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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Not All Divorces Are Equal for Children’s Longterm Health

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Children of separated parents who do not communicate are more susceptible to colds as adults.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NeuroHackathon Competitors Race Clock To Study the Brain

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The winning team, from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, found a characteristic that could point to a gene associated with autism in mice.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Three-Minute Thesis Exhibition in Posner Center

Juliann Reineke works on her exhibit
Ph.D. student Juliann Reineke is bringing her thesis to life.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Restricting Pharmaceutical Reps’ Marketing Tactics Changes Physician Prescribing Behavior, Study Finds

Pharmaceutical Rep
The restrictions caused physicians to switch from prescribing drugs that were more expensive and patent-protected to generic, significantly cheaper drugs.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Danks Wins 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship To Explore Trust, Autonomous Technologies

David Danks
David Danks, the L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology and head of the Department of Philosophy, will use the fellowship to explore human trust in the age of autonomous technologies.
Friday, April 21, 2017

NIH Awards Team $7 Million for Autism Genetics Research

Kathryn Roeder
Kathryn Roeder is a principal investigator on the project, which will expand the Autism Sequencing Consortium's sample to include more than 50,000 families.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Passionate About Public Service, Carnegie Mellon Junior Wins Truman Scholarship

Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin
Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin is one of 62 recipients of the prestigious national scholarship designed to support the next generation of public service leaders.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Klatzky, Morgan Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Roberta Klatzky and Granger Morgan
Faculty members Roberta Klatzky and M. Granger Morgan have joined the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic leaders.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

PROGRESS Teaches Girls To Speak Up For Themselves

Image from PROGRESS event on April 1
The Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS) encourages girls and young women to use their voices to advocate and speak up on behalf of themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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