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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CMU Trustee Frank Brunckhorst Gives $10 Million for Presidential Scholarships

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The gift will support the Frank Brunckhorst Presidential Scholarship Endowment, contributing to a landmark initiative that provides some of the university’s top students with significant support while assisting CMU to attract the most talented scholars to its renowned academic programs.
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Friday, February 24, 2017

CMU Makes Two Executive Leadership Appointments

Angela Blanton and Cathy Light
Angela Blanton was named vice president for Finance and chief financial officer, and Cathy Light was named secretary of the corporation and chief of staff, coordinating internal and external stakeholder interactions with the Office of the President.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Synthetic Nanoparticles Achieve Complexity of Protein Molecules

Graphic shows gold nanoparticle
Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity as biomolecules.
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Computational Biologist Part of All-Star Alzheimer’s Collaboration

Pfenning Lab
Andreas Pfenning is part of a research team that aims to find new ways to translate genetic findings into new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Updated: CMU Participates in Amicus Briefs Opposing Executive Order on Immigration

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Carnegie Mellon took part in two amicus briefs filed by higher education groups that oppose the executive order on immigration, as part of a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York.
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Feminist Voices Heard at the Miller Gallery

Image form Lorna, the first interactive video art disk
Twenty-two female artists, designers and developers are speaking out at Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery through an exhibition that showcases their technology-driven and sometimes humorous work.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

CAREER Award Could Help Chemist Explain Processes Related to Health, Aging

Image of Yisong Guo
CMU's Yisong Guo received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Marriage Is Good for Your Health, Study Confirms

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Carnegie Mellon University researchers found that married individuals had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who never married or were previously married.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

CMU Joins Amicus Brief Opposing Executive Order on Immigration

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Carnegie Mellon joined several research universities in filing an amicus brief opposing the executive order on immigration in U.S. District Court in New York on Monday, Feb. 13.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

CMU Sorority Celebrates Oldest Sister’s 103rd Birthday

Mary Gibson's Birthday Party
In true CMU fashion, Mary Yorke Gibson’s 103rd birthday celebration started with the skirl of bagpipes as students in CMU’s chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma surprised her with balloons, cake and handwritten birthday wishes from dozens of members.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Robot’s Personality Comes to Life in Museum Exhibit

Robot at Museum
Ph.D. student Madeline Gannon's "Mimus" is engaging visitors like a curious animal at the zoo.
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tayur Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Engineering

Sridhar Tayur
Sridhar R. Tayur has been recognized by the NAE "for developing and commercializing innovative methods to optimize supply chain systems."
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kanade Becomes First CMU Professor To Receive IEEE Founder’s Medal

Takeo Kanade
Takeo Kanade is being recognized for his leadership in computer vision and robotics.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Social Artist, Activist Appointed First MFA Director at CMU's School of Art

Jon Rubin
Jon Rubin, an associate professor of art, is recognized as a leading artist in the field of social and contextual practice.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Groban Joins Alumni Duo To Star in "The Great Comet of 1812"

Josh Groban and Denee Benton are starring in the Great Comet of 1812
The road to Broadway can be a varied and winding path, a truism for "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" and its cast.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Good Vibrations: Noh’s Work Could Help Improve Elder Care

An image of Hae Young Noh
Carnegie Mellon University Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Hae Young Noh can tell a lot about a person by their walk.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

AI Ethics Experts Propose Driverless Car Regulations Similar To Drug Approval Process

Uber pulling up to campus on Forbes Avenue
In an opinion article published in IEEE Intelligent Systems, David Danks and Alex John London argue that current safety regulations do not plan for these systems.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Terrorism Research Must Be Driven by Evidence, Not Political Agendas

Baruch Fischhoff
Carnegie Mellon's Baruch Fischhoff is among four experts who are proposing a strategy for terrorism research.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

ETC Explores Augmenting Reality

A student team created an avatar to provide information about a display
Students at CMU's Entertainment Technology Center are studying applications of augmented reality.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Government Leaders, CEOs, Academic Experts To Discuss Energy-Water Nexus

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The panel discussion "Building a Resilient, Smart and Sustainable City: The Energy-Water Nexus" will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Artists Reconstruct Story of African-American Folk Hero

Monteze Freeland and Delana Flowers perform at the New Hazlett theatre
The story of railroad man John Henry is being brought to life Feb. 9-18 at The August Wilson Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Update: Boil-Water Order Lifted

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The PWSA has lifted its boil-water order and customers are no longer required to boil tap water before consumption.

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