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2011-02-10 11:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation today announced a $70,000 donation to Carnegie Mellon University, a collaborator with GM and the Foundation on award-winning autonomous driving projects. GM Executive Director of Research and Development Walt Dorfstatter made the award on behalf of the Foundation at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. GM's partnership with Carnegie Mellon dates to 1977. "Our support of Carnegie Mellon is guided by the belief that investment in...

2010-12-06 15:48:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Uncertainty is a part of life. But a new center at Carnegie Mellon University will help consumers and industry better handle those doubts when it comes to issues involving global climate change and energy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) The Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (http://cedm.epp.cmu.edu/index.php), funded by a five-year, $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation, will develop and...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.