Alumni, Students Organize Earthquake Relief EffortsThursday, April 30, 2015
Alumni, Students Organize Earthquake Relief EffortsCMU alumni and students are creating and supporting numerous relief efforts for victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal.
Musician and Life CoachThursday, April 30, 2015
Musician and Life CoachFrom the Air Force Band to Boston Brass, Lance LaDuke and his euphonium now at CMU, brings a breadth of experience to help guide his students.
Carnegie Mellon’s Marlene Behrmann Elected To National Academy of SciencesBehrmann, the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and CMU co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), is the first female scientist from CMU to be elected to the NAS.
Carnegie Mellon Congratulates Borle, Schwartz on Tony Awards RecognitionTuesday, April 28, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Congratulates Borle, Schwartz on Tony Awards RecognitionChristian Borle (far left) has been nominated for best performance by a featured actor in a musical for "Something Rotten!" and Stephen Schwartz has been named this year's recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award.
Researchers Analyze Economic Effects of EPA’s Carbon Emission GuidelinesTuesday, April 28, 2015
Researchers Analyze Economic Effects of EPA’s Carbon Emission GuidelinesIn a recent paper, researchers in Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering demonstrate that states may not have the incentive to cooperate in reducing carbon emissions from electric power plants, even though such cooperation would lower costs nationwide.
Experiments, Brave Statements Featured in “Some Preservatives,” Carnegie Mellon’s Senior Art Exhibition, May 1-16Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Experiments, Brave Statements Featured in “Some Preservatives,” Carnegie Mellon’s Senior Art Exhibition, May 1-16Thirty-six student artists from the Class of 2015 will present their final work, including paintings, videos, interactive works, sculptures and installations, in the Miller Gallery.
Carnegie Mellon Project Divides Everyday Tasks, Expenses In Ways Scientifically Calculated To Make Everyone HappyTuesday, April 28, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Project Divides Everyday Tasks, Expenses In Ways Scientifically Calculated To Make Everyone HappyThe next time you share a cab, get a little help on splitting the fare from a Nobel laureate in economics. That's possible as of today through Carnegie Mellon's Spliddit.org website, which offers "provably fair" solutions to everyday dilemmas.
CMU President Subra Suresh, Collaborators Discover New Mechanism Behind Malaria ProgressionMonday, April 27, 2015
CMU President Subra Suresh, Collaborators Discover New Mechanism Behind Malaria ProgressionUsing computer modeling, CMU President Subra Suresh and his colleagues found that nanoscale knobs, which form at the membrane of infected red blood cells, cause the cell stiffening that is in part responsible for the reduced blood flow that can turn malaria deadly. The findings open a new avenue of research into therapies for the disease, which infects close to 200 million people each year.
Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Biometrics Center Wins Gold at Edison AwardsFriday, April 24, 2015
Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Biometrics Center Wins Gold at Edison AwardsSavvides' Biometrics Center is developing tools that use "bio-metrics" - unique signatures in a person's appearance such as the shape of their face or the iris in their eye - to achieve accurate identification.
Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Carnegie Mellon Computer Faces Poker Pros in Epic No-Limit Texas Hold’Em CompetitionFriday, April 24, 2015
Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Carnegie Mellon Computer Faces Poker Pros in Epic No-Limit Texas Hold’Em CompetitionOver the course of two weeks, the CMU computer program, Claudico, will play 20,000 hands of Heads-Up No-limit Texas Hold'em with each of the four poker pros.
President Suresh Addresses University Challenges and OpportunitiesThursday, April 23, 2015
President Suresh Addresses University Challenges and OpportunitiesSuresh highlighted achievements he's seen during his nearly two years as president, crediting the CMU community for bringing to life the Simon and BrainHub initiatives, Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships, the ProSEED grant program and the Tepper Quad project. He also spoke of the new endowed funds in the arts and humanities, and developing an innovation corridor along Forbes Avenue.
