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Monday, July 27, 2015

Study Finds State Vehicle Safety Inspections Should Continue

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Pennsylvania legislators have been trying for years to phase out passenger vehicle safety inspection programs, but a study published by CMU researchers has concluded that arguments behind these efforts are based on the wrong numbers.
Monday, July 6, 2015

BrainHub Research Projects Receive ProSEED Funding

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The projects range from creating advanced diagnostics for mild traumatic brain injury to studying how the brain responds to mechanical stimuli.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Curci Foundation Provides Funding for Research in Neuroscience

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The grant will allow professors to teach mice to use brain-computer interfaces, which could provide new information about the neural basis of learning, behavior and motor control.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Linda Babcock To Head Department of Social and Decision Sciences

Linda Babcock
Babcock focuses on negotiations and dispute resolution research with specific attention to gender differences in negotiation and how people react when women negotiate.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Top Scientists Call for Improved Incentives To Ensure Research Integrity

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In an opinion piece published in Science, top scientists from CMU, the University of California, MIT, Georgia Institute of Technology and other leading institutions outline what can be done to better ensure research integrity.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Blended Learning To Boost Capacity of Computer Science Course

Jacobo Carrasquel
Jacobo Carrasquel will be using videos, optional mini-lectures and an online software application called Classroom Salon to reach more students.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Conflicting Histories Harm Negotiations, Researchers Say

Histories Affect Negotiations
New research examines how histories are harmful in negotiations, particularly when an event benefited one party at the other’s expense.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

From Shakespeare to Torture Memos

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A new book by CMU’s Christopher N. Warren discloses how a Bush Administration lawyer misinterpreted cultural history to justify War on Terror activities.
Monday, June 15, 2015

Obituary: Hilary Masters Was an Acclaimed Writer and Beloved Professor

Hilary Masters
Masters joined the Department of English in 1983 and spent the past 32 years inspiring students. He died on Sunday, June 14, at the age of 87.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Learning in the Real World Tops Learning From a Tablet

Tablet Learning
Despite the increasing use of technology, CMU researchers demonstrated that kids still need physical experiments to enhance their learning.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Scientists Gain First Glimpse of New Concepts Developing in the Brain

Brain Regions
The research reveals that the brain's "filing system" is the same for everyone.
Monday, June 8, 2015

Researchers Find Everyone Has a Bias Blind Spot

Bias Blind Spot
New research reveals that believing you are less biased than your peers has detrimental consequences on judgments and behaviors.
Monday, June 1, 2015

Mobile App Educates Teens On Risky Sexual Behavior

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Beginning June 4, the new mobile app "Seventeen Days" will be available to help adolescents make more informed decisions about their sexual behavior.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New $20M National Center for Forensic Science Launched

Stephen Fienberg
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded a five-year, up to $20 million grant to establish a Forensic Science Center of Excellence. CMU's Stephen Fienberg is among the researchers who will lead the center, which will be based at Iowa State University.
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.

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