Advice From NatureYou can't fool Mother Nature, but you can learn from her. CMU researchers and students have found inspiration from her for a variety of projects. The process, called biomimicry, is an innovative method that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's patterns and strategies.
Diplomatic RelationsMeera Shankar, India's Ambassador to the United States, toured Carnegie Mellon CyLab on April 29.
Improv Troupe Helps Students Build Skills for LifeMonday, May 02, 2011
Improv Troupe Helps Students Build Skills for LifeQuick and creative thinking is important during a job interview. It's also important on stage. Carnegie Mellon's student improv troupe, the No Parking Players, are using what they've learned through a hobby and applying it to their work.
Rooms With a ViewMonday, May 02, 2011
Rooms With a ViewThe new student lounge at Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus, currently referred to as the "Doha Room," connects students to Carnegie Mellon Qatar through a continuous video conferencing link.
Rouse Says “Pirates of the Caribbean” Series Hijacks HistoryMonday, May 02, 2011
Rouse Says “Pirates of the Caribbean” Series Hijacks HistoryArrrggh. The swashbuckling theatrics of Pirate Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie series, are much more than sources of escapist entertainment says Carnegie Mellon Associate Teaching Professor of History Roger Rouse.
Student Speaker Hopes To Stir Restless HeartsMonday, May 02, 2011
Student Speaker Hopes To Stir Restless HeartsAlia Poonawala looks at human life through different lenses. This year's commencement speaker, Poonawala is a biological sciences and drama major, who will share her experiences in a speech titled "Cor inquietum" - Latin for "restless heart."
Students Raise Awareness on Refugees’ Plights in PittsburghMonday, May 02, 2011
Students Raise Awareness on Refugees’ Plights in PittsburghA new Student College Course (StuCo) next year will teach undergraduates about the issues refugees face.
Mosaic of MemoriesMonday, May 02, 2011
Mosaic of MemoriesGraduating senior Nofe Al-Suwaidi returns the 2011 class tile to G. Richard Tucker, interim dean of Carnegie Mellon Qatar, during the graduation ceremony on the Qatar campus on May 2.
Fitwits Helps School Share Healthy Life LessonsMonday, May 02, 2011
Fitwits Helps School Share Healthy Life LessonsA small idea can make a big difference in a community.
Meet Bubba the Bubo VirginianusMonday, May 02, 2011
Meet Bubba the Bubo VirginianusThe College of Engineering and the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research hosted "Flying High and Heels on Wheels," an exhibit of birds of prey and a kickoff to a bicycle challenge to help the Pittsburgh region escape rising fuel prices by pedaling to work.
Seniors Super in Their FieldsMonday, May 02, 2011
Seniors Super in Their FieldsThe Carnegie Mellon Women's Association recently awarded three $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors.
Driving the EconomyMonday, May 02, 2011
Driving the EconomyJournalist William Holstein's book, "The Next American Economy - Blueprint for a Real Recovery," features several CMU faculty members in the book's second chapter, titled "From Steel to Advanced Robots - Pittsburgh Attempts to Reinvent."
Scientist’s Legacy Is Revolutionizing How We LearnMonday, May 02, 2011
Scientist’s Legacy Is Revolutionizing How We LearnJohn R. Anderson believes that one of the things that makes humans unique is our ability to pick up a brand new skill - whether it's driving a car or solving math problems. This notion has driven Anderson to spend the past four decades researching how the brain works and creating better ways for students to learn.
Q&A: John R. Anderson on How His Work Has EvolvedMonday, May 02, 2011
Q&A: John R. Anderson on How His Work Has EvolvedJohn R. Anderson has re-defined the field of cognitive psychology by taking a theory of how we think and using it to improve the learning process for students across the globe. A pioneer, Anderson recently joined the likes of Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, the late CMU professor Allen Newell, known as a father of artificial intelligence, and CMU Professor Takeo Kanade as recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. The Piper recently caught up with Anderson to talk about his career, his mentors and the future.
Campaign UpdateSunday, May 01, 2011