CMU Team Places Second in DOE CompetitionWaven Technologies, a team from Carnegie Mellon University placed second in the Allegheny Region CleanTech University Prize competition, held at CMU during its inaugural Energy Week celebration, March 14-18.
Neuronal Feedback Could Change What We "See"Ever see something that isn't really there? Could your mind be playing tricks on you? The "tricks" might be your brain reacting to feedback between neurons in different parts of the visual system, according to a new study.
Students Design Water Barrel That Filters as it RollsMechanical Engineering seniors design an all-in-one system to transport and purify water.
"What's a Steak"Monday, March 28, 2016
"What's a Steak"The annual exhibition of new work by Carnegie Mellon first- and second-year MFA students opens April 1.
“Fastball” To Premiere in PittsburghThursday, March 24, 2016
“Fastball” To Premiere in PittsburghThe film has several connections to Pittsburgh. Three CMU scientists are prominently featured; CMU Trustee Thomas Tull produced the documentary; and the Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutcheon appears in it.
CMU Celebrates Today’s Women Making Tomorrow’s HistoryWednesday, March 23, 2016
CMU Celebrates Today’s Women Making Tomorrow’s HistoryThroughout the month of March, Carnegie Mellon University is commemorating Women's History Month by highlighting women and programs that are making a difference.
Manuela Veloso Named Head of Machine Learning DepartmentWednesday, March 23, 2016
Manuela Veloso Named Head of Machine Learning DepartmentA computer scientist renowned for her work in artificial intelligence and robotics, Veloso succeeds Tom Mitchell who remains part of the faculty.
College of Fine Arts Steiner Speaker Series Presents Special Guest Anne BogartWednesday, March 23, 2016
College of Fine Arts Steiner Speaker Series Presents Special Guest Anne BogartBogart, one of the three co-artistic directors of the SITI Company, is a towering figure in contemporary theater making.
Sophomore Ian Asenjo Receives State Department Scholarship To Study in IndiaTuesday, March 22, 2016
Sophomore Ian Asenjo Receives State Department Scholarship To Study in IndiaAsenjo, pictured with Joanna Dickert, assistant director of national fellowships, will be traveling to India, where he hopes to gain proficiency in Punjabi and explore his passion for Bhangra.
Researchers Find Worry Over Falls Among Elderly Leads to ActionMonday, March 21, 2016
Researchers Find Worry Over Falls Among Elderly Leads to ActionCarnegie Mellon's College of Engineering conducted a survey on falls among the elderly and discovered that Americans are very worried about an elderly parent falling - and that this worry leads to action.
Mathematician Boris Bukh Receives NSF CAREER AwardMonday, March 21, 2016
Mathematician Boris Bukh Receives NSF CAREER AwardThe five-year grant will support his research into developing a powerful and novel approach to establish connections between two fundamental mathematical fields: combinatorics and algebra.
Driverless Bulldozer Entrepreneur, Alumnus Wins FellowshipSunday, March 20, 2016
Driverless Bulldozer Entrepreneur, Alumnus Wins FellowshipCMU's Fellowship and Scholarship Office offers application assistance for current students and alumni, such as Oluseun (Seun) Aremu, who is heading to Australia to study autonomous vehicles.
CMU Professor Receives Grant To Monitor Electrical Activity of Cells in 3-DFriday, March 18, 2016
CMU Professor Receives Grant To Monitor Electrical Activity of Cells in 3-DTzahi Cohen-Karni, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon, recently received an NSF CAREER award for his project.
From Teacher to Leader: One Alumna is Leading CS Efforts in NYCThursday, March 17, 2016
From Teacher to Leader: One Alumna is Leading CS Efforts in NYCComputer science needs K-12 educators, especially ones like Leigh Ann DeLyser (CS 2010, 2014), a former high school teacher and director of education and research for CSNYC - NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education.
