Heinz College & Pittsburgh Steel the Spotlight
Release Date: Sep 22, 2016
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Pittsburgh’s arts and entertainment sector punches above its weight, making a major economic impact in the process....
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From College to the Pros: Heinz Students Help Local Sports Teams Innovate
Release Date: Sep 22, 2016
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In a sports-obsessed city, Heinz College students collaborate with Pittsburgh’s championship franchises to help them solve some of their biggest organizational challenges....
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Heinz Alumni Surging in Pittsburgh's Tech Sector
Release Date: Sep 22, 2016
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As a burgeoning tech industry reshapes Pittsburgh’s economic landscape, Heinz College alumni emerge as major entrepreneurial players – in hospitals, in cornfields, and everywhere in-between....
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“Streaming, Sharing, Stealing” Garners National Acclaim for Heinz College Faculty Members
Release Date: Sep 21, 2016
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In Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment (MIT Press, Sept. 5, 2016), Heinz College entertainment analytics experts Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang explain why the rise of data analytics (and Big Data) is profoundly changing today’s entertainment industries, and how these industries can navigate the path forward in their changing marketplace....
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Pittsburgh Rebooted Heinz College Helps the Steel City to Reinvent Itself
Release Date: Aug 31, 2016
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Pittsburgh Rebooted: Heinz College Helps the Steel City to Reinvent Itself...
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Police, Violence, and Data The BlackLivesMatter Movement
Release Date: Jul 18, 2016
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In the wake of recent incidences of lethal violence involving law enforcement officials in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, we sat down with Nagin to talk to him about what factors led to these events, why there is apparent mistrust between citizens and law enforcement officials, and what policy, research, and training measures can be taken to help prevent these situations in the future....
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From the Steel City to the Desert: Pittsburgh Arts Managers and Artists Embark Upon Summer Residency Program in Sedona
Release Date: Jun 16, 2016
Carnegie Mellon Master of Arts Management Alumni/Radiant Hall Artists to Serve as Cultural Managers/Artists in Residence at the Inaugural Sedona Summer Colony ...
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McKinsey Director Paul Mango Talks Leadership, Health Care with Heinz Students
Release Date: May 31, 2016
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Paul Mango is Director of the McKinsey & Company Pittsburgh office, where he advises leading health care organizations in improving their performance, staying at the forefront of ongoing health reforms, and attracting new customers. Heinz College recently hosted Mr. Mango as part of its Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series. Mango discussed his leadership journey with a group of Heinz College students at Hamburg Hall, sharing lessons on some of the characteristics he has observed in good leaders...
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CMU's Heinz College Named Top Analytics Program by INFORMS
Release Date: Apr 26, 2016
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Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College has won the prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for professionals in advanced analytics and operations research. The announcement was made April 10 at the 2016 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in Orlando. “INFORMS has a long and rich tradition of honoring the very best in operations research and analytics...
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Heinz College Policy Students React to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s CMU Campaign Visit
Release Date: Apr 14, 2016
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On April 6, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed a packed crowd at Carnegie Mellon University’s Skibo Gymnasium as part of her campaign for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. During her presentation, Secretary Clinton outlined her stance on policy issues ranging from manufacturing and marriage equality to environmental policy and gender-based pay equity. Several students from H. John Heinz III College’s School of Public Policy and Managemen...
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Ben Elliott Lets His Imagination Run Wild at Warner Bros. Interactive
Release Date: Apr 06, 2016
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“It’s like taking all of your LEGOs and dumping them all out on the floor – anything is possible,” said Ben Elliott (MEIM ‘07) of LEGO Dimensions, the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) video game that launched in September. The game combines physical LEGO bricks with a virtual video game world, featuring everyone from Gandalf to Homer Simpson teaming up to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. For Elliott, art mimics life. The onscreen collaborations that make LEGO Dimensions come alive ar...
