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2013-07-01 12:25:28

PITTSBURGH, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The current violence in Syria vividly demonstrates the difficulty -- and importance -- of accurately recording and estimating nonmilitary deaths in conflict areas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) "Counting Civilian Casualties: An Introduction to Recording and Estimating Nonmilitary Deaths in Conflict" is a new book that surveys the challenges of this task, presenting and evaluating methods for ensuring that these...

2012-10-30 15:21:27

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Dave Dzombak recounts the challenges and success of the Clean Water Act as it reaches its 40(th) anniversary. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) "Although the timeline for the act's water quality objectives were too ambitious, a system of federal, state and local cooperation was initiated which has yielded substantial progress in improving water quality," said Dzombak, the...

2012-05-25 10:22:40

PITTSBURGH, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University on Monday announced a $1 million endowment to name a studio dedicated to the collaboration of art, technology and other disciplines across the university. Alumni Edward H. Frank (CS'85) and his wife, Sarah G. Ratchye (A'83), announced the naming of the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry -- part of the College of Fine Arts -- during a program in the college's Alumni Concert Hall. Their gift establishes the Fund...

2012-02-13 11:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20 startup companies from across the U.S. will attend Carnegie Mellon University's TechSpark, a new recruiting event that brings together emerging businesses and students and alumni interested in working for such companies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO) Scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13 in the University Center's Rangos Ballroom, TechSpark will feature 25 companies from places such as Silicon Valley,...

2012-02-09 09:11:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealing with cyber threats has become the new norm. As cyber criminals increasingly launch crippling attacks that hamper business and threaten security, organizations struggle to find technology savvy executives to lead strategies that protect and defend information across the enterprise. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) To support strategic leadership, Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute (INI) will offer...

2011-11-14 10:04:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University will extend its global reach to China, as the first private institution to offer graduate engineering degree programs with Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) Carnegie Mellon and SYSU will establish a joint Institute of Engineering in Guangzhou, China, initially offering master's and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering beginning in 2013. SYSU is...

2011-09-29 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The legacy of visionary researcher Lester B. Lave will be honored by the establishment of a professorship in economics, engineering and public policy, and a fellowship for doctorial studies on innovative areas in economics, public policy and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) "We acknowledge with deep gratitude the generous commitment from Lester and Judith Lave to establish...

2011-09-14 15:09:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Event: Carnegie Mellon University's Pradeep K. Khosla will moderate a distinguished panel of water and energy experts at the seventh annual Washington Speaker Series. Panel members will outline some of the key issues faced by engineers, energy experts and water consultants about making energy systems and water and sewer infrastructures more sustainable. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) The panel discussion, titled "The...

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...