News Brief: Green Building Alliance Names Carnegie Mellon Among Founding Partners of Oakland's Sustainability EffortCarnegie Mellon is one of 22 organizations named Founding Partners of the Pittsburgh 2030 District's expansion to Oakland. Pittsburgh's group of building owners and managers, community partners and local resource partners is committed to achieving 50 percent reductions in energy use, water consumption and transportation-related emissions by the year 2030. The Green Building Alliance launched the Pittsburgh 2030 District: Downtown in 2012.
Press Release: CMU Selects Moore Ruble Yudell Architects To Design New Gateway Building For Tepper QuadrangleThe 295,000 square-foot building will be the centerpiece of the university's new north campus and will be located on a 4.5-acre site on Pittsburgh's Forbes Avenue. The creation of this new academic area was made possible by a $67 million gift from the charitable foundation of CMU alumnus and renowned investor David A. Tepper.
Press Release: Flexing the Brain: Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Scientists Discover Why Learning Tasks Can Be DifficultPublished as the cover story in the Aug. 28 issue of Nature, the researchers found for the first time that there are limitations on how adaptable the brain is during learning and that these restrictions are a key determinant for whether a new skill will be easy or difficult to learn. The research could lead to improved treatments for stroke or other brain injuries.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Launches Global Brain Research Initiative, Leveraging Strengths in Computation and the Brain SciencesTuesday, August 26, 2014
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Launches Global Brain Research Initiative, Leveraging Strengths in Computation and the Brain SciencesCoalescing its strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of CMU BrainHubSM, a new initiative focusing on understanding how the structure and activity of the brain give rise to complex behaviors.
News Brief: Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh and Colleagues Create New Device That Could Help Assess Cancer's SpreadMonday, August 25, 2014
News Brief: Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh and Colleagues Create New Device That Could Help Assess Cancer's SpreadSuresh and researchers from MIT and Pennsylvania State University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could be used to detect the extremely rare tumor cells that circulate in cancer patients' blood, helping doctors predict whether a tumor is going to spread.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh Elected to Battelle Board of DirectorsMonday, August 25, 2014
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh Elected to Battelle Board of DirectorsSuresh brings unrivaled technical and leadership experience to the world's largest non-profit research organization. Battelle serves government and commercial customers in the areas of national security, energy, health and the environment.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Music’s 2014-2015 Season Features Renowned Guest Conductors Manfred Honeck, David Effron and Barry DouglasMonday, August 25, 2014
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon School of Music’s 2014-2015 Season Features Renowned Guest Conductors Manfred Honeck, David Effron and Barry DouglasThe School of Music's 2014-2015 season begins at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, with the Philharmonic's concert at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland under the direction of Maestro Andr&#233;s C&#225;rdenes, artistic director of Orchestral Studies for the Carnegie Mellon School of Music.
Press Release: Neuroscience and Big Data: Carnegie Mellon's Byron M. Yu Describes How To Find Simplicity in the BrainMonday, August 25, 2014
Press Release: Neuroscience and Big Data: Carnegie Mellon's Byron M. Yu Describes How To Find Simplicity in the BrainIn a new review paper published in Nature Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon University's Byron M. Yu (left) and Columbia University's John P. Cunningham describe the scientific motivations for studying the activity of many neurons together, along with a class of machine learning algorithms - dimensionality reduction - for interpreting the activity. They contend that using dimensionality reduction as a standard analytical method will ultimately lead to improved treatments and interventions for brain injuries and disorders.
Press Release: "Haven't I Seen This Before?" Researchers Show How Neurons Respond to Sequences of Familiar ObjectsMonday, August 25, 2014
Press Release: "Haven't I Seen This Before?" Researchers Show How Neurons Respond to Sequences of Familiar ObjectsResearchers from the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint project between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, found that when subjects were exposed to familiar and unfamiliar images in a rapid succession, their neurons - especially the inhibitory neurons - fired much more strongly and selectively to images the subject had seen many times before.
News Brief: Carnegie Mellon’s Adam Feinberg Earns Grant To Study Electrical Interaction Between Heart Muscle CellsFriday, August 22, 2014
News Brief: Carnegie Mellon’s Adam Feinberg Earns Grant To Study Electrical Interaction Between Heart Muscle CellsThe three-year, $750,000 award from the Human Frontier Science Program will support his research on cellular synchronization in the heart, the failure of which can lead to irregular heartbeat, or worse, sudden cardiac arrest.