DOE Selects Robotics Institute for Environmental Remediation TrainingWednesday, March 16, 2016
DOE Selects Robotics Institute for Environmental Remediation TrainingThe five-year agreement for a Robotics Traineeship program is valued at up to $3 million and will provide full or partial support for as many as 20 Ph.D. and master's degree students in robotics.
CMU Senior Receives Luce ScholarshipWednesday, March 16, 2016
CMU Senior Receives Luce ScholarshipCarnegie Mellon University senior Kaytie Nielsen has won a nationally competitive fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Most Presidential Candidates Speak at Grade 6-8 LevelWednesday, March 16, 2016
Most Presidential Candidates Speak at Grade 6-8 LevelA readability analysis of presidential candidate speeches by researchers in CMU's Language Technologies Institute finds most candidates using words and grammar typical of students in grades 6-8.
Greeks Pledge Songs, Service for PhilanthropyWednesday, March 16, 2016
Greeks Pledge Songs, Service for PhilanthropyGreek Sing aims to wrap up a $160,000, two-year commitment for a nonprofit that assists families dealing with cancer.
Students Find Chemistry in Annual Murder MysteryTuesday, March 15, 2016
Students Find Chemistry in Annual Murder MysteryEveryone on stage is a suspect in the annual Murder Mystery Dinner hosted by Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Chemistry. Created by the department's Student Advisory Committee more than 10 years ago, science majors come together to present all-original scripts with acting, singing, dancing and audience participation.
CMU, Airviz Will Make Air Quality Monitors Available at Public Libraries NationwideTuesday, March 15, 2016
CMU, Airviz Will Make Air Quality Monitors Available at Public Libraries NationwideCMU researchers plan to provide free Speck air quality monitors to 100 public libraries in the U.S.
Mayor William Peduto, CMU To Hold Press Conference Today on Smart City ApplicationTuesday, March 15, 2016
Mayor William Peduto, CMU To Hold Press Conference Today on Smart City ApplicationMayor Peduto and Raj Rajkumar, director of CMU's Metro 21 and Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation Center, will discuss the city's "Smart City Challenge" bid.
A Scottish-Inspired Savory Pie for Pi(e) Day 2016Monday, March 14, 2016
A Scottish-Inspired Savory Pie for Pi(e) Day 2016In celebration of Pi Day, CMU Alumna Quelcy Kogel created a Scottish-inspired savory pie.
U.S. IMO Team Celebrates Pi Day at the White HouseMonday, March 14, 2016
U.S. IMO Team Celebrates Pi Day at the White HouseCoach Po-Shen Loh and the winning U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) team are being honored in the nation's capital.
Eyes on the RoadFriday, March 11, 2016
Eyes on the RoadA CMU researcher uses budget-friendly technology to give public works a big picture of the roads.
Website Sheds Light on Shortcomings of Privacy PoliciesFriday, March 11, 2016
School of Drama Presents “The Plague in Venice” Directed by Sasha IlievFriday, March 11, 2016
School of Drama Presents “The Plague in Venice” Directed by Sasha Iliev"The Plague in Venice," opening on 8 p.m., April 8 in the Philip Chosky Theater and running through April 23, is based on a scenario by Flaminio Scala and adapted and directed by movement mime and mask specialist Sasha Iliev, a guest of the School of Drama.
Scholarship, Program Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity CorpsFriday, March 11, 2016
Scholarship, Program Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity CorpsScholarship, Program Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Corps.
Black Women’s History Pioneer to Deliver LectureThursday, March 10, 2016
Black Women’s History Pioneer to Deliver LectureDarlene Clark Hine, who helped found the field of black women's history, will speak at CMU's 10th annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History on Friday, March 18.
Scott Institute Hosts Energy Week, March 14-18Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Scott Institute Hosts Energy Week, March 14-18With great power comes great responsibility. No one knows that better than the 100+ renowned experts in Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.
Physicist Di Xiao Named Cottrell ScholarTuesday, March 08, 2016
Physicist Di Xiao Named Cottrell ScholarXiao is one of 24 of the nation's top early career scientists who received the designation from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Each will receive $100,000 to fund their research and teaching.
