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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Neurobiological Changes Explain How Mindfulness Meditation Improves Health

Meditation
The CMU study shows that mindfulness meditation reduces Interleukin-6, an inflammatory health biomarker, in high-stress, unemployed adults.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Joins IARPA Project To Reverse-Engineer Brain Algorithms

Neural Network Cell
Carnegie Mellon is embarking on a five-year, $12 million research effort to make computers think more like humans.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Yorker Staff Writer Jelani Cobb To Deliver CMU’s MLK Jr. Keynote

Jelani Cobb
CMU will host Jelani Cobb as its featured MLK Jr. Celebration speaker at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, in Porter Hall 100. His lecture, “The Half Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today,” is free and open to the public.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Mental Miscues


CMU scientists gain understanding of why the brain makes mistakes.
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Ryan Sullivan, Venkat Viswanathan Earn NSF Career Awards

Sullivan and Viswanathan
The National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Award supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research and education.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New Ways of Feeling Ways of Feeling New


Three School of Art alumni create artwork in the form of therapies, products and corporate retreats. Their work is on display at CMU's Miller Gallery.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Biological Sciences Student Jillian Jaycox Wins Churchill Scholarship

Jillian Jaycox
Jaycox, one of only 15 students nationwide to receive the award, will pursue a Master of Philosophy in Medical Science at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Acoustic Tweezers Provide Much Needed Pluck for 3-D Bioprinting

Suresh Research Figure
CMU President Subra Suresh and his collaborators have demonstrated a promising new method for 3-D bioprinting that could lead to new possibilities in medical research and applications.
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Team Develops Targeted Photosensitizer for Cell Manipulation

Zebrafish
The technology could help researchers better understand the role certain cells and proteins play in everyday function and disease, and could be used as a targeted therapy for cancer and other diseases.
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Monday, January 25, 2016

In Galaxy Clustering, Mass May Not Be the Only Thing That Matters

Galaxy Cluster
The researchers’ findings are the first to use observational data to show that, in addition to mass, a galaxy cluster’s formation history plays a role in how it interacts with its environment.
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Friday, January 22, 2016

"Tallulah"

tallulah
CMU alumna Sian Heder is the creative force behind one of the most anticipated films of this year's Sundance Film Festival.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

White House CTO Ed Felten To Address Latest Privacy Concerns at CMU’s Privacy Day

Ed Felten
Felten will speak at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 28, in the Rangos Ballroom of the Cohon University Center. His talk and other Privacy Day activities are open to the public.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

CMU Scientists Star in Werner Herzog’s Latest Film

Werner Herzog Film
“Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

National Academy of Sciences To Honor John R. Anderson For Revolutionizing How We Learn

John Anderson
Anderson will receive the 2016 Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2015

Emerging student leaders from CMU's Master of Entertainment Management program engage with seasoned professionals at the star-studded event.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Autonomous Ground Vehicles and Aircraft Demonstrate New Collaborative Capabilities for Keeping Warfighters Safe

Unmanned Tank
Carnegie Mellon and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, pioneered the ground-air cooperative mission, which could prevent warfighters’ exposure to hazardous conditions.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Davos
A group of Carnegie Mellon University faculty, led by President Subra Suresh, participated in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 20 – 23.
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sutherland’s "Trojan Cockroach" Celebrated in Posner Center Exhibit

Trojan Cockroach
A six-legged walking robot — the first capable of carrying a human — built at CMU in the early 1980s by alumnus Ivan Sutherland is the subject of an exhibit developed by master's degree student Daniel Pillis.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Sets Tuition and Fees for 2016-17

Undergraduate tuition rates will increase by 3.2 percent. MORE
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Environmental Science

Adam Simpson

A research internship in Germany is helping CMU's Adam Simpson chase a dream of cleaner water in Jamaica.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Better Design Improves Understanding of Online Privacy Notices

Privacy Notice
Online privacy policies are usually ignored, but Carnegie Mellon researchers say if they are properly designed, and pushed out to users at appropriate times, they could be more effective.
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Educational Engagement

EarthShake

The next phase of technology-enhanced learning is taking place via virtual textbooks and interactive experiences.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Miller Gallery Hosts “MAXIMUM MINIMUM IN UNUM,” Jan. 23 – Feb. 28

Ribbon Rack
The exhibition by Carnegie Mellon alumni artists includes works on paper, paintings, sculptures, videos, installation and performance art.
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Winning in Life

Scholarly Athletes

Student-athletes at Carnegie Mellon University set the bar high for themselves in sports and the game of life.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Tony Awards, CMU Open Submissions for Theatre Education Award

Tony Award logo
This annual honor recognizes a K-12 theatre educator in the U.S. who has demonstrated monumental impact on the lives of students and who embodies the highest standards of the profession.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Religious Beliefs Don’t Always Lead to Violence

Middle East
New research published in the PNAS reveals that religious beliefs might instead promote interfaith cooperation.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

International Team of Scientists Led by Carnegie Mellon Chemistry Professor Verifies the Discovery of Four New Elements


A team of scientists led by a CMU professor emeritus verifies the discovery of four new additions to the periodic table.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Young Writers Showcase Their Work at Carnegie Mellon’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards

MLK Writing Awards
Seventeen Pittsburgh-area high school and college students were recognized for their poetry and prose describing their personal experiences with racism and discrimination.
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Students Helping Students

students
CMU's School of Music Heritage Scholarship campaign helps to ensure deserving students pursue their dreams.
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Monday, December 28, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Develops New Method for Analyzing Synaptic Density

Synapse
A high-throughput, machine-learning tool could help researchers better understand synaptic activity in learning and disease.
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Monday, December 28, 2015

Pop Art


Coca-Cola celebrates 100 years of its soda bottle with help from Burton Morris, who channeled fellow CMU alumnus Andy Warhol.
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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Year in Review


New buildings. Historic gifts. Advances in robotics. Big data. Small business. The year has been filled with news about Carnegie Mellon University.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

CMU Alumnus, Trustee Jonathan Rothberg To Receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Rothberg
The award recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life, and helped strengthen the nation’s technological workforce.
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