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Friday, March 6, 2015

Carnegie Mellon 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition Opens March 27 at Miller Gallery

MFA Art ImageSix artists will present their final work, which "demonstrates how art can resist conformity, present critical viewpoints and communicate alternative values." MORE
Thursday, March 5, 2015

wats:ON? Festival Features Visual, Sound, Performance and Tactile Arts That Engage the Senses

Jill Watson FestivalThis year's festival title, "POW!" celebrates the creative accomplishments of the late CMU alumna Jill Watson. The festival runs March 19-21 in the College of Fine Arts building. MORE
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Students Will Flight Test Sensor Package Designed To Model Surface Pits on Moon and Mars

Xombie landingThe flight tests will be conducted aboard a reusable vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing XA-0.1-B rocket, called “Xombie,” built and operated by Masten Space Systems. The three flights — two tethered and one free flight — will take place at the Mojave Air and Space Port and are funded through the Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP) of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and the Flight Opportunities Program of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. MORE
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Carnegie Mellon and IBM Launch First Cloud-Based Analytics Partnership for Smarter Buildings

CMU expects to save approximately 10 percent on utilities, nearly $2 million annually, when the IBM system is fully deployed across 36 buildings on its Pittsburgh campus. MORE
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Showing Work As Passion, Carnegie Mellon’s International Film Festival Runs March 19 – April 11

Bronx ObamaNow in its ninth season, this year's festival will screen 19 award-winning films from 14 countries at various locations around Pittsburgh. Each screening will feature a special event, such as an appearance by the director, panel discussion, presentation or culinary display relevant to the film’s theme. MORE
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon Announce Judges for First Theatre Education Award

Tony Theatre Ed AwardThe panel of judges — representing the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League and Carnegie Mellon — will select the award finalists and winner. The award will recognize 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. MORE
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Neuroscientists Identify New Way Several Brain Areas Communicate

Brain CommunicatesThe findings illustrate structural and functional connections that allow the brain to use reinforcement learning to make spatial decisions. This discovery will impact learning and could lead to improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease. MORE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CMU’s School of Drama To Welcome Guest Directors Patrick Wilson and Sasha Illiev During 2015-2016 Season

Patrick WilsonWilson (far left)Sasha Illiev will be directing “The Full Monty,” in which he starred on Broadway, and Illiev will direct a devised Commedia dell’Arte piece based on Flaminio Scala’s “The Plague in Venice.” MORE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Sky's The Limit

Orion nebulaAs chief financial officer for NASA, a Heinz College alumnus' work helps explore beyond the earth and into the heavens.