March-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University

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Friday, March 31, 2017

CyLab Challenges Young Students To Give Hacking a Try

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Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab is teaching middle- and high-school students the basics of hacking.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Research Suggests Noninvasive Way To Suppress Epileptic Seizures

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Carnegie Mellon University and University of California, Berkeley researchers have introduced a noninvasive approach that could mitigate epileptic seizures.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Finding Faces in a Crowd

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An automated face detection method developed at CMU enables computers to recognize tiny faces composed of just a handful of pixels.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Short and Simple Is Key in Three Minute Thesis Competition

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Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition that challenges Ph.D. students to give a compelling presentation on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes, in language that anyone can understand.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Greek Sing

Photo by Jason Chen of Greek Sing 2016
Carnegie Mellon University's Greek community is stepping up to help children cope while their parents battle cancer.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

TEDxCMU Speakers To Urge Pushing Boundaries

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TEDxCMU 2017, a student-run conference designed to provide a TED-like experience, will be held on Friday, April 1, at Carnegie Mellon University. The theme of this year's sold-out event is Pivot.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CMU Goes to Final Four in Urban Design Competition

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A team of four graduate students will represent CMU in a national urban design competition in April.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Arts Greenhouse Shares Power of Art, Music with Local Youth

Arts Greenhouse instructor Shad Ali
Shad Ali may not have a green thumb, but things are thriving in his greenhouse.
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Monday, March 27, 2017

Former "MythBusters" Star Inspired by IDeATe Maker Spaces

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A new web series on innovation, entrepreneurship will feature CMU.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Athletes, Actors Sport Dramatic Connections

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Although they may seem worlds apart, drama students and student-athletes are performers, and at Carnegie Mellon University they are connecting now more than ever.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Carnegie Mellon To Launch Index Measuring Carbon Dioxide Emissions in U.S.

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A new index that will measure carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. electric power producers has been created by Carnegie Mellon University and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Carnegie Science Awards Honor CMU Faculty and Students

Carnegie Science Awards
The Carnegie Science Center will recognize eight Carnegie Mellon University faculty members and students at its 21st annual Carnegie Science Awards celebration on May 12at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Softball To Join Roster for CMU Athletics

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The university has announced its intention to add softball as an intercollegiate sport, beginning with the 2019 spring season.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tests Show CMU Water Supplies Are Safe

Following extensive testing, Carnegie Mellon University has determined that drinking water supplies throughout its campus facilities are safe and free of elevated lead levels. MORE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

School of Art Graduate Students Exhibit “The Very Best Deserts” at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 937 Gallery

MFA Exhibit
The exhibition, April 2-23, showcases new work by a diverse group of 11 emerging artists working in a range of methodologies, conceptual frameworks and media.
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Adult Subcortex Processes Numbers With Same Skill as Infants

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Published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, study by CMU scientists found that the adult subcortex processes numbers at the same level as infants and perhaps other lower-order species, such as guppies and spiders.
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Friday, March 17, 2017

#CMUatSXSW

Jordan Hiebner
At times, South by Southwest seemed like southwest Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon University made a strong showing at the premier entertainment, technology festival.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

CMU Honors Renowned Feminist Artist Birnbaum with New Award

Dara Birnbaum exhibit
Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art has created the Birnbaum Award in honor of renowned feminist artist and alumna Dara Birnbaum, a trailblazer and pioneer in the media arts since the 1970s.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Artist Puts a Face on CMU Film Festival

Baron Batch
Local artist Baron Batch has created a piece of artwork that portrays this year’s International Film Festival theme.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Energy Week To Focus on Innovation, Workforce and Culture March 27-31

Energy Week
Carnegie Mellon University boasts more than 130 energy experts — many of whom will tackle issues facing all of us as part of Energy Week, March 27-31.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

“Faces of Identity” Brings 16 Award-Winning Films to Pittsburgh, March 23 - April 9

Don't Call Me Son
Carnegie Mellon's 2017 International Film Festival explores identity through different languages and cultures.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Krishnan Honored with IIT Madras Distinguished Alumnus Award

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IIT-Madras will present the award to Heinz Dean Ramayya Krishnan and his fellow honorees at a March 16 ceremony in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Grandma Knows Best: Research Explains How Family Members Can Impact Autism Diagnosis

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Early detection is critical for improving treatment for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And often, those closest to a child notice the first signs.
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Information Avoidance: How People Select Their Own Reality

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In a paper, CMU researchers illustrate how people select their own reality by deliberately avoiding information that threatens their happiness and wellbeing.
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Sharing the Secrets to "Creative Chaos"

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A Tepper study of CMU's Entertainment Technology Center found that constructive conflicts between diverse teams can spark creativity.
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Mathematical Theorem Finds Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania Congressional District Map

Map of PA Congressional districts
Pennsylvania's congressional district maps are almost certainly the result of gerrymandering according to an analysis based on a new mathematical theorem.
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Cutting-Edge Entertainment: CMU Heads to South by Southwest

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Carnegie Mellon University faculty, staff and students will once again participate in South by Southwest (SXSW), the premier annual entertainment and technology festival, March 10-16 in Austin, Texas.
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

CMU Delegation on West Coast Trip

President Subra Suresh in California
President Subra Suresh is leading a Carnegie Mellon University delegation on a trip to California this week to meet with CMU's vibrant West Coast community.
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Computational Method Makes Gene Expression Analyses More Accurate

Carl Kingsford
A new computational method can improve the accuracy of gene expression analyses, which are increasingly used to diagnose and monitor cancers and are a major tool for basic biological research.
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

School of Art Master Candidates Open “FAM,” March 24

The MFA Class of 2017
The free, public exhibition, which runs through April 16, features new work by artists Kevin Brophy, Brittany De Nigris, Hannah Epstein, Adam Milner and Moses Williams, and showcases large-scale installations, sculpture, video and augmented reality artworks.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Scientists Put Human Interaction Under the Microscope

Hanbyul Joo and John O'Brien inside the PanOptic Dome
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and Pittsburgh have joined forces to explore the behavior of successful negotiators, very, very closely.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Academy for Women Wins Top Honor

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The Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women has been recognized as the top program for continuing education in leadership and organizational development by HR.com.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Frieze Honored for Increasing Diversity in Computer Science

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Carol Frieze directs Women@SCS and SCS4ALL in CMU's School of Computer Science.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Alexa, Call Ran Zhao

Ran Zhao
Zhao, a Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute (LTI), has been named the first Alexa Fund Fellow.
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Monday, March 6, 2017

New Findings on Vesicle Formation Could Pave Way for Liquid Biopsies, Better Drug Delivery Devices

Vesical Formation Schematic
Their findings can be used to help develop liquid biopsies for a range of diseases and to develop new drug delivery vehicles.
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Friday, March 3, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Names Jay Whitacre New Director of Scott Institute

Jay Whitacre
Whitacre, a standout innovator in the world of energy technologies and founder of Aquion Energy, succeeds Jared L. Cohon.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Receives Largest Gift to its School of Music

Music Chorus singers
Two regional foundations created by the late Jack G. Buncher have given $5 million to support Carnegie Mellon’s School of Music and endow the Jack G. Buncher Chair for the head of the school.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Disruption Rewarded: Streaming Platforms Are Changing (and Winning) Everything

Film Disruption
The Amazon Studios feature “Manchester by the Sea” reflects a major change in the entertainment industry and Carnegie Mellon faculty are noticing the tide is turning.
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