Immigrants’ Dreams the Focus of CMU Film FestivalVeteran film and TV producer Esa&#250; Mel&#233;ndez, a native of Mexico City who now lives in Chicago, sees the United States as a country built by immigrants - generation after generation with people much like himself.
Lecture Spotlight: Cells Become Factories for Dickson Prize LecturerThirty years ago, David Tirrell influenced young, talented scientists to come to Carnegie Mellon. This month, those faculty members are returning the favor.
A Q&A on QA (Question Answering) Research With Eric NybergEric Nyberg, a professor in the Language Technologies Institute, builds software applications that can understand and process human language. For the past decade, he has worked on question-answering technology, often in collaboration with colleagues at IBM. Since 2007, he and his CMU colleagues have participated in the Open Advancement of Question Answering, a collaboration with IBM that led to the development of Watson, a question answering computing system that recently defeated human opponents in nationally televised matches of Jeopardy!
Running Commencement a Real Marathon This YearTuesday, March 01, 2011
Running Commencement a Real Marathon This YearWhen does a marathon become an obstacle course? When it falls on Sunday, May 15, and more than 2,000 graduates, their families, guests, faculty and staff will be navigating the crowds and street closings associated with the Pittsburgh Marathon on their way to Carnegie Mellon's 114th commencement and diploma ceremonies.
Campaign UpdateTuesday, March 01, 2011
Campaign UpdateWE can make a difference. Carnegie Mellon University is on track to reach the $1 billion goal of our Inspire Innovation campaign. Thanks in part to the support of our campus community, the university is in the homestretch to achieve this historic milestone. Visit http://www.cmu.edu/campaign for the latest campaign news and progress, or to make your gift today. Progress since January 31, 2011: $691.5 million.
Professor Receives Elite Wolf Prize in ChemistryTuesday, March 01, 2011
Professor Receives Elite Wolf Prize in ChemistryKrzysztof Matyjaszewski, the J.C. Warner Professor of the Natural Sciences in the Mellon College of Science, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Wolf Prize in Chemistry from Israel's Wolf Foundation.
Words, Form Take Center Stage in Poetry Spotlight SeriesTuesday, March 01, 2011
Words, Form Take Center Stage in Poetry Spotlight SeriesNational Poetry Month is April, but Carnegie Mellon is starting its celebration early. American poets and critics Daisy Fried, James Longenbach and Fred Moten will read their work and discuss the state of contemporary poetry from 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday, March 29 in McConomy Auditorium.
Qatar National Research Fund Awards Grants to Three ResearchersTuesday, March 01, 2011
Qatar National Research Fund Awards Grants to Three ResearchersAge might only be a number, but for post-doctoral researchers Behrang Mohit, Peter Hansen and Thierry Sans, it was a factor in each of them winning a grant from the first cycle of the Young Scientists Research Experience Program from Qatar National Research Fund.
Ridge Calls for Best Practices in Marcellus DrillingTuesday, March 01, 2011
Ridge Calls for Best Practices in Marcellus DrillingFormer Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge discussed the risk management involved in today's gas industry as it relates to the Marcellus Shale. But he said it was worth it to help drive economic energy and vitality into rural communities in the state will result in additional income and higher paying jobs.
Planning To Attend Spring Carnival Events? Think AheadTuesday, March 01, 2011
Planning To Attend Spring Carnival Events? Think AheadSpace won't be quite as tight as inside a Sweepstakes buggy, but you better make your Spring Carnival reservations early.
Love a DonorTuesday, March 01, 2011
Love a DonorMore than 1,500 students wrote thank you notes to donors who have helped support their college education during Love a Donor Week (Feb. 14-18).
Judy Resnik: Family, Friends Remember Engineer Who Reached for the StarsTuesday, March 01, 2011
Judy Resnik: Family, Friends Remember Engineer Who Reached for the StarsFamily, colleagues and friends of Judith A. Resnik don't want her just to be remembered as one of the seven astronauts who died in the Challenger Space Shuttle breakup 25 years ago.
GM Foundation Supports FundTuesday, March 01, 2011
GM Foundation Supports FundWalt Dorfstatter executive director of Integrated Vehicle Health Management for GM Research & Development, presented Ed Schlesinger, head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and Gaurav Bhatia, a researcher at the CMU Collaborative Laboratory, with a $70,000 scholarship grant from the General Motors Foundation for students on Feb. 10. at the Pittsburgh Auto Show.
Cohon Joins Prestigious Global Leaders ForumTuesday, March 01, 2011
Cohon Joins Prestigious Global Leaders ForumFollowing his participation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon has been invited to join the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF).
Diversity of Data Privacy Research on Display at CMU ForumTuesday, March 01, 2011
Diversity of Data Privacy Research on Display at CMU ForumPosts and tweets may seem harmless by themselves, but together they could paint a negative picture when it comes to privacy.
Chess Champ Keeps Game, Studies in CheckTuesday, March 01, 2011
Chess Champ Keeps Game, Studies in CheckIn the royal world of professional chess, Lufei Ruan came within just a few moves of being crowned queen. Not bad for someone who doesn't even play every day.
Students Create Bridge Between Business and Health CareTuesday, March 01, 2011