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Visit the interconnecting worlds of institution-founding, student learning, public needs, and disciplinary knowledge. "Anchoring" authors hail from the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, fine arts, and engineering. Section themes include building the organizational structure of a university, assuming moral responsibility for student learning, reinventing art forms with new technologies, and bringing university knowledge to bear on the task of building America's infrastructure.
OLD AND NEW FRONTIERS
Reflect on the expanding horizons of Carnegie Mellon's disciplines. Environmental challenges are changing business leadership expectations for science knowledge; the demand for languages in global communication has given a new focus to the university curriculum; stereotypes fall as women play a more central role in computer science; "engineering" itself is no longer a niche education.
ENVIRONMENT, DESIGN, AND PUBLIC POLICY
Experience how design, architecture, and engineering at Carnegie Mellon place themselves where research, professional practice, and public decision-making converge. Fields continue to be redefined. Carnegie Mellonís expertise in design, technology, and materials gives it a particular edge in work on sustainable environments, buildings and their uses, and the making of technology-based public policy.
EXTENDING THE UNIVERSITY'S REACH
Share the experience of how Carnegie Mellon has responded to the vast flow of information on the Internet, the ethical needs of professionals and citizens, the impact of globalization, and the thirst for the fine arts in both the humanities and the sciences. The Innovative University continues to function as sanctuary, learning environment, and transmitter of culture, but it is now also an engine for economic development, a force for reshaping traditional disciplines, and a pioneer in bringing digital technology to bear on the information needs of society.
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