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2014-08-14 12:32:16

Company founded by students of the entrepreneurship program at Carnegie Mellon University. PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The challenge of meeting new people and expanding your personal network just got a lot easier for individuals in Pittsburgh. This is great news for people, such as young professionals, who are new to the area or those who are long-time residents and simply enjoy sharing conversation. SitWith, a startup company incubated the entrepreneurship...

2014-07-30 08:41:13

Mobile-technology prototypes shift focus to bystander students, encouraging intercession PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid increasing reports of sexual assaults among college students, the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is applying its distinctive innovation approach to accelerate marketable solutions to combat acquaintance/date rape. Two novel product prototypes, targeted to the college population and designed by graduate-student teams, employ...

2014-07-17 12:29:27

New Collaboration Will Leverage Research Capabilities of CMU and Indian Institute of Science PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global technology leader and Infosys co-founder Senapathy "Kris" Gopalakrishnan has donated $1.8 million to Carnegie Mellon University to establish a research partnership between CMU and the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO The...

2014-06-30 16:26:35

"Fitwits" Engages Kids in Meaningful Health Improvement Practices PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fitwits, a new startup company out of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, is helping families fight childhood obesity and develop lifelong healthy eating habits. Five years in the making and backed by nearly $1 million of investments thus far, Fitwits is part of the CMU's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation....

2014-06-24 08:22:22

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University has brought its autonomous vehicle to Washington to enable Congress to experience the technology up close and personal. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO Following an exciting and successful demonstration of the Carnegie Mellon vehicle in September, which transported Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 33 miles to Pittsburgh International...

2014-06-09 00:21:12

CMU Alumni Tony Winners Now Number 32; School to Partner with Tonys on 2015 Educator Honor NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University alumna Jamie deRoy (A'67) received a Tony Award on Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall, increasing the number of Carnegie Mellon alumni who have received Tonys to 32. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO Celebrating its centennial in 2014, CMU's School of Drama is the oldest drama degree-granting program in...

2014-06-06 12:22:54

June 8 Spot Focuses on University's Strengths in Arts, Business, Science and Technology PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just weeks after announcing that it has become the Tony Awards first exclusive education partner, Carnegie Mellon University is releasing its first network, prime-time television commercial to air on Sunday, June 8, during the Tony Awards broadcast on CBS. The animated spot, which highlights CMU's success in the arts, business, science and technology, will air twice...

2014-05-12 23:09:48

Speakers from Industry-Academia Partnership Describe R&D Efforts to Meet the Future Needs of the Data Center and Cloud Los Gatos, California (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The Industry-Academia Partnership (IAP) conducted the 2014 Carnegie Mellon Workshop in Gates Hall at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 4, with the theme "Meeting the Future Needs of the Data Center and Cloud." The IAP is a new association formed to address the revolutionary changes required for...

2014-04-28 08:26:51

CMU School of Drama Marks 100 Years, Debuts National Tony Honor for Theatre Educators NEW YORK and PITTSBURGH, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has been named by the Tony Awards(®) as its first, exclusive higher education partner. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations will jointly create and launch the first, national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators....

2014-04-11 16:22:18

PITTSBURGH, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University has received a $1 million gift from alumna Gunjan Kedia, MSIA '94, and her husband, faculty member Sridhar R. Tayur, the Ford Distinguished Research Chair and professor of operations management at the Tepper School of Business. Their generous contribution is in support of the newly established David A. Tepper Quadrangle, an initiative that will construct a new home for the Tepper School while integrating...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.