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Skaters Show Off Slick Science

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:45:00 -0500

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Members of CMU's Figure Skating Club share the physics and math behind their favorite moves.



Senior Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship To Study in United Kingdom

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

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Established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the scholarship funds awardees' postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.



Five CMU Scientists Receive 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

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The fellowships honor early career scholars whose achievements put them among the very best scientific minds working today.



Tepper School MBAs Outpace Other Programs with Tech Jobs, Record-Breaking Salaries

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:45:00 -0500

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Fifty-eight percent of women, 43 percent overall take tech jobs.



Pakistan Ambassador to U.S. To Speak at Carnegie Mellon

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:47:00 -0500

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Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry's lecture will focus on "Pakistan's Role in Regional Stability."



Fashion Meets Technology at 2018 Lunar Gala

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

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CMU students will be showcasing ensembles made of plexiglass and clothes that respond to heat at the annual Lunar Gala fashion show.



Carnegie Mellon Team Competes for 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:28:00 -0500

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CMU's team will work on developing a socialbot to converse with people on a range of popular topics and current events.



Frank Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:15:00 -0500

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The NAE Class of 2018 includes 83 new members and 16 foreign members. Frank is the 57th NAE member affiliated with CMU.



Students See How Security, Policy, Strategy Align in Silicon Valley

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:35:00 -0500

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IPS recognizes that technology companies play a growing role in international and domestic security policy.



Alumnus Helps Musicians Get in Tune with Their Fans

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 11:18:00 -0500

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CMU alumnus Bob "Moz" mentors and invests in industry startups that will, ultimately, benefit everyone in the industry.



Acclaimed Researcher Heads Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 10:18:00 -0500

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Bin He began his appointment Feb. 1, and succeeds Yu-Li Wang, the R. Mehrabian Professor of Biomedical Engineering.



Crowd Workers, AI Make Conversational Agents Smarter

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

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By adding humans to the loop, CMU researchers have created a conversational agent that is tough to stump.



Tepper School of Business Launches Course Sequence Aimed To Advance Leadership, Global Citizenship

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:36:00 -0500

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A new undergraduate business administration course, driven by students, imparts hands-on career readiness skills.



Girls of Steel Meet a Real 'Rosie the Riveter'

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:30:00 -0500

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CMU graduate Julia Parsons shared her exploits as a WWII codebreaker with the team and checked out their latest robot-building efforts.



National Society of Black Engineers Provides Opportunities for Leaders To Grow

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500

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CMU's Pierce Sinclair and John Bailey, Jr., have honed their leadership skills through the National Society of Black Engineers.



Feminist Artist Compares '70s Movement to #metoo, "Time's Up" Campaigns

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:11:00 -0500

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Faith Wilding's Exhibition, "Fearful Symmetries," is now at CMU Miller Gallery.



Heinz College Alumnus Uses Analytics To "Bring the World Closer Together"

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:00:00 -0500

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For CMU alumnus Joydeep Gangopadhayay, making and understanding connections have been his career and guiding principle.



CMU, Northwestern Win Wells Fargo Award To Launch Cleantech Entrepreneurship Center

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:03:00 -0500

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The center is being funded by The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator.



Automation, the Future of Work and the New American Dream

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:04:00 -0500

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CMU's Mark Kamlet said that the potential impact of new technologies on human jobs may well prove to be one of the biggest challenges.



Prize-Winning Music App Widens the "Playing" Field

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:45:00 -0500

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Music Everywhere is a piano learning tool that engages people through augmented reality.



Pittsburgh Preschool Advances Research

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:30:00 -0500

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CMU's Children's school celebrates 50 years.



LTI Students Named Bosch SCS Graduate Research Fellows

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:14:00 -0500

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CMU students Jonathan Francis and Juncheng (Billy) Li are the inaugural recipients of Bosch SCS Graduate Research Fellowships.



Creativity, Curiosity and Engineering Intersect at Build18

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:00:00 -0500

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Some of this year's creations included a motion controlled drone, a virtual quidditch, a wireless phone charger and a smart mirror.



Pa. Congressional Map Declared Unconstitutional

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:49:00 -0500

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Testimony by CMU's Wesley Pegden used math to show bias in the map.



Mendelson To Lead Heinz College in Washington, D.C.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:08:00 -0500

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An accomplished diplomat and scholar, she served in Obama administration as UN ambassador.



World Economic Forum Taps Heinz College Students for "Future of Work" Recommendations

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:00:00 -0500

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The students' "Seven Principles of Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution" will be presented at annual meeting in Davos.



Computational Method Speeds Hunt for New Antibiotics

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0500

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The new algorithm reduces search time from hundreds of years to mere hours.



Computer Science Professors Named ACM Fellows

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:00:00 -0500

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They are among 54 members of the 2017 class of ACM fellows.



Statement on Pittsburgh Being Named Amazon HQ2 Finalist

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

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A message from Carnegie Mellon University Interim President Farnam Jahanian.



CMU Experts Lead Conversations at World Economic Forum

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:30:00 -0500

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A contingent of CMU faculty, led by Interim President Farnam Jahanian, attended the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23-26.



New Carnegie Mellon Dynamic Statistical Model Follows Gene Expressions Over Time

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:03:00 -0500

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Future applications could range from fMRI data to social networks.



Alumna Produces Two Movies at Sundance

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:56:00 -0500

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CMU alumna Rachel Song is a producer on two feature films that will appear at Sundance.



Sheldon Cohen Named American Psychosomatic Society's 2018 Distinguished Scientist

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:58:00 -0500

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The American Psychosomatic Society recognizes Sheldon Cohen for contributions to the understanding of the role of behavior in physical health.