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  • Migrants to U.S. send earnings back home

    On Oct. 19th, Paula Gutierrez Galindo, a community organizer with the Binational Front of Indigenous Organizations (FIOB), presented “Stories of Mexico’s Displaced” in the McKenna room in the University Center. Her purpose was to try to help listeners understand the reasons why migrants leave their homes, to see the stories behind their journeys, and to learn how they can help. Her tour was sponso...

    News | October 26, 2009
  • Google adopts CMU reCAPTCHA creation

    On Sept. 16, Google announced that it had acquired reCAPTCHA, a project first created by Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Luis von Ahn. Most would recognize the program as those distorted lines of text that one must type in to create online accounts and much more; they originate from a program called reCAPTCHA that is able to distinguish between a human and an automated user.

    News | October 12, 2009
  • Stats Speaking

    On Sept. 30 of this year, the United States Department of Transportation met to discuss ways to reduce driver distraction, a growing peril according to the Obama administration. Eighteen states have laws banning texting while driving, and Senator Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.) is advocating legislation to make states ban texting or forfeit 25 percent of their federal highway funding. Here are some statist...

    News | October 5, 2009
  • Lecture Previews

    Title: The Humanities Center Lectures — Global Connections, Global Responsibilities

    The Basics: Sponsored by the university’s Humanities Center and the Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy, this lecture series focuses on the diversity among affluent and economically challenged countries and their influence on one another.

    News | October 5, 2009
  • Lecture Previews

    Title: International Week Event Lecture: Today’s Interdependent World Order

    News | September 28, 2009