Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Ethicists Question Impact of Hospital AdvertisingIn a commentary piece published in JAMA Internal Medicine, CMU's Alex John London and Pitt's Yael Schenker question the impact of health information that is available online, voicing their concerns that reliable and unbiased information may be hard to identify among the growing number of medical care advertisements.
Game OnFriday, January 30, 2015
Game OnStudents taking a class in the IDeATe network plugged in and played with this year's Global Game Jam theme, "What Do We Do Now?"
Carnegie Mellon Team Finds Individuals May Fail To Navigate Complex Tradeoffs in Privacy Decision-MakingCarnegie Mellon researchers detail the privacy hurdles people face while navigating in the information age, and what should be done about privacy at a policy level, in a review published in the Jan. 30 special issue of the journal Science.
The Dream of EducationWednesday, January 28, 2015
The Dream of EducationSimon Initiative lecturer Freeman Hrabowski challenges CMU to bring Dr. Martin Luther King's vision of equal social opportunity to life.
Deflategate: Could Physics Be at Fault?Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Deflategate: Could Physics Be at Fault?Carnegie Mellon Physics Professor Gregg Franklin explains how physics could have played a role in football's latest controversy.
Citadel Sponsors Redesign of Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Lab and Study SpacesMonday, January 26, 2015
Citadel Sponsors Redesign of Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Lab and Study SpacesThe new Citadel Teaching Commons is a lab and study space that includes collaborative and high-performance clusters that will help learning and development of the next generation of computer scientists.
Carnegie Mellon Engineering Student Catherine Groschner Wins Churchill ScholarshipFriday, January 23, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Engineering Student Catherine Groschner Wins Churchill ScholarshipGroschner, a senior materials science and engineering major, is the 11th CMU student to receive the Churchill Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards for studying abroad in the United Kingdom. She plans to pursue a Master of Philosophy in Energy Technologies and conduct photovoltaics research.
MIT's Ed Boyden To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain SciencesFriday, January 23, 2015
MIT's Ed Boyden To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain SciencesA pioneer in bioengineering and neuroscience, Boyden leads MIT's synthetiic neurobiology group, which develops tools for analyzing and engineering the circuits of the brain. He'll receive the award on April 9 at CMU.
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust To Launch Inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities FestivalWednesday, January 21, 2015
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust To Launch Inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities FestivalJ. Kevin McMahon and Paul Organisak of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and David Shumway of Carnegie Mellon will outline the vision for the festival at 10 a.m., Jan. 28 at the James R. Rohr Building at 805-807 Liberty Ave in downtown. Running March 26-29, the festival will feature "Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters" by internationally renowned experts, artists and intellectual innovators.
James Rohr To Become Chairman of Carnegie Mellon's Board of TrusteesTuesday, January 20, 2015
James Rohr To Become Chairman of Carnegie Mellon's Board of TrusteesRohr, the former chairman and CEO of PNC Financial Services Group, will succeed Raymond Lane, effective July 1. A member of the board since 1992, Rohr has served as the board's vice chairman since 2012, and currently chairs its Nominating and Governance Committee. He also serves on the Finance Committee of which he was vice chair from 2007-2012. He chaired CMU's Presidential Search Committee from 2012-2013.
Carnegie Mellon Trustee and Business Leader Luis Ball To Discuss "Latin America: The Unnoticed Giant South of the Border"Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Trustee and Business Leader Luis Ball To Discuss "Latin America: The Unnoticed Giant South of the Border"Ball, born in Venezuela, will discuss how popular views of Latin America, its history and even its scholarly writing start with pre-conceived ideas based on myth, not reality.
Researchers Discover "Idiosyncratic" Brain Patterns in AutismMonday, January 19, 2015
Researchers Discover "Idiosyncratic" Brain Patterns in AutismNew research recently published in Nature Neuroscience shows the brains of individuals with autism display unique synchronization patterns, something that could impact earlier diagnosis of the disorder and future treatments.
Researchers Develop New Way To Model Sickle Cell BehaviorMonday, January 19, 2015
Researchers Develop New Way To Model Sickle Cell BehaviorThe multidisciplinary research team has developed a novel microfluidic device to assess cell-level processes influencing the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited genetic disorder. The device can analyze the behavior of blood from sickle cell disease patients and measure how long it takes blood cells to become dangerously stiff, making them more likely to get trapped in blood vessels.
Diversity and Social JusticeMonday, January 19, 2015
Diversity and Social JusticeWhile Martin Luther King Jr. Day is often a time to contemplate society, conversations on the topic are ongoing at CMU.
What Does Privacy Look Like? Carnegie Mellon Professor Explores Public Attitudes, Concerns Using DrawingsFriday, January 16, 2015
What Does Privacy Look Like? Carnegie Mellon Professor Explores Public Attitudes, Concerns Using DrawingsThe project, Privacy Illustrated, has amassed hundreds of drawings thus far, from participants ranging in age from 5 to 91.
Visiting Scholar Soars With Oscar NodThursday, January 15, 2015
Visiting Scholar Soars With Oscar NodMichael Keaton, who helps CMU's ETC students, was nominated for Best Actor. He's just one of the university ties to watch at the 2015 Academy Awards.
Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery Opens "From the Edge" Exhibition, Featuring Performance Design Depicting Social and Political IssuesWednesday, January 14, 2015
Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery Opens "From the Edge" Exhibition, Featuring Performance Design Depicting Social and Political Issues"From the Edge" tackles the foremost issues and events during the Bush and Obama administrations, including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, health care, moral questions brought to the fore by war and fundamentalist beliefs, and issues relating to views on race in society.