Press Release: Former Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Dean Now Assisting in White House Policy OfficeThursday, August 21, 2014
Press Release: Former Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Dean Now Assisting in White House Policy OfficeRandal E. Bryant, who finished a decade of service as dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science on June 30, has begun a temporary assignment in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to provide analysis and advice on Big Data.
Press Release: Leading Researchers on Gender and Women in the Workplace To Convene at Carnegie Mellon, Sept. 4-5Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Press Release: Leading Researchers on Gender and Women in the Workplace To Convene at Carnegie Mellon, Sept. 4-5The conference, titled "Women in the Workplace: Navigating the Labyrinth," will share the latest findings in gender inequality, stereotypes and cultural issues.
News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Kathryn Whitehead Named a Pioneer on MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 ListTuesday, August 19, 2014
News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Kathryn Whitehead Named a Pioneer on MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 ListWhitehead, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, is helping to shape the frontiers of drug delivery: getting therapeutic drugs - such as those that help fight cancer and other diseases - to the right cells in the body.
News Brief: Alumna Chikako Suzuki Wins Her First Emmy AwardTuesday, August 19, 2014
News Brief: Alumna Chikako Suzuki Wins Her First Emmy AwardSuzuki, who earned a master's degree in scenic design from CMU's School of Drama, was honored for her art direction in the Showtime comedy "House of Lies."
Photo Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Welcomes First-Year Students to Campus Aug. 17Friday, August 15, 2014
Photo Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Welcomes First-Year Students to Campus Aug. 17Carnegie Mellon will welcome approximately 1,470 first-year students to its Pittsburgh campus this weekend. Orientation will introduce incoming students to Carnegie Mellon, the city and each other through a weeklong series of events on and off campus. Some highlights of the week include Move-in Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17; Playfair, 8:30-10 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18; and a Day of Service, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Friday, Aug. 22.
Traffic Advisory: Three Oakland Streets To Close Aug. 17 as First-Year Students Move in at Carnegie MellonWednesday, August 13, 2014
Traffic Advisory: Three Oakland Streets To Close Aug. 17 as First-Year Students Move in at Carnegie MellonThe affected streets are the 5100 block of Margaret Morrison Street, between Forbes Avenue and Tech Street; the 100 block of Tech Street, between Margaret Morrison Street and Schenley Drive; and the 1000 block of Morewood Avenue between Fifth and Forbes avenues.
Press Release: New Startup "SitWith" Brings Strangers Together For Productive Networking LunchesWednesday, August 13, 2014
Press Release: New Startup "SitWith" Brings Strangers Together For Productive Networking LunchesFounded by students at Carnegie Mellon, SitWith has made it easier to meet new people in Pittsburgh.
News Brief: Mapping America's Energy FutureTuesday, August 12, 2014
News Brief: Mapping America's Energy FutureCarnegie Mellon University's Jay Apt and Paulina Jaramillo led a team of 22 researchers in a review and analysis of the technical and policy options available for integrating variable energy resources, such as wind and solar power, into the existing power system. Their new book, "Variable Renewable Energy and the Electricity Grid," addresses how the U.S. could increase the amount of electricity it produces from renewable energy sources.
Press Release: Five Recent Carnegie Mellon Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards To Teach, Conduct Research AbroadFriday, August 08, 2014
Press Release: Five Recent Carnegie Mellon Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards To Teach, Conduct Research AbroadFrom addressing clean water shortages in urban Mexican communities to teaching English in Brazil, Germany, Montenegro and Turkey, Carnegie Mellon alumni will be making a global impact through this year's Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Developing Programming Language That Accommodates Multiple Languages in Same ProgramThursday, August 07, 2014
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Photo Editing Tool Enables Object Images To Be Manipulated in 3-DTuesday, August 05, 2014
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Photo Editing Tool Enables Object Images To Be Manipulated in 3-DThe 3-D photo editing system makes it possible to take a photo of an origami crane, and turn it to reveal surfaces hidden from the camera, while maintaining a realistic appearance. The object's shape can be changed, here enabling an animation showing the crane flapping its wings.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Sheds Light on "Brown" Carbon's Role in Warming the PlanetMonday, August 04, 2014