Senate presents “First Lectures”
Two Carnegie Mellon seniors recently gave 20-minute speeches about their experiences at the university. Hosted by Student Senate, the inaugural session of the “First Lectures” series took place on Thursday, Feb. 21 in Porter Hall. Senior chemistry major Lukas Ronner and senior chemical engineering major Michelle Ruiz were the two seniors selected to speak in the first installment of the “First Lec...News | February 24, 2014
Carnegie Mellon announces partnership with Yahoo, Inc.
Carnegie Mellon and Yahoo, Inc. recently announced a five-year partnership worth $10 million. The partnership, named Project InMind, will allow researchers at Carnegie Mellon to use Yahoo’s data services collection, giving them an opportunity to “test new ways that machine learning and interface technologies can improve personalized user experiences,” according to the official press release.News | February 17, 2014
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MOSAIC program conference to facilitate conversation about abortion on campus
The MOSAIC program, with the Office of Student Life and the Program for Deliberative Democracy, will hold an event at the university called “After Roe ... A Discussion of Reproductive Rights” next Sunday in Rangos Hall.News | February 17, 2014
Johnstone releases book on history of “Pittsburghese”
Pittsburghese, an American-English dialect unique to the Steel City, has been immortalized in the book Speaking Pittsburghese, recently published by Carnegie Mellon professor of English and linguistics Barbara Johnstone.
Becoming an expert on Pittsburghese has been a significant undertaking for Johnstone, who has been working on the book for 12 years.News | February 2, 2014
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Carnegie Mellon professor given APA early career award
J. David Creswell, associate professor of psychology in the Dietrich College, has been chosen by the American Psychological Association (APA) to receive the 2014 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, in the field of health psychology.News | January 20, 2014