Marium Chandna Science & Technology Editor

Class of 2009


  • Health Talk: Face blindness

    Cruising a familiar neighborhood, you probably expect greetings from the people you encounter on a regular basis — or you might be upset if someone you know passes you by. Still, before gaping at an offender’s rudeness, make yourself familiar with a severe recognition disorder that could be to blame.

    SciTech | April 21, 2008
  • Appreciate culturally, politically diverse countries

    As part of the political events at Carnegie Mellon in the past few weeks, I had the opportunity to attend a video conference with Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, last Monday. To my disappointment, Mullen failed to give insight into global politics and instead perpetuated nearsighted stereotypes, promoting fear while overlooking the diversity between the countries he add...

    Forum | April 21, 2008
  • Professors receive Katayanagi Prizes

    In association with the Tokyo University of Technology (TUT), Carnegie Mellon awarded professors Christos Papadimitriou and Erik Demaine the second annual Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science. Papadimitriou and Demaine teach computer science at the University of California at Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), respectively.

    SciTech | April 14, 2008
  • MCS appoints new dean

    Fred Gilman, the Buhl professor of theoretical physics and former head of the physics department, was appointed dean of the Mellon College of Science (MCS) last week. Having served as acting dean of the college since September of last year, Gilman succeeds Rick McCullough, the vice president of research at Carnegie Mellon.

    SciTech | April 7, 2008
  • Consortium will conduct fossil fuel research

    A triple-university consortium comprised of Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and West Virginia University has been approved funding worth $26 million through a subcontract with RDS Inc., an on-site contractor at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), to produce clean and efficient energy preservation technologies for the use of fossil fuels.

    SciTech | March 31, 2008