Alan Alda To Give Keynote Address at Carnegie Mellon Commencement, May 17Thursday, April 23, 2015
Alan Alda To Give Keynote Address at Carnegie Mellon Commencement, May 17The acclaimed actor, writer and director who has a passion for science and technology, exemplifies Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary strengths in the arts and sciences. He also will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.
Become a World Changer. In Plaid.Thursday, April 23, 2015
Become a World Changer. In Plaid.By May 1, about 1,450 prospective CMU undergrads will make their decision to #turntartan. Let's hear from a few that have already committed.
Carnegie Mellon Professor Alessandro Acquisti Awarded Fellowship from Carnegie Corporation of New YorkWednesday, April 22, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Professor Alessandro Acquisti Awarded Fellowship from Carnegie Corporation of New YorkAlessandro Acquisti's fellowship will investigate the impact of the data economy on societal welfare and the distribution of wealth, focusing on how the erosion of privacy and the rise of "big data" may affect economic growth, equality and discrimination. He is one of only 32 recipients to receive the honor from more than 300 nominees.
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Taps Carnegie Mellon Statistician To Lead Informatics and Statistics ScienceTuesday, April 21, 2015
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Taps Carnegie Mellon Statistician To Lead Informatics and Statistics ScienceStarting in 2022, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will digitally image the sky every night for a decade. The massive camera will gather roughly 30 terabytes - or 30,000 gigabytes - each night, creating "big data" for astronomy like never before.To help prepare for the data challenges, Carnegie Mellon's Chad Schafer has been elected co-chair of the LSST Informatics and Statistics Science Collaboration.
Media Advisory: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx To Discuss Future of Transportation at Carnegie MellonTuesday, April 21, 2015
Media Advisory: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx To Discuss Future of Transportation at Carnegie MellonU.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will deliver remarks from 2:15 - 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 22 at Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville.
Carnegie Mellon and 90.5 WESA Launch “Energy Bite” To Raise Awareness for Energy IssuesTuesday, April 21, 2015
Carnegie Mellon and 90.5 WESA Launch “Energy Bite” To Raise Awareness for Energy IssuesThe co-production is a new 90-second weekly program debuting on Earth Day 2015, April 22, featuring a series of interviews with CMU faculty members discussing energy topics of interest to the general public.
Lisa Tetrault’s “The Myth of Seneca Falls” Named 2015 Most Original Book in U.S. Women’s HistoryMonday, April 20, 2015
Lisa Tetrault’s “The Myth of Seneca Falls” Named 2015 Most Original Book in U.S. Women’s HistoryThe Organization of American Historians has named "The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898" by CMU's Lisa Tetrault as the winner of its inaugural Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women's History. The award is given for the previous calendar year's most original book, one that is path-breaking work or challenges and changes widely accepted scholarly interpretations in the field.
Carnegie Mellon Scientists Appear in “Fastball”Monday, April 20, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Scientists Appear in “Fastball”Faculty members from the Mellon College of Science and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences made their debut in Fastball, a baseball documentary produced by CMU Trustee Thomas Tull and directed by eight-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20.
Beyond the Touchscreen: Carnegie Mellon, Disney Researchers Develop Acoustically Driven Controls for Handheld DevicesMonday, April 20, 2015
Beyond the Touchscreen: Carnegie Mellon, Disney Researchers Develop Acoustically Driven Controls for Handheld DevicesThe researchers drew inspiration from wind instruments in devising these mechanisms, which they call Acoustruments. The idea is to use pluggable plastic tubes and other structures to connect the smartphone's speaker with its microphone. The device can then be controlled by acoustically altering sounds as they pass through this system.
Carnegie Corporation of New York Grants Carnegie Mellon $1 Million To Support Activities of the Simon InitiativeMonday, April 20, 2015
Carnegie Corporation of New York Grants Carnegie Mellon $1 Million To Support Activities of the Simon InitiativeThe grant - Carnegie Corporation's largest ever to CMU - will allow the university to better understand and develop strategies to overcome the roadblocks to using technology-enhanced learning (TEL) resources.
