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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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Byron Spice
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Friday January 24, 2014
The Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s Brad Myers and Jim Morris are featured in an Associated Press article assessing the impact of the Mac computer 30 years after its debut.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 22, 2014
As the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons turns 40, ETC Press publishes an updated edition of “Dragons & Dreamers,” a book that recounts how the popularity of the tabletop game combined with computer networks and personal computers to shape the phenomenon of  computer games.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 20, 2014
PBS Newshour reported on Carnegie Mellon’s efforts to improve computer security by training “good guy hackers.” Peter Chapman, a Ph.D. student in computer science, is among those interviewed.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 20, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A soft, wearable device that mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle-foot disorders such as drop foot, said Yong-Lae Park, an assistant professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 15, 2014
Two professors in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, Aarti Singh and Siddhartha Srinivasa, have been awarded endowed chairs reserved for faculty members who show exceptional promise in the early stages of their careers.Singh, an assistant professor in the Machine Learning Department, will hold the A. Nico Habermann Chair of Computer Science, while Srinivasa, an associate professor in the Robotics Institute, will hold a Finmeccanica Chair in Computer Science. Each has a term of three years.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 08, 2014
Kathleen Carley and Garth Gibson of the School of Computer Science, along with an adjunct computer science faculty member and two CMU engineering faculty members with SCS courtesy appointments, have been named 2014 IEEE Fellows.The IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE Board of Directors awards the rank of fellow to a person with an outstanding record of accomplishment.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 06, 2014
A feature in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tells the story of how Bob Harper, professor of computer science, received a kidney transplant through the generosity of a living donor – the future son-in-law of Computer Science Department Head Frank Pfenning.
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Byron Spice
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Monday December 23, 2013
The Tartan Rescue Team from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center ranked third among teams competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials this weekend in Homestead, Fla., and was selected by the agency as one of eight teams eligible for DARPA funding to prepare for next December’s Finals.

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