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Heavily Decorated Classrooms Can Disrupt Attention And Learning In Young Children
2014-05-27 03:15:03

[ Watch The Video: Classroom Decorations Disrupt Attention And Learning In Young Children ] Shilo Rea, Carnegie Mellon University Maps, number lines, shapes, artwork and other materials tend to cover elementary classroom walls. However, new research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that too much of a good thing may end up disrupting attention and learning in young children. Published in Psychological Science, Carnegie Mellon's Anna V. Fisher, Karrie E. Godwin and Howard Seltman...

2014-05-21 12:25:42

Interactive Website of U.S. Colleges Discovers New Insights and Writes them Up in Perfect English PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OnlyBoth.com launched today a novel technology that discovers new insights in data and writes them up in perfect English, all automated, and unlike predecessors that do discovery or writing, but not both. The company also launched an interactive web application that reveals how individual colleges are unique or surprising, and how they compare to...

2014-05-13 08:39:39

MCLEAN, Va., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avineon, Inc., a successful provider of information technology, geospatial, and engineering support services, today announced that its Indian subsidiary has successfully been appraised at CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) CMMI-DEV v1.3 (Staged):Maturity Level 3 rating based on the results of a SCAMPI Class A appraisal. The appraisal team was led by SCAMPI Lead Appraiser for Development, who has been authorized to...

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...

2014-05-07 08:38:53

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasas, Inc., the leader in hybrid scale-out NAS for technical research and enterprise customers, announced today that Panasas engineer Marcelo Cataldo has been recognized with the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. "This award is certainly a great honor for Marcelo and Panasas, because it not only recognizes the academic contributions of his body of work, but also the...

2014-04-30 12:14:38

Viruses and other external threats drive evolution of robust architectures The robust defenses that yeast cells have evolved to protect themselves from environmental threats hold lessons that can be used to design computer networks and analyze how secure they are, say computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University. Environmental "noise" is a key evolutionary pressure that shapes the interconnections within cells, as well as those of neural networks and bacterial/ecological networks,...

2014-04-29 16:26:23

CMU Alumni Received Eight Tonys in 2013; School to Partner with Tonys on 2015 Educator Honor PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University congratulates its six alumni who were nominated for Tony Awards this morning in New York. This follows the university's announcement yesterday that it will partner with the Tony Awards as its first, exclusive higher education partner. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations will jointly create and...

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....

2014-04-24 12:26:50

Carnegie Mellon, Artist and Museums Collaborate To Rescue Early Digital Art Through "Forensic Retrocomputing" PITTSBURGH, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multi-institutional team of new-media artists, computer experts and museum archivists have discovered a dozen previously unknown artworks by Andy Warhol on aging floppy disks from 1985. Warhol earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University, then Carnegie Institute of Technology, in 1949....

2014-04-22 16:31:52

Free Online Panel Discussion Friday, April 25 PITTSBURGH, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Join technical staff from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and Codenomicon for a free live-streamed online panel discussion on the impact of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability Friday, April 25, from 10:30 a.m. to noon (EDT). Panelists will discuss the impact of Heartbleed, methods to mitigate the vulnerability, and ways to prevent crises like this in the future....


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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