Photo Advisory: Young Scientists Test Water Quality At Phipps Conservatory, Aug. 1Friday, July 29, 2011
Photo Advisory: Young Scientists Test Water Quality At Phipps Conservatory, Aug. 1Aspiring scientists entering grades 4-6, armed with test tubes, laboratory equipment and safety goggles, will collect and analyze water samples at the aquatic gardens next to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens building. The Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES) is hosting the daylong workshop "Chemistry and Analysis of Water" to expose students to environmental research, laboratory equipment and careers in science.
News Brief: ETC To Partner With Salford University in United KingdomThe Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Salford in Manchester, United Kingdom, to collaborate on interactive, creative digital media projects.
Press Release: Hilary Masters' Latest Novel Combines Murders, Mystery and Humor into Futuristic FableCarnegie Mellon English Professor Hilary Masters' latest novel, "Post: A Fable," is part-mystery, part-environmental elegy and futuristic tale about ruining things that we love.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Develops iPhone App That Predicts When Bus Will ArriveWednesday, July 27, 2011
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Develops iPhone App That Predicts When Bus Will ArriveEverybody who waits at a bus stop wants to know one thing: Where's the bus? Thanks to Tiramisu, a new iPhone application developed at Carnegie Mellon University, transit riders in Pittsburgh will soon be able to get the answer by using crowdsourcing to share arrival times with each other.
News Brief: CMU Startups @ GoogleTuesday, July 26, 2011
News Brief: CMU Startups @ GooglePittsburgh Pattern Recognition is the second CMU spinoff acquired by Google in the last few years.
Media Advisory: CMU Researchers Will Demonstrate Public Transit App for iPhoneTuesday, July 26, 2011
Media Advisory: CMU Researchers Will Demonstrate Public Transit App for iPhoneCMU researchers will demonstrate Tiramisu, a new, free iPhone app that helps Port Authority of Allegheny County transit riders find out when their bus or light rail vehicle will arrive.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Andrew J. Gellman To Be Recognized For Outstanding Research by American Chemical SocietyMonday, July 25, 2011
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon’s Andrew J. Gellman To Be Recognized For Outstanding Research by American Chemical SocietyCarnegie Mellon University's Andrew J. Gellman will be recognized as a 2011 fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Aug. 29 at its annual meeting in Denver.
Press Release: CMU’s Jiyong Jang Receives Symantec Graduate FellowshipMonday, July 25, 2011
Press Release: CMU’s Jiyong Jang Receives Symantec Graduate FellowshipCarnegie Mellon University's Jiyong Jang is the recipient of the Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Graduate Fellowship for helping researchers better understand and protect against new online threats.
Press Release: CMU School of Design, Eat'n Park Restaurants Launch Innovative Partnership To Fight Childhood ObesityMonday, July 25, 2011
Press Release: CMU School of Design, Eat'n Park Restaurants Launch Innovative Partnership To Fight Childhood ObesityFor five weeks, starting on Aug. 1, 2011, Eat'n Park Restaurants will introduce the Fitwits program to guests by offering a series of five Fitwits collectible character cards to families. Each card contains nutritional information, recipes, trivia and memory triggers to teach children about appropriate portion sizes.
Obituary: Dr. David Servan-Schreiber Empowered Cancer PatientsMonday, July 25, 2011
Obituary: Dr. David Servan-Schreiber Empowered Cancer PatientsDr. David Servan-Schreiber (CS'89,'90), who was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters at Carnegie Mellon's commencement this past May, died of brain cancer on Sunday, July 24. He was 50.
Press Release: Top Linguistics Students from Around the World Will Compete at Carnegie Mellon July 24-30Thursday, July 21, 2011
Press Release: Top Linguistics Students from Around the World Will Compete at Carnegie Mellon July 24-30Visitors to Pittsburgh may sometimes be confused by the local dialect, but that's not likely to be a problem for high school students from around the globe who will be competing in the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL), hosted for the first time in the United States by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) July 24-30.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Jacobo Bielak Elected As Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil EngineersWednesday, July 20, 2011
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Jacobo Bielak Elected As Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil EngineersCarnegie Mellon University's Jacobo Bielak has been named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the highest distinction that organization awards. He will be inducted on Oct. 20 at the 2011 ASCE convention in Memphis, Tenn.
Obituary: CMU's Horacio Arló-Costa Was an Acclaimed Logician and PhilosopherWednesday, July 20, 2011
Obituary: CMU's Horacio Arló-Costa Was an Acclaimed Logician and PhilosopherHoracio Arl&#243;-Costa, professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, died July 14 at age 54. A renowned logician and philosopher, Arl&#243;-Costa's innovative research crossed many different fields, including formal epistemology, artificial intelligence, behavioral decision research and cognitive neuroscience. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 23 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thomas Quinn Funeral Home, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City N.Y. 11106.
News Brief: Software Engineering Students Develop Warhol AppTuesday, July 19, 2011
News Brief: Software Engineering Students Develop Warhol AppThree students in last year's Institute for Software Research's Professional Software Engineering programs developed an iPhone/iPad application for The Andy Warhol Museum. The application allows users to create a digital silkscreen print by following Warhol's famed silkscreen process step by step.
