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Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a distinctive, world-class research university that blends cutting-edge programs across many disciplines including business, computer science, the arts and sciences, engineering and public policy.

Carnegie Mellon Receives Three Gifts Totaling $17 Million For Tepper Quad, Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships

Carnegie Mellon University has received three gifts for a total of $17 million this week to support the David A. Tepper Quadrangle and the...

Feb 25, 2015, 09:00 ET
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a distinctive, world-class research university that blends cutting-edge programs across many disciplines including business, computer science, the arts and sciences, engineering and public policy.

Carnegie Mellon's Top-Rated Statistics Department Among Fastest-Growing

 It looks like Google Chief Economist Hal Varian's 2009 prediction that "the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians" was right on...

Jan 16, 2015, 10:24 ET
First Place: "Green Residence" - From Ad Space to Shelter

Devising Heated Micro-Shelters for the Homeless

With the return of frigid temperatures – and Code Blue alerts – comes the annual plight of homeless people facing overcrowded shelters...

Jan 12, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Tony Awards And Carnegie Mellon University Open Nominations For Theatre Education Award

Today, inspirational theatre educators across the United States have a first-ever chance at the Tony spotlight. The Tony Awards and Carnegie...

Dec 19, 2014, 12:28 ET
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a distinctive, world-class research university that blends cutting-edge programs across many disciplines including business, computer science, the arts and sciences, engineering and public policy.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants Carnegie Mellon $2 Million To Transform Graduate Education in Humanities

Technology is rapidly changing teaching and research in the humanities. Computational methods are enabling research that was impossible to envision...

Dec 16, 2014, 11:27 ET

Carnegie Mellon Lunar Rover Wows XPRIZE Judges, Wins First Milestone Prize for Development Toward Flight Readiness

The Google Lunar XPRIZE announced today that Andy, a four-wheeled lunar rover designed and built by Carnegie Mellon University, is the winner of a...

Dec 16, 2014, 08:50 ET

Carnegie Mellon University Launches Fund to Accelerate Engineering Education in Africa

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Rwanda accelerates its capacity to educate and empower students with the establishment of the Innovators...

Dec 02, 2014, 10:09 ET
The Alice team in Qatar (left to right): Saquib Razak, assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q); Omar Ashour, CMU-Q computer science student and character artist; Mohammed Fituri, CMU-Q computer science student and character artist; Mounira Tlili, CMU-Q computer science student and curriculum developer; Huda Gedawy, CMU-Q computer science graduate and the curriculum developer; Aliaa Ahmed, CMU-Q computer science student and curriculum developer; and Nour ElHouda Tabet, a teacher at Al Arqam Academy in Doha, Qatar.

Carnegie Mellon Animation Software, "Alice," Aims to Support Computing Curricula in Arab World

A team of faculty and students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar recently introduced "Alice Middle East," 3-D interactive educational...

Nov 06, 2014, 10:18 ET
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a distinctive, world-class research university that blends cutting-edge programs across many disciplines including business, computer science, the arts and sciences, engineering and public policy.

Do Your Smartphone Apps Invade Your Privacy?

Smartphones wouldn't be so smart without their apps, yet many free apps pinpoint a user's location to deliver targeted ads or share contact lists...

Oct 29, 2014, 13:26 ET
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a distinctive, world-class research university that blends cutting-edge programs across many disciplines including business, computer science, the arts and sciences, engineering and public policy.

Carnegie Mellon's Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney's Latest Character

When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly...

Oct 23, 2014, 13:45 ET

Carnegie Mellon I-Corps Site Chooses Teams for Inaugural Cohort

Fifteen teams have been chosen to work at the Carnegie Mellon University Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site, designed to create an effective and...

Oct 08, 2014, 10:32 ET
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Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh Celebrate 20 Years of Advancing Brain Research Through Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)

At the end of September, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recognized neuroscience research programs at Carnegie Mellon...

Sep 30, 2014, 08:46 ET
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Pittsburgh Business Leader Henry L. Hillman Provides $5 Million Gift for Carnegie Mellon's New BrainHub(SM) Initiative

 Just weeks after the launch of a global initiative to leverage its unique strengths to impact brain research, Carnegie Mellon University has...

Sep 25, 2014, 15:51 ET

LaunchCMU To Feature Technology Innovations and Startups From Carnegie Mellon Entrepreneurs

 Venture capitalists and investment experts will unite with Carnegie Mellon University's entrepreneurship and technology community at...

Sep 10, 2014, 10:51 ET
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Carnegie Mellon's Keith Cook Awarded $2.4M NIH Grant To Develop Artificial Lungs That Can Be Worn at Home

Carnegie Mellon University professor Keith Cook has received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to...

Sep 03, 2014, 15:35 ET
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Rock Star: Carnegie Mellon's David R. Shumway Explores The Making of Musical Icons From Elvis to Springsteen

The musical icons of the past 60 years were not created overnight. Instead, many factors — from stage personas and outspoken political views...

Sep 02, 2014, 17:48 ET
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Douglas Sicker Named Head of Carnegie Mellon's Department of Engineering and Public Policy

 Douglas Sicker has joined Carnegie Mellon University as head of its Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP). Sicker, who assumed the...

Sep 02, 2014, 11:27 ET
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Carnegie Mellon Receives $5.6M NSF Grant for Cybersecurity Education

 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a $5.6 million grant through the CyberCorps Scholarship for...

Aug 28, 2014, 09:24 ET

CMU Selects Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners To Design New Gateway Building For Tepper Quadrangle

The David A. Tepper Quadrangle, an expansion initiative at Carnegie Mellon University aimed at creating a new model of integration across the...

Aug 26, 2014, 10:16 ET
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Carnegie Mellon Launches Global Brain Research Initiative, Leveraging Strengths in Computation and the Brain Sciences

Coalescing its strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of...