing of these destructive storms, leaving residents vulnerable.
CMU Film Festival Brings Cinema to Peoples’ HomesThe CMU International Film Festival is starting back up this month with a new and safe way to allow the community to experience world cinema.
New Tartans Unite in TaiwanFirst-year statistics and machine learning student Aaron Chen co-led efforts to bring CMU students from Taiwan together through Facebook and an in-person gathering.
Women Interrupted: A New Strategy for Male-Dominated DiscussionsJoanna Wolfe provides a unique perspective in advance of the final 2020 presidential debate.
An Interdisciplinary Look at American ElectionsIn "How We Vote," a Grand Challenge Seminar for first-year students, three Carnegie Mellon University faculty bring a multidisciplinary perspective to a remote examination of the process of voting in American democracy.
Even Our Language Is PolarizedResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University, using computer translation tools in an unprecedented way, have found that even the meanings of some words are now polarized.
Reframing a MovementTuesday, October 20, 2020
Reframing a MovementLisa Tetrault, associate professor of history and a leading scholar of women’s suffrage, has been at the forefront of projects nationwide to inform and remind the public that the fight for voting access was a long, multi-generational movement fueled by diverse, complex women that remains unfinished and ongoing.
COVID, Politics Could Divide This Year's Thanksgiving TableThursday, October 15, 2020
COVID, Politics Could Divide This Year's Thanksgiving TableDifferences in politics and beliefs in pandemic precautions could literally divide families this Thanksgiving or make it downright toxic, according to Carnegie Mellon University experts.
Verstynen, Yttri Awarded Grant for Work on Decision MakingTuesday, October 13, 2020
Verstynen, Yttri Awarded Grant for Work on Decision MakingUsing casino-style games, researchers try to understand how the brain changes its mind.
Data Is A Journey, Not A DestinationTuesday, October 13, 2020
Data Is A Journey, Not A Destination“Discovering the Data Universe” was designed to challenge students with thought-provoking questions not only about data management but also how data is collected and used.
Innovation with HeartTuesday, October 13, 2020
Innovation with HeartWith a pioneering device, alumnus Jamie Quinterno and PECA Labs are changing the way the world performs heart surgery.
COVIDcast Now Monitoring Daily U.S. Mask Use, COVID-19 TestingMonday, October 12, 2020
COVIDcast Now Monitoring Daily U.S. Mask Use, COVID-19 TestingNationwide trends in mask use, access to COVID-19 tests and test results are now being monitored by Carnegie Mellon University and shared publicly as part of a symptom survey distributed daily to Facebook users.
Cyber defense is an art in human deceptionFriday, October 09, 2020
Cyber defense is an art in human deceptionFor CyLab’s Coty Gonzalez, protecting networks against cyberattacks is a game of deception.
Registration for CMU Sports Analytics Conference OpenWednesday, October 07, 2020
Registration for CMU Sports Analytics Conference OpenRegistration is now open for the Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference, held virtually on Oct. 24-25.
CMU Children’s School Celebrates Unique Place in EducationMonday, October 05, 2020
CMU Children’s School Celebrates Unique Place in EducationCarnegie Mellon University’s Children’s School offers a unique learning experience for preschool and Kindergarten students on campus.
Dietrich College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic PlanFriday, October 02, 2020
Dietrich College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic PlanIn the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, we are committed to recruiting, retaining and cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.
McGill-CMU Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Unlikely Until Fall 2021Thursday, October 01, 2020