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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...

2013-06-29 23:17:00

2013 Oaks Christian Online High School graduate and student performer Veronica Dunne wins several national awards. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Veronica Dunne, from Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, CA, was named Artist of the Year at the National Youth Art awards in Los Angeles, CA, on June 6, 2013. More than 300 productions from 10 states were reviewed. To be nominated for the category of Artist of the Year, a student under the age of 18 has to have three leads...

2013-06-28 12:20:21

FAIRFAX, Va., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems announced that it has attained the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 rating. CMMI is a business strategy tool that provides guidance to effectively and efficiently improve processes across the organization. A CMMI Level 5 appraisal indicates that processes are controlled and measured and undergo continuous improvement. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business...

2013-06-25 08:31:04

PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- You may think the best place to build a wind farm would be on the Great Plains, and the prime spot for a solar plant would be in the Southwest. But that's not the case according to Carnegie Mellon University researchers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) The main reason to build wind and solar plants is to reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, therefore the Southwest and California are about the last...

2013-06-24 12:25:38

University Tapped for Outstanding Engineering, Science, Biomedical and Health Care Delivery Research PITTSBURGH, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University, Highmark and Allegheny Health Network today announced the creation of the Disruptive Health Technology Institute (DHTI), a multi-year initiative with an initial investment of $11 million aimed at increasing the affordability, simplicity and accessibility of health care. The DHTI will be financially...

2013-06-20 12:25:18

Large-Scale, Random Controlled Field Survey by the RAND Corporation Finds Students Improved by an Average of Eight Percentile Points in Algebra WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently completed research funded by the U.S. Department of Education and independently conducted by the RAND Corporation revealed a statistically significant impact of eight percentile points for students who used Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor® Algebra I. (View the multimedia...

2013-06-19 08:27:01

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Thursday, two scientists with the RAND Corporation and Carnegie Learning, Inc. will be discussing a recently completed, government-funded, randomized field trial of a promising Algebra I curriculum. The study, one of the largest overseen by the Department of Education in the past decade, examined the effectiveness of Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor ® Algebra I curriculum, an innovative intervention developed by cognitive and...

2013-06-17 16:20:28

PITTSBURGH, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Will that hybrid vehicle pay for itself and help the environment? That depends on how and where you drive, Carnegie Mellon University researchers report. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) Jeremy Michalek, a professor of mechanical engineering and engineering and public policy at CMU, and Orkun Karabasoglua, a mechanical engineering research assistant, analyzed the potential cost and greenhouse gas savings of hybrid and...

2013-06-14 08:25:47

PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) today announced a reduction in staff and levels of investment that were necessitated by delays in portfolio company exits caused primarily by the current overall investment climate and the uncertainty of state funding. PLSG President and CEO, John W. Manzetti said, "As the region's only pure life sciences investment firm, the actions taken this week, which were approved by the PLSG Board of Directors,...

2013-06-10 16:23:56

PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented year, Carnegie Mellon University alumni stole the spotlight at the 67(th) Annual Tony Awards. Six CMU alumni, the most ever in one year, received Broadway's highest honor for excellence in acting, costume design, sound and lighting. The winners reflect the breadth of drama education at CMU, and the range of impact graduates are having on the Broadway stage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO) Peter Cooke,...