Actress and CMU alumna Judith Light lends her distinctive voice to this animated commercial highlighting CMU's success in the arts, business, science and technology. It will air during the Tony Awards broadcast on CBS, Sunday, June 12, 2016.
Carnegie Mellon University is the exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations launched the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education, the first national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators.
Carnegie Mellon University is stimulating ideas at the World Economic Forum and helping to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The World Economic Forum is the premier gathering of thought leaders, bringing together the top global business, government, and academic minds to improve the state of the world. CMU faculty present and participate in panels, labs, councils and sessions that propel ideas among leaders and colleagues worldwide.
On September 18, 2007, Carnegie Mellon professor and alumnus Randy Pausch delivered a one-of-a-kind last lecture that made the world stop and pay attention. It became an Internet sensation viewed by millions, an international media story, and a best-selling book that has been published in 35 languages. To this day, people everywhere continue to talk about Randy, share his message and put his life lessons into action in their own lives.
Understanding how the brain works is one of the biggest puzzles left for science to solve. Answers to critical questions in neuroscience lie at a pivotal intersection between biology, cognitive psychology, computer science, statistics and engineering – areas where Carnegie Mellon University excels. And the world has taken notice of our excellence, putting CMU at the hub of unique global partnerships in the name of brain research.
The Simon Initiative at Carnegie Mellon coalesces the university's decades of interdisciplinary research into technology-enhanced learning with the goal of continuously improving learning outcomes, both for CMU students, and for millions of people throughout the world. The Simon Initiative convenes experts in cognitive psychology, computer science and human-computer interaction who together are working to unlock the potential of human learning. It also features the Simon DataLab, the world's largest open repository of learning data, where researchers and course developers anywhere can both contribute to and use a catalog of thousands of data sets and analytical tools.
Carnegie Mellon's Undergraduate Research Office supports students through Summer Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF). At Meeting of the Minds, an annual campus-wide research symposium, close to five hundred students showcase their work.
The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at CMU leverages the expertise of more than 100 faculty from across the university to address several complex challenges:
• How to use the energy we already have far more efficiently. • How to expand the mix of energy sources in a way that is clean, reliable, affordable and sustainable. • How to create innovations in energy technologies, regulations and policies.
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