Chemists Characterize 3-D Macroporous HydrogelsCMU chemists have developed two novel methods to characterize 3-dimensional macroporous hydrogels - materials that hold great promise for catalysts, chemical detectors, tissue engineering and more.
Curci Foundation Provides Funding for Research in NeuroscienceThe grant will allow professors to teach mice to use brain-computer interfaces, which could provide new information about the neural basis of learning, behavior and motor control.
Linda Babcock To Head Department of Social and Decision SciencesBabcock focuses on negotiations and dispute resolution research with specific attention to gender differences in negotiation and how people react when women negotiate.
Do It YourselfMonday, June 29, 2015
Do It YourselfCMU alumna Deren Guler (S'09, A'12) is making a name for herself with kits combining design and science.
Top Scientists Call for Improved Incentives To Ensure Research IntegrityThursday, June 25, 2015
Top Scientists Call for Improved Incentives To Ensure Research IntegrityIn an opinion piece published in Science, top scientists from CMU, the University of California, MIT, Georgia Institute of Technology and other leading institutions outline what can be done to better ensure research integrity.
Hybrid SemisThursday, June 25, 2015
Hybrid SemisA student startup, which just won the U.S. Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, says retrofitting a tractor trailer with electricity could cut fuel costs 30 percent.
Responsible ImpactWednesday, June 24, 2015
Responsible ImpactAs head of corporate social responsibility and sustainability at Vodafone Qatar, CMU-Q alumna Dana Haidan is making an impact.
Ariel Procaccia Wins Computers and Thought AwardMonday, June 22, 2015
Ariel Procaccia Wins Computers and Thought AwardProcaccia is being honored for his contributions to the fields of computational social choice and computational economics.
Farnam Jahanian Receives Computing Research Association Distinguished Service AwardMonday, June 22, 2015
Farnam Jahanian Receives Computing Research Association Distinguished Service AwardThe CRA selected Jahanian for his work as the NSF's assistant director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering from 2011 to 2014.
Floating an IdeaMonday, June 22, 2015
Floating an IdeaA startup is helping teams get ideas off the ground with assistance from CMU's Project Olympus.
Blended Learning To Boost Capacity of Computer Science CourseThursday, June 18, 2015
Blended Learning To Boost Capacity of Computer Science CourseJacobo Carrasquel will be using videos, optional mini-lectures and an online software application called Classroom Salon to reach more students.
Conflicting Histories Harm Negotiations, Researchers SayWednesday, June 17, 2015
Conflicting Histories Harm Negotiations, Researchers SayNew research examines how histories are harmful in negotiations, particularly when an event benefited one party at the other's expense.
From Shakespeare to Torture MemosTuesday, June 16, 2015
From Shakespeare to Torture MemosA new book by CMU's Christopher N. Warren discloses how a Bush Administration lawyer misinterpreted cultural history to justify War on Terror activities.
Keith Webster Named Director of Emerging and Integrative MediaTuesday, June 16, 2015
Keith Webster Named Director of Emerging and Integrative MediaWebster, dean of University Libraries, will facilitate the growth of the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network.
Obituary: Hilary Masters Was an Acclaimed Writer and Beloved ProfessorMonday, June 15, 2015
Obituary: Hilary Masters Was an Acclaimed Writer and Beloved ProfessorMasters joined the Department of English in 1983 and spent the past 32 years inspiring students. He died on Sunday, June 14, at the age of 87.
Concrete ScienceMonday, June 15, 2015
Concrete ScienceBy combining chemistry and engineering, CMU researchers say a polymer found in nature could enhance building materials.
CMU Featured During White House “Week of Making”Friday, June 12, 2015
CMU Featured During White House “Week of Making”As part of the White House's first Week of Making, June 12-18, CMU is releasing a national trend report on making in higher education and students and faculty are showcasing their work in the nation's capital.
Learning in the Real World Tops Learning From a TabletFriday, June 12, 2015
Learning in the Real World Tops Learning From a TabletDespite the increasing use of technology, CMU researchers demonstrated that kids still need physical experiments to enhance their learning.
