SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Monday April 21, 2008
PITTSBURGH-Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos will be the guest speaker at Carnegie Mellon University diploma ceremonies for its Tepper School of Business and School of Computer Science during the university's commencement weekend, May 17-18. Bezos will speak to business school graduates receiving master's and doctor's degrees at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 17 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue in Oakland. He will receive an honorary doctorate in science and technology during the 11 a.m. university-wide commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 16, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Three Carnegie Mellon University students have received Barry M. GoldwaterScholarships to encourage their pursuit of careers in the natural sciences. Andrew David DeYoung,Lawrence D. Jesper and Samuel M. Kim are three of 321 sophomores and juniors nationwide chosen frommore than 1,000 nominations to receive scholarships this year.Colleges and universities can submit up to four nominations annually for these awards, and all ofCarnegie Mellon's nominees were recognized.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday April 16, 2008
PITTSBURGH—Edmund M. Clarke, professor of computer science and winner of the 2007 A.M. Turing Award, has been named a University Professor, the highest rank Carnegie Mellon University confers upon its faculty. Clarke is known for his pioneering work on Model Checking, an automated method for finding design errors in computer hardware and software.
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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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