SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday December 22, 2008
In a new podcast,Jennifer Mankoff, associate professor in the Human-Computer InteractionInstitute, discusses how computer scientists can help reduce energy use andaddress global climate change. Stepgreen,a Web site being developed by Mankoff and her colleagues, is providing peoplewith advice and motivation for reducing their carbon footprint.
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Byron Spice
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Friday December 19, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Four Carnegie Mellon University faculty members have been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, 486 members have been awarded this honor in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday December 18, 2008
The January issue of Pittsburgh magazine names Randy Pausch as the Pittsburgher of the Year. "He lived an extraordinary life, and in dying he inspired others on how to live," the magazine said in explaining its choice. The issue features a long profile of Randy, written by Geoffrey W. Melada, that highlights his academic career, including the creation of the Alice software environment and the co-founding of the Entertainment Technology Center.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 10, 2008
Carnegie Mellon University has received a $50,000 Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration (MATC) for its role in developing Panda3D and Alice, two open-source software tools that provide significant benefits to higher education and, in particular, to the arts and humanities.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday December 10, 2008
Randy Pausch was the "Most Inspiring Person of 2008," according to the editors of Beliefnet.com, a religion and spirituality Web site.
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Byron Spice
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Monday December 08, 2008
Carnegie Mellon hosted the Morgan Stanley Coding Competition on October 24 and  beat U Illinois, MIT and Columbia. This was the inaugural year of the competition. The winning team included: FRANKLIN HO, CS SeniorZHENGHENG GHO, 5th Year Senior CSYUCHENG LOW, Phd Program / Machine LearningMINGWEI TAY, Masters Program / ECE The prize (along with individual prizes for contestants), included a $10,000 prize to the CS Department. The Competition:
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Byron Spice
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Monday December 08, 2008
Carnegie Mellon software engineering PhD students advised by Jonathan Aldrich were big winners this fall at the International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) in Nashville.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 02, 2008
PITTSBURGH-Jason Togyer will sign and discuss his new book, "For theLove of Murphy's: The Behind-the-Counter Story of a Great AmericanRetailer" (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008), at noon Dec. 11in the University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., Oakland.The book is a historic account of the 5-and-10 cent store founded in1906 by George Clinton Murphy in McKeesport, Pa.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 02, 2008
  More than 1,000 areamiddle-school students will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creativethinking and teamwork as they pit their customized robots against each other inthe "Climate Connection" Challenge. The event is part of the FIRST LEGO League(FLL), an international program for 9- to 14-year-old children created inpartnership between FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science andTechnology) and The LEGO Group.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday December 02, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York, are collaborating on a five-year, $4.7 million effort to advance public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design.

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