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January 12, 2017

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John TarnoffJohn Tarnoff, adjunct professor and head of Industry Relations for the Heinz College's Master of Entertainment Industry Management program, has authored a book called "Boomer Reinvention: How To Create Your Dream Career Over 50." A non-traditional career reinvention coach, psychologist and former Hollywood executive, Tarnoff provides a comprehensive, flexible, step-by-step guide for baby boomers to create the second-act career of their dreams. Rather than fitting job seekers into predetermined job categories, he advocates building a career strategy based on their untapped talents and skills honed by decades of experience and wisdom.

Vivian LoftnessVivian Loftness, a University Professor and former head of CMU's School of Architecture, has been selected as one of Connected World magazine's 10 winners of the magazine's 2017 Pioneers Award for her contributions to breakthroughs in the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine communication. Loftness is an internationally renowned researcher, author and educator with more than 30 years of focus on environmental design and sustainability, advanced building systems integration, climate and regionalism in architecture, and design for performance in the workplace of the future. Read More

Joana RicouJoana Ricou, an alumnus of CMU's Bachelor of Science and Arts program, is among Art Net News' 14 emerging women artists to watch in 2017. Ricou is a Portuguese artist based in New York who uses biology as a starting point to explore the boundaries and discontinuities of the human body, rephrasing questions of identity. The resulting works are primarily portraits and include traditional art media like oil painting and laboratory material like petri dishes and bacteria. Read more

HerckisKoedingerLovettThree CMU learning scientists, Marsha Lovett, Ken Koedinger and Lauren Herckis, were featured on e-literate TV, which is designed to provoke conversations about how technology can be employed in the service of education. Lovett, director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation and co-coordinator of the Simon Initiative, discusses “What is Learning Science from an Educator's Perspective?” Koedinger explores “What Learning Science Tells Us About How to Use Educational Technology.” He is a professor of human-computer interaction and psychology and co-coordinator of the Simon Initiative.Herckis, research scientist for the Simon Initiative, talks about her work in “How Can Learning Science Help Improve Teaching?” Lovett and Koedinger’s videos were also highlighted in a recent EdSurge column on "When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy.”