September-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Press Release: Legacy of Beloved Carnegie Mellon Professor Lester Lave To Live on Through Professorship and Fellowship

Lester LaveLave will be honored by the establishment of a professorship in economics, engineering and public policy, and a fellowship for doctorial studies on innovative areas in economics, public policy and engineering.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Press Release: Doing Good in a Bad World — Carnegie Mellon School of Drama’s Production of “Good Person of Setzuan” Runs Oct. 6-15

Ava DeLuca-VerleyAdapted by Tony Kushner from a translation by Carnegie Mellon’s own Wendy Arons, the performances will be directed by internationally renowned German director Peter Kleinert.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Scientists Track Neuronal Stem Cells Using MRI

Stem Cell MRIThe recently patented technology could be used to further the study of neural stem cells and help the development of new treatments for brain injuries caused by trauma, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. MORE
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

News Brief: CMU Installs 10 Solar-Powered Waste and Recycling Containers

Solar ContainersThe containers use solar-powered batteries to compact trash and wirelessly transmit information to collectors notifying them when the containers need to be emptied. MORE
Monday, September 26, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Study Finds Benefits of Plug-in Vehicles Depend on Battery Size

Electric CarIn a study appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, CMU's Jeremy Michalek argues that electrified vehicles with smaller battery packs are more efficient in reducing societal costs for health care, environmental damages and oil consumption. MORE
Monday, September 26, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's David Brumley Receives Prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Cybersecurity Research

David BrumleyBrumley will receive the award, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young scientists and engineers, at a White House ceremony this fall.
Monday, September 26, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar To Offer Undergraduate Degree Programs in Biological Sciences and Computational Biology

Biology StudentThe programs are a collaborative effort with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), with students receiving their degrees from Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Monday, September 26, 2011

News Brief: School of Music Student Debuts on NBC's "The Sing-Off"

Ethan CrystalEthan Crystal's high school a cappella group, Soul'd Out, will compete against 15 teams for a Sony Music recording contract and $200,000. MORE
Friday, September 23, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon To Welcome Urban Designer, Author Dhiru Thadani Oct. 3

Thadani will speak about his global urban design and architecture at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater in Oakland.
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Press Release: More Affected Equals More Neglected: CMU Researchers Find Amplification of Bias in Advice to the Unidentified and Many

George LoewensteinNew research from Carnegie Mellon's George Loewenstein and Duke's Sunita Sah demonstrates that advisers confronting a conflict of interest give more biased advice when there are multiple advice recipients as opposed to just one recipient, and in the case of just one recipient the advice is more biased when the adviser does not know the name of the recipient. MORE
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Paul S. Steif Pens New Dynamic Textbook for Engineering Students

Paul SteifThe book, "Mechanics of Materials," published by Pearson, is visually appealing and filled with depictions of everyday experiences with simple objects designed to help students grasp major engineering concepts with ease and agility. MORE
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Martin Gaynor To Head New Health Care Cost Institute

Marty GaynorGaynor, the E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy at CMU's Heinz College, will oversee HCCI, an objective, independent and nonprofit entity that both provides researchers with access to comprehensive data sets of commercial costs and utilization, and conducts its own research. MORE
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

News Brief: CMU Team Wins First Yahoo! Hack All-Stars Competition

Yahoo Hack TeamThe team created a prototype file-sharing tool in just 24 hours at the Yahoo! Open Hack All-Stars event Sept. 13-14 in New York City, winning the inaugural Hack All-Stars competition and $10,000. MORE
Monday, September 19, 2011

News Backgrounder: Carnegie Mellon Applauds New US Patent Reform Act; Greenlighting Startups Initiative To Generate New Companies, Programs

The legislation simplifies the patent application process and harmonizes the U.S. patent system with that of our major trading partners, allowing U.S. inventors at universities to compete more effectively in the global marketplace. MORE
Friday, September 16, 2011

Press Release: CMU Researchers Find Natural Gas a Better Low Carbon Fuel in Electricity Sector Than Transportation Arena

Paulina JaramilloProjections of increased domestic supply, low prices and low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are supporting the increased use of natural gas, which according to Paulina Jaramillo and other Carnegie Mellon researchers may be the fuel of choice when it comes to protecting the environment.
Friday, September 16, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Music Launches 100th Anniversary Season

PhilharmonicThe season features more than 250 events and includes some of the biggest names in the music world — as well as the big names of tomorrow. MORE
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon To Partner With Rwandan Government for Development of Graduate Engineering Degree Programs

Paul KagameCarnegie Mellon will establish and operate an academic program in Kigali, Rwanda, initially offering a Master of Science in Information Technology program. Rwandan President Paul Kagame will speak at CMU Friday.
Monday, September 12, 2011

Press Release: CMU School of Art's Fall Lecture Series Features Artistic Stars Across Disciplines

The series includes internationally acclaimed artists and curators whose work and research span performance and sound art, public sculpture, human-computer interaction, subversions of public media and the lesser known facts about Andy Warhol's influential works. MORE
Monday, September 12, 2011

Press Release: Legendary Pianist Byron Janis Visits Carnegie Mellon School of Music

Byron JanisThe public is invited to join School of Music faculty and students as they learn about his remarkable life and gain insight into his musical talents during three events Sept. 22-23.
Friday, September 9, 2011

News Brief: Five CMU Grad Students Among 2012 Siebel Scholars

Andrew Chambers, Luis Pedro Coelho, Preethi Raju, Stephanie Rosenthal and Robert Simmons will each receive a $35,000 award for their final year of studies. MORE
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Press Release: September Issue of CMU's GigaPan Magazine Focuses on Haiti and Hôpital Albert Schweitzer

Haitians with GigaPanThe online GigaPan Magazine features interactive panoramas of the central Artibonite Valley, its villages and its hospital that provide an alternative view of Haitian life. MORE
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University To Receive One of the 10 Largest Gifts to Higher Education From Businessman, Scholar and Philanthropist William S. Dietrich II

DietrichBusinessman, scholar, philanthropist and longtime Carnegie Mellon University trustee William S. Dietrich II has announced a plan to provide a record-breaking gift of a $265 million fund to support CMU — the largest gift in CMU's history and one of the 10 largest by an individual to a private higher education institution in the United States. MORE