Press Release: CMU Names Renowned Alumni Relations Expert Associate Vice President for AdvancementTuesday, July 19, 2011
Press Release: CMU Names Renowned Alumni Relations Expert Associate Vice President for AdvancementAndrew Shaindlin, founder of the international consulting firm Alumni Futures and alumnifutures.com, the first blog devoted to the profession of alumni relations, has been named associate vice president for Advancement, and associate vice president for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at Carnegie Mellon University, which has more than 86,500 alumni around the world.
News Brief: Information Systems Students Support Props, Costumes ProjectTuesday, July 19, 2011
News Brief: Information Systems Students Support Props, Costumes ProjectWhen a performing arts company donated millions of props and costumes to Urban Impact in Pittsburgh, they thought that they would never have to purchase another item for a play or musical again. But, the magnitude of the items quickly became overwhelming - simply locating specific items within the warehouse was virtually impossible.
Obituary: Carnegie Mellon's Herbert Lawrence Toor Leaves Lasting Legacy for University and College of EngineeringTuesday, July 19, 2011
Obituary: Carnegie Mellon's Herbert Lawrence Toor Leaves Lasting Legacy for University and College of EngineeringHerbert Lawrence Toor, former dean of Carnegie Mellon University's engineering college and the emeritus Mobay Professor of Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy for more than 40 years, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, from Alzheimer's disease. He was 84. A celebration of Toor's life is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 6 at the Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury, Vt., where he lived since retiring from Carnegie Mellon in the early 1990s.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Students Developing Tech Solutions For Improving English Literacy in UruguayMonday, July 18, 2011
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Students Developing Tech Solutions For Improving English Literacy in UruguaySeven students from Carnegie Mellon University's campuses in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Doha, Qatar, are working with government education officials in Montevideo, Uruguay, this summer to develop new technological tools for teaching English in Uruguay high schools.
Press Release: Four Professors Earn Highest Faculty Distinction at Carnegie MellonThursday, July 14, 2011
Press Release: Four Professors Earn Highest Faculty Distinction at Carnegie MellonLorenz (Larry) T. Biegler, John P. Lehoczky, George Loewenstein and Mary Shaw, have been awarded the elite title of University Professor.
Press Release: CMU and Princeton Neuroscientists Uncover Neural Mechanisms of Object RecognitionWednesday, July 13, 2011
Press Release: CMU and Princeton Neuroscientists Uncover Neural Mechanisms of Object RecognitionCertain brain injuries can cause people to lose the ability to visually recognize objects - for example, confusing a harmonica for a cash register.
News Brief: Paying for PrivacyWednesday, July 13, 2011
News Brief: Paying for PrivacyA new study by Carnegie Mellon researchers debunks the conventional wisdom that online consumers won't pay a premium to purchase from vendors with clear, protective privacy policies.
News Brief: Students Light Up African VillageTuesday, July 12, 2011
News Brief: Students Light Up African VillageEngineering and public policy doctoral student Paul van der Boor and rising junior economics and statistics major Tori Baggio are part of a four-member team from Project Yele that will be working in the African country through Aug. 11. They are blogging about the experience at http://projectyele2011.wordpress.com/.
News Brief: Hollywood Comes to CMUFriday, July 08, 2011
News Brief: Hollywood Comes to CMUCarnegie Mellon will once again play host to Hollywood, when several scenes for a major motion picture by Warner Bros., currently using the working title "Magnus Rex," are filmed outside of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in late July, and inside and outside of the Mellon Institute in early August. Carnegie Mellon is working closely with the production company to ensure that the university and its students, faculty and staff will benefit from the movie-making experience with minimal disruption to normal operations.
Press Release: Symposium Explores How Computer Programs Can Be Made Easier To Write and UnderstandThursday, July 07, 2011
Press Release: Symposium Explores How Computer Programs Can Be Made Easier To Write and UnderstandComputers may be a common part of modern life and work, but the languages and methods used to program those computers continue to confound most people. Researchers who are developing ways to make computer programs easier to write and use will be sharing their ideas at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), Sept. 18-22, in Pittsburgh.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Announces Winners of Inaugural Rothberg Research Awards in Human Brain ImagingThursday, July 07, 2011
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Announces Winners of Inaugural Rothberg Research Awards in Human Brain ImagingThe human brain is becoming less of a mystery thanks in part to groundbreaking work by world-renowned Carnegie Mellon University scientists. Now, new research awards made possible by Carnegie Mellon alumnus and trustee Jonathan M. Rothberg (E'85), founder of four genetics companies aimed at improving human health, will enable CMU scientists to make even more important neural discoveries.
Press Release: July Issue of Carnegie Mellon’s GigaPan Magazine Features Interactive Panoramas of Civil War SitesWednesday, July 06, 2011
Press Release: July Issue of Carnegie Mellon’s GigaPan Magazine Features Interactive Panoramas of Civil War SitesArmchair historians can interactively explore nine panoramas of Civil War sites in Gettysburg and other Pennsylvania locales featured in this month's issue of GigaPan Magazine, http://gigapanmagazine.org/, an online publication of the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.
News brief: Robotics Institute Hits NYCTuesday, July 05, 2011
News brief: Robotics Institute Hits NYCThe Robot Film Festival in New York City July 16-17 boasts a number of firsts, perhaps none more surprising than both Spike Jonze and Matt Mason presenting films on the same screen.
Press Release: Kids Using Billboards To Share Stories About Bullies, Environment and MoreTuesday, July 05, 2011