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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 06, 2014
The Buhl Planetarium at Carnegie Science Center will celebrate Back to the Moon Day this Saturday with three showings of “Back to the Moon for Good,” a 25-minute film about the Google Lunar X Prize competition. Members of Astrobotic Technology, the Carnegie Mellon spinoff that aims to win the prize, will make remarks and be on hand with information about the team.
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Susie Cribbs
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Wednesday February 05, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Two future architects, a budding computer scientist and a communication designer are members of an interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon University student team that brought home first place in the Walt Disney Imagineering “Imaginations” competition last week in Glendale, Calif.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 05, 2014
Carnegie Mellon’s role in the rebirth of Pittsburgh following the collapse of the steel industry is highlighted in “The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh,” an article in the latest issue of Politico magazine. The story by Glenn Thrush features the Robotics Institute’s Red Whittaker and includes nods to faculty members including Luis von Ahn, Raj Reddy, Sanjiv Singh and Manuel, Avrim and Lenore Blum.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 04, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Facebook, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, is a proven success in what the late Nobel laureate Herbert Simon called “the marketplace of attention.” A new model devised at Carnegie Mellon University assesses the viability of websites and social networks in this new attention economy to predict which sites are sustainable and which are not.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 30, 2014
Justine Cassell, the Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and co-director of The Simon Initiative, has taken on additional responsibilities as the university’s Associate Vice Provost of Technology Strategy and Impact. She will step down as HCII director at the end of the academic year.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 27, 2014
PITTSBURGH—An enthusiastic group of non-experts, working through an online interface and receiving feedback from lab experiments, has produced designs for RNA molecules that are consistently more successful than those generated by the best computerized design algorithms, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University report.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 24, 2014
Jodi Forlizzi, associate professor of human-computer interaction and design, has been named to the CHI Academy — an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the HCI field.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 24, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Nicole Wong, a veteran of Google and Twitter who last year became the White House’s first chief privacy officer, will be the keynote speaker for Carnegie Mellon University’s Data Privacy Day program on Jan. 29.Wong, who joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as deputy U.S. chief technology officer last June, will speak at 2:30 p.m. in conference room 6115 of the university’s Gates and Hillman centers.  The talk is open to the public, as are all of the day’s activities.
By 
Byron Spice
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Friday January 24, 2014
A business development unit of Detroit’s Henry Ford Health Care System is partnering with the Quality of Life Technology Center to  develop new digital health solutions to improve patient outcomes and transitional care post-discharge.
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D. Murry Evans
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Friday January 24, 2014
DOHA, QATAR – A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar have developed a new way to teach fus-ha - Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) using interactive technology. The project, “Advancing Arabic Language Learning in Qatar,” was funded by a Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grant in 2009 and this year, the Carnegie Mellon researchers partnered with Qatar Academy to bring their technology into kindergarten classes.

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