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A research university like no other, Carnegie Mellon is home to experts who lead their fields and create new ones.

From computing to the arts to the environment to biotechnology, CMU students, faculty and staff are shaping the future with a strong focus on finding practical answers to complex problems.

Home to more than 100 centers and institutes, CMU affords its researchers the freedom to look across disciplines for solutions, benefiting from many perspectives.

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MFA Exhibit
Monday, March 20, 2017

School of Art Graduate Students Exhibit “The Very Best Deserts” at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 937 Gallery

Carnegie Mellon University School of Art first- and second-year graduate students present “The Very Best Deserts on Planet Earth,” an annual Master of Fine Arts program exhibition, April 2-23, at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 937 Gallery. The exhibition showcases new work by a diverse group of 11 emerging artists working in a range of methodologies, conceptual...
Image of baby, fish and adult
Monday, March 20, 2017

Adult Subcortex Processes Numbers With Same Skill as Infants

By Shilo Rea  Despite major brain differences, many species from spiders to humans can recognize and differentiate relative quantities. Adult primates, however, are the only ones with a sophisticated cortical brain system, meaning the others rely on a subcortex or its evolutionary equivalent. Carnegie Mellon University scientists wanted to find out whether the adult human subcortex...
Jordan Hiebner
Friday, March 17, 2017


By Laura Kelly Master of Entertainment Industry Management class of 2018 student Jordan Hiebner captures his record label's showcase during SXSW. We're Trying Records is the name of the label. Image courtesy of Laila Archuleta. At times, South by Southwest seemed like southwest Pennsylvania. "I love the Pittsburgh connection. It's a great town and Carnegie Mellon...
Baron Batch
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Artist Puts a Face on CMU Film Festival

This year’s International Film Festival, titled “Faces of Identity,” has a face of its own. Commissioned by festival director Jolanta Lion, local artist Baron Batch has created a piece of artwork that portrays this year’s festival theme. In four weeks the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back produced a sculpture of an elongated, curved face about six...
Don't Call Me Son
Thursday, March 16, 2017

“Faces of Identity” Brings 16 Award-Winning Films to Pittsburgh, March 23 - April 9

"Don't Call Me Son" screens at 7 p.m., March 29, in CMU's McConomy Auditorium. Identity is something people from every walk of life grapple with in some way. Carnegie Mellon University’s 2017 International Film Festival will explore the complex subject through different languages and cultures by bringing 16 award-winning films to various locations in Pittsburgh....
image of a grandmother and grandchild sitting together
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Grandma Knows Best: Research Explains How Family Members Can Impact Autism Diagnosis

By Shilo Rea Early detection is critical for improving treatment for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And often, those closest to a child notice the first signs. New research reveals that children who had frequent interaction with grandparents or older siblings were diagnosed earlier with ASD. Published in the journal Autism, the study was the first to ask not only parents, but also...

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