Professor Chester S. Spatt Named to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's New Equity Market Structure Advisory CommitteeWednesday, January 14, 2015
Professor Chester S. Spatt Named to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's New Equity Market Structure Advisory CommitteeThe committee will focus on the structure and operations of U.S. equity markets and act as a formal channel through which advice and recommendations will be provided to the SEC on issues that include a review of the SEC's Regulation NMS (National Market System), the role of exchanges in the current market structure and the presence and effect of conflicts in the routing and execution of equity orders.
FTC Commissioner Julie Brill To Address Privacy Concerns Regarding “Internet of Things” at Carnegie MellonWednesday, January 14, 2015
FTC Commissioner Julie Brill To Address Privacy Concerns Regarding “Internet of Things” at Carnegie MellonBrill will emphasize the importance of designing devices and systems that implement privacy, security and fairness during a lecture at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 28. Her talk will kick off several Privacy Day events at CMU.
Carnegie Mellon University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Host Seventh Annual Freestyle Tinkering FestivalTuesday, January 13, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Host Seventh Annual Freestyle Tinkering FestivalBuild18 serves as an intellectual playground for the brightest and most creative of Carnegie Mellon's engineers. Over 200 engineering students will showcase their freestyle tinkering projects from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16 in the Cohon University Center's Wiegand Gym.
Carnegie Mellon Developing Online Tools To Detect and Identify Sex TraffickersTuesday, January 13, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Developing Online Tools To Detect and Identify Sex TraffickersThe three-year, $3.6 million CMU effort seeks to undercut sex traffickers with online tools that target a key vulnerability: the need to advertise.
People Watching: Brain Research Shows Different Pathways Are Responsible for Person and Movement RecognitionMonday, January 12, 2015
People Watching: Brain Research Shows Different Pathways Are Responsible for Person and Movement RecognitionResearchers, including Carnegie Mellon's Marlene Behrmann, have found that the ability to understand different movements, engages different brain mechanisms from those that recognize who is initiating the action. The study illustrates for the first time how individuals with prosopagnosia, or face blindness, are still able to recognize other people's movements.
Young Pittsburgh Writers To Be Honored at Carnegie Mellon's Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards Ceremony, Jan. 19Monday, January 12, 2015
Young Pittsburgh Writers To Be Honored at Carnegie Mellon's Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards Ceremony, Jan. 19Fourteen Pittsburgh-area high school and college students will be honored for their poetry and prose reflecting on their personal experiences with race and discrimination. The awards program is a mainstay of CMU's MLK Day celebration, which this year is expanding to include new events and programs throughout January and February.
Jim Ray Daniels' "Eight Mile High" Lands on 2015 Michigan Notable Books ListMonday, January 12, 2015
Jim Ray Daniels' "Eight Mile High" Lands on 2015 Michigan Notable Books ListThis is the second consecutive year that Daniels has been named to the Michigan Notable Books List; his poetry book, "Birth Marks," was honored in 2014.
Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Legacy Throughout January and FebruaryMonday, January 12, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Legacy Throughout January and FebruaryFreeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), will deliver this year's keynote address as part of CMU's Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture Series on Monday, Jan. 26.
Carnegie Mellon's Six-legged "Snake Monster" Is First of New Breed of Reconfigurable Modular RobotsMonday, January 12, 2015
Carnegie Mellon's Six-legged "Snake Monster" Is First of New Breed of Reconfigurable Modular RobotsRobot inventor Howie Choset says the walking robot is only one example of how robots built using the modular system can easily be reconfigured to meet a user's needs.
Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Open Nominations for Theatre Education AwardMonday, January 12, 2015
Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Open Nominations for Theatre Education AwardNow through March 31, nominations are being accepted online for the inaugural "Excellence in Theatre Education Award." Anyone - from students and school administrators, to friends, neighbors and family - can submit a worthy K-12 teacher for consideration.
Nominate Your Theatre EducatorMonday, January 12, 2015
Nominate Your Theatre EducatorChristian Borle. Cherry Jones. Judith Light. Billy Porter. These CMU alumni and Tony Award winners all have recognized teachers who helped set the stage for their theatrical careers. Now it's your turn.
Carnegie Mellon's John R. Anderson To Attend White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and LearningFriday, January 09, 2015
Carnegie Mellon's John R. Anderson To Attend White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and LearningAnderson is renowned for his work that combines cognitive psychology and computer science to understand how the brain works, how people learn and how computer-based instructional systems can be used as educational aids. The workshop will be held on Friday, Jan. 23.
Solution to Simplest Poker Game Is Just the BeginningThursday, January 08, 2015
Solution to Simplest Poker Game Is Just the BeginningCarnegie Mellon's Tuomas Sandholm says solving imperfect-information games has applications in business, medicine and security.
International Research Effort Gives Neuroscientists Better Feeling About Sense of TouchMonday, January 05, 2015
International Research Effort Gives Neuroscientists Better Feeling About Sense of TouchFor the first time researchers, including Carnegie Mellon's Alison Barth, have linked a group of neurons to a specific type of somatosensation, a finding that can open the door for a heightened understanding about our sense of touch.
Active AchievementsMonday, January 05, 2015
Active AchievementsIt takes a strong mind and body to excel on and off the field. Seventy-eight student-athletes at Carnegie Mellon University showed they were up to the task by earning 4.0 grade-point averages this fall semester along with strong competitive showings in their respective sports.
A Personal JourneyFriday, January 02, 2015