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October 06, 2016

Personal Mention

Mary ShawMary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science, will receive the annual George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Pioneer Award tomorrow (Oct. 7) at the American Computer and Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Mont. The award recognizes Shaw for “seminal and pioneering contributions to software architecture and computer science curricula.” Shaw will visit with Montana State University students and will be honored in a private dinner tomorrow evening. “Dr. Shaw’s exemplary achievements in the field of software engineering have had a legendary and seminal impact on computer science as a whole and the evolution of computer software in particular,” said George Keremedjiev, founder and director of the museum. Furthermore, her curricula in the areas of abstract data structures, software architecture and software design “have helped to revolutionize the pedagogy of computer science worldwide.” Find out more.

Roberta KlatzkyRoberta Klatzky will present the keynote address, “Perception and Action in the Wild,” at the Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 17. Klatzky, the Charles J. Queenan Jr. Professor of Psychology, is also on the faculty of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. In her address, Klatzky will discuss her research, which investigates the relationship between human perception and action, with a focus on touch. Learn more about the meeting.

David KauferDavid Kaufer has analyzed Hillary Clinton’s two political memoirs, “Living History” and “Hard Choices.” In his new study, published in the National Communication Association’s Quarterly Journal of Speech, Kaufer and his co-author, Shawn J. Parry-Giles, identify two distinct writing styles that share one common theme: Clinton’s guardedness. For the analysis, the authors used DocuScope, a CMU-developed digital humanities tool that statistically tags, examines and visualizes rhetorical patterns in text. Kaufer is the Paul Mellon Distinguished Professor of English in CMU’s Dietrich College. Parry-Giles is chair of the University of Maryland's Department of Communication. Read the full study.