SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 15, 2008
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has announced its 2008 research grants, which include a grant named in honor of Randy Pausch. He has helped the group lobby Congress for increased funding for pancreatic cancer research.Nabeel Bardeesy of Massachusetts General Hospital is the first recipient of the Randy Pausch, PhD Pilot Grant. The two-year, $100,000 grant will support her research project, "Molecular Markers of Drug Sensitivity in Pancreatic Cancer." "We are excited to announce the 2008 Research Grant Awards recipients and honor our dear friend, Dr.
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Byron Spice
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Friday April 11, 2008
PITTSBURGH—When Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Professor Randy Pausch gave his famous last lecture on Sept. 18, 2007, Wall Street Journal reporter and Carnegie Mellon alumnus Jeffrey Zaslow (H&SS '80) was in the audience. The stories he wrote in his column Moving On, catapulted the terminally ill Pausch into an Internet phenomenon and international celebrity. According to Zaslow, the lecture video was the most watched in WSJ.com history. And the story was most read and most e-mailed for weeks.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 09, 2008
Carnegie Science Center has announced that Carnegie Mellon's Robot Hall of Fame will be part of a permanent robotics exhibit, called roboworld, that is scheduled to open in the Science Center next spring. The $3.4 million exhibition will occupy a 6,000-square-foot exhibit area on the second floor and will feature more than 30 hands-on, interactive exhibit stations in three thematic areas focusing on robotic sensing, thinking and acting.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 09, 2008
PITTSBURGH, April 9, 2008 — Carnegie Science Center today announced plans to open roboworld, the nation's largest and most comprehensive permanent robotics exhibition, in spring 2009.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 09, 2008
PITTSBURGH—A three-member team from Bowling Green State University won Grand Champion honors at the 2008 Carnegie Mellon University Spring Programming Contest hosted by Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science with support from Google Inc. Thirty-four two-and three-member teams from 17 colleges and universities participated March 29 in the fifth annual competition, which complements the computer programming competition sponsored each fall by the Association of Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.
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Byron Spice
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Monday April 07, 2008
Event: Meet Wall Street Journal reporter Jeffrey Zaslow, whose column, Moving On, catapulted Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Professor Randy Pausch into an Internet phenomenon when he wrote about the terminally ill professor's "last lecture" on Sept. 18, 2007. Today (April 8), The Last Lecture, a book that Zaslow, a 1980 graduate of Carnegie Mellon, co-wrote with Pausch based on that lecture was released by Hyperion Books.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 02, 2008
PITTSBURGH-Actors Anthony Daniels and Zachary Quinto will help Carnegie Mellon University's Robot Hall of Fame® induct four robots— the Raibert Hopper, NavLab5, LEGO® Mindstorms and the fictional Lt. Cmdr. Data— during a ceremony April 9 at Carnegie Science Center. Daniels, who played C-3PO in all six Star Wars movies, will be master of ceremonies.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 02, 2008
Sports Illustrated and Golf.com are using the Global Connection Project's GigaPan technology to bring the Masters Tournament— or at least the Augusta National golf course— just a little closer to readers and viewers. The Golf Plus special edition for the Masters, which Sports Illustrated sends to some of its subscribers, features a double gatefold panorama of Augusta National's 18th and 9th greens produced by SI photographer Fred Vuich using the GigaPan system.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 02, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and Entertainment Technology Center will be featured in WQED's newest documentary in the Pittsburgh History Series, Invented, Engineered and Pioneered in Pittsburgh. The program premieres at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 10. Created in honor of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary, the program shows how much Pittsburgh was, and still is, at the forefront of engineering, invention and technology.
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Byron Spice
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Tuesday April 01, 2008
PITTSBURGH— Anind K. Dey, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has received the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the agency's most prestigious award for junior faculty. A five-year, $500,000 grant will support Dey's work on making intelligent, interactive systems easier for people to understand and control.

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