Students Helping StudentsCMU's School of Music Heritage Scholarship campaign helps to ensure deserving students pursue their dreams.
Carnegie Mellon Develops New Method for Analyzing Synaptic DensityA high-throughput, machine-learning tool could help researchers better understand synaptic activity in learning and disease.
Pop ArtCoca-Cola celebrates 100 years of its soda bottle with help from Burton Morris, who channeled fellow CMU alumnus Andy Warhol.
Year in ReviewThursday, December 24, 2015
Year in ReviewNew buildings. Historic gifts. Advances in robotics. Big data. Small business. The year has been filled with news about Carnegie Mellon University.
CMU Alumnus, Trustee Jonathan Rothberg To Receive National Medal of Technology and InnovationWednesday, December 23, 2015
CMU Alumnus, Trustee Jonathan Rothberg To Receive National Medal of Technology and InnovationThe award recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America's competitiveness and quality of life, and helped strengthen the nation's technological workforce.
"A Visit from St. Nicholas"Tuesday, December 22, 2015
"A Visit from St. Nicholas"CMU's latest addition to its collection of a classic holiday poem has a "Frozen" twist as alumnus Josh Gad revisits his role as Olaf.
Chemists Develop Bright, Fluorescent Bottlebrush Polymer Probe for Cell DetectionMonday, December 21, 2015
Chemists Develop Bright, Fluorescent Bottlebrush Polymer Probe for Cell DetectionThe much brighter probes will allow scientists to detect very low levels of protein expressed in cells.
Dean Ramayya Krishnan Honored With 2015 Nayudamma AwardMonday, December 21, 2015
Dean Ramayya Krishnan Honored With 2015 Nayudamma AwardKrishnan is being honored for his research and leadership in making data-driven decisions in key societal domains, including transportation, smart cities and living analytics.
iGEM GoldFriday, December 18, 2015
iGEM GoldCMU students competing in this year's premiere synthetic biology competition brought home high honors for a bright idea.
Even With 24/7 Access, Investors Tend To Put Their Heads In The Sand When Expecting Bad NewsThursday, December 17, 2015
Even With 24/7 Access, Investors Tend To Put Their Heads In The Sand When Expecting Bad NewsResearch by CMU economists finds that the "ostrich effect" takes over when markets are down.
CMU Behavioral Economists: Health Insurance Complexity Leads to Costly MistakesThursday, December 17, 2015
CMU Behavioral Economists: Health Insurance Complexity Leads to Costly MistakesWhile insurance exchanges were designed to benefit consumers by offering more plan choices, for many people, selecting a health plan is a source of confusion and stress.
CMU Makes Facial Image Analysis Software Available to ResearchersWednesday, December 16, 2015
CMU Makes Facial Image Analysis Software Available to ResearchersAutomated facial analysis is at the heart of a host of potential applications, from monitoring the emotional state of patients to detecting whether a public speaker is losing an audience's attention.
Social Stress: Brain Circuitry Fails To Connect in Children With AutismTuesday, December 15, 2015
Social Stress: Brain Circuitry Fails To Connect in Children With AutismAn innovative brain imaging study has uncovered new evidence explaining why "theory of mind" deficiencies are present in ASD children.
Whitacre Named Fellow of National Academy of InventorsTuesday, December 15, 2015
Whitacre Named Fellow of National Academy of InventorsA professor of engineering and public policy and materials science and engineering at CMU, Jay Whitacre has more than 30 patents issued or pending.
Researchers Find Hospital Prices Vary Significantly for Privately InsuredTuesday, December 15, 2015
Researchers Find Hospital Prices Vary Significantly for Privately InsuredThe new study gives policymakers a more accurate view of Americans' health care spending.
Vegetarian and “Healthy” Diets Could Be More Harmful to the EnvironmentMonday, December 14, 2015
Vegetarian and “Healthy” Diets Could Be More Harmful to the EnvironmentAccording to a Carnegie Mellon study, eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon.
Energy EducationMonday, December 14, 2015
Energy EducationElizabeth Forward Middle School teachers had a question - how could they create a space to teach energy concepts in a different way?
