SCS News & Press Releases

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Byron Spice
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Tuesday February 10, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- William L. Red Whittaker, Carnegie Mellon Universitys Fredkin Research Professor of Robotics and chairman and chief technical officer of Astrobotic Technology, Inc., has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
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Byron Spice
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Monday February 09, 2009
PITTSBURGH - Sara Kiesler, Carnegie Mellon University's Hillman Professor of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, is this year's recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction's (SIGCHI) most prestigious honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Members of the SIGCHI honorary group have made extensive contributions to the study of human-computer interaction (HCI) and have led in shaping its direction.
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Byron Spice
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Friday February 06, 2009
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.—The Walt Disney Company has announced the creation of the Disney Memorial Pausch Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University in recognition of the passion and energy Randy Pausch brought to his work at both Carnegie Mellon and Walt Disney Imagineering. Pausch is best known for his life-affirming "Last Lecture," which he delivered to his students and colleagues a few weeks after learning he had just months to live.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday February 05, 2009
PITTSBURGH--Charles Darwin celebrates his 200th birthday this year and, with the help of technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), the British naturalist has a lot of pent-up stories, theories and opinions to share.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday February 04, 2009
PITTSBURGH—People will be able to quickly search through a huge oral history library being created by the city of Harrisburg for its 150th anniversary in 2010 with the help of Carnegie Mellon University's Digital Video Library (DVL) technology.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 30, 2009
A workshop to lay the groundwork for a second cultural exchange between students around the world using GigaPan cameras will take place June 22-24 at the S. Fayette School District campus near the County Airport. At that time, representatives from five local school districts, including Homestead, schools from Intermediate Unit 1, and one school yet to be announced will pair up with partners at five international schools that will be chosen through UNESCO. Candidates include Norway, Brazil, S. Africa, Japan, and Indonesia, but that's not final.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 29, 2009
Lenore Blum, Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, is the winner of the Catalyst Award in this year's Carnegie Science Award program.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 29, 2009
Lockheed Martin, a global security company, is sponsoring $640,000 of research and development projects at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center this year as it seeks to apply immersive technologies to its products.
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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 29, 2009
As anyone who knew Randy Pausch or heard his "Last Lecture" could tell you, playing in the National Football League was one of his childhood dreams. He never achieved pro status, but he put the lessons he learned on the football field to great use throughout his life and career. With a Steelers appearance in Super Bowl XLIII, the NFL is making great use of Pausch's inspiring words.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 23, 2009
More than a thousand video game enthusiasts scattered across 14 time zones, including a contingent at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center, will spend 48 hours building games as part of the first Global Game Jam, January 30 through February 1.

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