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Heinz College Grad Founds Agriculture Startup; Wins $50,000 National Science Foundation Grant
Release Date: Mar 29, 2016
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Brendan Carroll (MISM ’15) is in the process of promoting and seeking investment capital for his entrepreneurial venture, Skycision, a data-driven farm management platform built around the collection and processing of high-resolution aerial imagery obtained via drone technology. The H. John Heinz III College alumnus recently won a $50,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to help launch this innovative new firm, which leverages CMU’s core competencies in computer vision, machine learning, ...
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Honoring Al Blumstein's Contributions to Public Policy
Release Date: Mar 26, 2016
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Starting April 1, H. John Heinz III College will host a two-day symposium in honor of Alfred Blumstein, J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research. Featuring expert panelists and sessions on a variety of topics at the intersection of policy and analytics, the symposium will celebrate Blumstein’s lifelong contributions to intelligent public policy in criminology and operations research. Former colleagues, students, and friends will come from all over the globe ...
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South Australian Premier's Historic CMU Visit
Release Date: Mar 25, 2016
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The Hon. Jay Weatherill, MP, Premier of South Australia, made a historic visit to Carnegie Mellon University’s Pittsburgh campus March 14 and 15 to see firsthand CMU’s technological innovations in autonomous vehicles, smart cities, robotics, and clean energy. He was warmly welcomed by Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh, who hosted a luncheon in the Premier’s honor at the President’s residence. During his first day at Carnegie Mellon, Premier Weatherill visited H. John Heinz III College. Dur...
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From Classroom to Collaboration: Heinz Students Team Up with the City of Pittsburgh
Release Date: Mar 23, 2016
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From creating modern solutions to traffic problems to enhancing officers’ ability to ensure public safety, H. John Heinz III College students are applying their learning in countless ways to solve some of society’s biggest challenges. Through their semester-long Systems Synthesis capstone projects, they collaborated with the City of Pittsburgh during the fall 2015 academic semester in a variety of ways to provide integrated, data-driven research and recommendations to help improve daily life for...
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Pittsburgh Named a Finalist in Smart City Challenge
Release Date: Mar 22, 2016
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The City of Pittsburgh was named a finalist in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart City Challenge. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx made the announcement on March 12 at the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Pittsburgh was one of seven finalists selected from a pool of 78 mid-sized U.S. cities that submitted proposals for the Challenge. The DOT will award a $40 million grant to one winning city for the development of smart city initiatives. Carnegie Me...
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Broadband and Smart Cities: Ken Fellman Visits CMU
Release Date: Mar 14, 2016
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In January, Fellman, a local government telecommunications attorney and former Mayor of Arvada, Colorado, appeared before a group of Carnegie Mellon University students at Porter Hall. The lecture and talkback was presented by Carnegie Mellon University’s University Lecture Series, and was co-hosted by the Dietrich College Dean’s Office and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. Fellman spoke to the importance of fast and efficient broadband service to the development of smart cities....
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Jesse Berst Lauds Pittsburgh’s Smart City Development
Release Date: Mar 14, 2016
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For Jesse Berst, smart cities represent the next big step in human innovation that will have a groundbreaking impact on improving the lives of people around the globe. According to Berst, Founder and Chairman of the Smart Cities Council, achieving this transformation will depend on the close collaboration of city officials and utility companies. Berst says that legislators, private sector energy providers, and research institutions must work together to develop an integrated approach to impleme...
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Privacy Regulation, Incentives, and Health Care Tech Adoption
Release Date: Mar 03, 2016
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Health information exchanges (HIEs) provide information technology solutions that allow patients’ electronic medical records to be shared among otherwise disconnected health care organizations. HIE efforts seek to improve efficiency and quality of care, but they have raised substantial concerns associated with the privacy of patients’ data. To date, 25 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation to incentivize HIE efforts (most often by providing funding), address patient priva...
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John Fetterman's Leadership Journey
Release Date: Mar 02, 2016
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John Fetterman,Mayor of Braddock, PA and current U.S. senatorial candidate, recently visited H. John Heinz III College to speak to a group of students from the School of Public Policy and Management about effective leadership, and to share his personal journey of public service. Fetterman said he began developing his practical approach to public policy nearly 20 years ago, as a student and AmeriCorps member here in Pittsburgh. One class in particular, Media and Public and Policy at Heinz Colleg...
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