Event Honors CMU Alumnus and Fallen Marine, Raises Funds To Provide Service Dogs for VeteransThursday, April 16, 2015
Event Honors CMU Alumnus and Fallen Marine, Raises Funds To Provide Service Dogs for VeteransThe golf event on Monday, April 20, at South Hills Country Club will feature a Canine Caddy demonstration and remarks from students and family members of the late U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Christopher "Otis" Raible.
Celebrating 25 YearsThursday, April 16, 2015
Celebrating 25 YearsAddThis CEO Hooman Radfar is one of 1,500 alumni success stories the Information Networking Institute will showcase as part of its celebration.
Carnival 2015: The Next ChapterWednesday, April 15, 2015
Carnival 2015: The Next ChapterThis year's celebration, "Living Library," promises more fun and friendship with more than 130 events - from Buggy's 95th, to fireworks and more.
Sending a Message to the FutureMonday, April 13, 2015
Sending a Message to the FutureCalled Earth Tapestry, the project led by CMU's William Alba invites people across the globe to vote on earth's most important locations, both natural and manmade. Information about the top-ranked locations will be laser-engraved onto a sapphire disk and delivered to the moon on an Astrobotic robotic lunar mission.
Three Minute ThesisMonday, April 13, 2015
Three Minute ThesisWith just one static slide and only three minutes to present, CMU Ph.D. students set out to describe over a year's worth of doctoral research.
CMU Researchers Discover How Pain Fine-Tunes Pain ReliefFriday, April 10, 2015
CMU Researchers Discover How Pain Fine-Tunes Pain ReliefAt the cellular level, pain and pain relief are caused by two different signaling pathways. But the two pathways aren't necessarily independent of one another, according to a study published by Carnegie Mellon researchers in Cell Reports.
Carnegie Mellon Scientists Question Representation of Women in International JournalFriday, April 10, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Scientists Question Representation of Women in International JournalThe highly regarded scientific journal, Cognition, publishes theoretical and experimental papers on the study of the mind, a topic that has been a research strength of CMU for decades and that is receiving intense focus through the federal government's BRAIN Initiative. In an opinion piece to appear in the international journal, CMU's Roberta Klatzky, Lori Holt and Marlene Behrmann write that they were "struck by the fact that among the 19 authors listed for the 12 articles, only one female author was present."
Court Hears Appeal of Disk-Drive Patent Infringement CaseWednesday, April 08, 2015
Court Hears Appeal of Disk-Drive Patent Infringement CaseMarvell Technology Group Ltd. and Marvell Semiconductor Inc. appealed a 2012 ruling that found that they had willfully infringed on two patents granted to the university as well as Professor Jose Moura and Aleksandar Kavcic.
CMU Chemists Create Tiny Gold Nanoparticles That Reflect Nature’s PatternsWednesday, April 08, 2015
CMU Chemists Create Tiny Gold Nanoparticles That Reflect Nature’s PatternsGold nanoparticles are a promising technology that has applications in a wide range of fields including catalysis, electronics, materials science and health care. But, in order to use gold nanoparticles in practical applications, scientists must first understand the tiny particles' structure.
Obituary: Acclaimed Physicist Lincoln Wolfenstein Had Passions for Science, Peace and FamilyWednesday, April 08, 2015
Obituary: Acclaimed Physicist Lincoln Wolfenstein Had Passions for Science, Peace and FamilyWolfenstein, an internationally renowned theoretical particle physicist, particularly in the area of weak interactions and elementary particles, died Friday, March 27 in Oakland, Calif., of cancer. He was 92.
Climate RibbonWednesday, April 08, 2015
Climate RibbonThanks to CMU, the sustainable design of Miami's newest Centre set to open in late 2015, will have a comfortable open-air feel for its shoppers.
