From the latest issue:
BY Mark Dorgan - Wednesday November 28, 2012By Mark DorganWe're in the final months of the university's "Inspire Innovation" campaign, which concludes June 30, 2013. And while we've achieved a lot, we're striving to reach as far as we can over $1 billion. (As of July 31, the campaign stood at $1.07 billion.) What's been achieved? Well, we started the campaign with three principal goals--raising money for the university's endowment, raising brand awareness of Carnegie Mellon University and building community by increasing alumni engagement. We've been successful on all of those fronts.
BY Jason Togyer - Wednesday November 28, 2012A statistical analysis of apparent censorship on China's Sina Weibo network may reveal more than the deleted messages themselvesBy Jason Togyer
BY Jason Togyer - Wednesday November 28, 2012A steering wheel developed by a CMU-led team of researchers provides real-time feedback for sleepy or distracted driversBy Ken ChiacchiaThe accident didn't just seem to happen in slow motion. The elderly driver came at me across the crowded parking lot so slowly I could count the dents in the grill of his big, torpedo-nosed car. Sandwiched between a bus and another car, I had no place to go and nothing to do but lean on my horn.In agonizing languidness, I watched him plow into my Civic.
BY Jason Togyer - Wednesday November 28, 2012CMU researchers have gone a long way to create a new software certification--7,670 miles to be exactBy Jason TogyerAn athlete can train to run a five-minute mile, says Phil Miller, but the ultimate test is running a mile in five minutes, "and there's really no way to fake it."
BY Jason Togyer - Wednesday November 28, 2012This past summer, I had the opportunity to attend alumni events in Boston, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. For the past several years, the School of Computer Science has teamed up with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to organize these events. This has proved very successful, because many CS and ECE alumni interacted with each other as students, and they tend to end up at similar companies, pursuing similar career paths.