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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial Disparity

Joel Greenhouse
While suicide rates in children younger than 12 have remained steady for 20 years, a new study, co-authored by Joel Greenhouse, is the first to observe higher suicide rates among black children.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bragging: Researchers Find Self-Promotion Often Backfires

They found that self-promoters overestimate how much their self-promotion elicits positive emotions and underestimate how much it elicits negative emotions.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Marlene Behrmann Elected To National Academy of Sciences

Marlene BehrmannBehrmann, the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and CMU co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), is the first female scientist from CMU to be elected to the NAS. MORE
Monday, April 27, 2015

National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers To Deliver Address on Cybersecurity at CMU

Admiral RogersAdmiral Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, will deliver an address on cybersecurity at CMU at 4:45 p.m., Friday, May 1 in Porter Hall 100. MORE
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Taps Carnegie Mellon Statistician To Lead Informatics and Statistics Science

Starting in 2022, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will digitally image the sky every night for a decade. The massive camera will gather roughly 30 terabytes — or 30,000 gigabytes — each night, creating “big data” for astronomy like never before.To help prepare for the data challenges, Carnegie Mellon’s Chad Schafer has been elected co-chair of the LSST Informatics and Statistics Science Collaboration. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Lisa Tetrault’s “The Myth of Seneca Falls” Named 2015 Most Original Book in U.S. Women’s History

book coverThe Organization of American Historians has named “The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898” by CMU’s Lisa Tetrault as the winner of its inaugural Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s History. The award is given for the previous calendar year’s most original book, one that is path-breaking work or challenges and changes widely accepted scholarly interpretations in the field. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Scientists Appear in “Fastball”

BaseballFaculty members from the Mellon College of Science and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences made their debut in Fastball, a baseball documentary produced by CMU Trustee Thomas Tull and directed by eight-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Carnegie Corporation of New York Grants Carnegie Mellon $1 Million To Support Activities of the Simon Initiative

Grant Supports Simon InitiativeThe grant — Carnegie Corporation’s largest ever to CMU — will allow the university to better understand and develop strategies to overcome the roadblocks to using technology-enhanced learning (TEL) resources. MORE
Friday, April 10, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Scientists Question Representation of Women in International Journal

KlatzkyHoltBehrmannThe highly regarded scientific journal, Cognition, publishes theoretical and experimental papers on the study of the mind, a topic that has been a research strength of CMU for decades and that is receiving intense focus through the federal government’s BRAIN Initiative. In an opinion piece to appear in the international journal, CMU's Roberta Klatzky, Lori Holt and Marlene Behrmann write that they were “struck by the fact that among the 19 authors listed for the 12 articles, only one female author was present.” MORE
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Dietrich College To Create New Institute for Politics and Strategy

Under the direction of Kiron Skinner, the IPS will serve as a center for research, undergraduate and graduate education, and university-wide initiatives in the fields of political science, international relations, national security policy and grand strategy. MORE
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Autism: Making Progress

Autism Awareness MonthCarnegie Mellon researchers are making significant progress with groundbreaking discoveries that are being highlighted this April during National Autism Awareness Month. MORE
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Announces Inaugural Ireland Undergraduate Research Award Winners

DickterVande VelteCMU's Department of Psychology has selected Anna Vande Velde (DC’15) and Adam Dickter (DC’17) as the recipients of the inaugural Ireland Undergraduate Research Awards. Funded by an endowment from the George and Elizabeth Ireland family, the awards were established to support high-quality undergraduate research projects. Vande Velde and Dickter will each receive $1,500 to support their work. MORE
Friday, March 27, 2015

American Society for Environmental History Honors Joel Tarr with Distinguished Service Award

Joel TarrTarr has spent his career studying the environmental history of cities and the history and impact of their technological systems. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Andreea Deciu Ritivoi To Lead Carnegie Mellon’s Department of English

Andreea RitivoiEffective July 1, Ritivoi, professor of English, will succeed Chris Neuwirth, who has served as department head since 2009. MORE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Presents “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks”

Rosa Parks BookAuthor Jeanne Theoharis will discuss Rosa Parks and her place in women’s history in Carnegie Mellon’s ninth annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 25 in Baker Hall’s Giant Eagle Auditorium. MORE

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