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Call for Broader U.S. Renewable Fuel StandardTuesday, April 07, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Call for Broader U.S. Renewable Fuel StandardIn a paper recently published in Environmental Science and Technology, a team of Carnegie Mellon researchers argue for a broader renewable fuel standard on the basis that the regulation's current focus is damaging growth of the renewable biomass industry in the U.S.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Lorna McGhee To Join Carnegie Mellon School of MusicTuesday, April 07, 2015
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Lorna McGhee To Join Carnegie Mellon School of MusicLorna McGhee, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra principal flute, will join CMU's School of Music faculty this fall as an artist lecturer.
CMU Spring Carnival Celebrates 101 Years, April 16-18Tuesday, April 07, 2015
CMU Spring Carnival Celebrates 101 Years, April 16-18Carnegie Mellon's Spring Carnival enters its second century, April 16-18. Forbes and Morewood avenues will be closed near the campus intermittently from 6 to 11 p.m., Friday, April 10. Margaret Morrison Street, Tech Street, Frew Street, Circuit Road and Schenley Drive (Panther Hollow and Schenley bridges included) will be closed from 5 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18. Roads will reopen by 12:30 p.m.
New Gallery, Art Space 616, Features Work by Carnegie Mellon Art Professor Martin PrekopTuesday, April 07, 2015
New Gallery, Art Space 616, Features Work by Carnegie Mellon Art Professor Martin PrekopThe gallery of contemporary art opens Friday, April 10 with some of Prekop's photography, paintings, sculptures and installations from the past four decades.
CMU’s School of Drama Presents ‘Three Sisters’ by Anton ChekhovMonday, April 06, 2015
CMU’s School of Drama Presents ‘Three Sisters’ by Anton ChekhovThe final production of the year in the Philip Chosky Theater will be Anton Chekhov's classic "Three Sisters," translated by Paul Schmidt and directed by esteemed guest Pamela Berlin. The play opens April 9 and runs through April 25.
CMU President Subra Suresh, Collaborators Create Device That Extracts Rare Tumor Cells Using SoundMonday, April 06, 2015
CMU President Subra Suresh, Collaborators Create Device That Extracts Rare Tumor Cells Using SoundA simple blood test may one day replace invasive biopsies thanks to a new device that uses sound waves to separate blood-borne cancer cells from white blood cells.
Carnegie Mellon Places Fifth in 2014 Putnam Mathematics CompetitionFriday, April 03, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Places Fifth in 2014 Putnam Mathematics CompetitionThis marks the fourth consecutive year that Carnegie Mellon has placed among the top five teams in the the premier mathematics contest for undergraduate students.
Alumnus John Nash Wins Prestigious Abel Prize From Norwegian Academy of Science and LettersFriday, April 03, 2015
Alumnus John Nash Wins Prestigious Abel Prize From Norwegian Academy of Science and LettersNash, who won the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics, is being recognized for his work with partial differential equations, which have contributed to the fundamental understanding of structures that describe the physical world. Many mathematicians consider this work to be Nash's deepest and most important.
Two Carnegie Mellon Students Awarded Barry M. Goldwater ScholarshipsFriday, April 03, 2015
Two Carnegie Mellon Students Awarded Barry M. Goldwater ScholarshipsJillian Jaycox and Joshua Kubiak are among 260 sophomores and juniors nationwide chosen from more than 1,200 nominations for the 2015-2016 academic year. CMU has been home to 20 Goldwater Scholars.
Carnegie Mellon’s Dietrich College To Create New Institute for Politics and StrategyThursday, April 02, 2015
Carnegie Mellon’s Dietrich College To Create New Institute for Politics and StrategyUnder the direction of Kiron Skinner, the IPS will serve as a center for research, undergraduate and graduate education, and university-wide initiatives in the fields of political science, international relations, national security policy and grand strategy.
Autism: Making ProgressWednesday, April 01, 2015
Autism: Making ProgressCarnegie Mellon researchers are making significant progress with groundbreaking discoveries that are being highlighted this April during National Autism Awareness Month.
Pittsburgh’s Girls of Steel Win Chairman’s Award In Regional FIRST® Robotics CompetitionWednesday, April 01, 2015