In It To Win ItWhen Elon Musk first made public his idea for the Hyperloop - an ultra-high speed ground transportation system that would rocket passengers hundreds of miles through a tube - some thought he'd gone off the rails. But Anshuman Kumar, who was in India preparing to embark on a Carnegie Mellon education, leaped at the opportunity to do something groundbreaking during his time as a student.
First ClassThe hustle and bustle of the holiday season will hit the U.S. Postal Services hard on Dec. 21, when a predicted 30 million letters, cards and packages will be delivered to homes and businesses around the country. But Ray Perret and his staff at CMU's Postal Services will be feeling quite merry.
Inside the LinesKeeping the pace in today's modern tech world has left many longing for a simpler time, or at the very least, a "time out." To unplug and recharge, an increasing number of adults are reaching for coloring books, like this Pittsburgh-themed one illustrated by Rick Antolic, a 1993 graduate of Carnegie Mellon's School of Art.
Record BreakerTuesday, December 01, 2015
Record BreakerBusiness major and Academic All-American Sam Benger rushed for a school-record 2,092 yards and 22 touchdowns this season on his way to winning Player of the Year honors in two conferences.
Pumped UpTuesday, November 24, 2015
Pumped UpHeart pumps, which assist more than three million Americans with congestive heart failure each year, lead to a staggering number of infections - many of which are deadly. Professor Dennis Trumble thinks he has a solution to the problem.
Picking Up the PaceFriday, November 20, 2015
Picking Up the PaceRobb Myer was just a guy waiting in line at a San Francisco restaurant when the idea occurred to him: an app that lets you get on a restaurant's waitlist - or choose not to - before you even arrive. Now he is advising students who want to create their own businesses like he did.
Rebuilding Communities, Restoring LivesFriday, November 20, 2015
Rebuilding Communities, Restoring LivesA new workspace at Construction Junction in Pittsburgh's East End is giving materials - and people - a second chance. Read about this exciting collaboration between CMU's Urban Design Build Studio, Construction Junction and the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh.
"The Rambling Irishman"Tuesday, November 17, 2015
"The Rambling Irishman"John Carson, an Irishman and head of the School of Art, has released a CD of songs from his homeland. Read about the influence music has had on his life.
Distinctively CMUTuesday, November 17, 2015
Distinctively CMUCMU's Strategic Plan 2025, the result of a yearlong, university-wide conversation about future ambitions, will live and breathe on an innovative website that allows users to see the connections across a rich web of goals and strategies.
Voices HeardTuesday, November 17, 2015
Voices HeardStrategic Plan 2025 was developed in large part from issues, concerns and objectives discussed at length in the many working group sessions that focused on the CMU experience.
City’s Counting on CMUTuesday, November 17, 2015
City’s Counting on CMUCMU's Bernardo Pires and this team are using a recording device to collect data on how much the city's new dedicated bike lanes are actually being used.
Giant StepsTuesday, November 17, 2015
Giant StepsThe largest expansion on campus since the university's founding in 1900 officially got underway on Oct. 30, when the university broke ground for the David A. Tepper Quadrangle, a new centerpiece of campus that will bring the CMU community together, fostering its interdisciplinary culture and advancing research, education, entrepreneurship and campus life.
Construction AheadTuesday, November 17, 2015
Construction AheadThe Tepper Quad is one of seven prominent construction projects - five along Forbes Avenue - that are either nearing completion, in progress or just getting underway.
A Hunger To ServeThursday, November 12, 2015