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Saturday, October 22, 2016

CMU’s Rich Lackner Reaches Coaching Milestone

Rich Lackner
With CMU’s 49-33 victory over Thiel College today (Oct. 22), Head Coach Rich Lackner became the 79th football coach in NCAA history to amass 200 wins.
Friday, October 21, 2016

CMU Taking Precautionary Effort To Test Water Quality

CMU is taking the precautionary step following tests by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority that found elevated lead levels in 17 of 100 randomly selected residential properties in Pittsburgh. MORE
Thursday, October 20, 2016

CMU’s Matyjaszewski Is Co-Winner of Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry

Krzyztof Matyjaszewski
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski was cited for seminal contributions to the development of a new polymerization process involving metal catalysts.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Scholarship Lets Students Immerse in Research

Jennings Scholar
The Jennings Family Brave Companions Fund launches lasting research and career paths for Carnegie Mellon University students.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Digital Archive Shares In-Depth Stories of Black America

HistoryMakers Collage
Thanks to a longtime partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, the HistoryMakers is the largest African-American oral video archive.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Colbert Drops by CMU, Offers President Obama Resume Tips

Obama and Colbert
President Barack Obama received some unsolicited career advice while visiting Carnegie Mellon University.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Repurposed Sensor Enables Smartwatch To Detect Finger Taps and Other Bio-Acoustic Signals

guitar tuning
The capability of a smartwatch to detect and distinguish a variety of taps, flicks and scratches by the hands and fingers makes it possible for new applications to use common gestures to control the smartwatch and, ultimately, other objects connected through the internet of things.
Monday, October 17, 2016

Martin Gaynor Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Martin Gaynor
Martin Gaynor, the E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and former director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

President Suresh Co-Authors Science Magazine Editorial

Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh co-authored an op-editorial in Science Magazine.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Obama, Leading Scientists Explore Frontiers at CMU

Obama at WH Frontiers Conference
President Barack Obama made his fifth visit to Carnegie Mellon University today, this time for The White House Frontiers Conference, a large gathering of national thought-leaders, to discuss building America's capacity in science, technology and innovation.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Alumnus Uses Data Science for Social Good

Rayid Ghani
CMU alumnus Rayid Ghani and his students are working to help police departments use data science to predict policing incidents, from excessive force to officer injury.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Making America's Infrastructure "Future-Proof"

Costa Samaras
Costa Samaras says it's time to invest in smart transportation and energy systems that can weather the storm.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Teller Celebrates the Unexpected Benefits of Failure

Astro Teller
Alumnus Astro Teller is working on bringing audacious ideas to reality through science and technology.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Smith Drives for Smarter Traffic Signals

Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith has developed a traffic signal control system that uses machine learning algorithms to optimize when traffic lights change to red or green.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wing Is a Global Leader in Computer Science

Jeanette Wing
Jeannette Wing will be among the speakers in the White House Frontiers Conference's "Industry Panel: Best Practices in AI."
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Featured on CBS's "60 Minutes"

Andrew Moore, Charlie Rose and CHIMP
Charlie Rose came to CMU to see the state of the art in AI and talk with School of Computer Science Dean Andrew Moore.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Whittaker To Discuss “Moon Shot”

Red Whittaker
Red Whittaker will be among the speakers in the White House Frontiers Conference's “Audience Interactive Q&A: Not Just to Visit, But to Stay.”
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CMU, Pitt To Host Obama, White House Frontiers Conference

Obama at NREC 2011
The national event will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology and innovation.
Monday, October 10, 2016

Rebecca Doerge Installed as 7th Dean of Mellon College of Science

Rebecca Doerge Installation
The Oct. 6 ceremony commemorated the start of Doerge’s deanship and celebrated the Mellon College of Science, and was the first to be held for a CMU dean.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Memoir Writing Styles Linked to Her Public Perception Problems

Hillary Clinton
CMU's David Kaufer and Maryland's Shawn Parry-Giles identify two contrasting writing styles with one underlying theme: Clinton’s guardedness.
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Chase Wins NSF CAREER Award To Discover Neural Mechanisms of Skill Learning

Assistant Professor Steven Chase was awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to discover the link between the neural reorganization and skill learning.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

CMU, ANSYS Break Ground for New Maker Hub

Carnegie Mellon University and ANSYS broke ground Tuesday for a building that will become the hub of the College of Engineering's undergraduate program.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On the Ball: Omnidirectional Mobile Robot Has Just Two Moving Parts

Spherical Motor
The spherical induction motor (SIM) co-invented by Carnegie Mellon's Ralph Hollis, eliminates the robot's mechanical drive system.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

School of Computer Science To Offer Computational Biology Major

Comp Bio Major
The undergraduate degree program will prepare students for positions now in high demand in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Monday, October 3, 2016

The Economics of Arts and Entertainment

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The arts and entertainment sector plays a huge role in driving Pittsburgh's economic vitality.

Friday, September 30, 2016

School of Drama Raises the Curtain with “The Playboy of the Western World”

Playboy of the Western World Poster
The play, which uses humor to explore life’s darker mysteries, will run Oct. 6-15 in CMU’s Philip Chosky Theater.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Andy Award Winners Reach for the Stars

Pam Wigley Andy Award
This year’s staff award winners have made a significant difference not just in their departments, but also on Broadway and beyond. And the winners are ...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sweet Charity Event Raises Awareness of ALS

Donut Dash
Run a mile, eat a half dozen donuts, and run a second mile. It's all in the name of charity.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CMU Welcomes Families and Friends

Family Weekend activity
Families and friends wondering what life is like for their favorite student at Carnegie Mellon University had an opportunity to experience it for themselves Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Computer Out-Plays Humans in "Doom"

An artificial intelligence agent developed by two Carnegie Mellon computer science students has proven to be the ultimate survivor in the classic video game Doom.
Friday, September 23, 2016

New Drama Season Proves Laughter Is Best Medicine

drama season
The School of Drama kicks off its 2016-2017 season with a mixture of old and new plays that reflect on gender politics and social systems through several distinct lenses.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Good Reference, Great Match

The startup SpringRole uses referrals to match jobs to great candidates — even those who may not have applied for the position.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CMU’s BrainHub To Host First Neurons to Neighborhoods Event

The Sept. 30 event will bring together leading experts in early childhood development with local and state policymakers and practitioners.