Student Team Wins Grand Prize at Facebook Global HackathonFriday, December 11, 2015
Student Team Wins Grand Prize at Facebook Global HackathonThe competition, which took place over three days in late November at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, featured 78 finalists representing 21 teams from 11 countries.
Study Finds Simple Ways To Increase Participation in Earned Income Tax CreditThursday, December 10, 2015
Study Finds Simple Ways To Increase Participation in Earned Income Tax CreditRedesigned and less complex forms, coupled with a reminder, led to a 22 percent greater participation rate from those eligible to receive the credit.
In A Galaxy [Not] So Far Away...Wednesday, December 09, 2015
In A Galaxy [Not] So Far Away...CMU is helping to train people for the experience economy, which includes a proposed "Star Wars" theme park.
Miller Gallery’s “Mind the Matter” Features Culmination of CMU Design Students’ WorkMonday, December 07, 2015
Miller Gallery’s “Mind the Matter” Features Culmination of CMU Design Students’ WorkThe senior class exhibition, which runs through Sunday, Dec. 13, offers "insight into the students' evolution over four years of study in which they develop both problem-solving and form-giving skills."
Nearby Nature Project Empowers Students To Monitor Their EnvironmentMonday, December 07, 2015
Nearby Nature Project Empowers Students To Monitor Their EnvironmentThe Carnegie Mellon CREATE Lab project will enable middle school and high school students in Pennsylvania and West Virginia to study scientific phenomena in almost any outdoor space.
Lehoczky, Rajkumar and Sha To Receive IEEE Simon Ramo MedalFriday, December 04, 2015
Lehoczky, Rajkumar and Sha To Receive IEEE Simon Ramo MedalThe medal recognizes technical leadership and contributions to fundamental theory, practice and standardization for engineering real-time systems.
Cranor Named Chief Technologist of Federal Trade CommissionThursday, December 03, 2015
Cranor Named Chief Technologist of Federal Trade CommissionLorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and engineering and public policy, will join the FTC in January and will be primarily responsible for advising the commission on developing technology and policy matters.
Center for Iranian Music Hosts Segâh Festival of Persian and Turkish MusicThursday, December 03, 2015
Center for Iranian Music Hosts Segâh Festival of Persian and Turkish MusicThe festival, Jan. 14-16, will bring the shared musical and cultural history of the two civilizations to the foreground and educate people about their entwined history.
Not Mere Trickery: Effects of Behavioral Nudges Persist Despite DisclosureThursday, December 03, 2015
Not Mere Trickery: Effects of Behavioral Nudges Persist Despite DisclosureA team led by CMU behavioral economist George Loewenstein investigated the impact of making people aware that they were being nudged toward a particular decision.
Research Team Finds Detailed Record of Mysterious Fast Radio BurstWednesday, December 02, 2015
Research Team Finds Detailed Record of Mysterious Fast Radio BurstA team of astronomers, including CMU's Jeffrey Peterson and Hsiu-Hsien Lin, has uncovered the most detailed record ever of a Fast Radio Burst - a brief yet brilliant eruption of cosmic radio waves from the distant universe.
Center for Human Rights Science Secures Over $1M for Video, Image AnalysisTuesday, December 01, 2015
Center for Human Rights Science Secures Over $1M for Video, Image AnalysisCMU's Center for Human Rights Science has secured over $1 million in funding to develop tools to collect, analyze and disseminate information gathered from human rights media.
Computer System Will Be an Angel on Your Shoulder, Whispering Advice, Step-by-Step InstructionTuesday, December 01, 2015
Computer System Will Be an Angel on Your Shoulder, Whispering Advice, Step-by-Step InstructionCMU researchers are building a cognitive assistance system called Gabriel that, like the angel that is its namesake, will seemingly look over a person's shoulder and whisper instructions for various tasks.
The Tech Behind Tory BurchTuesday, December 01, 2015
The Tech Behind Tory BurchA CMU alumna and senior web designer for the global luxury fashion house brings collections - including surfboards and unique prints - to digital life.
Iconic ImagesTuesday, December 01, 2015