Catalysts Safely Remove Dangerous Compound from WastewaterFriday, June 12, 2015
Catalysts Safely Remove Dangerous Compound from WastewaterCatalysts created by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Terrence J. Collins effectively and safely remove a potent and dangerous endocrine disruptor from wastewater.
Experts Project Top 10 “What’s Hot in 3-D Printing Out of Metal”Thursday, June 11, 2015
Experts Project Top 10 “What’s Hot in 3-D Printing Out of Metal”Number one on the list is high performance racing car parts.
“Make For Humanity” Campaign Launches During National Week of Making in D.C.Thursday, June 11, 2015
“Make For Humanity” Campaign Launches During National Week of Making in D.C.CMU's Illah Nourbakhsh says the Maker Movement has empowered people to create projects that make life more livable and sustainable.
Carnegie Mellon Receives $31 Million Gift for New Swartz Center for EntrepreneurshipThursday, June 11, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Receives $31 Million Gift for New Swartz Center for EntrepreneurshipThe gift from alumnus James R. Swartz, founding partner of the global venture capital firm Accel Partners, will support entrepreneurship across all disciplines.
Scientists Gain First Glimpse of New Concepts Developing in the BrainTuesday, June 09, 2015
Scientists Gain First Glimpse of New Concepts Developing in the BrainThe research reveals that the brain's "filing system" is the same for everyone.
CMU To Host ACS Colloid & Surface Science SymposiumTuesday, June 09, 2015
CMU To Host ACS Colloid & Surface Science SymposiumNearly 600 researchers from 22 countries will convene at CMU June 15 - 17 to participate in the 89th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry.
An Earful in PragueTuesday, June 09, 2015
An Earful in PragueIncoming student Nicholas Erikson is part of the CMU community representing the U.S. in sound & other disciplines at the Olympics of theatrical art.
Researchers Find Everyone Has a Bias Blind SpotMonday, June 08, 2015
Researchers Find Everyone Has a Bias Blind SpotNew research reveals that believing you are less biased than your peers has detrimental consequences on judgments and behaviors.
Carnegie Mellon Congratulates Christian Borle on Tony Award WinSunday, June 07, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Congratulates Christian Borle on Tony Award WinBorle, a 1995 graduate of CMU's School of Drama, received the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for "Something Rotten!"
Big Night on BroadwaySunday, June 07, 2015
Big Night on BroadwayFrom the inaugural "Excellence in Theatre Education Award," to alumnus Christian Borle's win, CMU had a leading role in this year's Tony Awards.
Robot Finishes Third In DARPA Robotics ChallengeSunday, June 07, 2015
Robot Finishes Third In DARPA Robotics ChallengeDuring its best run on Friday, CHIMP completed all eight tasks in 55 minutes, 15 seconds.
Researchers Shed New Light on Natural Gas-Powered TrucksFriday, June 05, 2015
Researchers Shed New Light on Natural Gas-Powered TrucksNatural gas-based fuels offers very little to no potential for greenhouse gas emissions reduction in heavy-duty vehicles.
Theatre Education Award Winner and Finalists NamedThursday, June 04, 2015
Theatre Education Award Winner and Finalists NamedCorey Mitchell, theater arts teacher at the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, N.C., is the winner of the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award.
Intravenous Nutrition Source Could Improve Effectiveness of Chemotherapy NanodrugsWednesday, June 03, 2015
Intravenous Nutrition Source Could Improve Effectiveness of Chemotherapy NanodrugsA single dose of an FDA-approved intravenous nutrition source may be able to significantly reduce the toxicity and increase the effectiveness of platinum-based cancer drugs.
Chemists Weigh Intact Virus Mixture With Mass SpectrometerTuesday, June 02, 2015
Chemists Weigh Intact Virus Mixture With Mass SpectrometerThis is the first time that researchers successfully used matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry to analyze a mixture of intact virus particles.
Backstage EducationMonday, June 01, 2015
Backstage EducationCMU's School of Drama designs experiences to help alumni succeed behind the scenes.
Mobile App Educates Teens On Risky Sexual BehaviorMonday, June 01, 2015
Mobile App Educates Teens On Risky Sexual BehaviorBeginning June 4, the new mobile app "Seventeen Days" will be available to help adolescents make more informed decisions about their sexual behavior.
Driving DreamsMonday, June 01, 2015