NREC Selected for Research Projects Totaling More Than $11 MillionTuesday, March 08, 2016
NREC Selected for Research Projects Totaling More Than $11 MillionCMU's National Robotics Engineering Center has been selected as a prime contractor or subcontractor on four major new federal research projects totaling more than $11 million over the next three years.
Alumnus Gives Voters A Better Way to DecideMonday, March 07, 2016
Alumnus Gives Voters A Better Way to DecideKarel Jane&#269;ek earned a Ph.D. in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 and went on to found RSJ, one of the world's top market makers on international derivative exchanges. He's recently turned his attention to revitalizing the democratic process with his innovative voting system, Democracy 2.1.
CMU Hosts Inaugural Energy Week, March 14-18Monday, March 07, 2016
CMU Hosts Inaugural Energy Week, March 14-18Each day has a theme: Research, Policy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Workforce and Education, and Field Trips.
Spike Lee To Attend CMU Screening of “Chi-Raq”Monday, March 07, 2016
Spike Lee To Attend CMU Screening of “Chi-Raq”Lee will attend the screening of his latest film at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 19 in McConomy Auditorium. He'll also participate in an exclusive Q&A.
Kiron Skinner Reflects on Nancy ReaganSunday, March 06, 2016
Kiron Skinner Reflects on Nancy ReaganSkinner met Nancy Reagan in 1994, when the former first lady gave Skinner nearly exclusive access to President Ronald Reagan's private papers.
Simon Lecturer: Keep Patients First as Tech Changes MedicineFriday, March 04, 2016
Simon Lecturer: Keep Patients First as Tech Changes MedicineHarvey Fineberg, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and former president of the National Academy of Medicine, understands the medical industry's struggles.
Federal Policy Reverses Benefits of Alternative Fuel VehiclesThursday, March 03, 2016
Federal Policy Reverses Benefits of Alternative Fuel VehiclesIn the short term, electric vehicles may not be as beneficial as expected.
“Self Driving Car” Opens March 18Thursday, March 03, 2016
“Self Driving Car” Opens March 18The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition presents seven emerging artists forging their own paths through new mutimedia work.
School of Drama, Pittsburgh CLO Welcome “Spring Awakening” Creators for "Nero" WorkshopThursday, March 03, 2016
School of Drama, Pittsburgh CLO Welcome “Spring Awakening” Creators for "Nero" WorkshopThe reading will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 19, in the Purnell Center for the Arts' Al Checco Studio.
“Barack Obama’s Literary Legacy” Highlights President’s Role as WriterThursday, March 03, 2016
“Barack Obama’s Literary Legacy” Highlights President’s Role as WriterCarnegie Mellon's Richard Purcell and co-editor Henry Veggian have collected a group of essays that highlight Obama's literary influences and merits as a writer.
Privacy Regulation Can Improve Technology Adoption in Health Care When Combined With IncentivesThursday, March 03, 2016
Privacy Regulation Can Improve Technology Adoption in Health Care When Combined With IncentivesTo date, 25 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation to incentivize health information exchanges, address patient privacy concerns, or both.
School of Drama Announces 2016-2017 SeasonWednesday, March 02, 2016
School of Drama Announces 2016-2017 SeasonHighlights include a guest director from the U.K. and a musical by an acclaimed Pittsburgh composer.
Harvard’s Lars Hernquist To Present Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology, March 15Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Harvard’s Lars Hernquist To Present Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology, March 15Hernquist will discuss the new generation of numerical models that are allowing researchers to create accurate simulations of galaxy formation and evolution.
CMU Junior Receives Public Policy & International Affairs FellowshipWednesday, March 02, 2016
CMU Junior Receives Public Policy & International Affairs FellowshipAn English and global studies major, Melanie Diaz is interested in pursuing policy work related to immigration and education reform.
Students Present Educational Premiere of “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical”Tuesday, March 01, 2016