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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Consortium Aims To Unlock 3-D Printing Potential

Manufacturing Consortium
Carnegie Mellon University's NextManufacturing Center has created a consortium to bring together major companies and organizations in industry, the nonprofit sector and government.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Work of Art

students explore
While Cuba and the U.S. are renewing relations, Carnegie Mellon University faculty and students are working on a revival.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer School Helps Students Build Tech Tools To Improve Learning

LearnLab Summer School
Carnegie Mellon’s Simon Initiative LearnLab Summer School teaches participants about the leading tools that merge education, data and technology.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Password Perceptions Don't Always Match Reality

Password
Your password isn't as secure as you think. People's perceptions of password strength may not always match reality, according to a recent study by CyLab, Carnegie Mellon University's Security and Privacy Institute.
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Algorithm Characterizes How Cancer Genomes Get Scrambled

cell systems
A new method for analyzing the scrambled genomes of cancer cells gives researchers the ability to simultaneously identify two different types of genetic changes associated with cancers and to identify connections between the two.
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Adding Up How The Brain Does Math

Brain and Math
Brain activity patterns reveal four stages of thinking that can be used to improve how students learn.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Researchers Study Whether Renewable Is Always Better

Corn graphic
A recent study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers examines the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of plant-based plastics.
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Alumni Hope They're Binge-Worthy in Amazon Pilots

Matt Bomer
Television is a brave new world, and CMU alumni are helping to blaze the frontier.
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Computational Design Tool Transforms Flat Materials Into 3-D Shapes

auxetic high-heel shoe
The researchers used this process to make a woman’s high-heel shoe, a sculpture, a woman’s fashion top, a lampshade and face masks.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

U.S. Team Wins Second Consecutive International Mathematical Olympiad

US International Mathematical Olympiad Team
For the second year in a row, the U.S. team placed first at the International Mathematical Olympiad, the world championship mathematics competition for high school students.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Holladay Earns National Recognition for Robotics Research

Rachel Holladay
Rising computer science senior Rachel Holladay was awarded the 2016 Collegiate Award from the National Center for Women & IT for her work with on robotic gestures.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Finding Your Dr. Right

Haris Aghadi and Abdulla AlKhenji
The idea for the physician-finding app "Meddy," came from a snippet of a conversation Haris Aghadi overheard at a family gathering: "Could you recommend a good doctor?"

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Alumni Dive Into Pixar Storytelling

Dory promotional shot
"Finding Dory" is the latest Pixar Animation Studios film to have Carnegie Mellon University alumni working behind the scenes.
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

TV Guides: Alumni Channel Efforts for Kids’ Sake

Jack Rowley
Jack Rowley (above), Sonia Manzano and Bryan O’Connell have played significant roles in educational television.
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

University Statement on Recent Shootings

seal
Carnegie Mellon University shares the nation’s distress over recent shootings in Dallas, Minneapolis, and Baton Rouge.
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Robot Helps Study How Animals Moved 360 Million Years Ago

Mudskipper
When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand, their powerful tails may have been more important than scientists previously realized.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It’s Automatic: CMU Smartphone App Manages Your Privacy Preferences

Smartphone Privacy App
The privacy assistant can learn your preferences and quickly recommend the most appropriate settings.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Fueling the Digital Economy in Africa

Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirabo
As Carnegie Mellon in Rwanda celebrates its third year, its young alumni are making their mark as the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders in Africa.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Program Inspires Young Mathematicians

Loh teaching
For three weeks, 70 of the world's best high school math students called Carnegie Mellon University's Pittsburgh campus home.
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Friday, July 1, 2016

CMU Sings "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Independence Day
Members of the Carnegie Mellon University community have sung "The Star-Spangled Banner" in many prominent locations.
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Carnegie Corporation of New York Honors Provost Farnam Jahanian

Farnam Jahanian
Carnegie Corporation of New York is honoring Carnegie Mellon University Provost Farnam Jahanian as part of its "Great Immigrants — The Pride of America" campaign, which pays tribute to the role immigrants play in strengthening the U.S. and its democratic society.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jacobsen Named New Hunt Institute Director

Terry Jacobsen
T.D. Jacobsen has been appointed director and principal research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, effective July 1.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Malaria's Magnetic Properties May Pull Treatments Forward

Andrea Martin and her mPharesis device
Malaria has a magnetic foe. Andrea "Blue" Martin, a Carnegie Mellon University doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, is working to create a device that uses magnets to filter out patients' red blood cells infected by the mosquito-borne parasite, which makes the cells magnetic.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CMU Showcases Work at National Robotics Initiative Event in D.C.

robots
CMU researchers are developing robots to enhance minimally invasive surgery, advance prosthetics, aid in mine rescue, improve bridge inspections, assist the blind and even traverse the moon — work that has collectively received 17 awards from the National Robotics Initiative.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Computer Model Demonstrates How Human Spleen Filters Blood

Red blood cells
A new study led by CMU President Subra Suresh and MIT Research Scientist Ming Dao provides greater understanding of spleen function and could lead to new treatments for diseases.
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Studying the Role Love Plays in an Engineering Project

Braille tutor
The development of an electronic Braille writing tutor has been a labor of love for M. Bernardine Dias and her CMU colleagues, students and staff and, for the past year, provided a research window into the role love plays in engineering.
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Diverse Cities Share Similar Traits When it Comes to Economic Resurgence

A new book by CMU’s Donald Carter looks at the transformation of Pittsburgh and other post-industrial cities in North America and Europe after the collapse of big industry in the 1980s. MORE
Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Book Links Political Buzz With Honeybees’ Search for New Hive

Bees
CMU's John Miller says there are lessons to be learned by understanding how bees in a hive, and a variety of other systems, interact.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Workshop Explores How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Engineered for Safety and Control

AI Workshop Logo
Carnegie Mellon and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will co-host the workshop June 28 at CMU.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Social Historian Sways Smithsonian Dance Performance

Social Change Dance
Nico Slate, an associate professor of history, never imagined his historical research would inspire dance performances.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Steel City to the Desert: Alumni Embark Upon Summer Residency Program in Sedona

Sedona Landscape
CMU’s Master of Arts Management program and Pittsburgh’s Radiant Hall Studios are fostering a distinct professional development opportunity for arts managers and artists.
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Kass Co-Authors 10 Simple Rules To Use Statistics Effectively

10 Simple Rules
Under growing pressure to report accurate findings, a team of statisticians, including CMU's Robert E. Kass, wrote guidelines to help the research community.
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Monday, June 20, 2016

“Traffic Lights,” Calorie Counts Help Consumers Order Healthier Online

Calories Online
Menu labels reduced the calories ordered by 10 percent in a first-of-its-kind experiment.
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