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The Link is the magazine of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.

Its name recognizes the pioneering work of two of the School of Computer Science's co-founders, Allen Newell and Herb Simon, who invented the use of linked-list data structures for representing complex information.

But it also serves as the link between the School of Computer Science and more than 10,000 alumni, colleagues, parents and other friends around the world.

From the latest issue:

Mind Readers

BY Byron Spice - Thursday December 18, 2008
A Carnegie Mellon team is uncovering important clues to the way that humans store and process languageAs Tom Mitchell recalls it, the idea that led to the first crack in the brain's code was more a matter of desperation than inspiration. 

The Lasting Legacy

BY Jason Togyer - Thursday December 18, 2008
Long before the bestseller, Randy Pausch (CS'88) was leaving his mark on research, teaching, and his friends, colleagues, and studentsThe Building Virtual Worlds class offered by Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center is as much about teamwork as it is learning the rudiments of virtual reality. Several times during each semester, Randy Pausch, who created the course in 1998, polled students about their interactions with their teammates, and ranked them according to their classmates' opinions. 

Alumni Director's Message

BY Tina Carr - Friday December 12, 2008
A Measure of Success: The Gift of Time I'm often asked how we measure success in alumni relations. Most people who ask assume the primary metric is the number of donations we receive. In fact, a few alumni believe the sole purpose of alumni relations is to raise money! That couldn't be further from the truth. 

Alumni Snapshot: Frances Ning

BY Jason Togyer - Tuesday December 02, 2008
B.S., Computer Science; B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003She's been everywhere--from Shanghai to Beijing to Hong Kong to Singapore to Atlanta to New York City--but Frances Ning says that her family's frequent job-related moves left her better prepared for life's unexpected detours. 

Alumni Snapshot: Ken Goldberg

BY Jason Togyer - Tuesday December 02, 2008
B.S.E., Electrical Engineering; B.S., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1984M.S., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1990Ken Goldberg arrived at Carnegie Mellon during the portentous year of 1984, but instead of the dystopian society envisioned by George Orwell, he found a campus full of people exploring ways that technology would change lives for the better. 

SCS in the News

BY Jason Togyer - Tuesday December 02, 2008
Disney Taps SCS for Five-Year CollaborationCarnegie Mellon is one of two universities participating in a new research and development initiative with The Walt Disney Company. 

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